The main reason I buy the iPad cover is NOT to cover the iPad! It is to make the iPad tilt upwards a bit on a flat surface (using the cover folded back on itself into a triangle). However, buying a cover just to tilt the iPad is kinda overly expensive when there are cheap alternatives. Well, I used the leftover Sugru self-setting rubber (to fix the weak lightning cable) and made a tilted stand for my iPad Mini 2. Tell me what you think... it is quite stable and does the job just fine.