All iPads Thinnest Smart Cover compatible case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by mike1111, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. mike1111, Oct 30, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2013

    mike1111 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011

    I'm looking for the thinnest Apple Smart Cover compatible back case.

    - No carbon fiber (0.35-0.6mm). Too expensive, 3G/4G signal strength issues.
    - No skins (usually 0.2mm). Protects from scratches but not from small dings.
    - Officially at least under 1mm thick (e.g. Speck SmartShell, Incipio Smart Feather are 1.2mm).

    It's for the iPad Air, but as a point of reference I was also looking at iPad 4 and iPad Mini cases from different manufacturers.

    Thinnest ones I found so far:

    1) 0.9mm: Tuneware eggshell for iPad Air
    67g, ~$30, available 2013-11-04 in clear and 2013-11-12 in smoke/clear white

    2) 0.8mm: CAZE Zero 8 for iPad Mini/3/4, no iPad Air yet
  2. bobright macrumors 601

    Jun 29, 2010
    I'm looking for the exact same thing except I don't want it to be Smart Cover compatible. Im trying to go as slim as possible and topless. :p
  3. TexasChemE macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2011
    I've definitely been looking for the same thing. I'll keep an eye on this topic
  4. The.Dude macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2013
    The i-BLASON will be out the 7th, and I believe a review said it was just under .8 and it has the smartcover anchors, which I like. Also has great reviews for the Mini version.
  5. rengb6 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2013

    Thats the one I'll be getting. Anyone know how thick it is?
  6. mike1111 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Interesting. But I couldn't find any official info about the thickness.
  7. The.Dude macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2013
    You quoted your answer, somebody forget their coffee this morning? :p


    I'm looking now, it was on YouTube where they said the thickness but I can't find the video. Either way, check the review that is posted on Amazon, I think you will see looking for an actual number is kind of splitting hairs.
  8. mike1111 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2011
    Well, in my experience, user reported data in this regard is very unreliable. That's why I'm restricting myself to official data in the name of objective comparability.
  9. The.Dude, Oct 31, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2013

    The.Dude macrumors regular


    Oct 21, 2013
    Eh.... my experience has taught me to not worry about the little things. It looks thin in the videos, folks are giving it mostly 5 stars, and it's less than 7 bucks. There are plenty of "ultra thin" back covers out there that give people nothing but trouble, cracking in corners, etc. This case has good reviews, and my money.

    Different strokes.
  10. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    The lightest thing is going to be a slip case
  11. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2011
    Midwest United States

    have you found any other smart cover compatible hard shell backs?
  12. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    try XtremeMac ... I put a great case from them on my mini

    looks and feels like it is part of the device :apple:

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