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PracticalMac
Jan 20, 2013, 10:46 AM
Looking for a good, durable protection for iPad mini, water resistant (IP-66 equivalent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code)).

Of course Otterbox has one for mini (http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-mini/ipad-mini,default,pg.html), $69.99, but the price/performance might be over rated.

Found this one, Aegis, (http://www.accessorygeeks.com/trident-blue-aegis-hard-case-silicone-screen-protector-apple-ipad-mini.html) looks good, $37.99 Anyone have?


Hard Candy has a selection (http://www.hardcandycases.com/new-ipad-cases.html), this one looks worthy (http://www.hardcandycases.com/ipad-mini-shockdrop-sports-series-rugged-case.html), so, worth it?


(Found this list of 40 cases.) (http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/ipad-mini-cases-sleeves/)



AmyK
Jan 20, 2013, 12:39 PM
I just ordered a black otter is for the mini off amazon for $35

I have a Smart Cover/back buddy combo that I like but for trips I wanted something more... I saw the otter box at the store and was surprised I liked it... Just not the retail price.

ugcop
Jan 20, 2013, 01:07 PM
I use Otterbox on my mini. I find it is easier to hold. I've used OBox on all my iPads except #1 and all iPhones except 3GS. Great product and exceptional customer service. I consider it cheap insurance.

HazyCloud
Jan 20, 2013, 01:19 PM
I use Otterbox on my mini. I find it is easier to hold. I've used OBox on all my iPads except #1 and all iPhones except 3GS. Great product and exceptional customer service. I consider it cheap insurance.

Cheap insurance? My insurance on my iPad mini is less for 1 year than the cost of an Otterbox. That's cheap insurance.

OP, you'll probably get a lot more help if this is moved to the iPad Accessories section.

PracticalMac
Jan 20, 2013, 04:17 PM
Cheap insurance? My insurance on my iPad mini is less for 1 year than the cost of an Otterbox. That's cheap insurance.

OP, you'll probably get a lot more help if this is moved to the iPad Accessories section.

Well, at least the cases lasts more then one year, and no mini return hassle. :rolleyes:

And yes, should have posted in Accessories, forgot all about that section.
Mod's moved it anyway (thanks!)

HazyCloud
Jan 20, 2013, 07:34 PM
Well, at least the cases lasts more then one year, and no mini return hassle. :rolleyes:

And yes, should have posted in Accessories, forgot all about that section.
Mod's moved it anyway (thanks!)

There's no hassle when Apple swaps it in-store. :) I use a case, but it was cheap just to preserve my resale.

Fissssh
Jan 20, 2013, 09:03 PM
Looking for a good, durable protection for iPad mini, water resistant (IP-66 equivalent (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code)).

Of course Otterbox has one for mini (http://www.otterbox.com/ipad-mini/ipad-mini,default,pg.html), $69.99, but the price/performance might be over rated.

Found this one, Aegis, (http://www.accessorygeeks.com/trident-blue-aegis-hard-case-silicone-screen-protector-apple-ipad-mini.html) looks good, $37.99 Anyone have?


Hard Candy has a selection (http://www.hardcandycases.com/new-ipad-cases.html), this one looks worthy (http://www.hardcandycases.com/ipad-mini-shockdrop-sports-series-rugged-case.html), so, worth it?


(Found this list of 40 cases.) (http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/ipad-mini-cases-sleeves/)



Otterbox is definitely better :)

kodeman53
Jan 21, 2013, 06:00 AM
....but it was cheap just to preserve my resale.

Classic urban legend. Please offer proof you even cover the cost of the case at resale time.

pooleman
Jan 21, 2013, 08:05 AM
I just ordered a black otter is for the mini off amazon for $35

I have a Smart Cover/back buddy combo that I like but for trips I wanted something more... I saw the otter box at the store and was surprised I liked it... Just not the retail price.

I found out recently that Best buy will price match Amazon. I got my OtterBox case for the mini for $40 and didn't have to wait, and I knew that it was new and if I have an issue can can go right back to the store and not have to wait deal with an Amazon vendor.

AmyK
Jan 21, 2013, 08:15 AM
I found out recently that Best buy will price match Amazon. I got my OtterBox case for the mini for $40 and didn't have to wait, and I knew that it was new and if I have an issue can can go right back to the store and not have to wait deal with an Amazon vendor.

No way!!! Damn it! That's where I was looking at it.

pooleman
Jan 21, 2013, 08:47 AM
No way!!! Damn it! That's where I was looking at it.

Way!!!!

HazyCloud
Jan 21, 2013, 12:37 PM
Classic urban legend. Please offer proof you even cover the cost of the case at resale time.

Well, the case was only $20 so it's safe to assume that if my iPad mini was scratched up, I'd get $20 less. :) Honestly, getting the money back for the case isn't a deal breaker to me. I just like to provide the next owner with a brand new looking device. (Although, I did get a 32 LTE for 459 so I'll end up getting almost what I paid for it.)

AppleRobert
Feb 11, 2013, 08:57 AM
One of the key features making it desirable for folks is the portability, size and weight of the Mini. That said, doesn't the otterbox case detract from that? I assume it adds both size and weight and makes the Mini somewhat less portable as well. The price on Amazon is still around $35 though and that is pretty darn good.