If you love using the Smart Cover with your iPad, but hate how there are only two rather limiting viewing angles, here’s a Kickstarter project you’ll want to back. Created by app developer Dotan Saguy, this mighty simple gizmo’s called the Smarter Stand for iPad and it’s essentially a clip that slides into the side of the Smart Cover in order to “lock” the folding points in place. So if you were to place the Smart Stand at the first fold, the iPad will be held up at a 33 degree angle; at the second fold, it turns into a 45 degree stand. In case you’re wondering, the clips even work on the recently released Apple Smart Case. To help stop the iPad from slipping, a polyurethane pad that sticks to the base of the tablet is also included (not required for the Smart Case as the neoprene of the back cover provides sufficient grip).
Amidst all the hoopla surrounding the WWDC 2012 Keynote, Apple has quietly released the iPad Smart Case, an accessory iPad owners have no doubt been waiting for since day one. It’s essentially a Smart Cover, but with a polyurethane hardshell to protect your iPad’s aluminum back. The Smart Case is now available for shipping at the Apple Online Store and priced at $49. It also comes in 6 different colours and you can even get a free engraving on the back of the case. You can now finally ditch that Smart Cover in favour of its newest sibling for the added protection – that is if you don’t already have the Griffin IntelliCase.
The iPad 2 was officially unveiled 2 days ago and it sure didn’t take long for third party manufacturers to announce their own line up of iPad 2 Cases. From the Apple iPad Smart Cover to the ZAGGmate w/ Keyboard, there will be plenty of choices for those planning on buying the upcoming tablet. Here’s a glimpse of some of the iPad 2 cases that will hit the market in the very near future.