If you’re looking for a case for your new iPad mini 5 that works with the Apple Smart Cover then this is what you want. It’s exactly the same color and feel as the as the Smart Cover, fits the mini like a glove and has the cutout on the side for the cover to fit and open and close perfectly. The cutouts all match up for the buttons and microphones.
I found Khomo on Amazon when I was looking for a case for an iPad 9.7 which they also make and it also works exactly as described. For the price it’s a great product and exactly what I was looking for, highly recommend.
This case fits snugly and is a close (but not perfect) color match to the OEM charcoal grey smart cover. At this price point, I have no complaints, especially since there are very few alternatives at the time of writing. If you've ever used the official Apple silicone-over-plastic covers with other iPads, the quality difference is quite clear. This seems like it should hold up fine, however, and at a glance it looks OEM.
- If you're super color sensitive, this case is a shade darker than the official smart cover. Barely noticeable, but it's definitely not an exact match (somehow this got exaggerated in the picture I took - it's not quite as noticeable in person). - The fitment around the edge of the screen is not laser straight, and maybe a half millimeter shallower than the equivalent official Apple product for previous iPads. - The camera cutout is slightly off-center and slightly too big (but does not interfere with the camera. - No alcantara lining like the official product for previous iPads, except for one small strip near the smart cover attachment point, which seems to serve only to limit dust intrusion. - Microphone and headphone cutouts are good. - All buttons have cutouts rather than soft-touch covers
Does what it said, but unlike the original smart case it doesn’t have the interior lining. I pair it with my mini 4 Smart Cover(because I love red) and there’s a noticeable gap on the magnetic side since it’s designed to pair with the new Smart Cover ,but it’s fine by me! I wish it had more color option as well. Almost all of it fits perfectly but for the charging port it’s not an exact fit(bigger cut out) as on picture.
Apple doesn't sell a silicone back cover for the iPad Mini 5 like they did for the old iPad Pro. This product is the closest thing to the Apple silicone case. It matches the color and texture of the space gray Smart Cover—not too rubbery and sticky and not too slippery. It's just right and feels good in the hand. But Khomo could have done even better. I would have paid more for them to cover the power and volume up/down buttons, and also for better coverage on the magnetic, bottom side. Instead, there are holes for the power and volume up/down buttons and gaps on the magnetic side. Oh well.
Really like the feel and fit of this back cover. I previously had another brand on my iPad, but it was hard plastic and was just as slippery as the naked iPad. This feels good in the hand and doesn’t slide as much.