It's rare that we both bringing up new Apple patents here at TUAW, simply because most of them are too nonspecific or obscure to really put much weight on, but this newly published patent is just too cool not to mention. The patent describes a new...
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The VersaCover's distinguishing feature—as its name implies—is the cover. But although it supports the iPad's sleep/wake function, don't get the idea that it's just a third-party replacement for Apple's Smart Cover. It's an enhancement in every way.
While there are many third-party covers and cases for the iPad which are sometimes priced cheaper, there are some out there who still prefer Apple’s Smart Cover or Smart Cases. In terms of protection, we wouldn’t exactly call it robust but it gets the job done. Show More Summary
The new iPad mini with Retina Display is a fantastic tablet but unlike the Microsoft Surface, Apple’s smart cover does not have a built-in keyboard to make it easier for those who type a lot. There are some great tricks for better typing on touchscreens, but it still doesn’t match up to a proper keyboard. Show More Summary
The Magnefix book case for the iPad mini solves two problems: first, it protects the edges and corners of the little iPad like the Smart Cover never can, and second, it converts into a stand that doesn’t suck – the opposite of the iPad Mini’s own Smart Cover. Show More Summary
A new product called Smart Cargo for iPad is designed to make tablet owners' lives just a little bit easier. It's designed to attach directly to Apple's Smart Cover and provide storage for accessories like headphones, cables and a stylus... Continue...Show More Summary
According to Mashable, an iPhone case that made a huge splash on Kickstarter is on its way thanks to gadget accessory maker Logitech. Like Apple's Smart Cover for the iPad and iPad mini, the TidyTilt case features a folding cover that...Show More Summary
The Hazard (iPad mini; $45) is a lightweight-but-durable hardshell case with a slim profile. Compatible with Apple’s Smart Cover, the case provides access to all ports, buttons, and cameras. The Hazard is available in sheet metal or jet black.
If you know someone who has an implanted defibrillator, you might want to caution them because according to a finding by a 14-year old by the name of Gianna Chien, it seems that the magnets used in Apple’s Smart Cover [...] Like It, +1, Tweet It, Pin It Original content from Ubergizmo.
Newer Technology has announced the NuGuard GripStand and GripBase for iPad mini ($35-$60), a smaller version of the GripStand and GripBase we reviewed for full-sized iPads. Fitting seamlessly with Apple’s Smart Cover, NuGuard’s GripStand mini lets users swivel the integrated circular stand 360 degrees to position at any angle. Show More Summary
The Engage (iPad mini; $20) is the perfect companion for Apple’s Smart Cover: The case provides protection for the back of your device, adding a splash of color without hiding the iPad mini’s beautiful design. The Engage comes in clear, smoke, green, or red.
LG unveiled a special case, called the Quick Cover, for its huge Optimus G Pro smartphone, which debuted last week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Quick Cover takes inspiration from Apple's Smart Cover: The Optimus G Pro's...Show More Summary
Staples on Tuesday updated its website to advertise that accessories for Apple products ? including the Magic Mouse, Time Capsule and EarPods ? are now available for purchase through the retailer.
TwelveSouth announced a new iPhone accessory today, one that probably looks familiar if you're aware of Apple's Smart Cover and Smart Case products. The SurfacePad for iPhone is a sheath of Napa leather that wraps around your phone and provides basic level protection while adding a minimum amount of weight and thickness.
The $20 CoverBuddy is a slim rubber hardshell case that works to protect the back of your Smart Cover-clad iPad mini. The case, available in colors to match Apple’s Smart Cover lineup, protects just the back of your tablet. When I say the CoverBuddy is slim, I mean it: The case is a decidedly svelte 1.5mm thick. Show More Summary
We're generally fans of iPad cases that combine the functionality of Apple's Smart Cover with full back protection. That's just what X-Doria's SmartJacket for iPad mini ($35) offers, with some unique design elements and an attractive price. Show More Summary
Apple's smart cover for the iPad was one of the most innovative tablet accessories out there -- until Microsoft revealed its Touch Cover with built-in keyboard for the Surface tablet, that is. Still, the magnetic smart cover has much to recommend it. Show More Summary
Just as the iPad mini has shrunk down in size, Apple’s Smart Cover has done likewise to protect the iPad mini’s 7.9-inch screen. The biggest difference from before is that the metal hinge that snaps onto the iPad’s side has been replaced by a new design that essentially wraps the device in a single piece of [...]
Bought an Apple Smart Cover only to realize it offers little protection and is no substitute for a real case? The Rolling Ave i-Circle is perhaps the greatest rear shell to compliment Apple’s Smart Cover, while adding protection and amazingly simple and capable stand options. Show More Summary