Apple Announces New iPad Smart Case


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Apple's World Wide Developers Conference may not have seen the announcement for the iPhone 5, but what it did have, (apart from the big Mountain Lion announcements) was a lot of little additions that we are getting excited about. iOS Facebook integration, FaceTime over 3G networks, retinal displays on the new Macbooks -- all added up to a fairly exciting conference. But there is still one more thing we think is pretty cool.

This is the new upgrade to the Apple made iPad case that was so popular when the iPad 2 was first introduced. It debuted along with some serious big ticket items at this years WWDC, so it didn't get a lot of attention at first. But fans of the original folding case are going to love this version.

It is made of polyurethane, just like the original, but this one actually covers both sides of the device. Image that, a protective case that actually protects the whole thing. It comes in six different colors (all matching the original colors) and costs $49.99

The backing on this new case is very slim, allowing you to access all of your buttons and ports and keeping the weight and bulk down considerably.

It is immediately available from the Apple online store, and ordering the case online will earn you a free laser engraving. It fits both the iPad 2 and the New iPad, so a size specification is not required.

From the Apple Store:

The iPad Smart Case covers your iPad -- both front and back -- yet still retains the thin, light design of iPad. Like the Smart Cover, it folds easily into a stand for reading, typing, and watching video. And it automatically wakes and sleeps iPad on open and close. Made from polyurethane, it's available in six bright colors. And you can personalize it with free laser engraving on the Apple Online Store.

[ht: Engadget]