In its legal dealings against alleged plagiarism of its designs, Apple calls Samsung “the copyist.” It is rather ironic, then, that even Samsung’s accessory suppliers seem to be ripping of Apple’s designs. Exhibit a: The Galaxy Tab 10.1 Smart Case by Anymode.
Once we get past the fitting of the case, which use a full, wraparound rear case to hold it in place (the Tab hasn’t yet copied the iPad 2’s embedded magnets), the Smart Case is an astonishingly bold rip-off of the Smart Cover.
From the four-sectioned, foldable cover/stand design of the front flap to the gray microfiber lining to the colors of the cover itself. You can pick between the muted green, baby blue and fiery orange of Apple’s plastic covers, along with the dark red and black of its (inferior) leather covers. The gray, beige and navy blue colorways have sensibly been ignored.
The price for this startling “innovation”? 39,000 Korean Won, or about $37. Buy now, before Apple’s legal team goes to work, yet again.