If you’re smart, then you won’t use a Smart Cover alone to protect your new iPad. Instead, many people have opted for a polyurethane back cover to go along with their Smart Cover purchase. That’s because Smart Covers, despite their name, don’t protect the back of your device, making it susceptible to scratched ans dings.
Well it appears that Apple has heard the cries, as they’re now providing a new Smart Case, which is basically Apple’s own iteration of the solution mentioned above. Even better is the fact that the new Smart Case is now available for purchase on Apple’s online Store…
Per Apple’s description:
The iPad Smart Case covers your iPad — both front and back — yet still retains the thin, light design of iPad. Like the Smart Cover, it folds easily into a stand for reading, typing, and watching video. And it automatically wakes and sleeps iPad on open and close. Made from polyurethane, it’s available in six bright colors. And you can personalize it with free laser engraving on the Apple Online Store.
Unfortunately, the Smart Cases appear to lack a leather option, so either of the six included colors — grey, black, blue, green, pick, or red — will set you back $49.99.
What do you think about the new Smart Case?