1. lukejwalka23's Avatar
    Hey guys. This is my first major Apple i-something purchase since the first generation iPod Touch. Had the iPhone 5S for about a week, but returned it to get the Galaxy Note 3 instead. Anyway, I was wondering was anyone investing in a case and/or cover outside of the ones Apple has on their website? I love my Spigen cases for my Note 3, and saw that Spigen has a similar case for the Mini-R planned to launch in early December. Planned delivery date for my Retina is Nov. 22-26, so trying to get something in hand before or as soon as I have my tablet. Any suggestions?


    And here's the Spigen case I'm looking at getting if anyone else is interested:

    Amazon.com: [Non-Slip] SPIGEN iPad Mini Retina Case New Release [Tough Armor] [Smooth Black] Air Cushion Technology Corners Protective Case with Dual Layer SF Coated for iPad Mini 2 - SF Smooth Black (SGP10624): Computers & Accessories
    11-14-2013 09:05 PM
  2. Fausty82's Avatar
    This is the one that I have... I’ve had great luck with Targus folio-style cases...

    Targus Vuscape™ Case & Stand for iPad® mini (Black) | THZ182US
    11-14-2013 09:23 PM
  3. miscrap's Avatar
    11-14-2013 09:30 PM
  4. pstmstr's Avatar
    I can tell you the ipad mini retina is just a hair thicker and would not sit in my Zagg Keys a Cover Bluetooth keyboard. Might not work in some tight fitting cases.
    11-14-2013 09:40 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    True... the Retina Mini fits fine in my Targus case... but I picked up another Targus (this one), which has a molded shell for the bottom cover - and it is not deep enough for the new Mini... the original Mini fits perfectly...
    11-14-2013 09:49 PM
  6. pstmstr's Avatar
    I can tell you the ipad mini retina is just a hair thicker and would not sit in my Zagg Keys a Cover Bluetooth keyboard. Might not work in some tight fitting cases.
    Well scratch that, it fits, but very snugly.
    11-14-2013 09:49 PM
  7. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I have the Coral Smart Cover and a basic Herschel sleeve. I'm probably going to replace my sleeve with a nice leather one.


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    11-16-2013 11:29 AM
  8. pstmstr's Avatar
    The apple leather case is pretty nice.
    11-16-2013 05:09 PM
  9. pstmstr's Avatar
    Start with the zaggkeys cover hinge in the closed position. Work the mini in from bottom left. It's tight but it fits.
    11-17-2013 11:02 AM
  10. PatrickNSF's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestion. I still can't get it to work for some reason. But now that I've had some time with it, I think I prefer the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio. I generally only take it with me when I know I'll have a bit of typing to do, or when out of town, so the added size isn't too much of a concern. It's makes quite a nice "netbook."

    Still undecided about a general purpose case. Picked up a Smart Case and not thrilled with it. I'd prefer the cover to magnetically snap to the back like some of the cheaper (but heavier) Amazon cases do. I'll likely just use a Smart Cover and skin the back for minimal protection.
    11-17-2013 11:29 AM
  11. Denisej's Avatar
    I'm gonna try the smart cover with a clear TPU case to protect the back I also ordered a Poetic case (with smart case feature). I tried the smart case with my iPad air and returned it. Although it was pretty slim it wasn't as slim and streamlined as the Poetic case (with smart case feature) that I purchased.
    11-17-2013 01:43 PM
  12. eastbayrae's Avatar
    The apple leather case is pretty nice.
    This.

    The Logitech Ultrathin is junk. I have one for my iPad and it bent when I picked it up. The slot where the iPad sits is to thin and a weak point. Their fabric folio is pretty nice and pricey.
    11-17-2013 03:44 PM
  13. PatrickNSF's Avatar
    Their fabric folio is pretty nice and pricey.
    I agree about the Folio. I've been looking for keyboards for the mini since the summer and just happened upon this one while at the Apple store this week. So far, so good.
    11-17-2013 03:53 PM
  14. cyberpaw's Avatar
    I was looking at both Logitech models at best buy. It seemed like the ultra thin was a bit flimsy for the regular iPad. But it seemed ok for the Mini. IMO: Could be the difference in size.
    11-17-2013 03:56 PM
  15. PatrickNSF's Avatar
    I was looking at both Logitech models at best buy. It seemed like the ultra thin was a bit flimsy for the regular iPad. But it seemed ok for the Mini. IMO: Could be the difference in size.
    I tried the Logitech ultra thin for the original mini, but I didn't like the angle at which the mini sat in the slot. The Folio provide a better viewing angle (for me).
    Last edited by PatrickNSF; 11-17-2013 at 04:24 PM.
    11-17-2013 04:14 PM
  16. eastbayrae's Avatar
    The Ultrathin has zero back protection.
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    11-17-2013 04:19 PM
  17. cyberpaw's Avatar
    Does the folio have adjustable viewing angles?
    11-17-2013 04:46 PM
  18. eastbayrae's Avatar
    It doesn't really have a set viewing angle. You can move it around.
    cyberpaw likes this.
    11-17-2013 06:34 PM
  19. ios4ever's Avatar
    I bought Apple Smart Cover... Seems ok
    11-17-2013 06:38 PM
  20. eastbayrae's Avatar
    One other thing about the Fabric Folio is it gets dirty EXTREMELY easy.
    11-17-2013 10:28 PM
  21. PatrickNSF's Avatar
    That's good to know. It appears that they make a PU Leather and Tech Fabric version. I ended up with the Tech Fabric version in black. I'd be curious to know how that holds up compared to the PU Leather ones.
    11-17-2013 10:50 PM
  22. lui22's Avatar
    I'm looking like for a case that is similar to my PlayBook BlackBerry folio case. It's basically A jell case stitched into the leather. There are no gaps like in the corners no unprotected areas and if it falls open there's a big enough lip where it doesn't have room to hi glass on floor. I haven't found one that actually is what I like. Do you guys have any ideas?


    Greetings from an PlayBook user!
    11-17-2013 11:57 PM
  23. PatrickNSF's Avatar
    Does the cover of the Poetic case magnetically attach to the back of the case to stay flat when it's open? I tried the Apple smart case but the cover doesn't stay flat with the back.
    11-18-2013 11:24 PM
  24. Denisej's Avatar
    Does the cover of the Poetic case magnetically attach to the back of the case to stay flat when it's open? I tried the Apple smart case but the cover doesn't stay flat with the back.
    The cover on the iPad Air version does not magnetically attach to the back of the case but It stays pretty flat when open and folded back. It is not as soft as the Apple smart case.
    11-20-2013 10:35 PM
  25. Richm246's Avatar
    I ordered a Canvas from Switcheasy, I love their cases.
    11-20-2013 11:43 PM
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