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Size-wise, iPad mini is the middle child of the iOS family, but hand-me-down clothes aren't really an option here. Luckily, casemakers have been quick to produce cases made especially for Apple's midsized tablet. We've reviewed every one we've been able to get our hands on, from sleeves to anti-shock cases to widgetlike stands, and as we review more, we'll update this gallery.
STM's Grip is a jack-of-all-trades. Adding a hardshell case to a cover that can sleep & wake your iPad, the Grip also features a textured surface to help you hang on, and a flip-out kickstand that can hold your iPad at two different angles.
On Guard's Sleeve is as simple as it's name. The microsuede sleeve has magnetic clasps on one end, and your mini slips inside easily. It doesn't add a lot of bulk, so it's perfect for using inside a computer bag or purse.