What are the best waterproof cases for the iPad mini? How can you take your tablet swimming or bathing? Find out!
Whether you're going on vacation or just soaking at home, whether you're hitting the beach or hiking along the rivers, the best way to keep your iPad mini 4 safe from the full-on flood is with a full-on waterproof case!
Lifeproof makes cases that are just that: lifeproof. The NUUD has a water-resistant rating of IP68, so you can submerge it in up to 6.6 feet of water for about an hour. Lifeproof also guarantees that its cases are dirtproof and dropproof, and snowproof. You can drop your iPad from 6.5 feet up and it'll survive.
The key feature of the Lifeproof NUUD case is its lack of a screen cover. Your iPad mini 4's screen is left completely "nude," so that there is absolutely not hindrance when it comes to touch sensitivity or clarity.
If you want to truly lifeproof your iPad mini 4, you might want to grab yourself a screen protector, but be careful. You'll need to find one that is compatible with your NUUD, since it forms a tight seal around your screen that could be compromised by a screen protector. Our best advice? Go without.
If you want to seamlessly interact with your iPad mini 4's screen (of course you do), while protecting it from dirt, snow, and (most importantly) water damage, then Catalyst has you covered.
Featuring a water-resistant rating of IP68, you can submerge your iPad in up to 6.6 feet of water for about an hour. Every case is tested so that you don't have to worry about leaks.
Catalyst's case also includes a cover for your iPad's charging port, so you don't have to take it out to charge. Just make sure you're careful to close the cover tightly, since it could drastically compromise the waterproof nature of your case.
The outer shell of this case features a soft rubber bumper, making it easy to grip, even when wet.
If you're in the market for a waterproof case for your iPad mini 4, then we recommend either the Lifeproof NUUD or Catalyst cases above. However, if you don't have at least 90 bucks to shell out, MoKo's universal tablet case is a decent alternative.
This case fits all tablets up to 8 inches diagonally, which means it should snugly fit your 7.9-inch iPad mini 4. You slide your iPad in the top, close the cover, and lock it into place, leaving your iPad mini 4 totally protected from water (as deep as 98 feet), snow, and dirt.
MoKo does suggest that you test your case by filling it with tissues or paper towel and submerging it in a sink full of water for two to three hours. This way you can be absolutely sure that you've locked the cover properly.
Your iPad's screen is covered by a thin film that allows for full touch sensitivity and clarity. The back features clear spots so that you can safely take photos or video without the worry of water damage. It even has a hand strap on the back to make sure you never lose your grip.
This case comes in black, white, or blue.
JOTO's option isn't so much a case as it is a bag. Your iPad mini 4 snugly slides in and then you seal it up like a Ziploc bag. Some folks might not think that that's the safest way to waterproof their iPad, but it actually works surprisingly well.
Even though it's technically a bag, JOTO's case is made of durable plastic that even features a stand, so you don't have to hold onto your device while you seamlessly use its touch functionality through the transparent front.
The back is transparent as well, making photo and video-taking feasible and easy.