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  1. radtechy

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    They both do the same with sleeping and waking the iPad when you buy the lid for the life proof.

    Cost is not a factor. I think the life proof added so much weight. It's still not as fat as an otterbox defender.

    I'm not going near water with it ever I have Apple care plus for accidents etc.

    So should I get the smart case? Will it take off some weight? I know it will be slightly thicker than the mini itself.

    Any and all opinions will be appreciated


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  2. Europa

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    I'm really happy with my Apple Smart case on my iPad. I don't need it to be waterproof. Here's a mini review I did on it:

     
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    I agree with the points you mentioned. I was just at the store and found a speck fit folio for 35 and looks like it would be similar to the smart cover


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  4. JWiPhone

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    I love my Apple Smart Case too. I bought the black which contrasts nicely with the white iPad Mini. I did buy a stand for it which makes it more stable in video mode.
     
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    I ended up getting the brown Smart Cover.

    Nice and skinny keeps the device small


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  6. Europa

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    Which stand did you get?
     
  7. JWiPhone

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    This one, because it was compact.It also fits with the Apple Smart Case on the iPad Mini
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  8. mrbunglez

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    I actually have the old LifeProof fre on my iPad rMini. Doesn't add too much thickness or weight, and I have the Smart Cover you can purchase separately which works great. Actually waiting for the LP nuud for the iPad rMini.
     
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    So far the Smart Cover is

    The sleep/wake is better than the lifeproof was, its lighter, and I love how you can easily grab the side to open the flap


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  11. mrbunglez

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    That's for the 1st gen iPad mini. I had that case on my retina mini and yes it did fit but I wouldn't trust it's waterproof capability, because when I had it on it was snug but around the seal for the screen it would bulge in certain corners. I'd wait for an actual LP nuud case for the retina mini.
     
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  12. Booyow1204

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    I got my iPad Mini Smart Case recently at a Best Buy store near my house. Cost deterred me for awhile. I found a case at the location that was marked down to 56.99 cause it was already opened. Took it home and luck of the draw no scratches/imperfections at all. It was simply an "opened" package nothing more. I'm glad I picked it up its a really nice case.

    My logic is my iPad mini cost a good chunk of change. Maybe I shouldn't aim so hard for a cheap case on my 2nd most expensive toy.
     

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