What's your feeling on the Smart Cover, like it or not???

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    At first I wasn't sure about it but after a few days I've grown to really like mine!

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    I like mine.

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    I think it's pretty darn ingenious myself. Here's the quick pros and cos, but I'm switching it up:

    Cons:
    Sometimes the pad slips around on it's hinges when I'm holding it fully opened "pinned" to the back.
    Pros:
    It's thin and unobtrusive!

    It uses it's own physical make-up/attributes (the 4 folding panels) to make two separate and autonomous stands (flat for typing and upright for movie panel mode)!!

    It turns the Ipad ON automatically and instantaneously when you open it!!! How cool is that?!

    I bought the leather variety; it's totally worth what I paid for it. :)

    But I do have to ask. When I DO have it on (I'll call it) "standby" instead of turned completely off -- and BTW, I CAN even hear Yahoo email messages coming in -- does it eat up more batter power than from a complete turn off/shutdown? I figure it must. If so, to what extent?
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    I can't complain. It does the job. Now I just need a skin for the rear.
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    I'm interested in one, but I'm not looking to drop 40 bucks on one. :-/
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    Yes, the price was the first negative impression I had of the case, too.
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    Man this appears to be a hot topic. I'm very happy with my leather smart cover.

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    It is true - accessories are highly personal decisions, far more than most people realize.
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    I enjoy using the brown leather cover and am glad to have spend the extra money for a more neutral colored case.

    The main problem is when putting the cover on quickly, the cover clings to the top of the screen bezel, rather than the side.
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    I love the Smart Cover. Fast to open & close, and folds behind while using the iPad and magnetically stays there. I'm going to add a Bodyguardz to just the back of the iPad 2 for when it's just laying around.
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    I like it. The only problem I have with it is I like to do a lot of things in portrait mode. I've been using a wire display stand for a ceramic plate. No biggie though.

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    It seems to be one of those love/hate relationships. It does as described, protect the front (with a very ingenious attachment mechanism) from unexpected scuffs and scratches. It easily folds back to provide a fair handle for reading or a stand for quickly typing a high priority message.

    ... Selling it

    Bought the Targus Versavu 360 which protects, serves and is very upstanding <g>
    take a look at it before you decide...
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    I am waiting for the Speck Pixelskin HD. Looks like a decent option. I hate this waiting.
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    I really like the smart cover! It's a great way to protect the screen and still let the iPad look slick.

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    I like it more everyday.
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    I've been using the iPad since day one, and now the iPad 2....the smart cover is genius. Completely worth the price!
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    My poly smart cover will flop open from its own weight when the ipad is held upside down.
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    The same occurs with the leather cover as well as with the Apple iPad 1 Case.
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    Mine does not.

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