iPad Smart Cover May Get Even Smarter with Notifications


Apple’s Smart Cover for the iPad is pretty smart, although it really only locks and unlocks your iPad when you cover/uncover it, so it’s not that smart. However, a new patent filed by Apple suggests that the company is working on adding illuminated notification alerts to the Smart Cover. The official name of the patent […]

New iPad Smart Cover with Keyboard on the Way?

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Apple could be preparing an iPad Smart Cover that features a keyboard of its own, taking away one of the key advantages of Microsoft’s Surface 2 tablet. That’s if a new patent revealed this week by Patently Apple is an accurate indication of the company’s future plans. The illustration included in the patent application Apple […]

New HTC One Shines Through


HTC’s rumored all new HTC One, the successor to the original HTC One, planned for this year really does shine through. A leaked accessory smart cover for the phone shows that there will be pinholes built into the cover, similar to the perforations on the Samsung Galaxy S5’s faux leather backing. However, unlike its larger […]

Kensington CornerCase for iPad Air Fits Smart Cover Perfectly

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The Apple iPad Smart Cover got a slight redesign thanks to the smaller size of the new iPad Air, so people will need to get new backs to cover the naked iPad and Smart Cover combination. The Kensington CornerCase for iPad Air fits the new design well and works with the Smart Cover perfectly to […]

New iPad Air Smart Cover and Smart Case Announced

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Apple announced new iPads today, including a new iPad that the company is calling the iPad Air, which is the first time that Apple has named an iPad something other than just “iPad.” Along with the iPad Air, Apple announced new versions of its Smart Cover and Smart Case, and they’ll be available to order […]

Nexus 10 Gets a Smart Cover Accessory from Google


Nexus 10 owners who want to protect or accessorize their devices may be happy to know that Google has released its first official Nexus 10 accessory in the form of the Nexus 10 cover. The Nexus 10 Cover isn’t unlike the Nexus 7 Cover in that it protects the rear of the device and has […]

iPad mini Smart Cover Review

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The iPad mini Smart Cover offers some protection and convenience, but it is relatively expensive and doesn’t offer as much protection as some iPad mini users need. Although we strongly recommend protecting buying the Smart Cover or another iPad mini case, cover or wrap right away, we hesitate recommending the iPad mini Smart Cover for those on […]

Apple Introduces iPad mini Smart Covers

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Apple announced its first accessory for its new small tablet: the iPad mini Smart Cover. The new iPad mini protects the screen of the iPad while adding some color to the otherwise plain tablet. The iPad mini Smart Cover also wakes and sleeps the iPad mini using magnets built into the edge. The Smart Cover for the […]

Smarter Stand Review: Add New Angles to iPad Smart Cover


The Apple iPad Smart Cover and the new iPad Smart Case let users fold the case into a two position stand for the iPad. The Smarter Stand, a Kickstarter project, turns the Smart Case or Smart Cover into a multi-position stand with three more positions. The Smarter Stand uses a pair of clips that slide […]

Apple Patent Shows Smarter iPad Smart Cover With Flexible Displays

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A newly revealed Apple patent shows the company at one point considered putting flexible displays in the Smart Cover on the iPad to make the cover even smarter. According to Engadget, the patent shows an iPad Smart Cover that can display information such as apps or notifications. The device would connect to a special connector […]

How To Make a Nexus 7 Smart Cover Case


As I try to go without my iPad in favor of the Google Nexus 7 Tablet, I really miss the iPad Smart Cover that unlocks my iPad by opening the cover. You can make your own Nexus 7 Smart Cover for less than $10 with a case and magnet thanks to a hack I discovered on […]

Apple Unveils a New iPad Smart Case for Front and Back

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Cases and Covers for mobile devices are one of the ways that users show off their individuality and also their fear of damaging their device. It’s quite a burgeoning industry that encompasses everything from gel skins, to keyboard cases, to slip cases, to, well, you name it. Hidden in the weeds among Apple’s new product […]

Smart Cover Earns Apple $500 Million a Quarter

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The iPad Smart Cover is a a smart business move for Apple. According to Richard Kramer, an analyst with Arete Research, Apple makes $500 million every quarter from sales of the colorful iPad protectors. First introduced with the iPad 2 in March 2011, the Apple iPad Smart Covers include magnets that automatically turn the iPad’s display on or off, and […]

Review: The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover


When it comes to the iPad the only things more ubiquitous than Twitter clients are keyboard covers or cases. I won’t say they are a dime a dozen because these keyboard case/covers  are a little more expensive than that, but there are certainly a number of varieties for you to choose from from makers like […]

New iPad Doesn’t Work With All Smart Covers

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According to Apple, the Smart Cover you bought with your iPad 2, will work with the new iPad, but for some users that’s not the case The Smart Cover uses magnets that turn your iPad on and off when you open or close it. The magnets also keep the Smart Cover closed and attached to your iPad. […]

Gift Guide: iPad 2 Accessories

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If you’re looking for a gadget under your Christmas Tree or in your stocking, chances are you are probably thinking Tablet. And if you’re thinking tablet, there’s a good bet you are thinking iPad 2. And why not? It’s going to be one of the most popular gifts this holiday season and for many it […]

Smart Cover Breaks iPad PassCode Locks on iPad 2

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Hold on to your iPad 2. Even if you PassCode lock your precious iPad, anyone with a Smart Cover can break in and access whatever you had up on your last use. This new security flaw comes days after we shared that Siri will allow users to access your contacts, send texts, set up reminders […]

Who’s Copying Apple? Smart Cover Knock-offs Get Certified by Samsung


With Apple’s legal feud with Samsung escalating over the last couple of months over claims that they are copying the iPhone and iPad, you may think the Korean manufacturer would be especially careful not to release any products that look like Apple’s. It looks like somebody forgot to pass them the memo, as an iPad […]

10 iPad 2 Covers With Magnets: Smart Cover Alternatives

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The iPad 2 Smart Cover allows you to turn the iPad 2 on ad off by opening and closing the Smart Cover, much like the light in your fridge. This magnetic marvel is a handy feature and now that third-party case manufacturers have had a chance to go hands on, we are seeing a number of iPad […]