Mini update: Found Amazon was able to deliver before last trip so bought from them. I've found it a great companion to my 2018 iPad Pro 12.9 like Twerpoet I use it for notetaking all the time both in Notability app and Notes. I can throw it in a bag for easy carry and know notes or anything else will be synced with my Pro-or Mac for that matter. And horrors of horrors, I've even used it split screen-but primarily for dragging a photo or tweet over to Messages. (I "live"in split screen most of the time on the 12.9). I'm using the newish Google keyboard (sort of like Swift) because I'm a touch typist and the keyboard is small so the slide on the Gboard is nice and so much better than I remember this type keyboard. I considered the Apple cover but know iPads are slippy to hold so bought a Soke trifold-very light at 5.6 oz, protects corners and offers everything one wants in a cover including a loop for my gen 1 Pencil (which I charge on the case with an inches long cable meant for Pencil charging). I have had a Kindle for years so wondered about reading outside but in the South I'm usually under shelter while reading and it's fine-and glare seems controlled sufficiently for me. So-very glad my Kindle was dying at same time Mini 5 came out. It was a very good device purchase-i setup from my Pro but then deleted apps unlikely to be used on the Mini-like advanced photo apps and some others. It's with me all the time-as is my phone but I'm much more likely to use the Mini for most things and having the ability to use the Pencil (or Crayon) is a real plus over the phone.