iPad mini Do you use a smart cover with your iPad mini?

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Do you use a smart cover with your iPad mini?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I've always been a big supporter of the Apple Smart Cover. Had one for my iPad 3 and my wife has one for her iPad 2. However, I am not sure if I should go mini this time, as I feel like I need something that will make it stand up in landscape mode. For those who use a smart cover, do you use something to protect the back?
     
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    HazyCloud

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    I did protect the back with a cover, but now I just use a Smart Cover. If the surface is super rough, I just flip the SC over and use it for the back. Otherwise, I just set the iPad down.

    The Smart Cover will set the iPad in landscape, btw.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    I abhor smart covers after trying one.

    Conversely the smart case I have on my iPad 4 is really nice. Too bad Apples inconsistent ways prevented them from creating a smart cover to fit the mini.

    My major complaint with the mini is how tiring it is to hold without a case. With a case you've defeated its light weight advantage.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    smartcover+ coverbuddy - cover never comes off accidentally....
     
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    TWO2SEVEN

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    Same setup on my fiance's Mini.

    To me the Mini SmartCover seems to hold the iPad up in landscape better than the SC on my 3rd gen iPad. I'm sure it is the lighter weight and smaller form of the Mini.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    Another thumbs up for the SmartCover and CoverBuddy combo for the mini.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What difference would the CoverBuddy make? And how do I know if it is a clear or matte coverbuddy?
     
  8. macrumors 68030

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    ummmmm...one you can see thru?:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh... haha. So there is only one clear one? I thought you could get any color is matte or clear. (Matte being plastic feel and clear being hard)
     
  10. macrumors 68030

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    go to the website....google coverbuddy...questions answered....
     
  11. Cptnodegard, Feb 2, 2013
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    macrumors 6502

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    I have a CoverBuddy lying in a pile of other crap somewhere, while this $2 case is on my mini:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1533605
    SwitchEasy can take its translucent gray "UltraBlack" cover with those misaligned port cutouts and shove it up its you know what
     
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  13. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok.......I got it.......
     
  14. HazyCloud, Feb 2, 2013
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    HazyCloud

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    In...the...time...you...typed...that...you...could...have...answered...their...question. Why the "go look this up on your own" attitude all the time? This is a forum where people ask questions.

    There's 2 different clear glossy ones. The "black" and clear ones are the only glossy ones. The rest of the colors are the matte ones. If you go with a CoverBuddy, go with one of the matte ones. There's a thread here that also has pics of a few of the colors. (I see you've already posted there, but I'll link to it anyway.)

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1499652
     
  15. macrumors 68030

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    c'mon.....the mfr website has pictures, all the selections of color - much more than I can type...going to a mfr website is logical...it''s not attitude...
     
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    HazyCloud

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    Logical? Sure, but they still asked a question and you just pointed them to the site. If anything, at least link them to it and/or try to answer their question. It just seems odd to type out "Google this, look there, blah, blah, blah" when you could have easily answered it. I only mentioned this since this isn't the first time I've seen you answer someone with that "go find it yourself" attitude.

    Oh well, it wasn't me asking the question and I actually took the time to answer it for them so all is well.
     
  17. macrumors 68030

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    totally correct...and probably not the last...have a good night....
     
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    TyPod

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    Smart Cover with my iPad mini and no back protection. Wouldn't want it any other way!
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    i'm using an eBay copy smart cover. It works and basically gets the job done. The typing position is not as stable as the Apple version. But it's close enough and looks good.

    Smart cover copy on eBay
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/350663435266?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    I'm going back and forth between naked and back case. Just ordered one of these for the back:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/14089737464...eName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    Mulling a matte back skin also.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice combo! This is what I'm considering going with. :)
     
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    TyPod

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    I love it! Not too concerned about the back getting scratched, since I plan to use my mini for quite some time and not re-sell. The Smart Cover is wonderful for protecting the screen, propping the iPad up in landscape, and I think it looks pretty sick.
     
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    macness

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    Ghost armor front+back plus Smart Cover. Amazing!
     
  23. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same here. The only thing I am not sure about is getting a sleeve or not. Do you have one? Also, is your iPad black or white?
     
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    TyPod

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    A sleeve would be great to have, especially if you're going to travel a lot with your iPad in a bag. Luckily, i have a nice pocket in my backpack where my iPad fits perfectly, so I don't find the need for a sleeve. Seen some really cool ones on here though!

    I have a white iPad Mini with a red Smart Cover.
     
  25. macrumors 65816

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    I had this same setup and at first I loved it. I really do like the coverbuddy! But the Smart Cover...it was constantly coming off when I didn't want it to when folded back. Perhaps mine was defective. I also found the typing angle a little too low. But I'm using the Versacover now and I really love it.
     

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