iPad mini Knockoff Smart Covers any good?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by lbhskier37, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Has anyone tried one of the knockoff smart covers available on amazon or eBay for the mini? Are any of them any good? I just got a mini and would like a Smart Cover style case, but can't bring myself to drop $40 on a plastic flap with some magnets.
     
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    HazyCloud

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    Check out eBay, but make sure they are genuine. I've seen some on there that have metal flaps for the Mini. :eek:
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    I got an 11.95 one on eBay. It looked fantastic because its black but the problem was the hinge magnet was so weak that when I'd use it as a stand it would come right off.

    If anyone has a link to a good one then please share. I already have one Apple brand version but we need another and $40 is such a rip for what it is.
     
  4. susa, Jan 13, 2013
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultra-Thin-...787&pid=100012&prg=1014&rk=3&sd=170950760114&

    Got this. I think it may actually be genuine Apple product that the seller might have bought in bulk for a deep discount from one of the Chinese factories??t he strong magnet is fully covered, it fits, looks, feels nice, is kind of like a short nap suede on the inside, and it came in a nice white Apple-like box. The hinge will want to come off if fussing to stand the mini on an uneven surface. Note: I have never seen the genuine article.
     
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  6. macrumors newbie

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    I had a similar question, I was going to get one off ebay, this one for my ipad, http://www.ebay.com/itm/The-New-iPa...es_Covers_Keyboard_Folios&hash=item53f2438add but then I wasn't sure if this was well made or not, I was trying to get some feedback in case anyone bought this or similar one off ebay.


    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1529078
     

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