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Apple - Smart Cover for Apple® iPad® mini 4 - Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 636 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice cover but pricey

    Posted
    Sportsjunkie

    I really like this cover. It comes in many beautiful colors, it easily connects to your iPad with a magnet, and it folds down as a stand. It puts your iPad to sleep when you close it and wakes it up when you open it. It has a velvet covering on the inside so your screen isn't scratched. It is pricey for something that only protects the front of the iPad. That goes without saying with Apple though. This can be used alone but is made to be paired with the silicone case for the back which is another $59.99. You can buy them to match or mix and match colors. I got the stone color back and I think it would look nice with any color smart cover. I would recommend looking for a more protective case if you are hard on your gadgets though because I have my doubts about whether your screen would survive if your iPad was dropped on a hard surface in this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice Smart Case

    Posted
    acs920
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    I have another case that my iPad snaps into for more protection when I want to travel with it, but this is a great alternative if you don't need the added weight/protection. I also prefer the folding stand that this case transforms into over the other case. It's perfect for using my iPad at home and I like this it powers up/down the screen when opening/closing. The color is also very nice and compliments my white/gold iPad nicely :) The only reason this one isn't my full-time case is because it only provides protection to the front screen (which I already have a glass screen protector on) and leaves the back of the iPad exposed. Not a huge ordeal since it's clearly not meant to protect the back of the iPad, but if this is the only case you purchase you may want to consider having another option if you plan to take your iPad with you daily, while traveling, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, secure & effective

    Posted
    OutdoorBob
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    This product does what it is supposed to do without adding a lot of weight and bulk. It protects the screen, shuts off power to the display when closed and can be used to angle the screen when opened. They do wear out over time but so do tires. You just replace the cover and keep on trucking. I like the fact that the folding front cover and stationary back cover are sold separately so you don’t have to buy them both when only one needs to be replaced. All I needed was the folding front cover. Considering the number of times I deployed this cover in over two years of heavy use, I definitely think this is a five star item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good simple protection

    Posted
    corpomonkey
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    If you're looking for a simple cover that will protect the screen of your iPad mini 4, this will do the job. Although the retail price is steep, you can sometimes find these covers on sale at Best Buy. For the price I paid ($15), it's a no brainer. The cover protects the screen and the "open to wake" screen feature works. The cover is a bit large on one end, but it's made to be used with the back cover, so if you use it with the Apple back cover, the Smart Cover is a perfect fit. I would prefer to buy the OEM screen cover and I recommend this product, but for those who usually buy a third party accessory, this will seem like an expensive accessory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great iPad mini cover

    Posted
    BraveLion351
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    I bought my iPad mini 4 early this year and have been carrying it around in a sleeve, which has worked fairly well. However, I found that I used my phone to browse the web more than my iPad because it was quicker to get to. So I looked around at a lot of cover/case options and decided to buy Apple's iPad cover. I love it! It is super simple, but has a really good feel to it. It's light and fits perfectly, unlike others covers I've tried. It's a great and convenient iPad stand, too. Most of all, using my iPad is much more convenient now, and I favor it over my phone. I highly recommend this case, if you can afford the higher price tag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Effective

    Posted
    dsshumway
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    This is a simple cover to protect the glass surface of he iPad only, as there isn't a "back" to it. Which is exactly what I was after. It also doubles as a "stand" that will hold the iPad up for viewing (Landscape Orientation only). It does everything it was designed to do wonderfully well, and it's minimal design keeps the small form factor of the iPad intact, where as the "cases" seem to lose that for me. The magnetic connection to the iPad aligns perfectly and without any fuss on your part, and I really appreciate how when you close the cover over the iPad it "automagically" puts it to sleep. Great product, just a bit pricey.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight and Useful

    Posted
    Laura
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    I bought this on an impulse while buying my iPad, but I don't regret it. It is very convenient and simple to use - I love that I can simply flip it over and prop up my iPad so I don't strain my neck by looking directly down. It's also doesn't add a bunch of extra weight or bulk to my iPad. A friend of mine didn't buy this one because she wanted something that fully encompassed her iPad, but if you are careful with your devices, then just this one-sided cover to protect the screen works just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    its an OK product.

    Posted
    anoop
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    I bought this after a week i bought my ipad mini 4, after watching all the ipad owners having one of this flip case,i decided to get one for myself. its of course a very nice and quality product but i dont think its very hard one. whenever i open the case and turn to the back, it keeps moving and really hard to hold the ipad with it, very uncomfortable to use the ipad with the case on. it should be use while travelling case it works as a stand for the ipad to watch videos or movies but not useful at home using it with the case. i returned it to the store after 2 days

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only ok. Not sure If I would purchase again.

    Posted
    Catluvx2
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    I bought this to go on my new Ipad Mini. In the past I know these covers had good reviews but after I brought it home I realized that they had redesigned them and that recent reviews weren't that good with solid reasons. The cover is flimsly and slips around when trying to hold the ipad. In addition it also doesn't say latched in the little nitches when trying to use it to prop up the ipad well at all. In this area, I find it useless. I do like how it shuts the ipad off automatically after done using it however. It also protects the screen well. Overall it's ok, but not great. I also think the price is too high.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice, lightweight thin cover option

    Posted
    fiveo
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    As expected, there is no protection to speak of from this case other than it covering the screen when closed. I purchased it when there was no other options on the market for the Mini4. That said, I love that the iPad retains is sleek, thin size and portability because this isn't a big bulky case. My plan all along was to later buy something that would have drop protection and a screen protector but I will say that the Smart Cover makes it easy to carry. And as always, this case is well built with quality materials you come to expect from Apple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Small & thin but expensive

    Posted
    MSGDLDr
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    Combine this with Apple's silicone case and it's the smallest protection out there which is why I got an iPad mini to begin with. I can drop it in a suit pocket. It's hard to justify the price though. ½-⅔ of retail would be reasonable. I deducted 1 star for the price, another because it only does landscape, and I'd like to be able to use it in portrait as well. If you don't need the smallest protection available for your iPad mini, there's better and cheaper choices out there. It's with that understanding That I would recommend it to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really enjoy this great cover

    Posted
    Mike
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    This is a great quality cover. The color stays nice. The magnets that hold it to the iPad are strong. They don't scratch the iPad. Easy to remove if wanted. It folds up into a stand. Very smooth transitions. Nice material to protect the iPad glass. Comes n multiple colors. You can have severa And interchange them in seconds without having to take the back cover off. Front cover is sold separately to the front. I never realized this when I got them. But, I love this slim and sleek style case!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly, even though a bit flimsy

    Posted
    Redeyes00
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    I've typically bought the Smart Cover's for my iPad's, but as the size gets smaller (iPad Mini 4) the cover starts to get a bit flimsy, as in it can pop-off with a little rough handling. It connects and works perfectly as a screen cover, but with the smaller magnet to hold it on, it will shift around a bit and can just pop-off if you grab it the wrong way. If your easy on your Mini, this will work...but it's not for intense protection of your device.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent. Doesn't add bulk.

    Posted
    Newsat11
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    A good, simple cover for the mini. It snaps magnetically to the side of the ipad, and just covers the glass surface. It is thin and doesn't add bulk. If you turn the cover back like a page in a book, the iPad is still nice and thin and comfortable to handle. Just the perfect thing for when I want to toss the iPad in my bag and not scratch the glass. Now.... If they only made something like this for the iphone!! Agree with another poster: how do you clean this? .....reviewed by "Newsat11's" wife

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality Cover

    Posted
    Strackalackin
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    I personally prefer the Smart Case for the 360 degree protection, but this was a gift for my girlfriend and she thinks the Smart Cases are too bulky. She also wanted to be able to show off the gold back! This cover is working great for her. The magnets are strong and snap in place to the side of the iPad easily. I do wish the magnets in the edge used to make the fold-stand part were stronger, but it really isn't an issue. The leather feels nice and high quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great for its intended purpose

    Posted
    Goofymatt
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    I love the look and feel of Apple products and thereby hate the idea of putting my phones or tablets into any kind of bulky plastic case. Luckily, in over 8 years of owning iPads and iPhones I have never broken one (knock on wood). For me, this magnetic case is perfect. It still has a clean look but it serves the necessary purposes of protecting the screen, cleaning the screen, and holding the iPad. My needs are basic and I'm sure everyone isn't like me, but I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great little iPad cover

    Posted
    IHEARMUSIC8
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    I love this cover for it's simplicity and small size. It obviously only covers the iPad's surface, but it works great and is detachable via a magnetic strip which holds the cover on. The only issue I could see with it is it could possibly come detached if the cover is used to pick up the iPad, causing the tablet to fall to the ground. I don't see this as a big issue and I know not to do this. Other than that, it is a great way to protect the iPad's surface!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great cover for the iPad Mini 4

    Posted
    John
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    Even though this is silicone, it has a great organic feel to the outside, almost like a fine leather. The inside has a soft knapp to it and perfectly protects the screen. It connects via a magnet, so all you need to do is get it close and the powerful magnets pull it in place with a confirming snap! Great cover. There are cheaper covers available, but you get what you pay for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very slim cover

    Posted
    Spike
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    The cover attaches and closes firmly, protects the screen, and turns the mini 4 on and off, as you would expect. It only covers the screen and the left side of the mini, so adds very little to the thickness of the mini. I can still stick the covered mini in the back pocket of my jeans when it is finally time to board the aircraft. I really like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Half of a Smart Case

    Posted
    T00LF00L
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    This is one of Apple’s worst products. I bought this assuming it was like every other smart case Apple makes but I was wrong. This is not a case that holds and protects the mini, this is only a screen protector. It sticks to the mini with just a magnet and is meant to be used in conjunction with their silicone case which costs another $50. This product is horrible, I returned it before I even left the parking lot.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend