You might recall when I accidentally tested the durability of my iPad, which led me to dump Apple’s Smart Cover for a new cover from Mophie. That cover was OK, but it had one big problem – the band used to hold the cover shut connects to the bottom of the case by hooking through a loop. The problem is that the hook is constantly slipping out, and it’s a pin to get back in.
So when I picked up my new iPad, I passed the case along, with the old one and went shopping for another. I finally decided on this one from Belkin. Instead of the strap, this one has a magnetic flap.
Otherwise, it’s pretty similar. The magnets don’t always seem to line up like they always did with the Mophie, but the clasp is much less of a hassle than the clasp.
So if you’re in the market for a new cover, this is one I recommend. It’s $49.95, so not cheap but not really expensive, either.