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Cool Things: Smarter Stand Makes iPad Smart Cover Smarter

Smarter Stand for iPad

I’m starting to think that Kickstarter may soon become my favorite source of new iPad accessories.It seems like a month doesn’t go by without discovering at least one very promising looking new iPad related gem on the superb community funding platform site.

Today Smarter Stand grabbed my attention.  It’s a nifty looking accessory that promises to make the iPad Smart Cover smarter – specifically it offers to turn an iPad Smart Cover or iPad Smart Case into a full-featured iPad stand.

The Kickstarter project for Smarter Stand reached its funding goal in less than 24 hours, and it looks destined to be a big success. Here’s a little about the idea behind the project and the Smarter Stand’s features:

The Smart Cover is one of the best accessories for iPad, but it’s too limiting as an iPad stand: either its so reclined you can’t see the screen or it’s so upright that I have to back-up. What you really want is the iPad facing you directly, but the Smart Cover doesn’t do that…until now!

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iPad 2 Smart Covers – Not So Smart on Keeping the Screen Clean


I’ve been using an Apple Smart Cover for my iPad 2 since Day 1 of owning it. Not so much because I love the smart cover – as I’ve said before, I have very mixed feelings about it. I’m using it constantly because all the iPad 2 cases that I want are not yet available – I’ve got three on order, but none has shipped yet, and Apple and other retail outlets near to me have either zero or very limited options for 3r party case for the iPad 2.

So for now my iPad 2 uses just the smart cover ( a navy blue leather one) and front and back screen protectors from Ghost Armor.

One of the things that is touted by Apple about the smart cover is its ability to keep your iPad 2 screen looking sharp:

And since the microfiber lining gently buffs off any smudges or fingerprints as you move, iPad always looks good on arrival.

Now that I’ve had a few weeks of usage with the smart cover, I’m finding this really isn’t true.

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