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Magnetic Smart Cover for Apple iPad 2 Does It All

Don't call it a case. Apple announced a new case-like top for the new iPad that's called Smart Covers. It's a stand, a case, and a cleaning cloth all in one. Basically, it's a lightweight and thin flap that magnetically attaches to the front of the iPad 2. When you insert your iPad the device goes to sleep, and when you take it out the tablet automatically wakes up.

You can fold the segments into a triangle, which creates a stand in either landscape or portrait mode. The interior is made of a microfiber cloth that can help clean the screen itself, and the exterior is available in polyurethane ($39) or leather ($69), each with five color options ranging from red to green.

A lover of lists and deadlines, Anna Attkisson covers apps, social networking, tablets, chromebooks and accessories. She loves each of her devices equally, including the phablet, three tablets, three laptops and desktop. She joined the Laptop Mag staff in 2007, after working at Time Inc. Content Solutions where she created custom publications for companies from American Express to National Parks Foundation.