I just cannot figure out for whom this product was designed. As I view
the world there are two types of Visor users -- your run of the mill
grocery list users, and the fanatic "Visor as an Appendage"
users. Since I fall into the latter half, I knew at first site the InnoPocket
SmartCover would simply not do for me.
SmartCover is a semitransparent plastic flip cover that attaches itself
to the bottom of the Visor, just like the plastic cover your Visor ships
with (using those two little nubs).
It curves around the back to the
SpringBoard slot on top where it also secures itself. At the top there
is a hinged cover which swings easily around the front of the Visor
to protect the screen.
It has a nice, fluid Star Trek Communicator flip
to it and it attaches and removes easily from the Visor (2-3 seconds).
The finish is frosted and matches the Visor nicely. The problem with
the SmartCover, however, is that it really isn't that smart. For one
thing, the cover protecting the screen isn't flush with the case, leaving
it exposed to elements, such as liquids. The cover the Visor ships with
has a much better seal and is free.
one thing I found particularly annoying is that you must remember to
remove your stylus before you flip back the cover or you can't get to
it at all (a nice feature if it did that when closed). It would seem
like this is no big deal, but as I am of the "open case, remove
stylus" mentality, retraining myself has been about as successful
as training any man to put down a toilet seat.
The SmartCover completely
blocks access to the Springboard slot, and as I am a multiple module
user, I found having to remove the cover completely, and store it, a
pain. One final note, it would have been a nice feature to have a hole
available to reset the Visor, but there is none.