If you are anything like me, your Smart Cover is a saviour for your investment into the Apple tablet; without it, my screen would likely already be damaged in some way or another. My fluorescent green Smart Cover, while a great protector and feature of my iPad, it really does take a beating. My iPad floats around in my bag with all of the other things I happen to take to uni (folders, Livescribe books, textbooks and sometimes my MacBook Pro). This leads it to collect all sorts of grime on the Smart Cover’s polyurethane front.
I have no real idea of what to do to clean it up – it had become quite unclean in the few short weeks I have actually had it. I was sitting at my desk when I was holding on to a rubber (or an eraser, depending on who you are and where you are from) when the idea struck me – why not use the eraser? I wasn’t sure it was going to work, but after a few moments, all the gunk that had built up over the life of the cover came off easily. See the image below (sorry it isn’t amazing; my iPhone and desk lamp don’t like each other much). Note this approach may not work for permanent marks like those made by biro and marker pens, but works for general everyday grime.
But it just goes to show the best solutions are the simplest ones.