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lbhskier37
Jan 10, 2013, 05:37 AM
Has anyone tried one of the knockoff smart covers available on amazon or eBay for the mini? Are any of them any good? I just got a mini and would like a Smart Cover style case, but can't bring myself to drop $40 on a plastic flap with some magnets.



HazyCloud
Jan 10, 2013, 01:13 PM
Check out eBay, but make sure they are genuine. I've seen some on there that have metal flaps for the Mini. :eek:

urkel
Jan 10, 2013, 04:20 PM
I got an 11.95 one on eBay. It looked fantastic because its black but the problem was the hinge magnet was so weak that when I'd use it as a stand it would come right off.

If anyone has a link to a good one then please share. I already have one Apple brand version but we need another and $40 is such a rip for what it is.

susa
Jan 13, 2013, 05:45 AM
I got an 11.95 one on eBay. It looked fantastic because its black but the problem was the hinge magnet was so weak that when I'd use it as a stand it would come right off.

If anyone has a link to a good one then please share. I already have one Apple brand version but we need another and $40 is such a rip for what it is.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-Thin-Smart-Magnetic-Leather-Cover-Case-wake-sleep-New-Apple-iPad-mini-/170964674505?_trksid=p2047675.m1985&_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D13%26meid%3D4844282904169670787%26pid%3 D100012%26prg%3D1014%26rk%3D3%26sd%3D170950760114%26

Got this. I think it may actually be genuine Apple product that the seller might have bought in bulk for a deep discount from one of the Chinese factories??t he strong magnet is fully covered, it fits, looks, feels nice, is kind of like a short nap suede on the inside, and it came in a nice white Apple-like box. The hinge will want to come off if fussing to stand the mini on an uneven surface. Note: I have never seen the genuine article.

Hackfix21
Jan 16, 2013, 12:11 PM
Just posted my solution to finding a cheaper alternative to the Apple Smart Cover, see: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1526602. Hope that helps.

Cartwright?
Jan 21, 2013, 10:12 AM
I got an 11.95 one on eBay. It looked fantastic because its black but the problem was the hinge magnet was so weak that when I'd use it as a stand it would come right off.

If anyone has a link to a good one then please share. I already have one Apple brand version but we need another and $40 is such a rip for what it is.

I had a similar question, I was going to get one off ebay, this one for my ipad, http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-New-iPad-3rd-2-Smart-Cover-Slim-PU-Leather-Case-Wake-Sleep-Stand-Multi-Color-/360546798301?pt=US_Tablet_eReader_Cases_Covers_Keyboard_Folios&hash=item53f2438add but then I wasn't sure if this was well made or not, I was trying to get some feedback in case anyone bought this or similar one off ebay.


http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1529078