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A very good, not quite great, iPad 2 cover
on January 6, 2012
Look, there's essentially nothing wrong with this cover. It does it's job, and covers the iPad. It even has some nice features, like an elastic strap to help hold the iPad when the cover's open. And a flap that can be used to stand the iPad at a low angle for reading or playing games. It even has the magnet in the flap that turns it into a "smart" cover that powers off the iPad when closed. For the most part, we're pretty happy with it.
All that said, it could be a little better. For example, our flap has a little bit of an arc in it that prevents the magnet from consistently laying flat against the iPad, meaning whether or not it turns the iPad off is sort of hit and miss. And when you lay it down closed, it's possible for it to slip off the correct spot, turning the iPad back on. We've fiddled with the cover in an attempt to get it to lay flatter, but have had only limited success. And frankly, that shouldn't be necessary.
The included stylus is a nice touch, but doesn't work as well as you might hope. We'll probably look for another. And the cover could use some sort of pocket or pouch that can hold a dust/fingerprint wipe.
So, all in all, we're pretty happy. Not ecstatic, but far from disappointed. I wouldn't tell you you'll be disappointed, especially at the low price compared to other covers. But you might wind up not quite as enthusiastic as some of the other reviews might lead you to believe, either.