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Old Mar 22, 2012, 07:25 AM   #1
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New Miniot Mk2 smart cover for new iPad(3)

I always loved how beautiful the miniot smart cover was but never got one because of all the problems I heard about it - from magnet issues to wood warping. I see Miniot has a newly-designed "Mk2" cover for the new iPad (which I'm going to call the iPad 3 regardless of what anyone says, and you all will too in 4 to 6 months from now).

While I presume nobody yet has one since it gives a 6-week estimated shipping time, but presumptions can always be rebutted. Maybe they're available at a miniot store in Holland, who knows. I'd just love to get a review of one. If the issues with the 1st gen Miniot iPad smart cover have been solved, I'm certainly going to order one of these.

Thanks for any info
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Old Mar 22, 2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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I wanted one so badly last year, but held back too for the same reasons you did. The other day I went to the site and saw they'd redesigned the cover and decided to go for it. I should get the cherry version in 5 or 6 weeks.

I couldn't find a review either, and admit I'm concerned about the same problems but I guess we'll see how it goes when I get it.

They really are beautiful, and I'm a wood freak. I love my miniot iphone 4s case so I know they make really nice quality stuff.

https://www.miniot.com/webshop/?port...=mcm2_standard


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Old Mar 23, 2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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I might do the same, Jeff. I can't imagine they would have redesigned it and not fixed the few issues with the first generation one - there was no need to redesign it just for the new iPad. I'm really tempted to just order one. Just wish I could get one little bit of 3rd party info about it....
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Old Mar 23, 2012, 08:47 PM   #4
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I might do the same, Jeff. I can't imagine they would have redesigned it and not fixed the few issues with the first generation one - there was no need to redesign it just for the new iPad. I'm really tempted to just order one. Just wish I could get one little bit of 3rd party info about it....
I hear ya. When mine arrives I'll post a review.. that's potentially a long way off though.
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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When you click on the new iPad on their website, you can choose between "Miniot Cover" and "MK2". What's the difference? The first one has a standard version at around $70 while the customized version is $98. The MK2 only has some standard colors and costs $90 I think.

I don't get what the difference between the two covers are, and Miniot doesn't like replying emails apparently...
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 04:49 PM   #6
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When you click on the new iPad on their website, you can choose between "Miniot Cover" and "MK2". What's the difference? The first one has a standard version at around $70 while the customized version is $98. The MK2 only has some standard colors and costs $90 I think.

I don't get what the difference between the two covers are, and Miniot doesn't like replying emails apparently...
The difference appears to be the way it attaches to your ipad. The first one used magnets inserted into the underside of the wood slats and it would lay flat upon the screen. This time around they've added an additional flap that attaches in the same spots the current smart cover does. This should be a lot more secure, hopefully.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:00 PM   #7
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Alright, thanks. I think I'll get one eventually, but I just found a navy blue leather cover for cheap I couldn't stand for, especially considering you'd have to wait 6 weeks for the Miniot one.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 01:38 PM   #8
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yeah, this new version looks solid.
I ordered the first one and when I heard all the issues I cancel it before they shipped.
I will wait until people can give feedback about this one. I hope they get it right this time. I love the wood look and feel.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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Looks great, but $31 shipping bringing this to over 100 bucks is a no go for me
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Old Apr 27, 2012, 09:55 AM   #10
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I hear ya. When mine arrives I'll post a review.. that's potentially a long way off though.
Woohoo! Just got my shipping notice. It'll be here on Wednesday.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 12:57 AM   #11
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Woohoo! Just got my shipping notice. It'll be here on Wednesday.
Keep us posted.
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Old May 1, 2012, 02:34 PM   #12
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Woohoo! Just got my shipping notice. It'll be here on Wednesday.
FedEx now states Monday the 7th by late afternoon. Ah well.
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Old May 2, 2012, 10:43 PM   #13
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWUqNe6Sjk4

Great news! The first video review is up and it looks to be a winner. I can't wait til Monday!
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Old May 3, 2012, 03:26 PM   #14
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Thumbs up

FedEx just showed up at my door with it. I think I might have gasped a bit when I opened the box.. it's gorgeous. I was afraid it'd be pale like the picture, but it's aged enough to have acquired that gorgeous red that makes me love cherry wood so much.

As a woodworking geek I'm really particular and am very satisfied. It's overcast and blah outside, but should the sun come out I'll get a couple of pictures to post.

I should also add it fits perfectly with the Belkin Snap Shield.

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Old May 4, 2012, 06:31 AM   #15
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There was another review out there, ilounge I believe, and they indicated that the cover does not lay flat across the screen.

This kept me away...anxious to hear your thoughts on your new cover.

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Old May 4, 2012, 06:29 PM   #16
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Great news! The first video review is up and it looks to be a winner. I can't wait til Monday!
This review is not from the latest miniot cover. The date of the review is June of 2011. You can also tell from looking at the cover. It doesn't attach like the newest version.
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Old May 4, 2012, 08:54 PM   #17
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This review is not from the latest miniot cover. The date of the review is June of 2011. You can also tell from looking at the cover. It doesn't attach like the newest version.
You're partially correct. The link I posted is for the new version. The first two Zap posted are the older version.

No issues with mine not laying flat at all. I'm very happy with it.
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Old May 7, 2012, 04:41 PM   #18
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Macworld put a review of it:

http://www.macworld.com/article/1166...implicity.html

Come on folks, let's put some pictures here!
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Old May 8, 2012, 08:58 AM   #19
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I do like the cover but not the price.
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Old May 8, 2012, 09:56 AM   #20
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Old May 9, 2012, 01:06 PM   #21
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Looks good bro. It seems a very well crafted piece.
How's the cover opening and closing, it's solid? Does the magnets work well?
I am looking at the mahogany one but damn, it's a expensive product.
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Old May 9, 2012, 07:45 PM   #22
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Looks good bro. It seems a very well crafted piece.
How's the cover opening and closing, it's solid? Does the magnets work well?
I am looking at the mahogany one but damn, it's a expensive product.
It really is well made. Everything is ruler straight and there are no flaws that I can find. Opening and closing are really nice. They've used some pretty strong magnets, at least on par with the smart cover. They're strong enough that you can hold the cover and dangle the ipad without worry. Curling the cover to make a stand is easy and feels really secure. It's not cheap at all, no question there. I think the craftsmanship justifies the cost.
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Old May 9, 2012, 07:56 PM   #23
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It really is well made. Everything is ruler straight and there are no flaws that I can find. Opening and closing are really nice. They've used some pretty strong magnets, at least on par with the smart cover. They're strong enough that you can hold the cover and dangle the ipad without worry. Curling the cover to make a stand is easy and feels really secure. It's not cheap at all, no question there. I think the craftsmanship justifies the cost.
Thanks for the reply.
I am really considering one now that they fixed most issues the first one had.
Yours look good on that picture.
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Old May 10, 2012, 02:43 AM   #24
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Looks better in person too. The camera washed it out. There is a lot more red in it in person. The mahogany looks like it'll be a great choice.
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Old May 19, 2012, 04:54 AM   #25
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I'm still debating. Is the shipping really 47$.
That's half the cost of the cover.
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