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Accessories May, 13 2013

Buyer’s Guide: 10 of the Best iPad mini Sleeves & Cases

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on the latest iPad version from Apple, the mini, you may also still be searching for a great case to keep it safe and sound. When the euro was first introduced, everybody lost their shit when they realized the new notes were way too long for their ordinary wallets. I’m not sure why nobody had the foresight to introduce wallets with longer note sections in advance of the new currency but things were definitely different with the iPad mini – brands couldn’t wait to provide a new option. There was and still is a plethora of options for all iPad mini owners, whether your priority is look, function or durability, we’ve got you covered at a range of price points.

 

Exoshift Convertible iPad mini Sleeve 

It’s not unusual for iPad sleeves to feature built-in stands, but none provide the support with such a smooth shape-shifting action like the Exoshift Convertible. Sort of even sounds like a sports car, albeit a pretty low-end one, but a sports car nevertheless. Get your hands on one from their website.

 

hard graft Tab iPad mini Case

hard graft are big on functionality and design. This case protects the iPad inside with their trademark grey 100% wool felt and an ingenious premium leather strip which triples as an easy access pull tab, the foot of the stand and a secure closure. Available now from their website.

 

ShockDrop Case

For all those of you with butterfingers out there, give your iPad mini the ruggedness of a 4×4 with this ShockDrop Case. Featuring 10mm of shock absorbing silicon at the corners, a semi-rigid screen protector, and tear proof flaps so all your ports are covered. Get it now from Hard Candy Cases.

 

Valentine Goods Stingray iPad mini Leather Back

Valentine Goods’ iPad mini Backs add some serious steeze and luxury to your iPad without disrupting the devices slim design. They come in a range of distinctive, premium leathers and stick to the iPad with a 3M adhesive developed exclusively for Valentine Goods which can be removed and reapplied without leaving any residue. Buy it direct from Valentine Goods.

 

Incase iPad mini Folio

Dons of the casing world, here’s another great one from Incase. This one gives your iPad mini complete protection and converts into a stand with two viewing angles. The pebbled texture gives it a luxe look and the elastic band secures it for easy transport. Get your hands on one from Menlook.

 

Roberu Premium Leather iPad mini Sleeve 

Japanese premium leather goods brand Romeru came up trumps with this iPad mini Sleeve. Made of premium leathers, featuring contrasting stitching and no branding on the exterior, this may be one of the most timeless cases for the iPad mini. Buy it here.

 

Smythson Crocodile Embossed Leather iPad Case

With 125 years of British craftsmanship under their belt, Smythson’s leather good are the last word in understated refinement, but this crocodile embossed leather iPad mini case is pure flossy. Just how we like it. If your feeling flush buy one now from MR PORTER.

 

DODOcase Elemental

The DODOcase Elemental collection represents a modern interpretation of the classical Greek elements: Water, Air, Earth and Fire. And it makes your iPad mini look like a fucking book! A lightweight, solid bamboo tray wraps itself around the device for protection whilst providing access to all the ports. Get one of them now from DODOcase.

 

VersaCover iPad mini Origami Case

Moshi’s VersaCover brings complete protection in a slim form design whose unique folding cover doubles up as a portrait and landscape way stand, using some interesting origami techniques. It also supports iPad’s auto-wake/sleep function. Available online here.

 

Belkin Portable Keyboard Case

Although I’m not a proponent of people who need a load of accessories to turn their iPad into what is essentially just a laptop, I can see the usefulness of this Belkin portable keyboard case. It connects to the iPad mini via Bluetooth and folds flat when not in use. Get your hands on one here.

 

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