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This review is from: Samrick Tough Hydro Companion Smart Gel Protective Case for Apple iPad Mini & iPad Mini Retina Display - Black (Accessory)
This case is soft and gel-like, but as soon as you get it on the iPad it seems really sturdy and solid. The back of the case is slightly textured so there's no risk of it slipping out of your hands. I was really after a slim case that wouldn't add much bulk to my iPad, and although it could be slimmer it's not too bad at all, and I feel happy to put it down anywhere or chuck it in my bag without worrying. It also works with the SmartCover, and mine is a SmartCover purchased from eBay, so it's not an official one and it still works perfectly!
So in summary, although I would have preferred it to be slightly slimmer, I'm happy with the protection it gives and how it feels.