iPad mini iPad mini 4 case & keyboard recommendations

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  1. Leviathon macrumors newbie

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    I bought my first Apple product a few days ago, an iPad mini 4 128GB. I'm hoping someone can give me a recommendation on a keyboard and/or a case that they like to use. The keyboards that I've found have such up and down reviews on Amazon.
     
  2. julioleitao macrumors newbie

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    you should check out the 3-in-1 case | visor | stand from coolshield.com its attractive as it is practical and reduces and improves the visibility on the screen.
     

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  3. peapody macrumors 68040

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    I just picked up an iPad Mini and I am going for a jisoncase vintage cover. I have had jisoncase covers before and the leather is really nice, and the case is very low profile while offering all the protection you would want.
    https://www.amazon.com/Jisoncase-Le...9249782&sr=8-1&keywords=jisoncase+ipad+mini+4

    I have looked into Zagg Slimbook as probably the best keyboard out there. It has a bad reputation because of cracking of the case, but based on my research they have updated the cases to prevent this from occurring again.
    https://www.amazon.com/ZAGG-Ultrath...815&sr=8-1&keywords=zagg+slimbook+ipad+mini+4

    Right now I use a stowaway bluetooth keyboard which opens to 92% size of a full size keyboard. Has excellent travel and a stand for me to put the mini on. It's the thinkoutside, or igo, branded keyboards that are no longer made, but it's the best for quick, close to real life typing. There are new ones out there like this - I think microsoft has one, but I love this stowaway kb. https://www.amazon.com/Stowaway-Ultra-Slim-Bluetooth-Blackberry-Handhelds/dp/B0002OKCXE
     
  4. Leviathon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so much for the advice!

    I hadn't even thought to look at leather cases. I figured it would just crack apart in no time. I'll have to bookmark that to look at this weekend.

    I had been leaning towards the Zagg slimbook or the folio but that was my major concern. Any reason you chose the slimbook over the folio? There really aren't that many keyboards for it, understandably.
     
  5. peapody macrumors 68040

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    I decided that the slim book is the way to go because it was just thinner. The folio seemed really squarish and thick.

    However in actuality I did not pick up the slim book as I am finding I am perfectly happy with my set up right now. I bought a nice case from Sutton Brothers on Amazon...just $12. I am using my thinkoutside stowaway and the ipad in the case in a display mode and I am finding I am very happy with this combination. It is just so much more portable and convenient than a keyboard case. With the stowaway I can also have the keyboard positioned however I like in relation to the iPad...it is very comfortable to work this way.

    And sadly...the Jisoncase leather case I bought from a third party merchant came to me used...so that had to go back. I am really happy with my setton bros. case though, so I don't think I will even think twice about picking up the jisoncase again.

    Good luck with your search.
     
  6. sothai macrumors newbie

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    It depends on your objective/s for the case. I've had quite a few different models over the years and I've settled on the Urban Amor Gear for pure protection.
     

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