• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Within six months it will no longer hold my iPad

    • Written by from Dahlonega

    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.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall good quality but headphone cutout too small

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I think the finish and quality level of the product is great. iPad Mini fits snugly. However, the headphone jack cutout is way too small. I wasn't surprised when I couldn't plugin in my Sennheisers, but even Apple's new ear buds don't have enough room. I also agree that the feel of the volume rocker is lost, but I see how that could be an engineering issue (switch is too deep in the material). I can live with that, but the headphone issue is a dealbreaker. Will be returning it.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for kids

    • Written by from ALBUQUERQUE

    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.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I Really Wanted To Like It

    • Written by from Arlington

    Pros

    Well-made
    Sturdy
    Fits the iPad mini Retina well

    Cons

    Stability: I found it tumbled over frequently with anything more than the most ginger of touches.

    Bottom Line: Perfect for some, not for me.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawed design – steer clear!

    • Written by from Redlands

    I bought my wife an iPad mini with a light blue Smart Case as a gift. She liked the color, feel, and fit. However, it simply doesn’t work as a stand for watching video, lap reading, or typing. It collapses within a few minutes even when watching video on a solid kitchen table. On a kitchen table it holds the mini upright just long enough to make you believe that a bit more use will crease the fold more so it will work. She used it for two weeks but it never got better. Watching her frustration using it on an airline tray table was the final straw that caused me to order a Logitech case with a sturdier stand.

    I’ve been buying Apple products since 1983 (Apple IIe) and this is the first that was a total disappointment—steer clear of this one.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed in the quality of connector and spine

    • Written by from Algonquin

    Overall, I like the concept of the cover itself. However, I'm concerned about the material used to bind the connector to the cover. It appears flimsy and I would have preferred a material that was more rigid. I'm afraid that this cover will wear out or tear over time.

    4 of 6 people found this useful