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A great addition to the SmartCover.

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Metatrox Calculating status...
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Mar 17, 2011 8:26 PM
The biggest complaint i see about the Smart Cover is that there is no protection for the rear.

I completely agree! I want to make sure my device stays in great shape. So without buying another case or waiting forever for a good alternative to come out i went ahead and used this.


They are just little sticky rubber tabs i bought at WalMart. I would have preferred black ones to match the 3G bar but this works great!


I put them on all four corners. They were the smallest i could find. I would like to go smaller if i find some.


Close Up!


You can see under the whole thing. Nothing is touching to get scratched.


If you place them close enough to the edge they even protect when in "typing mode" of the SmartCover.

its great for me! maybe a bit tacky for some but i dont worry about setting my iPad down on a rough service anymore.
iMac iPhone and iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • stephen w Calculating status...
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    Mar 17, 2011 9:19 PM (in response to Metatrox)
    Makes you wonder why Apple didn't think of this!
    MacBook Air 1.8ghz/64gb w/SSD, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Time Capsule 1TB/160gb ATV/Bose QC3's/White iPhone 3G
  • David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,180 points)
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    Mar 17, 2011 10:49 PM (in response to Metatrox)
    What department in WalMart did you by this...?
    G-4 1.2 GIG, 1.5 GIGs of Ram, Mac OS X (10.5.8), FCS2, nano 5th, iPad 1 WiFi, iPad 2 3G, Apple TV 2
  • JTrimble Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Mar 17, 2011 11:07 PM (in response to Metatrox)
    You get a star for creativity!

    My only problem with rubber feet are that they never stay put. In my experience, they either fall off too easily or start to slide off the adhesive backing and leave a smudge.
    2.66G MacPro 6GB RAM 3.5TB HD ATI 1900 Radeon;30" Cinema Display;iSight;, Mac OS X (10.6.6), ReadyNAS NV+; Drobos; iPhones; AppleTVs; Mac Minis; MB, MBP etc etc
  • Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 5:37 AM (in response to Metatrox)
    Props to you, Metatrox! I have similar bumpers on my Kindle. I don't like to have a cover on it when I'm reading (I use a Waterford case/bag for carrying) but it is way too "slithery" and these bumpers made a huge ergonomic difference for me.

    You can find these bumpers in any hardware store as they are commonly used to keep cabinet doors from slamming shut.

    And they don't come off accidentally. I've slipped my Kindle in and out of its case many, many times and still have good adhesion. Just let them cure for a few hours.

    If you're using your iPad in a dock or holder, make sure the bumpers don't interfere with placement. And if you like to fold the Smart Cover back for holding in one hand in portrait view (I fold it in half so the outside surface stays outside) then you won't want these.
    MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz; iPad 2 WiFi; 30" Cinema Display, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Original 5GB iPod (Fred) and others
  • Mark TL Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 5:51 AM (in response to Metatrox)
    Bravo, I was think along those line myself.
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  • TeamN Calculating status...
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    Mar 18, 2011 6:48 AM (in response to Metatrox)
    This is an interesting idea. Question -- do the sticky feet leave residue on the iPad if/when they come off? I know that, depending on the surface, the goo can be rubbed off, but then there's the risk of a chemical spot left behind. I've had that happen on other pieces of equipment before and I want to avoid that with my iPad.

    Thanks for the great post!
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  • Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 6:57 AM (in response to TeamN)
    I'm an artist and I use a lot of glues, adhesives, etc and I'm also picky . . . so here's my two cents:

    Any residue from adhesive feet like these bumpers can be safely removed using Goo Gone. You use just tiny bit on a microfiber cloth. Goo Gone uses citrus oil and doesn't contain harmful solvents like paint thinners or nail polish removers do.

    Now, you could, potentially, get a color difference by having a the main metal surface exposed to light and the surface under the plastic/silicone foot covered up . . . I've never had that happen and I've used various silicone bumpers on a ton of metal Firewire drives.

    [Insert the usual no warranty; YMMV disclaimers here ]
    MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz; iPad 2 WiFi; 30" Cinema Display, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Original 5GB iPod (Fred) and others
  • TeamN Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 7:54 AM (in response to Metatrox)
    Metatrox and Elizabeth,

    Thanks for the information, greatly appreciated.

    Joe
    iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.6), iMac 17" G4 (10.5.8), Grape iMac DV, iPhone, iPods, ATVs
  • dlg_az Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Mar 18, 2011 8:15 AM (in response to Metatrox)
    Wow! <smacking my forehead>. Why didn't I think of that! What a great idea. I have a skin on order; as soon as I get that applied, I'm dashing over to Walmart to get these. Awesome idea - thanks so much for sharing!
    Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPad 1/2 WiFi 64GB - MBP 13" - MBA 11" - iMac 27" - Mac Mini
  • Cora5 Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2011 6:32 AM (in response to Metatrox)
    Just a thought... I wonder if these will work with a skin attached to the back of the unit. I just ordered the ipad 2 yesterday along with a skin to go on the back of the unit. I'm going to give this a try. Excellent idea Metatrox,thank you for sharing your ideal.
    ipad 2, Other OS
  • Elizabeth Ingraham Level 6 Level 6 (12,310 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 8:05 AM (in response to Cora5)
    I"d think you could certainly "bumper" on top of a skin. The adhesive on the silicone bumpers is pretty strong (especially a freshly opened pack that hasn't sat around opened for years). Just give it a few hours cure/rest time.
    MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz; iPad 2 WiFi; 30" Cinema Display, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Original 5GB iPod (Fred) and others
  • Cora5 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 3:54 PM (in response to Elizabeth Ingraham)
    Elizabeth,

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll be sure to give a try, I'm sure it will work fine.
    ipad 2, Other OS

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