In case you missed it before, here’s the official Apple commercial for the iPad Smart Cover.

The Smart Cover sticks like a magnet to your iPad display or you can fold it as a stand for typing or watching videos.

There’s however one more reason why you may get for this Smart Cover – it may protect your iPad from breaking in case the device accidentally slips out of your hands.

Square Trade, a company that offers insurance for Apple products against accidental damage, did a “drop test” to determine if a smart cover can protect the iPad. Well, with the smart cover on, the iPad successfully survived a drop from waist height. See video:

The Smart Cover is only available for the newer iPad 2 and not for the original iPad. Thank you Priya Shah for the tip.