APPLE IPAD SMART COVER
Apple, $TBA, apple.com/au
★★★★ APPLE’S first official iPad case was slim, but this model is barely there. The Smart Cover is affixed by magnets alone. They run down the left side of the tablet to keep the cover locked in position, even if you pick it up by the lid. Magnets on the other side of the iPad keep the cover in place and also sense when the lid lifts to wake the iPad 2 automatically (like a fridge door). A microfibre lining helps keep the screen clean, 10 colours and two materials (leather and polyurethane) add variety, and its four panels can fold into a small stand. However, the lid does not cover the iPad 2’s back, so handle the tablet with care.