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Handy lightweight protection for iPad body and screen – but feels cheap
on 17 April 2014
This item from the Amazon Basics range constitutes basic protection for your iPad Mini’s body and screen. The body armour consist of a black plastic shell of approximately 3mm thickness. The screen protection is a coated plastic stick-on leaf with adhesive. Priced at entry level, this protection is both accessible and good value when one takes into account that scratches to the iPad Mini’s body are, in effect, unremediable and screen replacement costs start from GBP85-00, or nearly 50% of the purchase price when you factor in postage & hassle (time lost).
The cover is easily fitted by starting with 2 corners, clicking them into the hard shell and then repeating the process for the remaining 2 corners. Cutouts ensure continued access to volume, screen rotation and on/off switch as well as jack and rear camera. Our iPad Mini is fitted with an Apple leather soft cover, which continues to work well with the hard shell fitted. With a thickness of some 3mm, the shell rim is hardly visible when looking at the screen.
The screen protector is the standard finicky self-adhesive plastic sheet which requires some practice to fit without bubbles and sticking out of the screen area.
All in all, this is a good affordable piece of advisable protection for your iPad Mini which can be easily fitted. It’s only minus is the flimsy appearance of the glossy plastic which takes away from the Apple iPad’s beautiful design.