iPad mini Thinnest sleeve + stand combo?

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  1. Pinksteady, Dec 5, 2012
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    Pinksteady

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    I used Apple's iPad mini smart cover for about 5 minutes before deciding it wasn't for me - awkward to hold, slips out of alignment with the ipad all the time and makes the mini thicker.

    Therefore I'd like to find the thinnest and simplest sleeve possible - can anyone recommend one? I don't want to have anything around the device while I'm holding it, so a sleeve is my preferred solution, rather than a case or cover.

    The only useful piece of functionality I'll be missing is the stand - so I was wondering if a) there are any sleeves with some rudimentary stand built in (unlikely I know) or b) any small standalone stands that fold up nice and thin and I can keep in a pocket/rucksack (and I'll use a separate sleeve).

    Thanks for your help folks!

    EDIT: Found a stand - this looks ideal - Nest by BlueLounge:

    http://www.bluelounge.com/products/nest/
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    If you think the Smart Cover is too thick, you're out of luck cause anything else out there with a stand will make it more thick than the smart cover combo.
     
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    panda bear

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    I take the Smart Cover off when I am using the iPad and don't need a stand.

    I also don't like the way it feels to hold the iPad with the cover on.

    I don't know of any thinner/better alternatives for you, though.
     
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    Pinksteady

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    Currently for the stand functionality I'm looking at either the BlueLounge Nest:

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    or the GOGO Stump:

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    For the sleeve, any will do really, that's the easy bit I think!
     
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    panda bear

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    I'm an idiot. I think I misunderstood your use of "combo".

    I thought you wanted some kind of sleeve/stand combo that is thin.

    Not a separate sleeve and stand.

    Random, but I purchased a cheap, but effective stand for my mini and fail to see the use after purchasing the Smart Cover.

    It has a similar style to the second one you posted and it is black.

    You can have it if you'd like. For free, of course. I can take photos of it later when I am not bed-browsing.
     
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    Pinksteady

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    No probably me just not being clear - I've updated the question. Thank you for your kind offer! I'll probably get a new one though (you know what its like with these new shiny gadgets!). Which did you get?
     
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    panda bear

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    No problem. I don't even know the brand. It was about $5 at Bed Bath and Beyond on Black Friday.

    Some random gadget accessory company named iSomethingorother (of course).

    I kept forgetting to take the stand with me, so I gave in and went with the Smart Cover, since I was standing in the Apple Store, bored.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Both the TwelveSouth BookArc and the TwelveSouth Compass are great iPad/iPad Mini stands.

    The BookArc is more of a stand you keep on your desktop. While the Compass is extremely portable and meant to be so. It's a bit like a metal easel for your iPad. It can fold up and comes with a nice travel case. The thing is rock solid too - as in "it would hurt like heck to get hit in the head by one" type of rock solid.
     

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