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Old Jan 20, 2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Question Tough/Hard case for iPad MINI recomendations, anyone?

Looking for a good, durable protection for iPad mini, water resistant (IP-66 equivalent).

Of course Otterbox has one for mini, $69.99, but the price/performance might be over rated.

Found this one, Aegis, looks good, $37.99 Anyone have?


Hard Candy has a selection
, this one looks worthy, so, worth it?


(Found this list of 40 cases.)
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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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.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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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.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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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.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 04:17 PM   #5
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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.

And yes, should have posted in Accessories, forgot all about that section.
Mod's moved it anyway (thanks!)
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Well, at least the cases lasts more then one year, and no mini return hassle.

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.
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Old Jan 20, 2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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Looking for a good, durable protection for iPad mini, water resistant (IP-66 equivalent).

Of course Otterbox has one for mini, $69.99, but the price/performance might be over rated.

Found this one, Aegis, looks good, $37.99 Anyone have?


Hard Candy has a selection
, this one looks worthy, so, worth it?


(Found this list of 40 cases.)


Otterbox is definitely better
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:00 AM   #8
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....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.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:05 AM   #9
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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.
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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.
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No way!!! Damn it! That's where I was looking at it.
Way!!!!
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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.)
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:57 AM   #13
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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.
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