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Review: Mini SmartCover's (Red&DarkGrey on Black and White mini's)

Review: Mini SmartCover's (Red&DarkGrey on Black and White mini's)

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  • Company: Apple
  • Color: Red & Dark Grey
  • Size: 4.8 x 2.6 x 4.1 inch
  • Website: www.apple.com
 

About:

The Smart Cover is designed to be its perfect match a thin, durable cover that magnetically aligns for a perfect fit. It automatically wakes and sleeps your iPad mini. It’s a handy stand for reading, watching, and typing. Its microfiber lining keeps your iPad mini screen clean. And it’s a way to make your iPad mini as personal on the outside as it is on the inside. (source: apple.com)

First Thoughts:

While apple has had a few iterations of the Smart Cover over the last two years. They have had time to iron out kinks. In this new version the biggest change other then the size is the magnetic strip that latches to the iPad mini. It is now covered by material to prevent any ware or scratches. Also the cover is not broken up in quarters but rather now it's in thirds.

Apple has also chosen not to release a leather version of the Smart Cover as of yet.

Features:

  • Minimal design
  • Magnetic connection
  • Wake on open. Sleep on close
  • Keyboard stand
  • Facetime and move stand

Final Thoughts: (after a week of use)

Covering the latch is a nice plus and I believe it works well however time will tell if it holds up as good as the old one. I'm not to happy with the change to the Smart Cover's panels from quarters to thirds. This means you can not fold the in half when flipped to the back which is how I always used the old one.

Disappointments: (small nit-picking)

  • Price is to high
    • The product is smaller the other smart cases yet the price is still the same.
    • Change to thirds
      •  I'm not to happy with the change to the Smart Cover's panels from quarters to thirds. This means you can not fold the in half when flipped to the back which is how I always used the old one.
      • Leather option
        • I would of bought a leather one

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Note: Please excuse the video quality. We had Lighting that went bad right before shooting it.



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