Apple today announced that iPad mini Smart Covers would be the first accessory available for the new smaller iPad. The Smart Covers are not yet available in the store, but will be priced at $39.00. The iPad mini is available for pre-order starting this Friday and the Smart Covers should be available for purchase. Color options for the iPad mini Smart Covers include black, blue, green, pink, gray, dark gray and Product Red.
Smart Covers for the iPad mini are designed to offer protection from scratches to the display, without having to add a bulky case. It has the added benefit of turning on your iPad by simply folding back the Smart Cover. Likewise, it will also put the iPad mini to sleep when the display is covered. The microfiber on the inside of the cover also helps keeping your screen clean. You can fold the Smart Cover to create a stand, with different positions available based upon your needs. It makes for a perfect FaceTime, Movie stand or can be repurposed into a keyboard stand.