1. LCW's Avatar
    The unthinkable happened today... dropped my iPad mini well more like it slipped out of my jacket inside pocket... Onto the asphalt... Same result though...

    I've dropped an iPhone once in the 5 years I've owned them (no cases on any... ) ... Now less than a month with the mini and I drop it... Ugh...

    No broken glass (that would at least be replaceable)... Dinged a corner pretty bad... In fact all 4 corners got marred up...

    Should got a case...


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    11-11-2012 04:11 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Sorry that happened but at least it is all cosmetic damage.
    11-11-2012 06:46 PM
  3. gvndeb60's Avatar
    Sorry to hear, I baby my devices and any scratches bother me too
    On a positive note, that is not bad damage for dropping it from waist high onto asphalt.


    Sent from my iPad mini using Tapatalk
    11-11-2012 06:53 PM
  4. LCW's Avatar
    I know it's just cosmetic but needless to say I was super pissed at myself...

    I basically ruined the resale with a stupid oversight (I forgot it was there and had no time to react when I felt it slip out)... I guess I'm keeping this one til it dies...
    11-11-2012 07:15 PM
  5. OTACORB's Avatar
    I understand your being upset. Really sorry it happened. I got one of those hardshell cases for the back but I hate it. I found one that is a softer and more grippy material which I ordered.
    11-11-2012 08:19 PM
  6. LCW's Avatar
    Which one did you order?
    11-11-2012 08:23 PM
  7. OTACORB's Avatar
    Which one did you order?
    "i-Blason Apple iPad Mini Smart Cover Compatible Back Cover SoftGel TPU back case (Front Smart Cover Not Included, Back cover Only) Frost Clear"

    Whopping $9.95. I will eventually get a decent folio case but for now this in combination with the Smart Cover will do.

    This keeps it thin and light!


    DAB, sent with Tapatalk HD
    iPhone 5 32GB White / iPad Mini 32GB White
    11-11-2012 08:44 PM
  8. Zach7's Avatar
    That is a huge bummer! Sorry to see this! I kept mine inside a tablet carrying case until I purchased my Otterbox Defender. Adds great protection and the built in screen protector keeps it clean. Better cover it so you can try to forget about it.
    11-12-2012 11:57 AM
  9. Rockdog97's Avatar
    for those looking for cases, check this article out.. has some pretty cool cases:

    Best iPad mini Cases - Slideshow from PCMag.com
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    11-12-2012 12:24 PM
  10. johny2shoes's Avatar
    My iPad Mini will be with me on the 29th I have my case ready for when it arrives.

    You are lucky it was just a few nicks.
    11-12-2012 12:42 PM
  11. Zach7's Avatar
    Good choice of cases! Thanks for sharing! Covered the two I use, Otterbox and Zagg Folio/Keyboard!
    11-12-2012 12:44 PM
  12. pommie82's Avatar
    Sorry to hear that you dropped your mini,personally i wouldn't take my mini out with me without a case of some sort on it
    I am not really a dropsy person but you never know what going to happen always handy to have a case on and a screen protector
    at all times.
    11-12-2012 12:56 PM
  13. axllebeer's Avatar
    I would be extremely mad at myself as well. I'm still running mine naked, but I have a case coming in the mail from Amazon. Was going to get the Smart Cover, but concerned about the back getting all scratched up. This is what I'm getting and it looks prett decent and cheap!

    Amazon.com: INVELLOP BLACK Leatherette Case Cover for iPad mini (Built-in magnet for sleep/wake feature) Model #'s MD531LL/A MD528LL/A and MD540LL/A: Computers & Accessories

    Update:

    Love my case. I can't imagine anything better. Magnets hold it great. Comes out easy but no chance it's falling out. I shook it by the cover and all is well. I'm a happy camper after having this case for over 2 months now.
    Last edited by axllebeer; 01-17-2013 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Added info.
    11-16-2012 10:45 PM
  14. 05GT's Avatar
    Definitely better that it bounced around on the metal casing than scratching your glass.
    11-18-2012 08:53 PM
  15. OTACORB's Avatar
    I ended up sending the Apple Smart Cover back. This design is just terrible. I hate the way it sags in the middle and the magnets are weak.

    I ordered a Bear Motion iPad Mini 100% Genuine Leather Portfolio case on Nov 18 from Amazon. I got it today and totally love this case. It adds bulk but not much, I fits great and overall is a damn nice case for $15. In the past on my iPads I have paid $50 to $60 for lessor quality portfolio cases. This one is a keeper! The magnets are strong and it stays closed, sleep wake function works perfectly.

    I prefer a portfolio type case to these roll up type smart covers, but everyone is different.


    DAB, sent with Tapatalk HD
    iPhone 5 32GB White / iPad Mini 32GB White
    11-21-2012 12:03 AM
  16. kennethkilo's Avatar
    Call me weird but.... I think it's beautiful. The scratches and dings give it so much more character and uniqueness :X I like my Apple products semi-scratched :x
    12-01-2012 09:43 PM
  17. Eileen89's Avatar
    Call me weird but.... I think it's beautiful. The scratches and dings give it so much more character and uniqueness :X I like my Apple products semi-scratched :x
    Really? Well, speaking as a person who resells all of my iProducts, I don't think scratches adds character. I think it decreases the resale value of the device, which is why I put a screen saver and a case on right out of the box.


    Sent from my LTE iPad Mini using Tapatalk HD.
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    12-02-2012 03:40 PM
  18. kennethkilo's Avatar
    oh, well of course if you're reselling you would want a perfect condition phone. But that's what applecare is for when the next phone comes out in a year ;-). pay 50$ and get a new phone, boosts the resale value by like 100$ compared to a dinged up one.
    12-02-2012 04:15 PM
  19. teejaywhy's Avatar
    I dropped my mini yesterday. I accidentally picked it up by the Smart Cover and because I thought I had the whole thing, I pulled it up hard. Magnets disconnected and down it went. I have a cheapie back case on it and it did the right thing and flipped onto its back and landed flat on the ceramic tile floor. I have never dropped any of my devices and I almost fainted but it came through just fine. Someday I hope to find the perfect back case that holds the Smart Cover in place. Someday ...
    12-02-2012 10:49 PM
  20. Garz's Avatar
    For this exact reason, I did buy Apple Care +. I take my mini everywhere since its LTE so a drop could happen. Sorry to hear this happened.
    12-03-2012 01:43 AM
  21. OTACORB's Avatar
    For this exact reason, I did buy Apple Care +. I take my mini everywhere since its LTE so a drop could happen. Sorry to hear this happened.
    I did the same! It seems with the iPad mini I take it with me on the go so much more then the regular sized iPad. It's a matter of time before I accidentally drop it or have it slide off somewhere.


    DAB, sent with Tapatalk HD
    iPhone 5 32GB White / iPad Mini 32GB White
    12-03-2012 03:49 AM

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