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The Pad Protector mini
Slim Leather Folio
with on/off "wake/sleep" functionality
for Apple iPad mini

NewerTech The Pad Protector for iPad
Lightweight, stylish protection PLUS enhanced typing and viewing comfort.
High style and practical functionality.

With a luxurious, top grain leather exterior and smooth suede interior, The Pad Protector mini keeps your iPad mini fully protected and looking great! A side loading, full framed holder keeps the iPad mini in place while allowing complete access to all ports and controls. The cover discreetly fastens with high powered slimline magnets that will wake your iPad mini up when it is opened and will put it to sleep when the cover is closed. The cover additionally functions like a "kickstand", providing both comfort and stability when typing. To make this a complete appearance protection kit, a screen protector and microfiber cleaning cloth are included.
Features
  • Maintains use of iPad mini magnetic on/off
    "wake/sleep" feature*
  • Top grain leather exterior protects iPad mini while offering full access to all ports and controls
  • Soft suede interior lining
  • Stable when typing and improves viewing comfort
  • Supports vertical** (for video viewing) and horizontal (for typing and game playing) positioning
  • Front and rear camera cutouts for unobstructed images
  • Screen protector and microfiber cleaning cloth included
  • Weight: under 6.4 ounces
  • 1 Year NewerTech Product Limited Warranty
*To ensure proper alignment of magnets for the iPad mini's "wake/sleep" feature after using the Pad Protector mini in the vertical position, the front cover should be pressed firmly and held in position until the cover is flat.

**Because the Pad Protector mini is made from durable, long-lasting top grain leather, a "break in" period is required for the case to provide maximum stability when using in the vertical "viewing" mode. For added stability, use gentle pressure when inserting the front cover into the case's rear flap.

Screen Protector Installation Guide

Step 1. Make sure there are no fans blowing in the room and let any dust settle from people movement for five minutes before starting the project.

Step 2. Begin preparing your iPad screen surface using the included microfiber cloth.

Step 3. Obtain a ruler, credit card, Post-It note pad, or other stiff, small, and straight edged object to assist in applying the protective film.

Step 4. Start applying the protective film at the home button end of the iPad and gently work from that bottom upwards. DO NOT peel the protective film from the sheet it comes shipped on until it's near the edge of the surface of the glass. That keeps any contaminants from statically clinging to the screen protector.

Step 5. Work any bubbles from the center to the edge using your sourced straight edged object.

Step 6. Take care not to create any fingerprints on the edge of the protective film by not touching that surface edge.
This product is compatible with... Learn how to find your Mac's model ID
iPad mini Retina Display
iPad mini 3
(October, 2014)
Model ID: iPad4,7; iPad4,8
16GB, 64GB, 128GB
iPad mini Retina Display
iPad mini (with Retina)
aka. iPad mini 2
(October, 2013)
Model ID: iPad4,4; iPad4,5
16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
iPad mini
iPad mini
(October, 2012)
Model ID: iPad2,5; iPad2,6
16GB, 32GB, 64GB
iPad mini
NOT COMPATIBLE
iPad mini 4
(September, 2015)
Model ID: A1538, A1550
16GB, 64GB, 128GB

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.6 / 5 3 out of 3 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: MariaB Location: Cary, IL Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Excellent case and service January 18, 2017 This case really protects my iPad mini! I love it! And the color is magnificent too!

I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: persiankin Location: Chunchula, AL Age: Over 65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Replacement cover November 8, 2016 I finally got to the point where my Apple brand cover for my iPad 2 had outlived its usefulness. It was so old and so well used that the seams were coming apart and I was afraid that the iPad was going to fall out of it every time I picked it up. I spotted this item (only one left) on the garage sale and figured I had nothing to lose by purchasing it.

I am glad I did. It is so much more than what I had been using. It is durable, stylish and although bright red really isn't my color I am more than pleased with it. And it holds the iPad at a perfect viewing angle without slipping.

This review is from (*) Newer Technology The Pad Protector - Slim Leather Folio for Apple iPad 2, 3 & 4. Red Color.. Customer Videos:

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Blaine, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Product seems to be durable. March 12, 2016 Since I have had the product for less than 1 week, I can not really give it a valuable evaluation.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech The Pad Protector mini - Slim Leather Folio for Apple iPad mini. Cognac.

Verified Buyer Top 50 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Blaine, WA Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Product seems to be good. March 12, 2016 The product has not been in our possession long enough to give it a proper evaluation. But, it seems to be durable.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech The Pad Protector - Slim Leather Folio for Apple iPad 2, 3 & 4. Red Color..

Verified Buyer Top 250 Contributor
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago, IL Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 3/5 Does the job February 20, 2016 I was mainly looking to protect the screen on my iPad and have the ability to toss it around more. The inner part where it folds has faded. Wasn't expecting much for the price I paid. Overall it does the job of keeping your iPad protected

This review is from NewerTech The Pad Protector mini - Slim Leather Folio for Apple iPad mini. Black.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: NJ Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 3/5 Nice folio if it fit better January 25, 2016 This would be an excellent folio case if the fit was better. It's seems the leather dried out and came out too tight width-fit for a Mini2.

This review is from NewerTech The Pad Protector mini - Slim Leather Folio for Apple iPad mini. Cognac.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 5/5 Great iPad cover July 17, 2015 Nice looking and keeps the iPad completely protected when packed up for travel.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech The Pad Protector - Slim Leather Folio for Apple iPad 2, 3 & 4. Cognac Color.

Reviewer: WoodstockMike Location: Hebron, IL Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 4/5 Leather takes some time to break in. May 9, 2013 I've been using this with my iPad 2 for a couple of months now and really does a great job at protecting the iPad from nicks and dings in my backpack. The leather feels good out of the box, and is getting even better over time.

I can tell already the leather is going to outlast the iPad. NewerTech used some heavy-duty cow hide on this one and, as a result, the break-in period has taken a bit longer than I would have liked.

For example, it took a while to get the leather to relax enough to get it to stand up as the main image on the page shows. Granted, I use it mainly in the "typing" position (cover tucked in to the flap, but flatter to the desk or my lap) so it isn't that big of a deal to me. In fact, i love that it is able to be propped up that way - keeps my lap cooler when using in my recliner than without.

But, more true to my usage, the magnets to wake/sleep the iPad do seem a bit fickle. I can't just let the case close as it will and rest assured that the iPad indeed went to sleep. I need to make sure the cover is centered on the iPad to assure proper sleep function. Not a deal-breaker on using the case, just something that I needed to get used to to prevent my battery depleting unnecessarily.

Overall, I'd recommend as the look and feel of the leather is fantastic and it provides great protection - even if it does take a bit of time to fully break it in.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from NewerTech The Pad Protector - Slim Leather Folio for Apple iPad 2, 3 & 4. Cognac Color.

Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Pittsburgh, PA Age: 45-54 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 1/5 the worst case I've ever get my hands on May 8, 2013 The case looks good on the picture but in real life it does not serve the purpose. The slot for 30 pin ipad connector is not wide enough to fit camera kit adapter. The case is not stable. It flips when put in vertical position (see the video). The inside of the case gets dirty and unpleasant to touch after first use, it reminds of a piece of a sand paper. Low quality leather. When in closed position , the iPad does not turn off which is proof of bad design. The phone slot cut will not fit most of 3.5mm connectors. After "playing around" a bit with this case my wife and i decided to apply for RMA . it's now on the way back to OWC

This review is from NewerTech The Pad Protector - Slim Leather Folio for Apple iPad 2, 3 & 4. Black. Customer Video: View "flips all the time. Does not hold the vertical position." on YouTube

Response from MacSales.com, Marketing May 9, 2013 Your Newer Technology The Pad Protector is made from fine quality genuine leather. The leather adjusts to both the device and individual habits of the user. If the overall usage and fit initially seems stiff, please allow a few days of use for the leather to adjust for improved functionality. Leather will stretch and tighten depending on the weather, temperature, humidity, and it does have a memory. If you find that your particular case does not stand up in a particular position, fold it backwards a few times on each of the fold lines in order to break-in the leather. This action may need to be repeated until the leather has been successfully trained. Additionally, leather will soften and improve over time, developing a rich patina that makes your The Pad Protector look and feel better the longer you use it.
Verified Buyer
Reviewer: Tonitee Location: Western PA Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 3/5 Not as well designed as I would have liked. June 19, 2011 The iPad slips out too easily on one side. Also, the quality of the workmanship could be better -- but for the price, it's more than adequate.

This review is from Newer Technology The Pad Protector - Slim Leather Folio for Original Apple iPad (Gen1): Red Color..

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