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"ALMOST" COMPATIBLE DOESN'T COUNT!!!
on December 17, 2012
What's the ONE main thing you expect when buying a "Smart Cover Compatible" back cover case for your iPad mini? That's right--it should work flawlessly with your Smart Cover. And on that key point, this KaysCase gets a failing grade and so a one star rating.
The problem is simple: when you attach this back cover case onto your Mini, it forms a rounded lip that wraps over and sticks slightly above the edge of the entire screen, except for the area where the Smart Cover attaches. When you close the Smart Cover, that lip prevents it from sitting completely flush against the screen. It "sort of" closes, but not that securely, so it easily slips open and turns the Mini back on. You would never want to trust this while carrying the Mini in a bag of any kind.
While the gel material feels of pretty good quality, it's heavily frosted--not really "clear"--and it also adds almost two ounces to the weight of your Mini.
All in all, a one star disappointment that I'm returning to Amazon. Check out the Poetic ThinShell Back Smart Cover Case for a lighter, cheaper and genuinely clear (plus other colors) back cover case that really works as it should!