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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.┬áThat 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.


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4 Responses to Cover Of The Rolling Stone

  1. JoAnn Rowland says:

    Does the magnetic cover affect the battery life? I’ve stopped using covers with magnetic closures because I have found that it drains the battery of my electronics. I’ve tried putting a barrier between the battery and the magnet, but I found my only option was not to use the cover with the magnetic closure.

    • Jack Beckman says:

      Not that I’ve seen. I’ve been using magnetic covers since I got my iPad2. Remember, it’s designed for the magnets to wake the device. The magnets aren’t usually strong enough to even hold the cover closed by themselves.

  2. Phyllis Evans says:

    I ended up buying a version of this case for my Nook Tablet. Very well made. Haven’t tried dropping it to see how well it protects it, but by the looks of it, I don’t think I’d end up with any dings. It also doesn’t add a lot of bulk, like some other cases.

  3. Mike Perry says:

    Users with tight budgets might keep an eye on DealMac. A couple of months ago, Verizon was selling a leather iPad case the fits the latest generation for about $4. I got one and it’s well made with a handy magnetic closure. I’ve had no problems with the magnets turning my iPad on and off.