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Miniot debuts Cover for iPad 2, utilizes built-in magnets

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Miniot has debuted its new Miniot Cover for the iPad 2. Apart from being the first third-party iPad 2 accessory iLounge has seen that takes advantage of the device’s built-in magnets to ensure proper alignment and automatic lock/unlock functionality, the Cover features an ultrasuede microfiber interior lining to prevent scratches, is able to fold up for use as a two angle stand, and is crafted from a single piece of smoked oak, walnut, cherry, padouk, or mahogany. Miniot’s new Miniot Cover for iPad 2 will begin shipping before the end of March and is priced from $69 and up.

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1

While a nice design, I’m curious to see if any other case manufacturers can both utilize the new iPad’s built-in magnets, and protect the iPad’s rear surface and sides.

Posted by Farnsworth on March 3, 2011 at 9:47 AM (PDT)

2

I second Comment’s 1 interest in a case protecting the whole exterior, not just the glass. Apple’s interest is seeing users show off the unit, I’m more concerned about protecting my investment.

Posted by akjam53 on March 3, 2011 at 10:59 AM (PDT)

3

I find it ironic that Apple goes out of its way to design beautiful-looking consumer products (really, they have few equals in this area) and then people want to cover it up with some sort of case.  Furthering the irony is the fact that they’ll never see the surface they’re protecting from damage because it’s inside a case.  I’m of the mind to add minimal protection without obscuring the design (in the form of protective films).  My iPhone 4 has the film only on the front.  The back has been “naked” since day 1 and has very little scratching on it and still looks glossy and beautiful (because of its condition, I’ve contemplated taking the film off of the front as well).  To each their own, I guess.

Posted by jkoz73 on March 3, 2011 at 11:52 AM (PDT)

4

I also prefer the “protective film” option. In fact, I will purchase my iPad 2 and immediately take it to the Invisible Shield kiosk in a local mall to have it applied to the back…if they have the film that quickly (it is already being advertised on their site). The screen, I will probably protect with the Apple (or nice third party) magnetic option. It is minimal and functional.

Posted by Mitch on March 3, 2011 at 3:18 PM (PDT)

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