iPad mini iPad mini case thread

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by meoryou5688, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. meoryou5688, Oct 23, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

    meoryou5688 macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2012
  2. RenoG macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    I just wonder if they are going to give the ipad3/4 the new metaless hinge snart cover...
  3. Giuly, Oct 23, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014

    Giuly macrumors 68040


    SGP has announced their GLAS.t and the Ultra Crystal/Ultra Fine/Ultra Optics screen protectors. As far as full body protector kits go, there's the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield, as well as four versions of the SGP IncredibleShield: The glossy Ultra Coat for the WiFi-only and LTE models, and the Ultra Matte for WiFi-only and LTE.

    Otterbox announced the Defender for the iPad Mini:

    Kavaj has announced two genuine leather cases (and offers a 15% discount on both with the code YX95HGH3 for the introduction on pre-orders): The "Berlin"
    and the "London":

    Power Support Air Jacket - works with the Smart Cover. Also available without the cutout for the smart case.

    There's now also a version of the Poetic Atmosphere available:

    Photive came out with the SlimPad, basically a clone of the Smart Case but for the iPad Mini.
  4. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
  5. Ginginca macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    The smart cover looks like the one for the iPad ... just smaller. The hinge is different though. (Hopefully - I find it falls off easily). Available in a variety of colors.

    Has anyone seen a folio style iPad mini case (covers front & back) and is a smart cover too?
  6. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
  7. walmartmartyr macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    I had the speck fitfolio for ipad 2 and ipad3/4 and their great, the 3/4 was smart. Their making a mini but not out yet.
  8. xtalicious macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2010
  9. jcliden macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2012
    San Diego
    I hope Spigen comes out with their Incredible Shield series like they did for the iPads. Prefer a back protector because I'm probably gonna use the smart cover for the front anyway~
  10. ame8199 macrumors 6502

    Apr 30, 2011
    I just ordered the marware microshell folio case for the mini. They are backordered already, not expecting delivery until mid/late November.

    I have one for my fire and love it.
  11. Ginginca macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    The LGND looks nice - though it doesn't appear to have smart cover features. I'm looking specifically for that. It would be used in a classroom environment so I want to make sure the battery lasts as long as possible. It's not needed until December (in time for Christmas).


    Thanks for pointing that company out. I like what they have. (bookmarked it!) Good variety and colors too.
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601


    Jul 14, 2010
    Phila, PA
    Belkin has their cases too.

  13. mikeoui macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    Québec City, QC, Canada
    Smart Case?

    We know Smart Covers are coming for the iPad mini, but do we know if there will be Smart Cases as well? I'd like the back protection. Forgive me if this was mentioned in the keynote; I haven't had a chance to watch it yet.
  14. mikeoui macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    Québec City, QC, Canada
    RE: Smart Case?

    I just looked more carefully at Apple's iPad accessories page and they mention both the iPad and the iPad mini in the Smart Cover section, but under Smart Cases it says "The iPad Smart Case covers your 9.7-inch iPad..." so it looks like a no to the mini having a Smart Case which is a real bummer.
  15. Ginginca macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    I watched it. (Thanks Apple for adding it to the Apple TV lineup).

    They showed a smart cover. Pretty much the same as the smart cover we've all seen but with a redesigned hinge. However I find the current one falls off too easily, and doesn't cover the back. (Hoping perhaps the newly designed hinge addresses that it falls off easily).

    Like you, I'm looking for a folio-style (front & back coverage), opens like a book, and has smart-cover technology.

    Day to day use "on the go" for a student, the back would get easily scratched without rear-side coverage.


    Good point though hopefully they'll add it soon. If memory serves correct, the back cover for the iPad smart cover was released a bit later.
  16. Smileyboy macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    Clam case looks interesting ImageUploadedByTapatalk1351192465.622123.jpg
    Or the Portenzo cases. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1351192744.198316.jpg
  17. Tikatika macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Northern California
  18. Ginginca macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    Are any of these using smart cover technology? They look good.
  19. Ginginca macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2011
    Thanks - yes looks like that one will have smartcover.


    THANKS! that one looks like my first choice so far. Great choice of colors (need it for my 12 yr old daughter - so it should be colorful) - PLUS I like the engraving option they have.

    BUT I don't see how it holds up the device for FaceTime. So maybe not so perfect :(
  20. GDI999 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
    Couple others case available for immediate shipping on Amazon

    rooCASE Ultra-Slim (Black) Vegan Leather Folio Case for Apple iPad Mini 7.9-Inch Tablet (Built-in sleep / wake feature) Thinest Folio Case - 17mm $9.99 Free Prime Shipping


    Ionic Hybrid Leather Case Cover with stand for New Apple iPad Mini 7.9 inch / the iPad Mini 7 Inch / built-in Stand for Apple iPad Mini 7.9 inch Latest Generation 4G LTE (Blue) $19.85 Free Prime Shipping

  21. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    Any Smart Feather type ones that work with the Smart Cover. This was my favorite.
  22. PDFierro macrumors 68040

    Sep 8, 2009
    Etsy is great. I found it odd that Waterfield (sfbags) didn't have any cases ready to go for the mini yet, but they do. It's not advertised on the main page, but they have all their cases up for pre-order to fit the mini.

    Twelve South is also working on a mini case.

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