The iPad mini Smart Case protects the back as well as the screen, while maintaining the thin and light design of iPad mini.
The Smart Case is made from beautiful, aniline-dyed leather and comes in six rich colors. It also features a soft, color-matched microfiber lining that helps keep your display clean.
Wake on open. Sleep on close.
Open the Smart Case, and iPad mini magically wakes up. Close it, and iPad mini automatically goes to sleep.
FaceTime and movie stand.
The Smart Case folds in just the right places to become the perfect FaceTime and movie-watching stand.
The Smart Case does double duty as a keyboard stand. Fold it back to tilt iPad mini into a comfortable typing position.
What's in the Box?
- iPad mini Smart Case
Ratings & Reviews
Premium case at a premium price.
I recently ditched my perfectly functioning iPad3 for the new Retina iPad Mini because I really wanted a book sized tablet that I I recently ditched my perfectly functioning iPad3 for the new Retina iPad Mini because I really wanted a book sized tablet that I could type easily on. I'll admit when I bought my Mini I was less than thrilled about paying an extra 70 dollars for a case but after a week of use I can say this particular product exceeds expectations and is worth the money. There isn't much added weight, the protection is great, and it feels like a premium product should just the way the iPad itself was designed to be. The smart unlock feature is great and the stand is sturdy. I would recommend this case to anyone who is looking to protect their investment. …
- Written by David S from Worthington
198 of 217 people found this useful
Function meets design in perfect harmony.
First off I want to say that i was skeptical when i went to buy this case, but i am pleased with it.
I did go buy it when it was First off I want to say that i was skeptical when i went to buy this case, but i am pleased with it.
I did go buy it when it was released and have constantly used it since. I am extreamly carefull with my ipad and have only droped it ones and thankfully it was with this case and only a half bodys legnth from the ground, only minor damage to the case thats barely noticeable cosmeticly it has not effected my ipad in the slightest.
-The magnets on the case do their job and have not warn-out so far as i have noticed.
-case does not slip off of the iPad mini
-there is some space where the back of the case meets with the front, the crease isn't perfect and does lift off of the ipad just a little. but this may be just a problem with my case and isn't that big a deal.
-the magnets won't magnatize your screen or the inner workings. I saw a review on the old smart cover for the big iPad that blamed the case for slowing down their ipad... Pfft
Its a good case for moderate to light protection of your iPad mini. Good design and matirials were used to make it. complements the iPad perfectly
The only thing wrong with it if there is something wrong is the price. But you are paying for leather and brilliant design, if it seems pricey after that, than see if at the store they'll let you try it on for size. once you've seen it on your ipad you'll have no choice than to buy it. …
- Written by Jonathan C from Brandon
159 of 181 people found this useful
Case is good - 3 fold cover is AWEFUL!!!!
The case protects the iPad really well but what I really do not like is the cover. I have a iPad 4 with the Apple smart case that The case protects the iPad really well but what I really do not like is the cover. I have a iPad 4 with the Apple smart case that has the 4 tab cover. When you fold it one tab folds inside and holds the fold together really well. But with the 3 tab it relies on a magnet to hold the fold together, which it doesn’t do. When you try to type or put any pressure on it when its in landscape mode the fold just collapses. The size of the folds are bigger now and do not fit in your hand as well as they use to also so its not as comfortable to hold when reading in the vertical position. I would recommend any other one that has a 4 tab cover. …
- Written by C Robin L from Vancouver
201 of 289 people found this useful
Within six months it will no longer hold my iPad
This case has a nice, quality look and feel, but it definitely does add to the bulk and weight of the iPad mini.
Because of this, This case has a nice, quality look and feel, but it definitely does add to the bulk and weight of the iPad mini.
Because of this, over the space of the six months that I have owned this case, I have removed it from the case three or four times to make it more comfortable when holding it for a long time.
Because of this, it has become considerably looser. To the point that it no longer holds the iPad adequately.
When reading in bed now, I have to be very careful as the iPad wants to fall out of the case. In fact, I now just take it out of the case to avoid the thing smacking me on the nose!
My experience has been the same as others who have posted reviews here, the hole in the case for the headphone jack is way to small to use with almost any standard headphones, and this was another reason why I had to occasionally remove the iPad from the case,
My last comment is, of course, that it is preposterously too expensive. I was considering giving this case three stars until I remembered how expensive this thing is. At that price, it gets two stars.
I would recommend that if you purchase this case, you never remove your iPad from it, for my experience has been that doing so makes the case too loose for future use. …
- Written by Alan H from Dahlonega
1 of 1 people found this useful
My case won't hold the mini in place, can't use it for fear of the iPad falling out and breaking. The part of the case where the c My case won't hold the mini in place, can't use it for fear of the iPad falling out and breaking. The part of the case where the charging cord plugs in has ripped and Apple doesn't replace these as it's considered normal wear and tear. I seldom use the iPad , only for traveling, it broke in 4 months, and it's apparently happened to others. It was an expensive option but the iPad was a big investment so I considered it an insurance purchase. Don't waste your time or money on the cases until they fix them. …
- Written by Raymond H from Cherry Grove
4 of 5 people found this useful
Best Case Ever
I bought the blue one for my iPad mini and I had it for nearly a half a year and it still great.
- Written by Michael B from Coal City
1 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the iPad mini with Retina display smart case fit on the iPad mini 1st generation?
- Asked by Addison Z from St.thomas
- Oct 23, 2013
Yes, it fits perfectly. I just bought one and posted a review. I love it!
- Answered by Mary H from Downers Grove
- Nov 4, 2013
Does the case easily fall over when it is in landscape standing mode?
- Asked by K V from Dedham
- May 6, 2014
The case stays together with magnets so if you push it to a certain extent yes of course it's going The case stays together with magnets so if you push it to a certain extent yes of course it's going to fall over so don't push it hard …
- Answered by Park K from Rittman
- May 17, 2014
is the case drop proof
- Asked by Thomas Z from Perth
- Apr 1, 2014
Nothing is drop-proof, but it is slightly damage resistant.
It will prevent it from getting scuffed Nothing is drop-proof, but it is slightly damage resistant.
It will prevent it from getting scuffed if dropped, it prevents scratches, and it likely prevents most minor drop damage, but if it's dropped on the screen it will break, and the iPad will break if dropped on a hard surface from too high.
TL;DR: It's no Otterbox but it's better than nothing. …
- Answered by John C from Richmond
- May 26, 2014
Does the iPad mini 1st generation smart cover fit on the iPad mini with Retina display?
- Asked by Long D
- Jan 12, 2014
Does this smart case fit iPad mini with a keyboard?
- Asked by Miriam M from Monroe
- Jan 13, 2014
no, the case is form fitted, and doesn't have room for the keyboard.
- Answered by Ethan H from Alpharett
- Apr 14, 2014