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by Poetic

Poetic ThinShell Back Smart Cover Partner Case for iPad Mini Clear

4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)

  • Design to work with the Apple iPad Mini Smart Cover.
  • Specially designed for the New Apple iPad Mini
  • Stylish and elegant design with strong and durable protection for your new device
  • Easy snap-on style installation and removal
  • Protect The New Apple iPad Mini from scratched and dumps

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B009WYJD5I
  • Item model number: Poe-8712
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 26, 2012
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Poetic, an Exact Design Inc Brand, warrants the Poetic Brand of Products against defects in material or workmanship for a period?3 (three) Yearsfrom the original date of purchase of the product by a consumer through an authorized Poetic dealer. Poetic does not warrant, and is not responsible for, any smart phone, tablet or other device made by any manufacturer other than Poetic. If a defect arises in the materials or workmanship warranted by Poetic, Poetic will replace that unit as long as it falls within the warranty constraints.

The Poetic name, logo, all product names, customer graphics, trademarks and service marks appearing on the Poetic website unless otherwise noted, are service marks, trademarks (whether registered or not) and/or trade dress of Poetic brand.

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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended November 21, 2012
By webvex
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This is a very good case, and an excellent value for the price. It fits well. One corner was a tiny bit funky, but I found that inserting that corner first works just fine. All the cutouts are spot on and there are no gaps anywhere. Really, it does fit perfectly, just a little tricky to snap on (and off). As someone else noted, it's hard plastic, but not brittle. It's somewhat flexible and does have a grippier feel than the aluminum back. I'm only taking one point off because there were a few very small sharp edges (from the mold), but I scraped/filed them off in a few minutes and now it's completely smooth.

Also, one concern I had was whether the corners would extend above the screen. They don't. They're perfectly flush with the screen (it grips on the chamfered sides), making it easy to wipe off the screen and doesn't interfere with the Smart Cover.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't pay more than you have to! December 10, 2012
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I wasn't expecting much when I ordered this due to the price. I'm a firm believer that you get what you pay for, but I can tell you that in this case (pun intended) you get more than your money's worth. Fits perfect and allows my Smart Cover to be on as well. Only negative is that the Smart Cover no longer magnets to the back when you open it.
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71 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SO PERFECT WITH SMART COVER, EVEN STEVE WOULD APPROVE! November 30, 2012
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Wow! Here's some welcome pain relief for your wallet after taking a $40 beating on the purchase of Apple's official iPad Mini Smart Cover. (Funny how the "mini" part never translated to the price.) It's Poetic's high quality clear hardshell back cover that delivers tight tolerance perfection that even Steve Jobs would approve... and costs less than six bucks, with shipping included! Here are the reasons you want this case:

1) Absolutely perfect, glove-like fit as the four corners snap snugly but easily into place. Flawless alignment of various slots and holes with iPad Mini functions.

2) Adds no bulk and near zero weight to the iPad Mini while still providing superior scratch protection.

3) Totally seamless integration with the Smart Cover, which functions as well and exactly the same as it does without the Poetic back cover. And neither cover interferes with removal or attachment of the other.

4) High quality plastic with superb clarity, so the iPad still looks "naked," plus this case haa a good feel in the hand.

Bottom line: if you're a Smart Cover user looking for perfect back case protection that adds almost nothing to your Mini, then your search ends here and for far less money than you might have imagined.

Thanks for taking the time to read my review and I hope you found it helpful in making a buying decision.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent protection from scuffs and scratches December 12, 2012
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I wanted something that would add some protection for my iPad Mini without adding bulk, and this case is perfect. It snaps on, fits tightly, and all the bits you need to get to are accessible. I have a smart cover and it doesn't interfere at all with that. It is so unobtrusive that I actually forget the iPad has it on. It is not something that's designed to provide protection from drops, spills, etc -- it protects the back cover from scuffs and scratches-- although I imagine it provides a little protection from minor bumps as well since it's very hard and sturdy.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great case, best value November 20, 2012
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There are so many cases for the iPad Mini now, many of them fairly cheap. I've purchased a few. Some have beek too heavy, too bulky, not protective enough, didn't work with the smart cover, etc.

But this ThinShell is perfect and for the price, really can't be beat if you own a smart cover. It's thinner than the Switcheasy Coverbuddy and feels less bulky. The Coverbuddy covers all the buttons, making them hard to press a little bit. Some people like this feature so it's subjective. The ThinShell leaves the buttons exposed for easy access and works perfectly with my SmartCover. It's a hard cover so I doubt it offers much in terms of drop protection but it does make the Mini a little "grippier" making it easier to hold IMO. It's exactly what I wanted.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great back cover protector November 22, 2012
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Got it fast and it snapped on in a second. Fits like a glove and haven't had any issues with it. Would definitely recommend this. Great value for the price!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Maybe its just me but..... January 2, 2013
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CONS: The top left corner of this case pops out continuously. my "poetic thinshell black case" isnt very dark either....

PROS: it looks great and serves its purpose... When it isnt falling off.

Save your money for something better!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I pad mini back cover December 12, 2012
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Simple, good price, fits perfectly with the front smart cover, unobtrusive , perfect for the purpose. Highly recommended. Augusto from Doylestown.
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