Questions & Answers for iPad Smart Cover - Polyurethane - Dark Gray
99 Questions from the Community
Is it as safe and as protective as the BIG BULKY case?
- Asked by Julian W from Yorba Linda
- Feb 27, 2012
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It depends...... Because If your clumsy and drop things a lot then I would suggest getting the big bulky case only because the iPad Smart Cover doesn't have a back to it, but if you always keep your iPad at hand then I would recommend the Smart cover.
- Answered by Kaitlyn R from Miramar
- Mar 10, 2012
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- Answered by Tin T
- Jul 29, 2011
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Are the Smart covers interchangeable on the IPAD2?
- Asked by Dianne F
- Mar 25, 2011
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Yes - they attach magnetically and can be easily removed and swapped with another.
- Answered by David R
- Mar 27, 2011
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Apple online store does not sell orange colored smart cover at the moment.
- Answered by Dinesh D from Dubai
- Dec 3, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is the polyurethane smart cover available in orange? I've seen them on other non-apple sites.)
is the ipad smart case a good replacement for a sleeve?
does the case protect the ipad in the same way as a sleeve?
- Asked by Rebecca Angelica S from Davao City
- Nov 2, 2011
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YES, if slimness is a deciding factor. NO, if protection is the main concern. The iPad smart cover only COVERS the front, not the back. It does not PROTECT the device from potential scratching. When placed in a purse or bag the cover may be pushed down therefore "waking" the iPad unless completely turned off.
- Answered by Trasie C from North Vancouver
- Nov 14, 2011
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So this ipad smart cover fit also on ipad with retina display? Actualy I don't Know which is IPad 2, 3 or 4th generation. Which one i got?Best Answer:
This case works for all iPads except the original. (As of 2012) If your iPad has a camera and is not the iPad mini, this will work for it.
- Answered by Timothy M from Hillsboro
- Dec 3, 2012
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does it stand in portrait?
If you're using an app that requires portrait - cookbook for example. Will this hold the ipad in portrait orientation?
- Asked by Daniel C
- Nov 30, 2011
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Technically, no -- the smart cover does not support portrait orientation. However, you can still prop your iPad up in portrait view by detaching the cover from the iPad and leaning the iPad against the triangular folded smart cover. Unfortunately, you won't be able to adjust the angle very much.
- Answered by Patricia S from Providence
- Dec 28, 2011
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There is not a cover but there is a case that does pretty much the same thing. Just make sure if you get the case that you do not buy the smart case because that will not work with the original iPad.
- Answered by Kyle D from Raleigh
- Jan 25, 2013
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what are the overall dimensions of an ipad2 when in it's smart cover?
I want to make an attractive soft case to cover the ipad2 and it's smart cover.
- Asked by Christina B
- Jan 23, 2012
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will the ipad 2 cover ever turn the ipad off.
After a certain time its coverd will the ipad shut down?
- Asked by Scott A from Philadelphia
- Mar 25, 2011
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yes it will when you put the smart cover back on the screen it will lock
- Answered by Andrei S
- Apr 2, 2011
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Leather vs polyurethane smart cover
Which material is best to get? I like the feel of the leather but I worry about durability and permeability.
- Asked by Keila T from Concord
- Apr 16, 2012
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polyurethane feels very soft and looks great. it cleans up easily and resists stains. it is marketed as a highly durable eco-friendly alternative to leather. The truth is polyurethane wears out extremely quickly in a high use situation. the colored polyurethane quickly wears off the backing material, typically polyester, leaving an ugly gray fabric showing through. i am in the industry and i see failures every day. polyurethane has half (50%) or less durability of pvc faux leather/vinyl.
architects and designers receive leed credits for the use of this material because it is supposed to be earth friendly. in reality it can only be made in china due to the extremely toxic byproducts produced in its manufacturing process. i compare this product to flocking. if you remember the old suede feeling glove boxes in cars back in the 70's. the problem was it wore out very quickly leaving the plastic backing behind. typically when polyurethane fails, it peels right off the backing. dont be fooled, it is an inferior product. and when sewn, can easily rip away from the stitching. canvas and leather are always best, never purchase leather made from sheep or lamb. never purchase nubuck or any "natural leather" as it will stain with just water unless treated. this also includes suede. if you must buy a faux leather always choose pvc. it has come a long way since the old naugahyde you may remember.
- Answered by Robert D from Quincy
- Nov 8, 2012
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What case will fit an iPad 4th generation?
- Asked by Sonia M from Edmonton
- Jul 4, 2014
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What to use to protect the back side of the Ipad2?
What covers are available to protect the front and back (overall) of ipad2?
What can be used to protect the back side of iPad2, when using smart polyurethane cover?
I just now bought an ipad2 and am looking for something to give it an all around protection; medium expense solution.
- Asked by Saqib K
- Jun 1, 2012
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There's a smart case that covers the front and back.
- Answered by Charu B from Manhattan Beach
- Jun 20, 2012
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Does the cover demagnetize over time?
- Asked by Barbara B from South Lake Tahoe
- Jan 15, 2012
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My cover, purchased in May 2011, has not been functional in the upright position since December 2011 due to demagnitization. This occured under normal, albeit frequent, use. I love my iPad2 but the Smart Cover was poorly designed.
- Answered by Keith H from Mountain View
- Feb 15, 2012
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The covers attaches magnetically to the left side (portrait, home button down) of the iPad2. I think it may attach to the right side but the hardware buttons may get in the way and the close sensors are on the wrong side. It will be obvious something is wrong. You may be able get the cover to attach somewhat inside out. It may take some practice folding and attaching the cover as a stand. There is no adhesive with this cover so removal is by just breaking the magnetic connection.
- Answered by Roosevelt J from Houston
- Apr 19, 2011
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As a cardiac nurse I do believe the magnets that are used to activate or deactivate a pacemaker/defibrilator are a different type of magnet than those that would be easily purchased in a store. Furthermore the magnets on this case are too low of a quality to do any damage. One of the Cardiologists that comes to the hospital has one of these and he takes it into pts rooms, some of who have pacemakers, and it hasn't interferred with the pacemaker or our telemetry so far. But if you are still worried, don't go around with it laying on your chest.
- Answered by Sara C
- Jul 27, 2011
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (as the i pad 2 has magnets in it can you use it if you have a pacemaker.)
You can get many hard slim cases for the back and also you could get a Zagg invisible shield which is a thin protector for all the body, like a screen protector all the way round. This has a nice resistance to it.
- Answered by Sam B
- Mar 23, 2012
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Is there any thing you can put on the back to prevent it from being so slippery?)