Apple rolled out its smart cover soon after the release of iPad 2, and it was meticulously designed to take full advantage of iPad’s inbuilt sensitive magnet. The idea of the Apple Smart Cover is to Sleep/Wake your iPad automatically when you close or open the lid of the cover respectively. And Of Course, all this without compromising the sleek design and minimalistic out gesture of your ingenuously designed iPad but in fact instead providing a substantial protection and spiff at the same time.
While Smart Cover can just be Smart at a relatively expensive price tag, there are reasonable alternatives which will ensure quality protection, elegant design, the “smart feature” and a lot more without actually breaking the bank. So in this post we have collected 10 iPad 2 Smart Cover Alternatives:
Griffin Intellicase for iPad- LINK
A nice built from Griffin with Smart Cover feature, minimalistic design, vibrant color choices, compact grip and a few more things to make your iPad 2 complete. Put this case on your iPad 2 and get ready to enjoy a beautiful viewing angle with perfectly aligned holders and an option to lay it low for extra style and comfort during tapping and movie experience. It combines armory of PolyCarbonate and PolyUrethane for a seamless end to end protection, add to that a micro-textured easy-to-grip outer surface and you have hell of a deal at just $59.99.
Miniot Cover MK2- LINK
An impeccably elegant iPad Smart Cover Alternative without the clingy back side protection. It is made from real wood with perfectly-cut roll geometry for flexible viewing angles and astounding looks. The case fixes magnetically with your iPad and folds quickly into stand with variable angle choices for viewing or typing experience. An additional touch of Ultra-suede micro-fiber internal lining protects your iPad 2 screen from scratches, dust, oil and other minor abrasions.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover- LINK
If you are fan of productivity and protection at the same time, this case from Logitech covers both your wishes. It obviously has Smart Cover feature with a bunch of other accolades thrown in too. It is ridiculously thin, so the idea of messing with your iPad’s compactness or looks completely wafts off. The Keyboard is pretty ergonomic with well defined keys and connects to iPad via a Wireless Bluetooth connection. Overall, the exclusive design compliments your iPad’s spiff and functionality without compromising protection.
Marware MicroShell Folio- LINK
Another iPad 2 Smart Cover alternative this time from famous manufacturer of iPad accessories with just the right amount of ingredients from every front of an perfect iPad case. The case can Sleep/Wake your iPad while maintaining a slim and tight grip and also providing an end to end protection with its lightweight poly-carbonate back shell. It can also fold easily to provide comfortable angles for typing, viewing or FaceTime.
Moshi Versa Smart Cover Alternative- LINK
This iPad case is thin and comes in a unique texture for a stand out look. The case protects your iPad from all the sides with a hard back shell and a fold-able front micro fiber cover. You can fold back the front cover according to your personal preferences for a comfortable viewing or typing experience in both landscape or portrait mode.
Fintie UltraSlim PU Leather Smart Cover- LINK
An extremely cheap alternative for Apple Smart Cover which resembles to the highest degree with the original one. It adds Sleep/Wake function to your iPad while maintaining all the other aspects like protection, vibrancy, functionality and stand conversion into a suitable stand.
STM Skinny- LINK
STM Skinny is made of water resistant and durable material for both protection and long life safety of your iPad. The case is slim and is precisely constructed with light weight materials to allow maximum protection without adding redundant bulk or compromising elegance of your iPad. The front flip cover as well as the back HardShell is lined with premium micro suede for added protection against scratches, bumps, dust and other abrasions.
Scoshe KeyPad P2- LINK
A complete corporate package for your iPad 2 from Scoshe that not only provides the comforts of a smart cover but also a compact protection and notable elegance simultaneously. It comes in with an ergonomic Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard within the folio case that in turn folds out into a comfortable viewing and working stand. It is made externally from Leather texture material and internally lined with micro suede for added protection and offers plenty of space for Stylus, pens and other essentials.
iFrogz Summit Case- LINK
A simple but functional idea at a reasonable rate is what makes this iPad cover not only the best smart cover alternative but also the best cover among all the categories of iPad cases. It does a decent job at protecting your iPad while ensuring the smart feature and style remains intact.
Ctech Leather Smart Case- LINK
Finally a case that will sure stand out from the mundane lot. It is made from premium quality PU leather, perfectly cut into a compact case with extra cuts around the Apple logo. The case is also smart feature friendly and features a unique 3600 swivel for angle management while your iPad sits securely in it for comfortable viewing, writing or FaceTime experience.