Marco Arment on the iPad 2 Smart Cover:
The auto-unlock is nice, and I love the minimal bulk, but it seems like it wasn’t designed to stay attached while you’re holding the iPad, because there’s no great way to hold it.
I guess I sort of agree. It can be awkward to hold at times, but for the most part I don’t have a problem if I roll the one end up like I would if I was propping it up to type on my lap.
I am definitely glad I didn’t shell out the same $70 for the leather one that Marco did, but after my first few months with the iPad I do have mixed feelings overall regarding the Smart Cover. It is convenient and “just works” but I don’t know that I would feel comfortable putting my iPad in a bad with other things with only the Smart Cover. And the auto-unlock is cool, but it seems like there are a lot of cases that can do this now.