Although not mentioned on WWDC 2012, Apple unveiled a new accessory for iPad – iPad Smart Case. The iPad Smart Case can cover your iPad – both front and back – yet restains the thin, light design of iPad. Just like the Smart Cover, it can fold easily into a stand for reading, typing and watching video. It will also automatically wake and sleep iPad on open and close. Furthermore, Apple online store also provides the free Laser carve service for iPad Smart Case, making your Smart Case more personalized.
iPad Smart Case Review:
Full Coverage – The new Smart Case is slim and sturdy, so it can protect your iPad screen and its aluminum back.
Free laser engraving – You are allowed to let Apple make your personal laser-engraved message. This service is totally free.
Polyurethane design – There are 6 polyurethane colors for you to choose.
FaceTime and movie stand – Since the Smart Case can be folded in just the right places, it becomes a great stand for FaceTime-chatting and movie-watching.
Keyboard stand – If you like to type words, this Smart Case is your great helper to fold it back tilt iPad into a comfortable typing position.
Smart case vs Smart Cover:
Color: iPad Smart Case has 6 colors for choose, while iPad Smart Cover has 5 colors.
Protection: iPad Smart Case has aluminum cover while Smart cover has not.
Price: iPad Smart Case is $49, while iPad Smart Cover is $39.
Buy Smart Case or Smart Cover?
Both Smart Case and Smart Cover can be compatible with iPad 2 and the new iPad (iPad 3). If you own an iPad, why not buy a protection cover to prevent your loved device from being stained by oil, milk, juice, or being scratched? For me, I prefer to choose Smart Case, although it is more expensive than Cover by $10, Smart Case is much more stable thanks to the aluminum cover. What’s more, Smart Case has red color while Smart Cover does not.