I decided to break tradition when I got the my iPad mini with Retina display just before Christmas last year.I initially planned to use it as it is because of the form factor; thinner, lighter and pleasant to hold, but because of my clumsy nature I decided to look for a protective cover that won’t break the bank.
I came across this little gem on eBay, and naturally I was sceptical given the price, but I decided to go ahead and make the purchase after carefully reading all the details about the cover.
The smart cover exceeded my expectations when it arrived, the material looks cheap but not flimsy. It’s a simple two piece consisting of a polyurethane smart cover with a soft micro fiber interior lining that protects the screen. The cover has two folding positions that allows you to stand or lay the iPad on a flat surface for watching movies or typing, and the built-in magnetic strip provides a good grip. The sleep/wake function when opening or closing the cover works well without any flaws, just like the official Apple Smart cover.
The back case is made from TPU (A hybrid material – a mixture between hard plastic and soft silicone) with cut outs for all ports. The Ultra thin nature of this smart case cover makes it even more desirable, its adds next to no bulk and the iPad mini still fits in my front jeans pocket, comfortably.
Couple of months down the road, I can say overall I have been highly impressed and extremely pleased with this smart case cover and have no intention of buying another case for my iPad mini at this point in time. Cheap doesn’t always mean bad.