iPad mini iPad Mini Smart Covers, not cases, aftermarket?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Captain Dynamo, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi, I'm using an Apple Smart Cover and Skinkomi rear skin on my ipad mini. I like to keep it light.

    I'd rather not pay the $40 for the Smart Cover, though. Any recommendations for aftermarket smart covers (not cases-I have the Poetic case, but I want even less weight and easier removal).

    I have searched the threads, googled etc.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks but...

    Thanks for the link. I had seen that, but the OP noted

    "BUT I've discovered today that the magnets might be a little too strong as my screen turned off a few while the cover was flipped all the way back. Works great as long as you take the whole thing off or use it in stand mode."

     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Both Apple and 3rd party Smart Covers are showing up on eBay now. Just ordered a 3rd party one for $16 free ship. Looks the same down to the covered magnet. Seller tells me the magnet is just as strong as Apple's.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Issue with 3rd party smart covers are they can trigger the sleep/wake function when opened and flipped to the back of the mini. The apple covers won't put your mini to sleep when the cover is open.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

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    As with most things..... you get what you pay for
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    amen - I think it amazing to watch so many people bit** here they received a less than stellar case but paid $5-12.....I don't know what they expect....
     

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