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    Question iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    With the bezel being much, much narrower, will it be difficult for people with smaller hands (me) to hold the device one-handed? What I mean is, with the regular iPad you could always rest your thumb on the bezel and your other fingers on the back of the iPad. Considering the bezel is narrower, will that be harder to do? I don't think I will be able to palm/grip the Mini in one hand.
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    I have been using it most of the day and this has just not been an issue.


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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    It's actually perfect for people with smaller hands. My hands are wide but aren't that big and find the iPad mini perfect.
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    Not an issue for me neither


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    Default Re: iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    Do you all have small hands?
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    I'm a shortish female with average hands for my size and I have no problem holding it one handed.
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket2107 View Post
    Do you all have small hands?
    Average size hands and this thing works perfectly holding in one hand. Love it!


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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket2107 View Post
    Do you all have small hands?
    My hands are avg size for a guy thing is fine to me.
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    I have very small hands and I have no problem holding it.
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    Default Re: iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    I'm pretty sure I won't be able to palm the mini though, that's my main concern. Do any of you have problems holding it with your thumb near the bezel and fingers resting on the back (not palming it)? I don't want my thumb to interfere with my other hand navigating, if that makes any sense. Sorry if I'm getting annoying.
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    That's exactly how I hold it. It isn't a problem.
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    Default Re: iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket2107 View Post
    I'm pretty sure I won't be able to palm the mini though, that's my main concern. Do any of you have problems holding it with your thumb near the bezel and fingers resting on the back (not palming it)? I don't want my thumb to interfere with my other hand navigating, if that makes any sense. Sorry if I'm getting annoying.
    The Mini has sepcial logic in it so that it knows when your thumb is just resting on the edge of the screen as opposed to performing a jesture. They thought of everything...
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    I have been using it all day and have not had any issues.
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    I'm REALLY loving the mini form factor the more I use it... I'm fact I like the thin side bezel and don't find it an issue when holding the mini one handed in portrait orientation... You can place your thumb more on the edge corner and extend your fingers behind and it balances perfectly, cupping the lower corner in the palm. I'll even use my pinky as a bottom rest.
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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    I tend to hold it in my palm, though the Nexus 7 was a better width to do that with, it works here. Might be an issue with smaller hands. It's very light though so it can also be held by the bottom bezel like a book.


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    Default iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    Quote Originally Posted by RealNeal View Post
    The Mini has sepcial logic in it so that it knows when your thumb is just resting on the edge of the screen as opposed to performing a jesture. They thought of everything...
    Yes Apple describes the design here http://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/design/ indeed they have thought of everything. It was a concern of mine seeing the thinner bezel but this thought in design has convinced me to get the mini instead of iPad 4.
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    Default Re: iPad Mini for people with smaller hands?

    I hold it with my teeth
    In all seriousness though, even without a case it's not that hard to hold onto. It is a but slippery, however your hand will kind of "stick" in the area where the Apple logo is on the back. If that's not enought for you though, then I recommend a good case that will add the grip you might need. Really it's a non-issue.

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