After using only the Smart Cover for the last couple of months, a few days back I got a new iPad case in the style of the original case. It’s the Pipetto Leather iPad case in Rocker Black. It’s a lovely and well crafted handmade case which feels pretty great in the hand. The leather is soft but the case itself is rather sturdy.
It offers the same functions in terms of standing as the original iPad case did plus the magnetic put-the-iPad-to-sleep-function. At least it should. Mine actually does not put the device to sleep when I close it. I’m talking to the manufacturer about that.
Nevertheless: It’s the case I wanted and I’m happy I got it.