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Discussion in 'iPad Accessories for iPAD 1, 2 and 3' started by scotland66, Sep 30, 2011.

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    Quick question, I've got my iPad in a bulky leather wallet at the moment. It seems such a shame to have this great device hidden away.
    Is the smart cover worth it at 39 euros?. Should I get one tomorrow, or use the money for a few beers in the pub! :)
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    When the beers have gone your iPad will still be in the bulky wallet you don't like much,the smart cover is nice,you can have the beers next payday.
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    I'm convinced! So work til 2:00 yes on a Saturday! Then off to buy a smart cover, and stay in tonight with my iPad!
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    I'm convinced! So work til 2:00 yes on a Saturday! Then off to buy a smart cover, and stay in tonight with my iPad!
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    let us know which one you got and what you think.
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    Will do!!!!!
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    I bought the smart cover when I pouched my iPad 2. But figured very quickly that the smart cover works grate at protecting the screen but when it comes to protecting the nice body of the iPad it was naked. Purchased a leather Waller for my iPad 2 and I am much happier. Yes you can get the plastic protectors and all to work with your smart cover but there is nothing like real protection like a wallet. For me keeping my equipment looking new is very important. Thank you for the post.
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    I had bought one it was pretty expensive and I didn't even get the leather one then I realized that the back was totally exposed to hard surfaces so then I found a online website the had a full cover smart case it cheap too! For leather full smart cover cost me about 25$ and I didn't have to pay for shipping it was free!!
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    Good to know! I haven't bought one yet, because I want to be able to protect the back swell as the front
    Cheers
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    i got a see thro back (feather)for mine as well so its all protected but i can still see the apple logo
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    Good choice- when transporting my iPad I put it in a bulky leftover netbook sleeve, but I leave it out at home with a smart cover on it. I love it. Being able to make it into stands with two different angles is great!!

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    The cover I bought was from tmart.com and they have a whole lot of cases to choose from even some that cover the back of the iPad and compatible with smart covers check em out
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    I use the Apple Smartcover for the front and the Smartcap (from the HiShop) to cover the back. To me they work well together.

    David
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    i would say no to the socalled smart cover because of the basic fact all i want the cover to do is protect the back because of the front is protected by the case i keep it in .
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    I have the black leather smart cover with a snap on clear back cover. I love the look of the iPad so wanted to keep the covers to a minimum. Also a leather envelope case for added protection when traveling. It's the only way for me.
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    Bottom line.

    The SmartCover has the following attributes.

    (1) Sleep/Wake functionality.
    (2) Foldable "stand" for landscape oriented iPad
    (3) Protection for the screen only
    (4) Easily detachable.

    There are numerous alternatives that provide the same functionality for 1 and 2. In addition, those alternatives provide protection for the back of the iPad by attaching the screen cover permanently to the back cover. What is NOT provided by any alternative is (4.) Some view that as a significant benefit. Others see it as a significant risk since it also means that one may try to pick up the iPad by the SmartCover with disastrous results. For the latter group, there are at least two alternatives for a back cover that locks the SmartCover in place (ZUM and MacAlley.) However, if one goes that route it's essentially identical to a case that includes both screen and back protection. And the price is potentially much greater.

    The bottom line is that if one wants to detach the screen cover easily, the SmartCover is, AFAIK, the only option. But that benefit is balanced by some risk. If one already has a SmartCover and wants to keep it, there are numerous back covers that are "compatible" with it. But only the ZUM and MacAlley, AFAIK, "lock" the SmartCover in place.
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    i say get the smart cover. it's the best option for ppl who hold the ipad in their hands a lot, like reading. it's great becuz you take it off whenever you want. when i'm reading something, i hate having the dang folio dangling to the side.get a six pack at kroegers

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