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I got my iPad mini a Belkin case for protection, but it made the iPad mini twice as thick. The iPad mini without the case is so slim and I love it, so i'm wondering if it can do without the case and not get scratched in the back and front easily..

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I believe white one is more succeptible than black one. As far as the case, I picked up a clear case on ebay (shipped from Jersey) to go with my smart cover for $3.98 and it is pretty thin, maybe adds 2mm to the overall thickness. Just something to look at.

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A smartcover for 3.98! Where can I get one like that? Thanks! – user133466 Feb 13 '13 at 3:14
The smart cover was actually $7.98 (ebay from Hong Kong), $3.98 was for clear plastic back protector. To find it easily, go to ebay and search for "ipad mini smart cover orange". Order you results by price + shipping = lowest and scroll down to about $6.00 price range, you will see it. Go to seller's store, I believe other colors were available. It took about two and a half weeks to get to US, but it was well packaged and tracking# with China Post was provided. Hope this helps =] – mike.tihonchik Feb 13 '13 at 5:46

Yes, and no, it really depends in what case you decide to use. Also without a case, it scratches amazingly fast.

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I'm not sure what question the yes and no is answering. – UltraBob Feb 12 '13 at 6:16
Sounds more like you are saying no, without a case, it scratches too easily. – Josiah Feb 12 '13 at 15:41

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