If you've got Apple's newest iPad, the iPad mini 4, you'll want to visit our round-up of iPad mini 4 cases here - it's got slightly different dimensions, so the same cases won't fit we're afraid!
For older iPad mini owners, the best cases can be found right here.
Twelve South SurfacePad for iPad mini
We've been fans of Twelve South products for years now, and the SurfacePad for iPad mini is no exception.
Made with smooth, genuine leather and lined with microfiber, it covers the front and back of Apple's tablet, and also acts as a stand thanks to the clever placement of magnets.
It's slim, too, adding minimal bulk to the iPad. There are three colour choices: Pop Red, Mod White and Jet Black.
Logitech Hinge Case for iPad mini
- Buy from Apple
This well built, clever design from longstanding Apple collaborator Logitech is a perfect fit for iPad mini 1, 2 or 3.
It can be adjusted at any angle within a 50-degree range and stay landscape, very handy for all the different video viewing positions we find ourselves in. A grippy textured finish rounds it off in red or black.
- Buy from Griffin
This particularly practical TurnFolio iPad mini case opens like a notebook and the iPad slots into a protective frame that holds it in place.
Flip the cover over and it is capable of holding your iPad mini into landscape or portrait mode for a four-position workstand. The entire frame surrounding the iPad mini is removable too.
There are cutouts for all ports, buttons and cameras, and it's available in a range of colours and designs.
Snugg Folio Keyboard Case for iPad mini
Unlike it's bigger brothers, there aren't many keyboard cases for the iPad mini, so anyone looking to turn the tablet into a mini MacBook should consider Snugg's folio keyboard case.
It connects to your iPad via Bluetooth, giving it a fully functional keyboard, including backlit keys, and uses its own battery, charging by MicroUSB.
It covers the iPad completely in a polycarbonate shell (without blocking any ports) so offers protection as well as a keyboard, and can also be rotated 180 degrees to serve as a landscape viewing stand.
You can grab it in black, silver, gold, or rose gold.
Tech21 Patriot Case
- Buy from Apple
This is a thoroughly well made hard case for the iPad mini.
With the company's excellent FlexShock material on show, it'll make your iPad mini safe from even the scariest of drop scenarios.
JETech Case for iPad mini
The JETech is a fantastic case and small stand for your iPad Mini 1/2/3, as it provides you with total coverage of the iPad whilst also having all the right cut-outs for ports, camera and buttons.
The case can also be found in a variety of colours and due to its cheap price, makes it an easy recommendation.
Maroo has a series of iPad mini cases, including four that use its super-protective SG Bumper technology.
Made with leather, the Maroo iPad mini cases are stylish and durable, with a hand strap for carrying, an interior pocket and the smart magnet functionality that automatically wakes your iPad.
STM Dux for iPad mini
Here's a great case for those who like to get a bit creative. From the front, it looks like an ordinary case, with a folio style that covers the front of the iPad and clips into place using a secure magnetic clip.
But turn the case over, and you'll find that it's completely clear, designed to allow you to add your own photographs, notes, drawings and more.
If you'd prefer, though, you can always leave the space clear to allow the design of the iPad and the Apple logo to shine through.
Everything Tablet 360 spin case
We've always found Everything Tablet's cases to be sturdy, practical, stylish and affordable, and find the 360-degree rotation functionality particularly useful.
Available in various colours, Everything Tablet's iPad mini case allows you to position your tablet in portrait and landscape views at three different angles.
The case also has a magnetic sleep and wake function, an elastic strap for added security and cutouts for all ports and functions.
Twelve South BookBook Travel Journal
Part of the BookBook family is the Travel Journal, and we rather like it. It's designed as a case for your iPad – either the iPad Air or iPad mini – but it also has lots of pockets and space to allow you to carry loads more within it.
In addition to your iPad, you could fit headphones, a mouse, a stylus, a battery pack, cables, batteries and more, to keep everything you need in one place.
As always, we love the bookish design, which lets you disguise your tech as a hefty old-fashioned novel. Plus, made from real leather, the BookBook has a luxury look and feel.
- Buy from Otterbox
Available in several colour combinations, the Defender case is ideal for someone looking for mega protection for their iPad mini but with the ability to put a dash of their own personality into the case.
It has a rugged, multi-layer design that makes it perfect for the clumsy among you, but also for people working on building sites, perhaps, and people with young children who tend to throw things aside when they're bored of them.
Belkin Striped Cover
This practical case from Belkin is made with non-slip material to offer a stand with two angles and protective corners to hold the iPad mini in place.