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iPad mini Do you like your Smart Cover ?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by GeorgieAcevedo, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    First time cover user on the iPad. I got the Smart Cover for the mini and idk it feels a bit uncomfortable. But it's pretty popular so maybe I'm using it wrong ? I don't know. Do you like yours ?
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  3. macrumors regular

    It's pretty crappy. It doesn't attach to the back when you use the device, so it's always sliding and flapping around. This is ridiculous for something so extremely expensive.

    As a stand it has a tendency to fall over and having the inside of the cover out and exposed to everything that might be on the desk means stuff gets on the screen, or worse ends up scratching it.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    This is one of the main issues I'm having. I'm considering returning it. Mmmm. Only looks good when closed. That's all.
  5. hfg
    macrumors 68030


    Fold it in half when you first open it, then flip the double-thick remaining half to the back. Much easier to hold without the flapping around.
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    You're suppose to remove it when your using the iPad.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    I don't understand what you're trying to say. Like this?

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  8. macrumors newbie

    I use a 3M self stick magnetic strip under my back cover to hold it in place when open. Put it on the far left edge on the back.
  9. macrumors regular

    It has three segments, you can't fold it in half.

    Here's what happens if you try to hold it:

  10. macrumors 6502a


    I think he got confused with the Smart Cover for the regular iPad lol
  11. hfg
    macrumors 68030


    Indeed I did ... my apologies. :eek:

    I forgot I was in the mini iPad forum ... that technique works with the full size ones. :eek:
  12. macrumors 68030

    I fold two thirds of it back and have never had the magnets come loose....are you guys lumberjacks or something?


  13. macrumors 68020


    I like it, but I always take it off when using the iPad. I hate the way it feels when using the iPad and the Smart Cover is on the back.
  14. macrumors 68020

    With the big iPad I would roll it up as a triangle and then wrap my hand on that like a handle to hold it and it was very comfortable. But with the mini then it's missing a segment so in "triangle mode" it's not very stable. I can't hold it the same way nor does it stand as sturdy, so IMO it sucks for the price (but I'm still keeping it.)

    BTW. I never take the cover off because then ill lose it.
  15. macrumors newbie

    My mini also doubles as my alarm clock. Very disappointed with the sturdiness of the smart cover in this regard. So much so that i'm returning mine tomorrow.
  16. macrumors 68040

    Hate it. Returned it. Disappointing gap against the screen. Apple knows about the issue and says "working on it"
  17. macrumors member

    So far it's ok. Like everyone is saying: it has issues like the little gap between the cover and screen. However, for my purposes I think it will work out.
  18. macrumors regular

    It's fine for me. Helps me hold the iPad easier. I like how it doesn't collect dust like the cover for the original iPad. I do wish there were more artistic designs for it. The colors are boring.
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    This is how I fold the Smart Cover for my big iPad.

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  20. macrumors regular

    I'd prefer a smart case that covers the back.
  21. macrumors 6502a


    Mine sticks to the back fine, it doesn't flap around.
  22. macrumors 68030

    mine too, when it's naked...
  23. macrumors 6502


    I hid a small flat magnet between the back of the ipad and the cover. So mines doesnt "flap around at all"
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  25. macrumors 6502a


    I do like my smart cover. I preferred the way I could fold it in half on the larger model but, on the mini, it seems to stick to the back fine.

    My only issue is the color choices. I wish they had made a black one and made some leather options. The dark gray on black is okay but would have liked a black cover.

    Patiently waiting for some third party smart covers to come out. :eek:

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