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Apple Smart Cover for Old iPad (1st Gen) Trick Works Like a Charm

If you are currently a 1st generation iPad owner and are impressed at the quality of the smart covers for the iPad 2, you’ll be interested to know you too can use the smart cover on the iPad 1, with a bit of DIY and by watching this great video we’ve found for you.

Surprisingly, the process is actually very simple, and it turns out that you just need to purchase four earth magnets, apply a little bit of glue and your done. The smart cover attached to the iPad 1 has been demoed by Dan Provost at and he provides a link to KJMagnetics to where you can purchase the magnets from.

As you can see from the video, it works pretty good, although don’t expect your iPad 1 to automatically turn itself on like it would do normally with the iPad 2. As for providing your device with a slick cover though and protecting the screen, not to mention fooling everyone to thinking you have a nice new iPad 2 – this DIY job works like a charm.

Try it out for yourself and let us know how you get on. We’ve included the video below so you can see how it looks on the first gen iPad.

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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