iPad mini Changed my mind about the Apple smart case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Infinitewisdom, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Infinitewisdom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2012
    First reaction to Apple's smart "case" for iPad mini 4 was that it was a cover and not a case. And way overpriced at that. But I finally bit the bullet and bought one. I absolutely love it. The fit is superb, it works absolutely perfectly with the Smart Cover, and it's not bulky at all. I still think the price is outrageous and mostly for suckers, but it's a solid offering.
  2. jrs22 macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2012
    I bought my Smart case and cover early on because I was going to be traveling and nothing else good was on the market yet. It cannot be compared to the $10 case. I've used those and the back of the case may be decent (but heavy) but the cover is cardboard with the thinnest vinyl covering. Maybe those are better now but the ones I bought for my Air were slippery.

    Now that I've been using it for 6 months I feel like it's overpriced but not to the point of feeling like a sucker. Given how long my iPads last I expect this one to carry on till the new long after cheaper ones would have died out and been replaced.
  3. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    I just got my Apple silicone case in charcoal gray and it's horrible as far as attracting massive amounts of dust, lint, and hair. Not only can I see it, but I can feel it when I hold it. The only way to really remove it is constantly use a moist towel and wipe it down. I wish they had simply made the material the same as what is on the Smart Cover. I would consider getting a white one to at least alleviate seeing it so noticeably, but that would have its own issues with being white.
  4. AliMacs macrumors 6502

    Oct 8, 2014
    Silicone will attract dust. Get a TPU (thermoplastic/poly urethane) and it will not attract as much dust. It will still have dust but will not suck it up like a kardashian sucking bbc.
  5. myrtlebee macrumors 68020


    Jul 9, 2011
    I actually just realized that my silicone case smells nasty. Seriously, smell the case, it smells like a nasty cheese or body odor. I'm swapping it out for a replacement with Target online. Hoping I just got a dud.
  6. ColdShadow, May 15, 2016
    Last edited: May 15, 2016

    ColdShadow macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2013
    Apple's silicone case really sucks.
    I really don't get it why they ditched the nice leather smart case in favour of this ugly,nasty silicone back cover + smart cover combo.

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