iPad How to make iPad mini less slippery?

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  1. Denis54 macrumors member

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    When I travel I carry my mini in my bag or my pocket. I do not use anything to protect it as I want to keep it as light and thin as possible.

    I find it pretty slippery when I pull it out and I am always worried about dropping it. Is there anything light and slim that I could apply to the back to make it less slippery?
     
  2. Dave Meadows macrumors 68020

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    You may not like my answer but the official Apple leather case is superb.
     
  3. Ladybug macrumors 65816

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    TPU case, weighs next to nothing and will give you a better grip.
     
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    you could put a skin on it, adds almost no bulk.
     
  5. Kangda macrumors member

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    If you are looking for light and thin, Otterbox is not the best candidate. But Otterbox is great if you want maximum protection.

    How about Switcheasy's Coverbuddy? Or Speck's Candyshell Grip?
     
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    The Apple leather case that they make for the iPad mini is the best choice. It does not add much size or weight at all to the mini, looks stylish and is custom made for the mini.

    The Otterbox case might be better protection, but it adds an awful lot of weight and bulk to the mini.
     
  8. a042349 macrumors member

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    eGrips!

    I keep a stash of eGrips on hand for use on many of my devices. There are several generic sheets of these things available that I use. They're great cause they allow you to place them wherever your hands naturally fall when gripping your tablet, don't add any weight or bulk, and remove very cleanly.

    I put a strip or two (I use the clear ones) on the back where my fingers rest, then a dot or two on the bezels where my thumbs rest. With the added grippiness you can hold it much more relaxed and it helps hand fatigue.

    eGrip Strips/Dots
     
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    Yep. Expensive, but thin and it give it a great grip.
     
  11. ron7624 Contributor

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    I use this on all my devices. Great non slippery grip/feel. Excellent scratch protection. NO added anything.
    Skinomi TechSkin - Apple iPad mini Screen Protector Ultra Clear Shield + Full Body Protective Skin + Lifetime Warranty. by Skinomi
    Search for it on Amazon but by it fulfilled by Skinomi. Read the reviews.
     
  12. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Another vote for the Apple leather case. Didn't like one on my Air but seems to suit the rMini better.

    Feels good in the hand and the red one looks good on my white rMini. It's wearing well too.
     
  13. highertechnology macrumors 6502

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    Sticker boy easy extreme skin. Pick your texture. I use white leather on my silver/white mini.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Apple leather case for my Air and rMini. Adds the least amount of bulk for the protection. I use my rMini while walking on the job all the time and like the feel of the case.
     
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    Wow .... Two Apple leather cases ? They equals the price of a cheap android tablet :D
     
  17. Denis54 thread starter macrumors member

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    TPU case solved my problem. Thanks all for your suggestions.
     
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