Colors: Alaskan blue, cornflower, papaya, charcoal gray, pink sand, white
Highlights: The Smart Cover is basically the Smart Keyboard…without the keyboard. Fortunately, that makes it a heck of a lot more affordable at $49, but even so, you’ll have to deal with some of the same limitations. For one thing, nothing covers the back of your iPad with this case. Your screen may stay protected, but the backside remains exposed to the threat of all kinds of scratches and dents.
But this design certainly keeps the iPad slim, which may count as a plus if you frequently find your bag starved for space. Like the Smart Keyboard, it attaches to your tablet with a magnet along the side, and you can fold the cover into a shape that allows for two different viewing angles. Additionally, the Smart Cover automatically wakes and puts your iPad to sleep when you open and close it, and it comes in six different colors.
It would’ve been nice if Apple included a back for the cover, but it’s not a bad accessory if you never plan on using a keyboard. You can also get this case on Amazon.