25 sleek iPad mini cases and covers
This list is a guide to most stylish and classy iPad mini covers that can be found on the web.
If you don’t want to limit yourself to official Apple covers, the obvious choice is Amazon. It’s not because of the quality (some items are really terrible), but because of availability.
Amazon is the biggest marketplace for tablet accessories. You’ll find here most of brands and models
Case producers offer from time sitewide promotions, so it’s good to sign up to newsletter. You may be able to get a favorite cover for a price much lower than on Amazon.
If you are looking for the case no one else has, meet Etsy. The site has a plenty of gorgeous designs for the iPad.
Almost all cases are made to order, so make sure to give a shop owner the name of your device, preferably with exact dimensions.
iPad mini dimensions ( height / width / depth )
|iPad mini||7.87 / 5.30 / 0.28||200 / 134.7 / 7.2|
|iPad mini 2 (Retina)||7.87 / 5.30 / 0.29||200 / 134.7 / 7.5|
|iPad mini 3 (Retina)||7.87 / 5.30 / 0.29||200 / 134.7 / 7.5|
Note that iPad mini and iPad mini Retina differ in depth by 0.3mm. While it doesn’t make a difference when it comes to cases with corner straps, the new iPad mini 2 Retina may behave strangely inside hard shells made to hold tight the older model.
The 2014 iPad mini 3 has exactly the same dimensions as the second-generation iPad mini.
When you visit a comparison chart on Apple, you may get a wrong impression about the position of the rear camera (see screenshot below). It suggests the camera in iPad mini 3 is moved to the center.
It looks like Apple made an inaccurate visualization. I’ve merged back covers of iPad mini 3 and 2 into one image shown below.
As you see, the position of the rear camera, as well as all the buttons and microphone, are exactly the same. The only visible difference is that iPad mini 2 has a ring around the camera, which iPad mini 3 doesn’t.
This means most iPad mini 2 covers will also fit iPad mini 3 – not only sleeves or covers with corner straps, but also the cases where the device is being held by a leather frame. The only issue may be with the cases that hold iPad mini inside a plastic shell.
More iPad accessories to check out at 50 best iPad case covers in 2015
An overview of the best 2015 iPad case covers for everyone who is looking for something more unique than Apple's Smart Cover.
If you know of any new case for iPad mini which you’d like to see in this list, please share a link in the comments below.
25 sleek iPad mini 3/2/1 cases and covers
KAVAJ “Berlin” iPad mini 3/2/1 Case in Cognac. This is a sleek, modern and luxurious case cover that fits your iPad tightly and securely. The magnet technology supports the sleep/wake feature. The case positions the device at two angles: standing for viewing videos, and propped up for typing and interaction.
Available in two colors: Cognac Brown, and Black. ⇢ Amazon – $44.90.
Pad & Quill Graduate Artist Series for iPad mini 3/2/1. With a gorgeous bindery cloth background and French roast spine wrap, this cover is perfect for getting cozy by the fire for a good read or watching a great movie. Magnetic on/off feature puts to sleep your iPad by closing the cover. ⇢ Pad & Quill – $69.99.
Tuff-Luv Embrace Plus Material Case Cover for iPad mini. Fits iPad mini 1, 2, and 3. This case is handmade in navajo material. There is a kick-stand on the inside cover, which tucks discreetly into the soft interior cover. When you want to put it down, pull the leg out to stand your case up; when you’re done, the subtle magnets will vanish it back into your case.
Embrace covers are finished also in other materials. ⇢ Tuff-Luv – £24.99.
Caseable “It’s Time For” iPad mini 3/2/1 Case. Designed by Kaitlyn Parker and hand-crafted in Brooklyn from recycled materials. There is a tough and rigid interior structure with neoprene padding. Inside there is a soft micro suede with inside pocket for documents.
You’ll find on Caseable hundreds of great designs from several artists, that you can further customize. You can also upload own picture and create own design. ⇢ Caseable – $49.90.
Bear Motion Brazilian Buffalo Leather Folio Case for iPad mini 1. Made of genuine Buffalo leather material for durability and elegance. The case transforms into a stand for multiple viewing angles. You can wake or put your device to sleep by opening or closing the case.
The case does not fit iPad mini Retina. Available in Vintage Red and Vintage Black. ⇢ Amazon – $20.34.
iFrogz Script Case for iPad mini 1. This is a folio-style case that features a snap-in frame and a fashionable texture fabric in a few colors to choose from. The frame consists of two parts that provide a sleek design and several media viewing angles.
Available in four colors: Black, Gray, Red, and Brown. ⇢ Amazon – $31.99.
Proporta Barbour iPad mini 3/2/1 Case – Quilted. This case is made using the same high-quality materials and fabrics used in Barbour jackets and other clothing. It features a soft, quilted exterior with contrasting brown Barbour logo panel. Tartan lining adds to the traditional style of this case, which keeps its classic appeal for all generations.
Available in four colors: Black, Olive, Navy, and Terracotta. ⇢ Proporta – $74.95.
Feruto iPad mini Sleeve. Fits iPad mini 3, 2, and 1. Designed with a focus on high comfort and functionality that makes your Mini iPad feel comfortable and beautiful at the same time. It’s made of graphite colored high quality german wool felt.
Its stylish yellow coloured elastic band offers a quick and easy way to keep your iPad mini safe and in place. ⇢ Etsy – $49.90.
Belkin Chambray Tab Cover with Stand for iPad mini 3, 2 and 1. With its adjustable stand, the cover makes it easy to watch a video, read an ebook, or finish up work at an angle that’s comfortable for you. A magnetic tab closure secures the tablet while a soft inner lining safeguards the screen. Additionally, the cover is lightweight and slim, ensuring your iPad mini fits easily in a purse or bag.
Available in four colors: Grey, Blue, Khaki, and Pink. ⇢ Amazon – $29.74.
Griffin iPad mini 1 IntelliCase. This design is a marriage of protective polycarbonate and a hinged cover. Fold the flexible cover to the back to make an upright workstand (great for reading and watching slideshows or videos), or lay it down. IntelliCase’s micro-textured surface is easy to grip and pampers your iPad mini, inside and out.
Available in four designs: Red, Black/Gold, Blue/Grey, and Black. ⇢ Griffin – $24.99.
iSkin Vibes Folio for iPad mini 1. This Swirl Edition of Vibes Folio delivers sophisticated styling balanced with thoughtful functionality and effective protection. As with Apple’s own Smart Cover, iSkin integrated smart technology into the screen cover. Simply close the folio to sleep the iPad – and open to wake it.
Available in three colors: Beige, Black, and Purple. ⇢ iSkin – $49.99.
Snugg Desert Camouflage Folio Case for iPad mini 3, 2, and 1. This folio case from Snugg features US military desert camouflage on the outside, and has a complimentary soft brown interior. There is an elastic hand strap for a comfortable, improved hold while walking, exercising, lounging, or using FaceTime.
This Snugg case is also available in ten other colors, including Baby Blue, Distressed Brown, and Blue Denim. ⇢ Amazon – $29.99.
Tuff-Luv Western Leather Embrace Plus Case for iPad mini. This high quality Western Genuine Leather book-style case includes a secure harness to ensure your new iPad mini stays where it belongs.
You can have the peace of mind of knowing your tablet is safe, while keeping complete access to all the controls and functions you need to use. Fits iPad mini 3, 2, 1. ⇢ Tuff-Luv – £39.99.
Case Logic iPad mini 3/2 Folio. Sleek and sophisticated folio precisely fits the iPad mini. Soft, scratch-resistant material lines the inside cover to protect your screen while closed. Compressed design on the exterior of the folio adds a hint of style and texture. Multiple viewing angles to minimize glare and view or work comfortably.
Available in two colors: Black and Phlox. ⇢ Amazon – $26.65.
Photive iPad mini 3/2/1 Ultra Slim Folio Case. Comes with built-in stand and stylus holder. One-piece flexible construction doesn’t add bulk, while protecting all parts of the tablet. Built in magnets convert this case into a Smart Cover by enabling the sleep/wake feature to be fully functional. The case features an easy-to-clean, water-resistant padded cover and soft-touch inner lining.
There are four colors to choose from: Black, Blue, Orange, and Red. ⇢ Amazon – $15.95.
iFrogz Breeze Case for iPad mini. This unique multi-colored case is manufactured with an edge that protects the screen of your iPad mini when facedown. It’s fashioned from pliable, impact resistant TPU with a tension-control fit and aerated design. ⇢ Amazon – $9.95.
Targus iPad mini Version Versavu. A stylish and functional way to store and protect what’s inside. The case features patent-pending 360° rotating technology, making it easy to view the iPad mini at any angle and also includes an easy-to-clean textured exterior – ideal when the occasional spill occurs.
For everyday convenience, Versavu marries form with function in a case that not only complements the iPad mini itself but fits perfectly into the life of an iPad mini enthusiast. ⇢ Amazon – $19.95.
Proporta Leather Style Folio iPad Mini Case. Hand-crafted from the finest faux-leather, this iPad mini cover is not only lovely to touch but is extremely durable too. With its secure holding system and tough exterior, it will help stop that sharp gasp every time you drop or knock it. Fits iPad mini 3, 2, and 1. ⇢ Proporta – $33.95.
Snugg iPad mini Leather Case Cover and Flip Stand. A leather premium case which folds in all the right places. Stands up perfectly for FaceTime or watching movies and there is a cut out for the rear camera so that you can use the camera without removing the iPad mini from the case. Elastic hand strap for a comfortable, improved hold while walking, exercising, lounging, or using FaceTime.
There are nine colors to choose from. For iPad mini 3, 2, and 1. ⇢ Amazon – $24.99.
Incipio LGND Hard-Shell Folio for iPad mini 1. Multiple viewing angles for comfortable use any time. Embedded Magnets for sleep/wake feature. Plextonium™ backing securely and easily clasps onto iPad mini. All over protection when closed.
Three colors to choose from: Red, Black, Grey. ⇢ Incipio – $29.99.
Photive iPad mini 3/2/1 Ultra Slim Folio Case with Built in Stand and Stylus Holder. Precision fit one-piece flexible construction doesn’t add bulk, while protecting all parts of the iPad mini. The case features an easy-to-clean, water-resistant padded cover and soft-touch micro-fiber inner lining. The back of the cover is also fitted with a stylus holder to ensure that you don’t have to worry about loosing your stylus ever again.
Available in four colors: Black, Blue, Orange, and Red. ⇢ Amazon – $15.95.
Ionic Rotating Stand Leather Case for New Apple iPad mini. This 360-degree rotating stand/case is specifically designed for the Apple iPad mini. It features a unique, patent-pending mechanism that creatively frames the Apple logo and allows the iPad to rotate both vertically and horizontally while in the case. For optimum comfort, this case offers three viewing positions including a lower angle which is ideal for typing on the screen.
Available in three colors: Red, Brown, and Black. For iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2. ⇢ Amazon – $5.85.
Khomo Case for New Apple iPad mini. This case spots a simple and classy design made from faux leather, and the interior is lined with non-scratch material so you do not need to worry about any damages. There is also a magnetic strip built inside that provides the sleep / wake feature making your new iPad mini go to sleep once you close it, and instantly waking it up when you open it ready for use. ⇢ Amazon – $10.50.
Marware Axis iPad mini Case. Does not fit iPad mini 3 and 2. A high-quality, genuine leather folio case that revolves around your device. The Axis rotates your iPad mini 90 degrees so you can stand, type, read or watch it in the horizontal or vertical position. With three hands-free viewing angles, you’ll never have to strain your neck again. The automatic sleep/wake lid powers the Apple iPad mini display on and off, while an interior hand strap provides a comfortable grip.
Available in five colors: Black, Red, Blue, Purple, and Tan. ⇢ Marware – $34.99.
KaysCase FlipStand Cover Case for Apple iPad mini 3, 2, and 1. Both elegant and classy in design, and versatile and protective at the same time. Precise cut-outs allow accesses to all controls and buttons. Cover has flip capability to transform the case into a horizontal viewing stand. Designed with a smart holder for stylus/pen.
Available in four colors: Black, Purple, Blue, Hot Pink. ⇢ Amazon – $14.95.
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