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

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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