The Smartsnap puts the Smart Cover on your hideous, ugly, bloated iPad 1
I’ll admit it: One of the main reasons I traded in my first-gen iPad for an iPad 2 was the Smart Cover, Apple’s ingenious magnetic half-case-half-stand. It turns out that the faster processor and thinner, lighter body are also great, but the Smart Cover really does make the iPad easier to use.
And if Smartfix had come up with its Smartsnap a month earlier, I might have saved myself $1,140 (the Euro price of the 64GB 3G model). The $20 Smartsnap is a converter to let you use the Smart Cover with a first-gen iPad. It’s a c-section sleeve which sticks onto the left side of the iPad and puts an array of magnets along its spine. Thus you can use any Smart Cover just as you can on an iPad 2.
It’s so simple and obvious, it’s a wonder nobody has done it already.
The clip comes in back, red, clear or blue, and consists of the strip containing the magnets, plus a pair of sticky vinyl “wings” which hold it in place. The kit comes with a placement guide so you get things lined up properly when you fit it.
If I was holding on to my iPad 1 instead of desperately trying to sell the thing, I’d have ordered a Smartsnap already. The only downside is that the iPad 1 lacks the screen-locking magnet so you’ll still have to slide to unlock the screen. You poor lazy thing, you.
Smartsnap [Smartfix. Thanks PR company that thinks I write for Mac Stories!]
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Fuente: Gadget Lab