Anynod’s Smart Cover Clone Pulled From Samsung Stores

Anynod’s Smart Case hit the interwebs yesterday and caused more than a few people to call for Samsung’s head. Why? Well, Samsung retail stores throughout Korea where selling the blatant rip-off of Apple’s Smart Cover. But while Samsung was facilitating the case, it was actually made and distributed by Anynod. It doesn’t matter anymore. Samsung did the right thing and has pulled the case from its stores stating it wasn’t approved nor received the official “Designed for Samsung Mobile” certification.

Samsung’s statement via its Samsung Tomorrow Blog

As a general practice, Samsung Electronics reviews and approves all accessories produced by partners before they are given the “Designed for Samsung Mobile” mark.

In this case, approval was not given to Anymode for the accessory to feature this official designation.  We are working with Anymode to address this oversight and the product has already been removed from the Anymode sales website.  The product has not been sold.

This case caused an absurd amount of outrage. It’s just a tablet case. There wasn’t nearly the same amount of outcry when Apple debuted the Smart Cover. You know, the blatant rip-off of the InCase Convertible Magazine Jacket.