Smart Cover Hacked to Work (sort of) on Original iPad
If you're among those who aren't willing to spring for the new iPad 2 just yet but would still like to enjoy Apple's new Smart Covers, you're in luck. As it turns out, the guys over at Three Russians Used A Pencil have effectively hacked the Smart Cover (sort of) to make it work with the original iPad (sort of).
Understandably, the hack required the procurement of 3/8” x 3/16” x 1/32” magnets - which, unfortunately, aren't the least expensive components to buy. Throw in some super glue and a bit of strategic planning and component placement, and you've got a brand new Smart Cover concealing the original Apple tablet. To see the modified Smart Cover in action, check out the brief video above.
Where the hack falls short is that the modified Smart Cover cannot wake up your iPad or, conversely, put it to sleep. What's more, the stand functionality is far from rock solid. But, all told, the Smart Cover can be used on your first generation iPad. And, perhaps from afar, someone might actually think you have the iPad 2
Source: Three Russians Used A Pencil