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My husband recently bought an iPad 2 and as he is known as gadget man amongst our friends he has to get everything little gadget associated with the iPad as well. One of the things he bought for it was the smart cover which is basically a cover which keeps the iPad safe and protected.
I wanted him to get the pink cover but as expected got a big fat no to that suggestion so he just purchased a black cover. You can either opt for leather covers which come in other colours such as red, blue and tan or you can get polyurethane covers which comes in orange, pink, green and blue.
I think the cover is really quite an interesting design and forward thinking and suits the apple brand down to a tee. It is fashionable, function and just a little bit cool as well. The cover basically just fits over the front of the iPad, it is not an all over cover but if you just want it to protect the screen then it does the job perfectly. You can also buy cases that slip over the iPad if you want a more secure cover but for just protecting the screen, like I've said above, this is perfect. The cover is actually magnetic and so it snaps back into place over the iPad when you cover it to ensure that you get a really perfect fit. Once it has magnetically closed it doesn't move or shift and so your screen is protected all the time. It will only open again once you have pulled it back yourself, it is a really tight fit which I think is great. The cover is really thin as well so you are not adding much bulk to the iPad which is great as this defeats the purpose of the whole machine being a thin, transportable gadget. On the inside of the cover there is a microfibre lining which helps to keep the screen clean and I find it's really good in keeping dust away from your screen.
The cover actually works as a shut down for your iPad too so when you close the cover it puts your iPad to sleep and then when you pull it back it wakes up the iPad so the screen comes to life again with all your icons.
The cover also works as a handy stand. It has a number of sections to it, almost like it has been folded into four sections so when you pull it back you can fix it into a long triangle shape, much like a Toblerone box and this then works as a stand underneath your screen. The screen is then length ways and you can use your iPad this way. This is really handy if you want to read long articles and don't want to have to hold it the whole time.
The iPad smart cover costs £59 and is a good investment if you want to keep your iPad like new.
Thin, minimal design.The slim, yet sturdy Smart Cover protects your iPad screen without ... more
covering up its durable aluminium back. So your iPad still looks and feels like an iPad - just with a little extra protection.Magnetic connection.An aluminium hinge magnetically aligns the Smart Cover with iPad for a perfect fit. While magnets inside help it stay put.Keyboard stand.The Smart Cover does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad into a comfortable writing position.Wake on open. Sleep on close.Open the Smart Cover and iPad magically wakes up. Close it and iPad automatically goes to sleep.FaceTime and movie stand.The Smart Cover folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-watching stand.
Full coverage. The iPad Smart Case protects the back as well as the screen, while ... more
maintaining the thin and light design of the iPad . Leather design The Smart Case is made from beautiful, aniline-dyed leather and comes in five rich colours. It also features a soft, colour-matched microfibre lining that helps keep your display clean. Wake on open. Sleep on close. Open the Smart Case, and the iPad magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad automatically goes to sleep. FaceTime and film stand. The Smart Case folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and film-watching stand. Keyboard stand. The Smart Case does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt your iPad into a comfortable typing position.
This black Apple iPad Air Smart Cover provides slim-fitting but reliable protection for ... more
your tablet, and can be folded into a variety of stand positions for different applications from typing to video chats. Slick one-piece design Keep your iPad Air or iPad Air 2 safe from scratches, smudges and marks on its screen by slipping it into this bright, durable Smart Cover from Apple. Its sleek covered hinge has been made to fit your tablet's slender profile so that it looks pristine and stays easy to hold. A soft, colour-matched microfibre lining helps to keep your display clean, while the iPad's aluminium back panel remains uncovered. Converts into a stand Because people like to use their iPads for work and play, this Apple iPad Air Smart Cover can be folded over to double as a keyboard stand, so you can easily use a detachable keyboard (sold separately) wherever you are - or just fold it back for more comfortable touch typing on the screen. You can also fold the cover into a more upright position so that it can be used as a FaceTime and movie stand. Simply follow the predefined fold lines to prop up your iPad Air so that video chats, watching videos and reading become an effortless hands-free experience. Auto-wake and extra stability The Apple iPad Air Smart Cover will wake up your iPad when you open the cover, and return it to sleep mode when closed. Its magnetic hinge makes sure the tablet stays perfectly aligned with the case, and there are integrated magnets to make sure things stay securely in place as you travel about. Choose a better way to protect your tablet with the black Apple iPad Air Smart Cover .