You can have the SmartCover folded in a triangle and hanging on the bottom or fold it and put it behind the iPad so it's hidden. We'll post some photos of it, but the main point is that you don't have to take it off to mount.
It's not designed for the SmartCase, but with that said you can have MagBak on the iPad Air and still put the SmartCase over it, it's a tight fit, but it does still fit. The mounting will not work with when the SmartCase is coving up the MagBak.
Some people have asked about putting MagBak on the actual SmartCase instead of the iPad Air. This will probably work, but we have not tested it, so we can't recommend it.
The pads are silicone base rubber pads with magnets built into them. There is layer of PET that protects the magnets from touching the back of the iPad (So no fear of magnets scratching your iPad)
The final layer has a 3M adhesive that is designed for metal.
The older generation MagBaks do not use the same magnetic pattern. This is because of the SmartCover design of the older iPads. We will have a different MagStick for the older iPads releasing at the end of the campaign.
Every car is different, but we've tested in several cars, what is required is place to mount the MagStick. It comes with double sided tape, and foam tape can be used to mount to slightly curved surfaces.
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