New Smartt Mate Back Cover is Luxe, Chic Upgrade for Your iPad 2

August 3, 2011

Finest, Hand-Crafted Accessory Points to Hot Carbon Fiber Design & Fashion Trend

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

From the world of aviation and racing to the ateliers of Chanel and Ralph Lauren, ultra sleek carbon fiber has completed the transition from high function to high fashion ““”“ and can now be your next must-have accessory, thanks to the launch of Smartt Mate, the luxurious new back cover for iPad 2 from boutique accessories firm monCarbone (http://www.moncarbone.com).

Unlike inferior, bulky leather or plastic covers that don’t fully cover the iPad 2, the carbon fiber Smartt Mate utilizes proprietary technology to form a complete, silhouette-hugging sheath that’s a mere 0.35 mm on one side ““ thinner than a human fingernail ““ allowing it to connect perfectly with iPad2′s front Smart Cover. It envelops and protects the full back of the iPad 2, complementing Smart Cover’s functionality but not decreasing its magnetism. As a functional accessory, Smartt Mate is sure to impress the most discerning fashionista; its unique, science-meets-couture appeal makes it compelling for everyone from style-conscious executives to luxury sport enthusiasts to hardcore Apple devotees who appreciate the difference between merely attractive and truly beautiful.

Smartt Mate is available in two distinctive finishes: Mystery Black and Midnight Black. It retails for $79.99 and is available for order online at http://www.moncarbone.com.


Carbon fiber is coming into its own as a revolutionary, beautiful design material. Thin carbon fiber strands are woven together in tightly knit, light-weight, strong fabric that can be shaped to bring style and strength to everything from stealth aircraft to Formula One race cars, yachts, golf clubs, tennis rackets, bicycles ““ and now even designer furniture and high-end accessories. Numerous, category-leading brands have recently discovered carbon fiber’s unique allure, including Ferrari, Porsche and Lamborghini (interior accessories), Mercedes Benz (bikes), Chanel (tennis rackets) Ralph Lauren (chairs), Ray Ban (sunglasses) and Dunhill (belts, wallets).

Other, lesser brands are beginning to imitate the carbon-fiber look as well, but few companies ““ like monCarbone ““ actually deliver the real deal.

“It’s rare that you see a new material like carbon fiber transforming categories and claiming new ground in the competitive world of design and fashion,” said Ming Chen, Managing Director of monCarbone. “We’re watching the hallmark of good design as it happens ““ discovery of something truly new and trend-setting and its adoption by discerning people as a way to express themselves through fashion that stands out for all the right reasons.”


“¢Smartt Mate is the only iPad2 cover that completely covers the rear and sides of the device with no unnecessary cutouts. Utilizing proprietary technology, it is a super-thin 0.35 mm (0.01 inches) at the side where it connects with the Smart Cover. By comparison, a human fingernail is 0.4 mm (.015 inches).

“¢The back, main portion of Smart Mate is a thin 0.6 mm (less than 0.023 inches). That’s thinner than a credit card, which is 0.76 mm (0.029 inches).

“¢Smartt Mate is feather light, at just 40g (1.41 ounces) ““ about the same as eight sheets of standard office copy paper.

“¢There are 690,000 carbon fiber strands meticulously woven to form each Smartt Mate.

“¢Smartt Mate is 100% pure carbon fiber with its classic colors, finishes and qualities:

– Midnight Black has a sleek, clear gloss coating that is commonly associated with race cars, golf clubs, bicycles and other high-performance products.

– Mystery Black is a matte treatment that allows users to feel the weave of the carbon fiber material; this special, proprietary finish is also scratch resistant.

– Carbon fiber is UV resistant, preventing discoloration from sunlight.

“¢Special-edition colors, Luminous Silver and Parisian Champagne, will be announced soon.


monCarbone is an expert at turning the dreams of carbon fiber material engineering into fashionable reality. The boutique accessories brand develops advanced and functional yet chic products that suit modern lifestyles of the most discerning consumers. For more information visit http://www.monCarbone.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: See our Smartt Mate demo video on YouTube: http://tinyurl.com/3eatlzq.

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