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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.
The slim, yet sturdy Smart Cover protects your iPad screen without covering up its durable ... more
aluminium back. So your iPad still looks and feels like an iPad - just with a little extra protection.So much more than a case, the Smart Cover was designed alongside iPad 2 to be its perfect match: a thin, durable cover that magnetically aligns for a perfect fit. It automatically wakes and sleeps your iPad. It`s a handy stand for reading, watching and typing. Its micro fibre lining keeps your iPad screen clean. And it`s a way to make your iPad as personal on the outside as it is on the inside.Key Features:Thin, minimal designThe slim, yet sturdy Smart Cover protects your iPad screen without covering up its durable aluminium back. So your iPad still looks and feels like an iPad - just with a little extra protection.Magnetic connectionAn aluminium hinge magnetically aligns the Smart Cover with iPad for a perfect fit. While magnets inside help it stay put.Keyboard standThe Smart Cover does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad into a comfortable writing position.Polyurethane designThe Smart Cover comes in five vibrant polyurethane colours with a soft, micro fibre lining that keeps your display clean.Wake on open. Sleep on closeOpen the Smart Cover and iPad magically wakes up. Close it and iPad automatically goes to sleep.FaceTime and movie standThe Smart Cover folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-watching stand.
The Smart Cover and iPad 2 were made for each other. Literally. Built-in magnets draw the ... more
Smart Cover to iPad for a perfect fit that not only protects, but also wakes up, stands up, and brightens up your iPad. That's not just smart. It's genius. Great looks. And even better moves.The slim yet sturdy Smart Cover protects your iPad screen without covering up its durable aluminum back. So your iPad still looks and feels like an iPad - just with a little extra protection. Even better, the Smart Cover doubles as the perfect movie-watching, game-playing, web-surfing, do-it-all companion. It folds in all the right places so you can quickly create a stand that holds iPad upright. Or one that lets you tilt iPad into a comfortable typing position. If you prefer to hold iPad, the Smart Cover flips back and out of the way like a page in a magazine. And if you want to shoot some HD video on the fly, the Smart Cover folds in half to expose the back-facing camera. Now that's something to smile about. FaceTime and video standSet up for hands-free video calling - or watching. Just lean iPad against the Smart Cover for a sturdy upright stand. Keyboard standThe Smart Cover folds into the perfect typing stand. Its magnetic hinge holds iPad in place so you can type quickly and comfortably. A magnetic attraction.When the Smart Cover and iPad get together, you can't help but notice an instant connection. That's because we designed iPad to work with the Smart Cover - and the other way around. For starters, iPad has magnets built right into its frame - magnets that align perfectly with the Smart Cover hinge for an effortless fit. On the opposite side, magnets inside the Smart Cover help it stay put. It's ingenious yet simple. Secure yet easy to remove. In fact, the Smart Cover and iPad work so well together, it's easy to think of them as one device. An on-again, off-again relationship.The Smart Cover makes iPad do things no other cover can. Close i...