iPad Pro Back Cover Compatible with Smart Keyboard
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- Choose from 10.5 or 12.9 sizes
- Compatible with Apple Smart Keyboard
- Special impact absorbing elasto-polymer material
- Protects back, sides and corners of iPad Pros
- Neutral, translucent, smoke gray color
- Ultra lightweight
- Doesn't not block the screen
- Access points for all buttons, ports and speakers
- Will never crack like hard plastic back covers
- Not sticky like silicon back covers
- Does not attract dirt like silicone back covers
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These 10.5 and 12.9 iPad Pro back covers are for anyone who has an iPad Pro with or without an Apple Smart Keyboard and is looking for a high quality, durable, elegant solution for protecting the vulnerable, aluminum rear panel. As anyone who has a Smart Keyboard knows, it leaves the back panel exposed to damage and unless it is protected in some way, that damage will occur. The MacCase iPad Pro back covers will prevent that damage.
- 10.5: 10" x 7" / 2oz
- 12.9: 12" x 8.75 / 3oz
What's The Best iPad Pro Back Cover?
We looked far and wide, tested hundreds of options and studied the properties of all the popular materials to find what would ultimately become what we feel are the best iPad Pro back covers available. What makes them so good?
Hard Plastic Back Cover
Most of the back covers for iPad Pro that are available are made from a hard plastic. These are great as long as you don't actually attach or put the cover on your iPad 12.9 or 10.5. Why you ask?
Because those covers are not engineered to be actually on the iPad Pro. They are designed and engineered to a theoretical shape. The people who make and market these hard plastic shell type covers never take into account the stresses caused by needing to stay attached to your 10.5 or 12.9.
The material used lacks the elasticity needed to prevent failing over time. When you attach a hard plastic cover to the back or the iPad Pro, the material, on the structural level, goes into tension and compression and there is no "give" to the materials. In a very short time, stress fractures occur, usually around the corners.
Shortly after that, a corner or two will break off. The whole point of the cover is to provide protection. The poor engineering and materials used undermines that very purpose. More cracks will ensue eventually rendering the cover non- functioning and headed for the landfill in which it was always destined.
Hard plastic is decent for absorbing impacts, just not reportedly.
Silicone Back Cover
Silicone made it's fame in the Apple case space being the go to material for early iPhone cases. While the tacky texture of the material was a great contrast to the "bar of soap" slipperiness of the iPhone shape, the novelty grew old quickly.
Silicone attracts dirt like a 2 year old in a sand box. Dirt, lint, low flying objects and everything else in it's vicinity seems to stick to it the same way your hand does. It also yellows over time. Your $800 state of art cell phone would eventually look more like a 10 year old pair of swimming goggles that was left in the sun all summer.
On the positive side, silicone is good for absorbing impacts and will not crack and fall apart like hard plastic.
The Best iPad Pro Back Cover is the Best of All Worlds
What is needed to create the best iPad Pro back cover is a material that offers flexibility like silicone, without the sticky or tacky surface (no dirt build up). You'll also need it to be designed in such a way as to not be stressed when attached to your iPad Pro. The cover should enhance your experience, not detract from it.
The cover should be durable and tough, able to absorb small impacts and last more than a few weeks. The best back covers for 10.5 and 12.5 iPads will be Smart Keyboard compatible. The cover should complete the process that the Smart Keyboard started, seamlessly integrating with it to create a united whole.
This is the design brief we set out to meet when we designed our iPad Pro back cover. It will never crack, its tough, durable, impact absorbent and nice to hold in your hand. It has a softness to the touch but is never sticky so it won't attract the dirt like silicone.
It's probably the easiest and best $20 you can spend to insure your iPad Pro stays in "as new" condition.