• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so smart case

    • Written by from Bedlington

    My wife and I both purchased cases for our mini iPads they looked and performed really well, they made the handling easy when reading. BUT the oils from our hands soon turned them from looking good to looking grubby, this has been our experience of a blue and a brown leather cover which were less than a year old. Mine did prove to be robust enough to save the mini from certain death when dropped, but the leather needs to be more durable. Have ordered different make as ashamed of Apple's product, an expensive blunder

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks Smart - shame about magnetic catch

    • Written by from North Shields

    The black leather case looks Smart and offers good protection, which is just as well because the magnetic catch facility to raise the ipad into landscape/portrait viewing position doesn't hold and it collapses - very annoying. The only good thing is the wake up/sleep facility which is useful and saves wear and tear on the buttons.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case but too thick

    • Written by from London

    I love my new i pad mini. I love these mart cases having had one on my iPad, but this one on the iPad mini seems thicker, so an awful lot of headphones won't plug into the socket due to the length of thickness of the case. You end up having to prise that end of the i pad out of the case, which surely defeats the object of a case. Shame because they are great cases.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Problem with some headphone plugs

    • Written by from Strathaven

    I have 3 sets of headphones - Sennheiser - Bowers & Wilkins - Sony. The B&W are quite new and the stereo plug body is small enough in diameter to allow full insertion through the case aperture for correct connection. The other makes are older and the case aperture is too small for correct insertion. I am very reluctant to attempt to open up the case hole and must now seek out some sort of extension to solve the problem. Lovely case otherwise.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Lightning Adapter Plug too thick.

    • Written by from Uxbridge

    Whilst the Smart Case is a beautiful addition to my iPad Mini, I use a 30 pin to lightning Short adapter, (Apple original @ £35), to utilise the many old style USB leads I have around the home and office. The lightning plug on this adapter is THICKER than the one that comes with the iPad and doesn't fit in the recess on the smart case without being forced in, this is not good when you have paid so much for a dedicated case and charging lead (£90 in total).

    It is necessary to file a chamfer on the top side of the plug to get it to fit, Apple really need to make sure that they test fit all their products before putting them on sale.

    I would have given this great case 5 stars if it where not for this basic design fault.

    62 of 84 people found this useful