Smartcover or not

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

  1. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,851
    Thanks Received:
    423
    i got a see thro back (feather)for mine as well so its all protected but i can still see the apple logo
     
  2. GoPackGo

    GoPackGo
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011
    Messages:
    960
    Thanks Received:
    23
    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!!

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
     
  3. StonerKing831

    StonerKing831
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2011
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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
     
  4. Davidmacpherson

    Davidmacpherson
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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
     
  5. henry2

    henry2
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    800
    Thanks Received:
    5
    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 .
     
  6. leelai

    leelai
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2011
    Messages:
    24,828
    Thanks Received:
    1,309
    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.
     
  7. jsh1120

    jsh1120
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,292
    Thanks Received:
    87
    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.
     
  8. Chicken12

    Chicken12
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    1
    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
     

Share This Page


Search tags for this page
dealextreme.com
,

tmart.com