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

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

  1. Captain Dynamo macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Northern California
    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.
  2. Captain Dynamo thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2011
    Northern California
    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."

  3. susa macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2009
    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.
  4. wytwolf macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2012
    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.
  5. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    As with most things..... you get what you pay for
  6. glen e macrumors 68030

    Jun 19, 2010
    Ft Lauderdale
    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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