Updated: June 14, 2014 So you managed to score that shiny new iPad Mini retina. Next step: a case. We’ve saved you hours of SafeSearch Googling by rounding up the best iPad Mini Retina cases at a variety of price points to help get your new Cupertino buddy from birthday suit to warm and cozy. Whether you prioritize looks, function or insurance for your butterfingers, each of these iPad Mini Retina cases has a forte — and a price. We’ve ordered our selections starting with the most affordable and will update this article as better entries come along. So peruse, hone in, and for god’s sake, cover your shame man.


Under $25

Because you’ve already Fedexed this month’s drinking budget to Cupertino

Photive iPad Mini & Mini Retina Lightweight Hard Shell Case with Built in Stand

It’s available in a wide variety of colors, features dual shock absorbing layers and boasts a built in kick stand for easy viewing — all for a price even your local street vendor can’t match.

DODOcase BOOKback iPad Mini & Mini Retina Case

The BOOKback is more of a skin than a case — making it just what the minimalist Mini worshiper needs. It’s made from the same Moroccan book fabric found on other DODOcases, adding padding and grip, and attaches via a reusable peel-and-stick adhesive.

JiuJiu iPad Mini & Mini Retina Sleeve

Its cotton exterior isn’t the most durable of materials, but plenty of padding and elastic straps insure your 7-inch compadre stays safe and secure while packed in bigger bags or chilling on the kitchen table. The extra pocket is convenient for keeping that blasted lightning cord or headphones nearby too.

Griffin CinemaSeat Car Mount for iPad Mini


A case that products your tablet on the go and can also double as a headrest mount for road trips.

SwitchEasy CoverBuddy for iPad Mini & Mini Retina

SwitchEasy’s CoverBuddy is an ideal companion for iPad Mini Smart Cover owners in love with Cupertino’s current playroom color palette, since it covers the Mini’s otherwise exposed back in shock-proof, rubber-coated polycarbonate and matches perfectly. Twinsies!

HardCandy Convertible iPad Mini Case

HardCandy blatantly copied Apple’s original iPad case and trimmed it down for the Mini (genius). It’s made from faux nubuck in a variety of bold colors, all of which, unfortunately, bear even bolder HardCandy branding.

Graceful Crafts iPad Mini & Mini Retina Sleeve with Front Pocket

Camo pattern for menswear and/or G.I. Joe gadget swag. Check. Polyester batting and soft fabric exterior complete with front pocket for a pen and business cards (that likely state “I’m CEO B%$&*”). Check. Elastic string for security. Check.

Read on for more options from $25 – $60 & $60+ on the next page


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