If you’re not quite ready for the iPad 2 yet but really adore the new Smart Cover for the iPad 2, then you might want to watch this video showing a simple hack to make the Smart Cover work for your original iPad.
The hack works quite well for the original iPad. The downside is that you have to glue a few magnets to your iPad. If you watch the video, you’ll see that the latch mechanism fits the original iPad quite well. Just remember that placing the Smart Cover will not make your iPad go to sleep/wake up. It only works on the iPad2. But still, if you want the smart cover for your original iPad and won’t mind the few magnets glued on the side, then hack away.