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Old 02-03-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Cases on the Mini

I picked up an Ipad Mini with Retina over the weekend, looking for a case that will maintain the light and thin aspect of the device. Do you guys use a case when reading and what do you use.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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I bought the Apple case because it was light and thin. I really like it more than I expected. The cover also folds so you can prop the device up, e.g. on an airplane seat tray and watch movies on a flight. I like the sleep / wake function when you open the cover too.
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I tried a few cases first ... and didn't like any. Then I reluctantly bought the Apple case and, much like Bookworm_Girl, I liked it far more than expected.
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Old 02-03-2014, 11:49 AM   #4
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I picked up an Ipad Mini with Retina over the weekend, looking for a case that will maintain the light and thin aspect of the device. Do you guys use a case when reading and what do you use.
Case or Cover ?
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #5
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Case. I didn't like the cover very much. I found the texture of the metallic back of the iPad not to my liking and I found that I would usually just pull the Cover off rather than try to fold it back.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:11 PM   #6
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I too have the Apple "smart case" and like it a lot. It provides a good level of protection without significantly adding to the bulk of the device.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #7
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Case. I didn't like the cover very much. I found the texture of the metallic back of the iPad not to my liking and I found that I would usually just pull the Cover off rather than try to fold it back.
...actually I was asking Scarpad if they wanted a case or cover as a cover would keep the slimness of the iPad.

Personally I don't like the covers I've seen as they don't appear secure to me and of course they don't protect the back of the iPad.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:15 PM   #8
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I too bought the Apple Smart Case for $69. It was nice, though way too expensive and it was scratching a bit on the back. You can get a great Poetic case that is VERY similar to the Apple Smart Case for around $20 on Amazon. I returned my Apple Smart Case and decided to go with the Otterbox Defender case because I take my mini with me to do photography out doors and I wanted the ultimate protection.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:21 PM   #9
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The smart case is a bit expensive, I'm using a Otterbox on it now but it does add a little bit of Heft.
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Old 02-03-2014, 01:59 PM   #10
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Well in my case, I like the extra thickness as it makes it much easier to hold. Thin is in and I guess nice until I have to hold it. The newest iPads are so thin they make my hand ache trying to hold them. I prefer the thickness of the Otterbox and the feel of it too.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:30 PM   #11
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Maybe not as slim, but I'm really looking forward to my Gripster leather case. And like jswinden, I find the bare device really too thin to comfortably hold, so a bit of extra thickness is just fine.
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I use the "Incipio Feather Case" to protect the back of the Mini and to provide better grip and some bump protection. Nothing on the screen. When traveling, I toss the Mini into a "Case Logic" neoprene zipper case.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:42 PM   #13
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I actually bought the smart case too and love it... if you find the price too steep go looking on ebay, shaves off 20-30% at least. I did that last iPad with a leather cover, not this time though because I was actually, for the first time in my life, early adopting )
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Kudo is suppose to come out with a new solar battery/case for both the iPad Air and iPad mini this month or next.
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My Gripster (for iPad Mini Retina) just arrived. Superb customer service from Native Union, and lightning fast delivery to Australia (Fedex).

I've dealt with quite a few cases for iPads and ereaders in the past, and this really is a lovely, solid but slim/light piece of engineering. The rotating stand has infinite angle adjustment in both portrait and landscape (not often seen!), and the elastic hand strap is nicely grippy and a good fit for my hand.

Really lovely.
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