Sure, Apple have come up with a fantastic product with the iPad and Smart Cover, but when Apple has a good idea it’s pretty normal to expect it to be reused and, in some cases, improved upon by other companies. This certainly isn’t a bad thing, as it encourages these companies to work hard at making great products, and in the end that only benefits the consumers more.
And so we come to the beautiful Miniot Wood Cover for iPad 2. It’s like the Smart Cover, but it looks absolutely incredible. The pictures don’t quite do it justice – watch the video to understand the full majesty of how this works. The case is made from real Cherry wood, and unlike the Smart Cover has no noticeable hinge connecting it to the iPad. Instead it uses magnets built into the case itself to securely attach it to the tablet.
It looks gorgeous, and the folding stand seems to work fantastically from what the video shows. It might be a little bulkier than the Smart Cover, but it really looks like the case Apple should have made. We’ll wait and see whether it can live up to our expectations when it’s released later this month, but at just €50 as a basic price we have to admit it is fantastic value.
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