When I reviewed the iPad 2, someone asked if the new Smart Cover could be used with the original iPad, and the answer was “no” at the time. A company called Smartfix has changed that answer to “yes” with their Smartsnap conversion kit. It basically is an adhesive strip that you apply along one side of your iPad; this strip has a magnetic area that fits along the flat side of the original iPad. The magnetic bar on the Smart Cover (not included with purchase) attaches to this magnetic strip. Of course, the original iPad is missing all the other magnets found in the iPad 2, so you will not have the wake/sleep functions and the open edge of the Smart Cover won’t be held closed. The Smartsnap strip is $20 from Smartfix. Shipping is $3.00 within the US or $15.00 worldwide.