Preorders for the iPad mini start this Friday, October 26th for the Wi-Fi-only model with orders arriving on November 2nd. Apple’s (AAPL) TV commercials for the iPad mini will probably be hitting the air over the next few days to drum up excitement. Embedded below are two TV spots for the iPad mini, one just for the 7.9-inch tablet and one for the iPad mini’s new magnetic Smart Cover. The third video is a look at how the iPad mini was designed.

Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. He first realized his love for technology when he burned through so many AA batteries on the original Game Boy that scraping battery acid off it became the norm.