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Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration

Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration
At the unveiling event for the Apple iPad 2, we were all introduced to a nifty accessory that borderlines necessity in some ways if you happen to purchase the tablet. Similar to the iPhone 4’s bumper case, the Smart Covers that were concocted by Apple’s team seems to be a complementing accessory that doubles as both as a protective case and a stand. Priced at $39 for the polyurethane variants, which are offered in a rainbow of colors, it sure looks to be a dead lock item that you’ll want to pick up. Conversely, you also have the option of purchasing the more premium feeling leather versions that boast a $69 price tag.

Obviously, the first thing to come into our mind as we snapped the Smart Cover onto the iPad 2 is that it only protects one side of the unit at a given time – leaving the other complete exposed to the environment.  So when we have the display covered by the Smart Cover, our natural instinct is to keep it laid on its back, but when we thought more about its brushed aluminum rear cover, we simply ended up turning it around so that the iPad 2 is lying on top of the Smart Cover.

Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration
Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration
Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration
Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration

Thankfully, the magnets grip on tightly onto the left edge of the iPad 2 and require some additional force to remove. Moreover, the other magnets alongside the other edge of the Smart Cover snaps shut onto the iPad 2 – thus giving it a solid close feel without adding much thickness to its already razor thin profile. At the same time, the display automatically powers off, but when the magnets of the Smart Cover are dislodged from the iPad 2, the display powers back on.

Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration
Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration
Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration
Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover Demonstration

Interestingly enough, we were baffled at first how to convert the Smart Cover into its stand position. After fumbling around for a bit, we finally figured it out as we folded it into a triangular shape. From here, we managed to lay the iPad 2 at an angle which makes it more comfortable to type, and also into the pedestal position that’s more conducive for watching movies. Although we were skeptical about its retention, it manages to support the weight of the iPad 2 – but it still doesn’t give us enough peace of mind since a little bit of force seems to knock the iPad 2 off its position. Nevertheless, it's one accessory that you’ll want to consider picking up thanks to its double functionality. Albeit, we’d still recommend that you look into buying a screen film cover to protect its display concretely as well.

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posted on 12 Mar 2011, 12:03

1. Xorb (unregistered)

Actually, the way the you use the Smart Cover as a stand is by having the cover on top of the screen first and then by peeling the cover backwards to create the triangle. The gray underside should be showing, not the blue. It's much easier.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 13:10 2

2. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

another high priced apple product. What's this thing, 40 bucks? That's almost 10% of the device. Typical apple scam. Only the biggest idiots will buy.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 13:16

3. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

well its not like they are forcing u to buy it... its just if u want it so i dont see how it is a scam

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 13:51

4. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Exactly. To be scammed you have to be getting it under some sort of false pretense. What you get is very obvious. For such a hater you sure love to troll apple posts. Can't wait till you get tired of trolling this site so I can read on peace again.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 14:21 1

5. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

But you don't debate that only the biggest idiots will buy....

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 16:03

6. Your Dad (unregistered)

I disagree, it is simple and mostly effective. I would spend $40 on this little contraption, if it worked on the Xoom, w/out a 3rd thought. If it is too expensive for you, go check Wally World (Walmart) or your local dollar store. Have a day BaiGanyo.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 16:16 2

7. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)

But you would have a second thought about it. I don't see why this such a good thing. a $10 plastic "screen shield" like you get for your cellphone and a $20 case with a kickstand will do more to protect it then this does.

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 17:46

8. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

I think the appeal is that it still leaves the ipad extremely thin, plus you get the functionality of the magnets which put it to sleep mode, which can enhance your battery life signigicantly

posted on 12 Mar 2011, 18:13 1

9. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)

That must be why they're pushing it so hard, their batteries don't last and aren't replaceable.... yet ANOTHER apple scam... Shame shame shame.

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 03:02 1

10. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 2009)

My Otter box case protects my original iPad on all sides and has a front cover that acts as a stand all for $50. This thing protects nothing.

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 20:38

11. Iphone_man_27 (unregistered)

wow next thing they will show how the middle button works, Im a apple fan but phonearena will try putting anything to hide all the Android news

posted on 14 Mar 2011, 01:02 1

12. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

those are some adorable Picture frames :)

posted on 16 Oct 2011, 10:52

14. Benjamin chi (unregistered)

There is a smart cover position that allows. 40 degree viewing angle, lay the iPad with camera on the left and button on the right, then fold the middle of the cover to keep the iPad tilted.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 09:27

15. mybow01 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

A good props power case is a good protector for iPad .All Equipments are perfects for ipad . That why I like to buy any for pad from jsxltech.com/products/makers-k01-wireless-bluetoot​h-keyboard-with-foldable-protective-plastic-case-a​nd-stand-for-apple-ipad. This sells only good products at cheap price.

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