iPad mini Belkin SnapShield case same for Mini and Mini Retina?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Mike Boreham, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    Anyone know if there is (or going to be) a new version the Belkin SnapShield rear case for the Retina Mini, or does the same one fit?

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  2. vito macrumors 6502a

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    A user on AVForums purchased one here in the UK, and I asked if there was cut out for the mic at the back, unfortunately not. Don't know if Belkin are updating it.

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  3. Mike Boreham thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks, The one I have for my non-retina mini has the little hole in middle of the top edge as in your pic, and the mic hole in the iPad is there too. How is the retina different?
     
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    Dual mics on the rMini.
     
  5. Mike Boreham, Nov 22, 2013
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    Thanks!

    Just seen that the Belkin website is showing the same model for Mini and Retina Mini:

    http://www.belkin.com/us/F7N019-Belkin/p/P-F7N019/

    Is the photo in Vitos post of the Retina or non Retina Mini?

    Maybe the difference between single and dual mice is very small?

    EDIT again....see the dual mic is actually another mic on the back, so now way is the same.

    I think the Belkin above is a new model, with the extra hole, being marketed as backward compatible with the original Mini, but the old case is not forward compatible.
     
  6. Leney macrumors member

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    [I think the Belkin above is a new model, with the extra hole, being marketed as backward compatible with the original Mini, but the old case is not forward compatible.[/QUOTE]

    Nope. The model is the old case that is being marketed as forward compatible, despite no cut out for the additional mic.

    You can see it being sold on Amazon with the same item number.
    http://www.amazon.com/Belkin-Shield...52487&sr=8-1&keywords=belkin+snap+shield+mini

    I bought it for my retina mini. It fits fine and I use it with an Apple smart cover. I didn't care about the lack of a cut out for the back mic.
     
  7. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else try this on the retina? What functionality are you giving up by covering up the back mic? Has anyone used this in the Logitech ultra think keyboard? Does it fit in the slot with the case on?
     
  8. Mike Boreham thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I see that you are right....same thing on the UK website:

    http://www.belkin.com/uk/p/P-F7N019/

    Has anyone ordered one recently to discover if there has been a silent update?
     
  9. Sir Ruben macrumors 65816

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    Big fan of these, had one for my iPad 3 and iPad Air. I want to get one for the Retina Mini but not happy to go for it without the cutout for the 2nd mic.
     

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