Review: iPad mini Smart Cover disappoints compared to its predecessor
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:07 AM
Also, the cover is about a 1/16" shorter all the war around, you find yourself clawing and digging at the cover to open it.
Big swing and a miss. Especially for $50.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:21 AM
However, I do wish that third-party developers could incorporate the smart cover technology and develop more stylish looking covers. The mini begs for some awesome artistic and literary style design covers, instead of the plain old single color covers that diminish the style and form factor of the mini.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:25 AM
I don't know - mine clings magnetically! However, the weight of the cover pulls it off if I don't support the middle.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:41 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:42 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:43 AM
I did hear from other folks who had the same accidental detachment issue I describe—I wanted to make sure I wasn't crazy or using a lemon. A couple other Macworld staffers and contributors reported the same issue I encountered, as well.
You're folding the cover all the way around. That works, ish, though I don't love it. I'm referring to folding it over on itself before putting it along the back, which doesn't work with the small cover.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:10 PM
My thought exactly! It is hard to imagine that the iPad Mini cover could be worse than the iPad "smart" cover, which would fall off at every opportunity. I ended up with a Roocase because I could not stand the "smart" case after using it for just a few hours. I quite like the look of the smart cover, and I loved the original iPad cover.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:47 PM
Okay, I see what you mean.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:50 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:31 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:32 AM
In general, with both a regular, full-sized iPad as well with the mini, the challenge has always been hold to hold it efficiently. Personally, when holding the mini in my right hand, I like to fold over the mini Smart Cover and place my index and middle fingers between the Smart Cover and the back of the iPad mini, while placing my thumb along the chamfer. This, then puts the Smart Cover between my middle finger and ring finger and really gives me a nice combination of support and freedom of movement. If I choose to hold it in my left hand, the I use the accordion method. I also completely hold the Smart Cover, so that the left corner of the mini rests almost on the heel of my hand.
I don't know. I have never had an issue with the hinge releasing and this snappy little device has gone everywhere with me since the day I got it. I even have done demonstrations where I show people how strong the new magnet is and how well it holds. Just surprised to hear you saying that it is coming unhinged. Never happened here.