iPad mini Knockoff Smart Covers any good?

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

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    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.
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    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

    Nov 3, 2008
    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
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

    macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2009

    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.
  5. macrumors member

    Jun 1, 2011
  6. macrumors newbie

    Nov 18, 2011
    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.


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