You know the competition had to be kicking itself when an accessory for Apple’s tablet got 10 times more publicity than their slates. And yet in this case the hype was justified. The Smart Cover for the iPad 2 seamlessly attaches to the razor-thin iPad 2 and automatically turns on the screen when you flip it open—just like a refrigerator door. This is what happens when you make your own hardware and software. The fact that the Smart Cover doubles as a stand when folded over is icing on the cake.