Speck SmartShell Has Got The iPad’s Back [Review]


The SmartShell relaxes in its fur and vinyl den. Photo Charlie Sorrel CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Never have I felt worse about buying a gadget accessory than I did buying the Speck SmartShell, a flimsy plastic cover for the back of the iPad 2 which Speck somehow summons the stones to sell for $35. Worse, I bought it in Europe, where it goes for €30, or $40. After a few months of use, though, it turns out to be the best iPad “case” I own (and I have rather a lot).