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Hack an First Gen iPad for the iPad 2 Smart Cover

If you’re not planning on upgrading your iPad any time soon but you would like in on some of that smart cover action, this simple DIY hack can help.

At the design blog The Russians Used a Pencil, they share a clever way to attach the new iPad smart cover to a previous generation iPad.

You’ll need four neodymium magnets, some glue, and no aversion to gluing said magnets to the spine of your iPad. Check out the video below to see it in action:

Interested in modding your iPad? Read more at the link below.

Smart Cover for iPad 1 [The Russians Used a Pencil via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/22/11

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