iPad mini iPad mini 5 back shell that's smart cover compatible?

Works4Me

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Does anyone know if there is a back protective shell for the new iPad mini 5 that is smart cover compatible? There are a lot out there for the mini 4, but I couldn't find any for the mini 5. Maybe it's just my Google-fu that isn't up to snuff, but no luck so far. Thanks!

Edit: I know there are cases that have a sort of smart cover built-in, but there are times I like to be able to remove the smart cover....
 
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Rafterman

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Does anyone know if there is a back protective shell for the new iPad mini 5 that is smart cover compatible? There are a lot out there for the mini 4, but I couldn't find any for the mini 5. Maybe it's just my Google-fu that isn't up to snuff, but no luck so far. Thanks!

Edit: I know there are cases that have a sort of smart cover built-in, but there are times I like to be able to remove the smart cover....
Other than cutting up one of the available cases to make your own shell-only case, there are none yet. Ive been looking myself.
 

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I had to use my iPad mini 4 one. Speaker holes are smaller than the mini 5 speaker holes, the camera isn't perfectly aligned and the mics are covered but otherwise it's great.

Why did apple give up on these things?
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Ah, okay. Thanks! May have to go for a cheap Moko all in one...
I can't stand the weird texture of the Smart Cover part of these cases..
 

Rafterman

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Actually, its kind of ridiculous. Amazon has about 30 full case options and about 7 or 8 shell only that aren't compatible with the smart cover. But zero that are shells that work with the smart cover. It makes no sense.
 
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Does anyone know if there is a back protective shell for the new iPad mini 5 that is smart cover compatible? There are a lot out there for the mini 4, but I couldn't find any for the mini 5. Maybe it's just my Google-fu that isn't up to snuff, but no luck so far. Thanks!

Edit: I know there are cases that have a sort of smart cover built-in, but there are times I like to be able to remove the smart cover....
Cut up an available case.