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Speck - StyleFolio Case for Apple® iPad® mini 4 - Black/Gray/Boysenberry-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 2046 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Protects but thats it.

    Posted
    Zippy
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    This case will do just fine if what you're looking for is basic protection. It is slim and light which adds to it's attraction as a durable alternative for many. However, if you are like me and want your case to support he weight of your iPad mini 4 while you are using it, finad another alternative...if you can. As far as I could tell, Best Buy was only carrying these cases for this tablet. I had an iPad mini 2 previous to this one and was using an Otter. It was a heavier case but offered more protection, was more attractive and was MUCH more sturdy than this flimsy thing. The Otter was also a 360. The sales associate who sold me this black case discouraged me from even looking for a 360, saying that (he thought) they were all junk. That wasn't my experience. I've been given a lot of either conflicting or bad advice on everything from major computer purchases to intermediate purchases like external and internal hard drives to the small purchases like these covers by Best Buy employees. I am going to stop relaying on their "expertise" and start taking things out of the box in the store for test runs before they make it out of the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just ok, but beware

    Posted
    JohnJ
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    Case is ok.. Little cheap feeling and I will use it for now but keep looking. Beware.. The box says ipad mini 4 compatible and has the sleep/wake function when you open and close the lid.. But after getting it home, I noticed the box has a piece of white tape covering that claim. Some boxes have the tape covering the claim, some do not... the Mini 4 fits the case but it really is a mini 3 case. again, wake/sleep does not work on mini 4.. The product I looked at had a banged up box but the claim was not covered.. Seeing the same cover in a nice new box, I grabbed the new undamaged one and purchased without noticing the tape job on the nicely boxed one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I see now why it was only 5 bucks marked down

    Posted
    hdofu

    I bought this as a surplus case from goodwill it said it was for the ipad mini 4 and I've had good experience with spek cases overall in the past.... while It was cut right for the ipad mini 4 it wouldn't hold the device in (kind of a major reason I bought it was I thought it would fit better then the old universal fit one I got online that I got before, it wouldn't though and if I anchored the unit with tape the one place it wasn't noticeable on the case the side buttons wouldn't stay lined up...what I find funny as I have a hard spek case on my 6s and I just about have to bend the phone or use the jaws of life to get that off, this doesn't even snap in. Don't buy this case, it can't be used as intended.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good case, but sleep/wake function doesn't work

    Posted
    AppleJedi
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    So there are a limited number of cases available for the iPad Mini 4. I find Speck to be one of the best and they were the first to have one available at Best Buy. One of the reasons we purchased this particular case was for the sleep/wake feature that is supposedly has. Well, this first crop of cases does not. I contacted Speck Customer support and was told that there was an issue with where they placed the magnet in the case and that I can put in a warranty request once the corrected case is available, so be careful when purchasing this one if you're looking for that functionality. Other that that, the case is very well built and should protect the iPad well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sleep/Wake Works

    Posted
    DusBriver
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    Got this on sale and it's great, except for the color I guess. I prefer a plain color like all black or gray. I have a similar case for my iPad Air2 and like it alot. I read reviews here that said the auto sleep/wake feature didn't work with this model, and that some packages even has that portion of the text covered. Mine seems to work as it should, with the iPad automatically sleeping when the cover is placed over the screen. This is a fine case, providing some protection for the iPad, adjustable viewing angles, an easy to carry form factor, and a secure close clasp. It's quite durable where others are not. You can't go wrong for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It does the job

    Posted
    Tatertots
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    This wasn’t the case I originally intended to buy. Since I didn’t have time to find the case I really wanted and this Speck was offered at a special price when purchased with the iPad mini 4 I decided to use this until I can find the type of case I had in mind. It was also available in black which I would have picked anyway. I’m finding that this case is actually very usable. It’s sufficiently protective and the inside of the cover is soft so the screen doesn’t get scratched. It didn’t need to be purchased separately like some iPad covers. The case does add weight and bulk and makes it heavy when you have to hold the iPad when no table is available. But the case is handy because it has a stand built into the foldable cover when you use it on a table/desk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple never stops

    Posted
    UniqueMinded1
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    This is my 3rd iPad and 2nd mini. Being that I have an all-in-one fully loaded HP, a MS Surface Pro 3 w/ pen & keyboard, and iPhone 6s Plus along with Apple Watch... Let's just say that traveling personally and for the company can be a bit trying when you have as many gadgets as I do. But if nothing else, my iPad mini 4 has the capacity and strength to do what needs to be done both work wise, academically and even in my leisure. (Word is bond) I only shop at Best Buy for my gadgets... Best prices and price matching is awesome. Being an elite member has its perks :). But overall I love, love, love my iPad mini 4! Fits in any of my handbags/backpacks without issue. Great battery life and just so slimming/lightweight.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Cover

    Posted
    Techie78
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    This is a great cover/case for the iPad mini 4. It does protect the edges of the iPad as well as having a functional cover with lock. The lock is great because you don’t have the annoying magnetic flap to get in your way. It’s is great and looks professional. My only issue is holding it for long periods. It does become tiring. It’s slim profiled makes it tiring to hold even when cover is folded back and you can use it like a handle. Other than that the use and functionality are great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Corners of the hard case are cracking off

    Posted
    Ernie

    I have exactly the same problem as another reviewer with cracking of the hard case at the corners. Bought an iPad Mini 4 and this Speck case in July 2017. Around November 2017, small pieces cracked off of the lower left corner for no apparent reason, I didn't drop it or set it down on the corner. February 2018, small pieces cracked off of the lower right corner for no reason, and a lengthwise strip is cracking towards the top. I otherwise like this case. It still fits tightly, but I'll be looking for a replacement and it won't be another Speck. I'm certain this case is defective.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and Functional

    Posted
    DeeDee
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    I have been using this case for a little over a month, and so far, I have no complaints. It can be a little tricky to get the ipad into the case, but rest assured, this case DOES fit the ipad mini (I see a few reviewers stating the opposite). There is a short video on the manufacturer website that shows the correct way to put the case on. My only fear is that the closure clasp will eventually break - it feels a bit flimsy. But so far, so good. No problems. The case adapts great for reading and watching videos. I haven't dropped my ipad yet (knock on wood), but the case does seem to offer so basic protection. It is a nice case for the ipad mini 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice case, could be better

    Posted
    g8rfan
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    I love Speck cases. I had one on my original Mini, and one on my iphone. The StyleFolio Case for the Mini 4 contains many of the features I love; light but durable with the case covering all sides and the holes for the buttons right where they should be. My only problem with this one is auto on/off does not work when opening or closing the case. This feature was listed on the package. I called Speck and they are aware of the problem and working on another production run. If I can get a case where the auto off/on works the rating would be 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent cover for IPad

    Posted
    CaiCai
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    I purchased this for My Wife and she absolutely loves it. I had originally bought the apple cover and she was not satisfied with it, she wanted soemthing that offered more protection. The cover encapsulates the IPad in a shell and then the folio protects the screen while not in use. Since My Wife travels for business, it meets all of her needs which are protective and functional since she drops this into her her bag with her laptop. She also loved the monochromatic finish on the outside cover. I would highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good protective case

    Posted
    MaVic
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    Like this case a lot. Like how it feels on the outside. Feels like it strongly holds my iPad in place and protects it. Like the many options it provides for standing the mini iPad. Specially, I like how I can place my iPad in a comfortable stance where it is semi inclined and I can type away. Love the colors. The blue matches perfectly with my iPhone cover. I definitely recommend it. Did not give it five stars because it lacks a strip to slip your hand so that you can hold it more securely with one hand. Too bad. I wish it would have come with it; however, I still highly recommend this case and would buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good protection but ok latching

    Posted
    DaddyLife
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    This case provides just the right amount of protection without adding a lot of weight or thickness to the iPad mini. The external case has a soft touch fabric with a hard internal material that gives a nice barrier to the elements. It's by no means a waterproof or sealed protector, but gives enough confidence to take along for everyday use. The cover folds back to make an "A-Frame" stand for cinema viewing. My only gripe is the that plastic latch doesn't have a solid connection. After only a month of use, it seems to be wearing and not keeping closed. Overall a decent case for my use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really good, thick polymer

    Posted
    OregonianstuckinIndiana
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    Don't know what the plastic is on this, but it is much better than the cheapo thin cover I used for a year from a company who sells on "drone central" e-company. Bought this 1/2 price on Black Friday, and am happy that there are still a few options around for my 4th gen Mini. (Who knows how long it will be around!). The plastic/polymer/polycarbonate looks to be tough, tho the cover is definitely not as thin as the old cheapo. But it is definitely thinner than my other cover, a Logitech cover/keyboard Folio (Gen 3 Mini-adapted to work-ish)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fits Just Right

    Posted
    Morgan
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    The case fits my iPad Mini 4 perfect. It stands at different angles and doesn’t slide. The only thing that I don’t like so much is the clip that keeps the front cover closed. It is very tight, which is nice for keeping it closed, but almost too tight and a bit hard to get open sometimes. The floral pattern is very pretty and looks exactly like the pictures. I’ve dropped it a couple times in this case and it’s protected it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little case!

    Posted
    Robin
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    I used a Lifeproof case for my previous iPad mini but wanted something less heavy & better looking for my new one. This floral cover was just what I had in mind. As a rule, I don’t carry my iPad in rough & tumble situations but I do have ceramic tile & wood floors. While this case doesn’t provide the level of drop protection the Lifeproof case does, it suits my needs perfectly & I don’t feel that I have to be overly careful with my ipad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great case

    Posted
    bluerazor
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    Wasn't entirely sure this would fit my needs but it has and then some. Slim design allows me to still put it in my hip or cargo pocket with ease. Front flap protect screen well and even cleans it some while walking around. Wish that it could stand up like a laptop screen instead of the nearly flat on the table but angled slightly up configuration but holding it with my hand solves the problem. Not very expensive but very durable so far. Use it for work, flying, reading, gaming, etc every day and no signs of wear after almost 2 months of heavy use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good all over protection

    Posted
    pseudojoe
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    This case provides really good, all over protection for the iPad mini 4. The only thing that it's lacking is it's own additional screen protector. It's a snap-in case with a nice covering that closes to protect the screen when not in use. The clasp feels a little loose but is has never opened unintentionally. The only thing holding this back from 5 stars for me is that the case occasionally slips from its grooves when trying to position it at an angle to watch a movie or something like that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great looking cover

    Posted
    Mellony88
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    The options for cases in this particular size are very limited now, but this a great option if you're looking for a nice look. There is a buckle that keeps it closed and it's just a nice over all product. Some people have mentioned the sleep feature doesn't quite work because of the magnet placement, but I didn't have an issue. I think maybe some have an odd manufacturers defect. If you have this issue, I recommend returning the product to Best Buy within the return policy, or contact the manufacturer.

    I would recommend this to a friend