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We take a closer look at the Smart Cover for the iPad 2

Posted:  April 28, 2011   By:    17 comments   


Update: Official Malaysian pricing and comparison of Smart Cover prices from around the world here.

When it is officially launched in Malaysia this Friday, the Smart Cover is expected to cost RM250 for the leather version and RM150 for the polyurethane version.

The thing with the Smart Cover is that its just a cover. The Smart Cover is not a casing and so it doesn’t protect the back portion of the iPad 2 which is also very prone to scratches.

Fact of the matter is, you can get a lot of pretty good cases that fully cover the iPad 2 for RM250. So what is the point of this Smart Cover then? Does the cost justify the utility of the Smart Cover?

Actually not really. As a protective shield for your iPad 2, the Smart Cover is really good at being virtually useless. Even the microfibre inner lining doesn’t keep the screen clean like Apple claim it would. In fact the inner lining is actually a dust trap. Prolonged use of the Smart Cover actually accumulates dust, fingerprint and greasy gunk on the iPad 2 screen. On the other hand, the Smart Cover does protect the screen of the device but that’s pretty much it.

As a stand the Smart Cover is probably one of the best out there but it’s not the only good stand in the market. We know of other pretty good iPad 2 cases+stands in the market that offer much better protection at the same price or even less.

So what do we like about the Smart Cover? We like that it doesn’t add any bulk to the thin and sleek iPad 2. We like that it makes the iPad 2 a joy to hold and we like that the magnets are strong enough for us to stick the iPad 2 to a fridge door, but should you get one?

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Well it depends. Are you a sucker for minimalist design? If you are, then there is no other casing out there that is as minimalist as the Smart Cover but if you’re looking for a casing that can protect your precious iPad 2 and keep it in mint condition for as long as possible, then the Smart Cover is not a wise choice.


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17 Comments for We take a closer look at the Smart Cover for the iPad 2

Jack Hui

I bought the smart cover not good at all, it is not very supportive. End up buy another one from this website http://www.bestipad2cover.net – this is malaysian site free delivery within Malaysia most importantly, free LCD anti glaze protector. Quality also fine everything I paid below RM 100. Amazing !

Criollo

Official pricing RM159 for the polyurethane version and RM299 for the Leather version.

littlelamb

what would u suggest as an alternative?

    soyacincau

    We're using the Incipio Premium Kickstand cover. Our current favourite. Retails at around RM188

KPJ

the cover is more expensive as compared to other countries i.e. Sg and HK. Don't understand why.

frankie

Have you found anyways to clean the inside of a smart cover?

    soyacincau

    Nothing special, just good old vacuuming. A soft brush works too 🙂

chanjaimmee

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don't buy those replica one , my wife bought 2 , 1 made in china and 1 made in thailand , both sucks , especially when u fold the cover when you want to close it , its the problem of the magnet on ipad2 n the cover . at the end , she use back the ori cover.i guess its worth to pay that amount….

CellPhoneGeeks

I bought the polyurethane version together with my iPad 2 and regretted it. Basically its too expensive and i didn't like it because its too easily detachable. More importantly, it does not protect the back portion. Ended up buying another cover for the back.

daniel

There are a lot of available cases for iPad out there, it's impossible to choose from because iPad is truly a masterpiece tablet and everybody makes accessories for it. A collection of iPad covers and cases http://www.tablet-covers.net/cases/ipad-2/

Chan jaimmee

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