Best cases for iPad mini 5

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Looking to grab a functional case for your new iPad mini 5? Or maybe you want something fun and funky instead? Note that the iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 5 are pretty much precisely the same size (except for a slight button size increase and change in microphone placement). Here are some of the cases available for your iPad mini 5.

Best for most

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ESR yippee trifold smart case

Staff pick

This case is a slim and affordable option for the iPad Mini. It covers the front and back of your tablet, has sleep/wake functionality, and doubles as a stand. It even comes in several different color options so you can find the perfect fit for you. 

Faux leather folio

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Ztotop iPad mini 5 case

Holds your accessories

If you want the look of leather without animal byproduct, then this faux leather folio case from Ztotop is an excellent option. It comes in five different color options to choose from, as well as being exceptionally affordable. It also can be used as a two-angle stand! 

Back only

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TineeOwl iPad mini clear case

Barely there protection

Not everyone is worried about the screen of their iPad mini. If that's you, this back only case from TineeOwl may be a perfect option. It comes in two different colors, features shock absorbing TPU corners, and has precise button cutouts on the sides. 

Fun patterns

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Fintie slimshell iPad mini 5 case

Stylish protection

Not all cases need to look the same, and that's where Fintie comes in. They have ten different fun and fantastic patterns to choose from, which run from plain black to a swirl of galaxy colors. It also works as a kickstand, has magnetic closures, and features an easy click-on application. 

From the Apple tree

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Apple Smart Cover

Get protection from the source

If you prefer to get your accessories right from Apple, then this is the case to pick up. Apple's Smart Cover comes in seven color options to choose from. It features magnetic closures and will wake/sleep your iPad mini when it is opened or closed. 

Bottom line

An easy pick for just about anyone is the ESR Yippee Trifold Smart Case. It gives you full coverage at a low cost. It doesn't weigh much, but it gives you front and back protection. It can be stood up for watching videos or flipped around to a lower angle for on-screen typing. The front cover folds out of the way when reading on your iPad making it a perfectly versatile option for most users.