How to use the iPad 2’s smartcover with the original iPad (video)

I've just come across a demo video for a hack that will let you use the cover from the iPad 2 on the original iPad. I have no interest in using this cover, but I do think this is a clever hack.

It's a little on the expensive side, but the hack is vary simple and easy to accomplish. basically you need super glue, this plastic strip from Shapeways, and a set of rare earth magnets from K&J Magnets. You can see the result in the picture above or the video below. The design is quite clean.

Just so you know, this hack won't give you the magic on switch from the iPad 2. It just lets you attach the cover. But it's still a great hack.

via The Russian Pencil

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