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35 of our favorite Retina-ready iPad Mini cases and covers

Apple Smart Case ($55)

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This genuine leather case from Apple will fit any iPad Mini model. It’s a slim protective shell with an aniline-dyed leather cover that can fold back to a couple of stand positions for movie watching or typing. The fit is absolutely perfect, as you’d expect, and the inside of the cover is soft microfiber to keep your iPad Mini screen in top condition. The cover also supports the automatic sleep/wake function. This isn’t a rugged case, so don’t expect much in the way of drop protection. It is slim and available in five stylish colors including red, black blue, brown, and pink.

Available from:

Best Buy

STM Dux Case ($45)

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If you’re looking for a rugged solution then you’ll be pleased to learn that the Dux case meets military standards 810F/G for drop tests, which means it will survive a tumble from up to 6.6 feet (2 meters). It blends hard polycarbonate and malleable TPU with a water resistant polyurethane cover that folds back to double up as a stand. Magnets in the cover help it act as a stand securely and automatically bring your iPad Mini 3 to life when you open it. All the cut-outs are precise and the back of the case is transparent. It’s bulky, but that’s inevitable with truly protective cases.

Available from:

Amazon

iLuv CEO Folio Case ($35)

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Here’s a smart, padded folio-style case that’s designed to serve as a business companion. You can slot any model of iPad Mini into the enclosure and the case zips securely closed. The cover includes a host of pockets and pouches for ID, cards, a notepad, and there’s even a stylus holder. You can prop the cover open and fold it to create a stand for landscape viewing, or angle it further for comfortable typing. You don’t need to be a CEO to see the practicality of this case.

Available from:

Amazon

Knomad Mini Leather Organizer ($100)

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If you want a stylish leather case for your iPad Mini 3, then this luxurious option from Knomo could be it. This premium leather pouch, finished in black or tomato red, opens to reveal a range of soft canvas pockets lined with microfiber. There’s room for your tablet, accessories, iPhone, and even a battery pack. You’ll also find pouches for cards and a stylus or pen holder. The organizer has a secure stud closure, so there’s no danger of it flapping open uninvited.

Available from:

Amazon

Belkin Slim Style Cover ($40)

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This is a durable folio case that combines a soft, minimalist, silicone frame with a water-repellent cover. The suede lining prevents scratches and the silicone corners can lock the cover open in multiple positions, so you can find the right viewing angle. The closure is magnetic, and there are openings for the camera, ports, and buttons. It’s a slim, functional case that provides reasonable protection. You can get it in understated black and grey, or an eye-catching purple and orange combo.

Available from:

Amazon

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