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
163 of 181 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
134 of 155 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
160 of 233 people found this useful
Some pros and cons
I have used many but different ipad cases(Similar fashioned.), and this is my overall review about ipad mini smart case.
Note I h I have used many but different ipad cases(Similar fashioned.), and this is my overall review about ipad mini smart case.
Note I have used a old full size ipad smart case(polyurethane), in which you might expect very similar, but in fact, there are clear difference.
1. Great finish
Its probably the best finish ipad mini case you can get. Of course, every should fits with ipad, but every hole of this smart case is perfectly lined up. You do not see this level of finish often from other cases. Also, many other cases do not copied 3-way stand well. when i fold backward; some of them do not hold stand as triangle. Of course, this one do not have those problem.
Only problem i see is edge part do not look clean, It is not because of quality control but it's due to its new design. I prefer old polyurethane case style edge.
2. Holds ipad firm
One of the most common and major problems of many other ipad cases is that they just don't hold ipad firm enough.
If you drop your ipad, or somewhat give force to tilt the case, ipads and most of other cases separated easily.
This one is not going to be separated easily unless u are willing to.
Another great thing is all 4 edge of cases holds your ipad mini(or Air I assume# firmly.
Old full sized ipad case was holding case firmly but they do not hold edge firmly.
They hold only the corner part, so when you used your folded cover part as handle of ipad, and do not hold ipad itself, you can find large enough gap between case and ipad itself. This case made improvement, so it does not do that.
3. Cover ipad completely.
Many of 3rd party ipad case do not cover ipad completely. Especially most of them do not cover diamond cutted edge.
You might think this is not a big deal, but the diamond cutted edge is very common place to have tiny dents.
If you still do not care about some tiny dents then, sure; it might not your pro of this case.
However, since Apple product's finishs are generally very good, one tiny dent can attract your attention easily,
and your finger easily finds out different feeling of dents.
This case cover edge completely and protects it well, while other do not.
Well, you might know it already; Apple accessories are generally too expensive.
2. Bad feeling-texture/button feeling.
It is my personal part, but i really do not like the feeling of the leather case.
First of all, it kill's button's clicky feeling.
Case covers volume buttons and on-off button, and when u try to click it, its not clicky any more.
You will feel somewhat not hard but kinda softy feeling, which I really do not like.
When I used old full sized polyurethane case, the case slightly kills clicky feeling but not this much bad.
Also, since it is leather, it is slightly sticky. It's difficult to describe, but since your hand has some sweat-moisture,
you can feel slight stickyness after decent amount of use time#if you are sensitive enough).
At least, it clearly differs a lot from both plain ipad mni or old polyurethane case.
This is personal preferance; you might like leather texture. However, this is my biggest complain of this case.
I really hope this case have extra coating to have different feeling or something.
I do not think leather is suitable for device with extensive amount of grabbing.
3. 3-way stand
Old ipad case had 4-way stand, but now, its 3-way. I clearly prefer 4-way stand more than 3-way.
It gives way more firm stand and handle compared to 3-way. 3-way cover easily flops down.
4-way stand have extra one more part, which is holding whole cover as triangle shape, and now
we do not have that. Many users complains …
- Written by Byung Don M from Mukilteo
Mini iPad falls easily out of smart case.
I love my mini iPad, but do not like the smart case I bought for it. iPad has fallen out of case repeatedly (on the floor!) - it i I love my mini iPad, but do not like the smart case I bought for it. iPad has fallen out of case repeatedly (on the floor!) - it is not a snug fit. I also have a Kindle which, during years of use, has never fallen out of it's case. …
- Written by anna H from naples
3 of 3 people found this useful
Not for kids
Looks pretty when new but gets dirty very quickly. Worse, when dropped from only about 3 feet while in this case the screen still Looks pretty when new but gets dirty very quickly. Worse, when dropped from only about 3 feet while in this case the screen still shattered; a $200 repair. Nice for a careful adult not sharing with kids only. …
- Written by IAIN T from ALBUQUERQUE
3 of 4 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 smart case protect from water damage?
- Asked by Nina P from Raleigh
- Mar 22, 2014
- Answered by Anne S from Mosinee
- Mar 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
Does the iPad mini with Retina Display Smart Case - (PRODUCT) RED wear easily and does it discolor much?
- Asked by Daire W
- Jan 5, 2014
My first choice was the black one, but as it was not in stock, I got the red. The (PRODUCT) RED is a My first choice was the black one, but as it was not in stock, I got the red. The (PRODUCT) RED is a beautiful product. I have only been using it for about 2 weeks, and I have not noticed any discolouration or smear of the dye on the screen, as I have had previously with the smart covers on my normal iPad. They do warn on the box that it may happen though, but I think it will give more character. …
- Answered by Johan D from San Francisco
- Jan 19, 2014