As soon as Apple announced the new iPad Mini, the Internet was buzzing with all sorts of new cases for the new tablet. The new Apple tablet provides the full iPad experience as previous models, but is smaller in size…you can actually hold it in one hand! With a beautiful screen, fast and fluid performance, FaceTime and iSight cameras, thousands of amazing apps, 10-hour battery life, you’ll definitely want to protect your new tablet from damages and scratches. To help you narrow down your search for a case, we’ve provided 15 of the best ones (at least in our opinion) that will protect your iPad mini from accidents, damage and more!

15. Under•Cover Personalized  Under•Cover Hardcover iPad Mini Case

Under•Cover hardcover iPad cases, which are custom fit to your tablet, hide your iPad in a discreet hardcover portfolio that is handcrafted with designer fabrics and traditional bookbinding techniques. Get yours in an assortment of patterns for only $48.

14. Marware Axis iPad Mini Case

The Marware Axis iPad mini case is 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. Get it for only $44.99.

13. Belkin Chambray Tab Cover/Case

The Belkin Chambray Tab Cover/Case is sleek way to protect your iPad mini and features multiple viewing angles, protective corners and a magnetic tab closure all for only $29.99.

12. iPad Mini Ultra Slim Folio Case

If you’re looking for a super cheap case, this you can’t go wrong with this one that goes for only $14.95 and comes in a variety of colors. It also has a built-in stand and stylus holder, as well as supports the sleep/wake feature.

11. Incipio LGND Hard-Shell Folio

The premium hard-shell folio comes in a variety of colors, has a convertible cover design, nubuck suede exterior and a Rigid Plextonium frame all for only $29.99.

10. Kensington Protective Back Cover

This cover adds a shock absorbing layer of ultra-thin rubber to the pack of your new iPad Mini to prevent any scratches or damage. And it does it without adding bulk for only $19.99.

9. Official Smart Cover

For those who ONLY buy things from the Apple Store, this Smart Cover is made especially for the new iPad mini and is durable, thin and magnetically aligns for a perfect fit. It has a microfiber lining that keeps the screen clean, too, and retails for $39.

8. X-Dora SmartJacket


This cover is straightforward and fashionable. It features a sturdy polycarbonate shell that snaps to the mini for slim fitting protection from scratches and impacts. It comes in multiple colors and retails for $34.99.

7. HardCandy ShockDrop

The new ShockDrop case offer more ruggedization than any other rubber or poly-carbonate case, featuring 10mm of shock absorbing silicon at the corners, a semi-rigid (replaceable) screen protector, and tear proof flaps. Buy it for $49.95.

6. Targus Vuscape Rotating Case and Stand

Balancing high-end style, superior craftsmanship, and useful features, the Vuscape is the case for those ho desires a case that will fit into any environment. Its durable construction and 
form-fitting design will keep your device protected no matter what you’re doing.

5. Sena Cases Jornal

Casual yet sophisticated with added comfort and simplicity of a daily journal is what you get with this case. Featuring premium leather, the case has an integrated 2 position stand function, comes in various color schemes and retails for $79.95.

4. ClamCase Keyboard Case

The ClamCase iPad mini keyboard case is the thinnest and lightest design yet. Featuring an Apple style keyboard that is both comfortable and effective. The ClamCase keyboard case for iPad mini provides unparalleled protections and offers infinite viewing angles.

3. ZAGGkeys Mini 7

The ZAGGkeys Mini 7 features a stylish cover that features island-style keys in a sleek and unique layout that provide maximum finger space in a compact Bluetooth keyboard. It also has an intuitive built-in stand to hold the tablet at an ideal viewing angle and goes for $89.99.

2.  DODOCase Classic

The DODOCase Classic is a strong yet light case that offers maximum protection, utility and style for your digital life. Designed to disguise your portable device with classic elegance and functionality, it features a lightweight bamboo tray, sturdy exterior cover and slim design for the look and feel of a hard-bound book. You can personalize it and even add a camera hole as additions to its $59.95 price.

1. OtterBox Defender Series

The inner shell of the iPad mini case is constructed from impact resistant polycarbonate that includes a padded-foam interior that has shock absorbing properties and protects the back of your iPad from scuffs and scrapes, while a screen protector is built into the polycarbonate shell to protect against scratches without compromising sensitivity. Preorder now for only $69.95.

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.

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  1. iPad Mini can take plenty of abuse, but they get scratched up pretty
    quickly, which is one of the reasons why cases are necessary.
    My protective case is Thinnest iPad Mini Premium Leather Cover Case when I inevitably upgrade and resell it, I get maximum value

  2. For iPad Mini, my personal preference is definitely to go for ultra slim types of case (instead of ‘strong armor’), else, it totally defeats the purpose of getting a light weight, small built tablet.

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