iPad Mini Case

55 Reviews
SKU: 01-30-0015
$66.00 $88.00
$66.00 $88.00

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Lining Natura Pigskin

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Mini iPad case

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Heard/read a few negative comments, and was debating the purchase. Glad I went with my gut and general company and previous product experience! I cannot live with my iPad and this case, is fabulous. No issues. In fact better than hoped for.... With ALS, drop everything....and this case has given my expensive device the nine lives it didn't deserved! Thanks again!

Treat Yourself!

by -

Hands down the sleekest, sickest iPad mini case on the market. Expertly crafted and fits like a genius. This is my first purchase from Saddleback and will be a customer as long as I consume. These folks are pros! The competition is a cigarette butt: they've been smoked.

Perfect!

by -

As usual, perfection! Top quality, fits beautifully (without the not being able to see the clock issue mentioned in other reviews), and super protection. Couldn't be more pleased!

Great!

by -

Great overall product. Very well made and smells amazing! Again the only minor issue I have is that it could have another cm clearance on both of the long sides. It is sometimes hard to see the very top or bottom of the device. A place for a stylus would be nice but isn't 100% necessary. I will still recommend this product to everyone I know though! Much better than a sleeve.

Leather Bezel Problems

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The idea is there but the execution just misses. Imagine sitting with your iPad mini in its beautiful Tabasco brown case, watching Dave's antics as he teaches why he doesn't use zippers in one of his ledgendary videos when you realize you need to check the time so you don't forget to pick up your son from school....but you cannot see the time! Why not? Because the blasted leather bezel covers the screen! This is my story as an iPad case owner. I sent pictures of this problem to customer service, and to their credit, they sent me a replacement cover. Unfortunately, the replacement also covers up the screen. I can only come to the conclusion the iPad mini cover needs to be redesigned so the bezel is not so wide. They should be able to do real world testing to see this issue.

Nice product

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This is a very nice product - excellent craftsmanship, and the smell of new leather is incredible. I got mine in Chestnut and it's a really deep and rich color. The stitching is impeccable. Another reviewer commented on the tight fit, and it really is a very snug-fitting cover. I'm hoping it loosens up a bit over time, because I'm a little concerned about safely getting my mini tablet back out of the cover. I like the closure, and the hand strap on the inside is a great idea. If I had one suggestion for improvement, I wish there was a loop on the inside to hold a stylus. I have fat fingers and use a stylus, and it would be nice to have it tucked neatly inside instead of dangling from the outside strap. Other than that, I'm very satisfied with this product, and the pricing makes it a great value for your money. Well done!

I pad mini case

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I have recieved my ipad mini case a couple of days ago, and personally this was exactly how i hoped it would be. I decided on the dark coffee brown case, seeing that i already have a tobacco brown ipad 2 case. I am so happy with the case, the workmanship screams quality. I would recommend this product and any Saddleback product as such 1000x over and over!!! Thanks Dave for the exceptional products!!!!

Perfect Fit

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Great fit! Really makes the iPad classier. Never will have to get another case this one will last forever!

Birthday gift iPad mini case

by -

My husband presented me the mini iPad case from saddleback for my birthday. My first thought was wow! The attention to detail leather quality and the stitching all packaged to fit my mini iPad. What I could I say to an amazing gift but thank you.

ipad mini case issues

by -

I want to start off by saying, I am a huge fan of Saddleback, and I only found out about them in the last two months. After I received by ID Wallet, I started ordering other items like crazy.







It pains me to share anything negative, but I feel I need to. And I have NOT spoken yet with customer service, but I intend do.







I ordered a black iPad mini case, and it definitely has the issues mention below. The leather frame around the screen is too small - it cuts off a significant portion of the screen. But mine is actually too LOOSE inside. The iPad slips around a bit.







I think the leather around the ipad is a little too thick, but the hinge is a slight issue too, unless it breaks in a year or two down the road. When you close it, the cover doesn't lay flat across the screen right from the hinge. It arcs UP from the hinge before it comes back in contact with the screen about 2/3s of the way across.







Regardless, I LOVE this case, and I do not regret purchasing it, I just think Dave needs to give it a few improvements.

QUALITY at it's BEST

by -

My first Saddleback investment. Just arrived today at 5:40 pm 5th of September 2013. It is fantastic to see American QUALITY craftsmanship. I would recommend any Saddleback products to any one. I love real leather products and Saddleback has just that. This is just first of many items I will own from Saddleback. Money well spent with out any doubt whatsoever. Invest now save later. Again I'm glad to see there still people that believe in QUALITY and quantity for if you have QUALITY quantity will come. God bless your company and those who are involved and would love to love the dieing art of leather craftsmanship.







1 Samuel 2:2



God bless



Thank you



Toby Collier.

Buy it now, you'll end up ordering it anyway eventually...

by -

I've just added the iPad mini case in DCB to my collection of Saddleback products (medium satchel, large briefcase, small wallet, iPad 2/3 case and another small wallet and clutch purse for my wife). Once again I'm completely satisfied with the service and product. I had waited a bit prior to ordering this iPad mini case because it is indeed a bit more expensive then other brands... So yeah, I've crossed to the dark side and used another reputable brand for a few weeks.... I ended up ordering the Saddleback case anyway because the other one didn't make me feel all fuzzy and warm inside about my iPad mini being well protected... So I ended up spending more than if I would have just ordered it from the get go... I've learned my lesson...



It's a wonderful case and mine lines up perfectly!

Simply the Best on the Market

by -

Bottom line is that Dave takes great pride in his products and its very obvious. Yea they might be on the high side but you get what you pay for, and once you do you'll be glade you did. I've read several reviews where people said the ipad mini didn't line up right. It's leather!!! Once you've broke it in allowing for it to stretch to the right size it'll line up. Mine did anyway, and it fits perfectly. This is my fifth piece of S.B. leather. Make no mistake about it they are made right and will last. I've gotten all mine in chestnut and just glancing at them you feel there are a thousand of untold stories waiting to be made. Makes your last trip seem like a lifetime ago and the next won't get here soon enuf. You just want to travel with there products and you couldn't protect your stuff more than putting them in S.B. leather. The only real downfall is now I kinda want to destroy my old nylon duffle bag so I can replace it with one of there quality leather duffle bags.

There seriously is no better iPad Mini case anywhere

by -

I've been looking for an iPad Mini case for months. I have 5 other SBL pieces and initially shied from adding this iPad Mini case to the collection for fear that I'd have to come to grips with my addiction to just about anything in SBL's Dark Coffee Brown.







Oh well, so much for resisting...







I saw the DCB case on Dave's deals and when I compared it to other leather (albeit inferior leather) cases that were literally twice as much and half as robust, the decision was easy.







The iPad Mini case, like everything else, smells incredible and is built like a tank. I'm not sure where the "defect" is in the one I got from Dave's deals--it looks perfect to me. As with my other pieces from SBL, I couldn't recommend them??????or the company??????more. Great products, outstanding people.

The Best

by -

Just received my tobacco brown iPad mini case. Impressive to say the least! I bought a Dave's Deal, and it doesn't line up with absolute perfection, but that adds to its appeal. 100% functional, made with top quality materials as usual, and it's unique. I go through tons of iPhone and iPad cases and always come back to Saddleback Leather.







The tobacco brown leather, which seems to be a little bit more pliable and soft than the other leathers, really compliments the iPad and makes my collection of all other colors look fantastic. I really am proud to own my Saddleback products and enjoy having conversations with the many who ask about them.

Dang It Smells Good!

by -

Just got the Saddleback IPad Mini case literally 2 minutes ago. My first Saddleback product, but if funds allow it won't be my last. The thing you notice first is that wonderfull leather smell- nothing like it. It is rugged and will protect well. I'm sure with time and use it will wear in beautifully. The only things I'd point out on initial impression is that the left panel seems to be cut just a hair wide as it covers the screen ever so slightly. Again, with use i would expect easing of the leather and a better fit. Anyone who has ever owned quality leather knows you need to give it a little time to get a custom fit. I'd love to figure out a way to attach a stylus. I can't put into words the quality of this Saddleback product. Well worth the investment.

Everything great but the bezel

by -

This is a great case from my iPad mini because it's so sturdy, leather has super quality and smells good. After a few months I still find myself admiring and sniffing it. The smell reminds me of my travels and adventure.



The only thing I wish were different is the bezel. It's a tad too thick it makes it hard to press the "back" button on your browser. And sometimes I have to push the iPad further to the right to access that button. My husband with bigger fingers always takes the iPad off the case when he wants to use it.



It was hard to get the iPad in for the first time and it would seem the positioning is off (the iPad not exactly in the center). But as the leather has broken in, I can do it much easier now.



It's just a small imperfection compared to the whole experience. It would have been 5 star rating but it took 1 star off for the bezel.

Perfect Case

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Received my Classic iPad mini case yesterday. Nothing but good to say about this case. My iPad fits perfectly. Case is securely held inside. There is no issue with seeing the time as mentioned in other reviews posted. Superb quality with great leather smell. Love the chestnut color, very professional looking. I would definitely recommend this product.

Long Overdue Praise...

by -

I received my iPad Mini Case from Saddleback around the middle of March, and was admittedly a bit disappointed due to the tight bezel issue. Saddleback's Customer Service team was great, and after acknowledging my issue, sent me a UPS pick-up slip to return the item. Being the procrastinator that I can be sometimes, I did not yet return the item. I did however, purchase another case from another quality company. The case did fit the Mini better, but obviously would not offer the same drop protection as the Saddleback case. I thought, as a pretty careful individual, this would not be an issue. I thought wrong.







Today, I clumsily dropped my Mini in the other case, on pavement. Thankfully it still works, but the case has a slight ding, which will drive me crazy. I did learn an important lesson. My Mini needs better protection. Re-enter the Saddleback Leather iPad Mini Case. Not only does it cover the newly acquired flaw, but I am confident that it does offer the absolute best protection for my iPad against future dropping incidents. I will gladly accept the slightly blocked screen as a trade-off for the added protection.







I also want to give kudos to the Saddleback Customer Service team. They were a pleasure to deal with, and certainly did their job with a smile. I will certainly purchase other Saddleback products (I have my sight on a wallet.) in the future, and I would love to find a way to be a part of their team. Saddleback must be a really special company to work for, as evidenced by the quality of their products, and especially their people.

Mini iPad case

by -

Heard/read a few negative comments, and was debating the purchase. Glad I went with my gut and general company and previous product experience! I cannot live with my iPad and this case, is fabulous. No issues. In fact better than hoped for.... With ALS, drop everything....and this case has given my expensive device the nine lives it didn't deserved! Thanks again!

Birthday gift iPad mini case

by -

My husband presented me the mini iPad case from saddleback for my birthday. My first thought was wow! The attention to detail leather quality and the stitching all packaged to fit my mini iPad. What I could I say to an amazing gift but thank you.

Treat Yourself!

by -

Hands down the sleekest, sickest iPad mini case on the market. Expertly crafted and fits like a genius. This is my first purchase from Saddleback and will be a customer as long as I consume. These folks are pros! The competition is a cigarette butt: they've been smoked.

Perfect!

by -

As usual, perfection! Top quality, fits beautifully (without the not being able to see the clock issue mentioned in other reviews), and super protection. Couldn't be more pleased!

ipad mini case issues

by -

I want to start off by saying, I am a huge fan of Saddleback, and I only found out about them in the last two months. After I received by ID Wallet, I started ordering other items like crazy.







It pains me to share anything negative, but I feel I need to. And I have NOT spoken yet with customer service, but I intend do.







I ordered a black iPad mini case, and it definitely has the issues mention below. The leather frame around the screen is too small - it cuts off a significant portion of the screen. But mine is actually too LOOSE inside. The iPad slips around a bit.







I think the leather around the ipad is a little too thick, but the hinge is a slight issue too, unless it breaks in a year or two down the road. When you close it, the cover doesn't lay flat across the screen right from the hinge. It arcs UP from the hinge before it comes back in contact with the screen about 2/3s of the way across.







Regardless, I LOVE this case, and I do not regret purchasing it, I just think Dave needs to give it a few improvements.

Fits like a glove

by -

I received my ipad mini case today, and I was expecting the minor issues of tight fit and screen being slightly blocked. I am happy to report that neither issue has materialized. The color (Coffee Brown) is very deep and the finish is very nice.

Reviews

Story

A few years back, Suzette and I hiked up to the head of a lake, hopped into a canoe and paddled our way as close as we could to the massive glacier coming down the mountain. It was more than inspiring and a great way to celebrate our 3rd anniversary.

So when we got back to the little Alaskan town, we decided to do a little shopping in the shops along their cool little boardwalk. One of the first shops we walked into was my favorite kind. It was full of locally handmade things. And that’s where I saw it. A clutch purse with a hand strap on one side. I picked it up and immediately called Suzette over. I didn’t know what I would ever use this idea for, but I knew I just had to use it somehow. To not would be to deprive the world of joy. Little did I know what Apple had planned, but sure enough, it couldn’t have been used on a better design. I think you’re really going to like this hand strap.

Reviews

Mini iPad case

by -

Heard/read a few negative comments, and was debating the purchase. Glad I went with my gut and general company and previous product experience! I cannot live with my iPad and this case, is fabulous. No issues. In fact better than hoped for.... With ALS, drop everything....and this case has given my expensive device the nine lives it didn't deserved! Thanks again!

Treat Yourself!

by -

Hands down the sleekest, sickest iPad mini case on the market. Expertly crafted and fits like a genius. This is my first purchase from Saddleback and will be a customer as long as I consume. These folks are pros! The competition is a cigarette butt: they've been smoked.

Perfect!

by -

As usual, perfection! Top quality, fits beautifully (without the not being able to see the clock issue mentioned in other reviews), and super protection. Couldn't be more pleased!

Great!

by -

Great overall product. Very well made and smells amazing! Again the only minor issue I have is that it could have another cm clearance on both of the long sides. It is sometimes hard to see the very top or bottom of the device. A place for a stylus would be nice but isn't 100% necessary. I will still recommend this product to everyone I know though! Much better than a sleeve.

Leather Bezel Problems

by -

The idea is there but the execution just misses. Imagine sitting with your iPad mini in its beautiful Tabasco brown case, watching Dave's antics as he teaches why he doesn't use zippers in one of his ledgendary videos when you realize you need to check the time so you don't forget to pick up your son from school....but you cannot see the time! Why not? Because the blasted leather bezel covers the screen! This is my story as an iPad case owner. I sent pictures of this problem to customer service, and to their credit, they sent me a replacement cover. Unfortunately, the replacement also covers up the screen. I can only come to the conclusion the iPad mini cover needs to be redesigned so the bezel is not so wide. They should be able to do real world testing to see this issue.

Nice product

by -

This is a very nice product - excellent craftsmanship, and the smell of new leather is incredible. I got mine in Chestnut and it's a really deep and rich color. The stitching is impeccable. Another reviewer commented on the tight fit, and it really is a very snug-fitting cover. I'm hoping it loosens up a bit over time, because I'm a little concerned about safely getting my mini tablet back out of the cover. I like the closure, and the hand strap on the inside is a great idea. If I had one suggestion for improvement, I wish there was a loop on the inside to hold a stylus. I have fat fingers and use a stylus, and it would be nice to have it tucked neatly inside instead of dangling from the outside strap. Other than that, I'm very satisfied with this product, and the pricing makes it a great value for your money. Well done!

I pad mini case

by -

I have recieved my ipad mini case a couple of days ago, and personally this was exactly how i hoped it would be. I decided on the dark coffee brown case, seeing that i already have a tobacco brown ipad 2 case. I am so happy with the case, the workmanship screams quality. I would recommend this product and any Saddleback product as such 1000x over and over!!! Thanks Dave for the exceptional products!!!!

Perfect Fit

by -

Great fit! Really makes the iPad classier. Never will have to get another case this one will last forever!

Birthday gift iPad mini case

by -

My husband presented me the mini iPad case from saddleback for my birthday. My first thought was wow! The attention to detail leather quality and the stitching all packaged to fit my mini iPad. What I could I say to an amazing gift but thank you.

ipad mini case issues

by -

I want to start off by saying, I am a huge fan of Saddleback, and I only found out about them in the last two months. After I received by ID Wallet, I started ordering other items like crazy.







It pains me to share anything negative, but I feel I need to. And I have NOT spoken yet with customer service, but I intend do.







I ordered a black iPad mini case, and it definitely has the issues mention below. The leather frame around the screen is too small - it cuts off a significant portion of the screen. But mine is actually too LOOSE inside. The iPad slips around a bit.







I think the leather around the ipad is a little too thick, but the hinge is a slight issue too, unless it breaks in a year or two down the road. When you close it, the cover doesn't lay flat across the screen right from the hinge. It arcs UP from the hinge before it comes back in contact with the screen about 2/3s of the way across.







Regardless, I LOVE this case, and I do not regret purchasing it, I just think Dave needs to give it a few improvements.

QUALITY at it's BEST

by -

My first Saddleback investment. Just arrived today at 5:40 pm 5th of September 2013. It is fantastic to see American QUALITY craftsmanship. I would recommend any Saddleback products to any one. I love real leather products and Saddleback has just that. This is just first of many items I will own from Saddleback. Money well spent with out any doubt whatsoever. Invest now save later. Again I'm glad to see there still people that believe in QUALITY and quantity for if you have QUALITY quantity will come. God bless your company and those who are involved and would love to love the dieing art of leather craftsmanship.







1 Samuel 2:2



God bless



Thank you



Toby Collier.

Buy it now, you'll end up ordering it anyway eventually...

by -

I've just added the iPad mini case in DCB to my collection of Saddleback products (medium satchel, large briefcase, small wallet, iPad 2/3 case and another small wallet and clutch purse for my wife). Once again I'm completely satisfied with the service and product. I had waited a bit prior to ordering this iPad mini case because it is indeed a bit more expensive then other brands... So yeah, I've crossed to the dark side and used another reputable brand for a few weeks.... I ended up ordering the Saddleback case anyway because the other one didn't make me feel all fuzzy and warm inside about my iPad mini being well protected... So I ended up spending more than if I would have just ordered it from the get go... I've learned my lesson...



It's a wonderful case and mine lines up perfectly!

Simply the Best on the Market

by -

Bottom line is that Dave takes great pride in his products and its very obvious. Yea they might be on the high side but you get what you pay for, and once you do you'll be glade you did. I've read several reviews where people said the ipad mini didn't line up right. It's leather!!! Once you've broke it in allowing for it to stretch to the right size it'll line up. Mine did anyway, and it fits perfectly. This is my fifth piece of S.B. leather. Make no mistake about it they are made right and will last. I've gotten all mine in chestnut and just glancing at them you feel there are a thousand of untold stories waiting to be made. Makes your last trip seem like a lifetime ago and the next won't get here soon enuf. You just want to travel with there products and you couldn't protect your stuff more than putting them in S.B. leather. The only real downfall is now I kinda want to destroy my old nylon duffle bag so I can replace it with one of there quality leather duffle bags.

There seriously is no better iPad Mini case anywhere

by -

I've been looking for an iPad Mini case for months. I have 5 other SBL pieces and initially shied from adding this iPad Mini case to the collection for fear that I'd have to come to grips with my addiction to just about anything in SBL's Dark Coffee Brown.







Oh well, so much for resisting...







I saw the DCB case on Dave's deals and when I compared it to other leather (albeit inferior leather) cases that were literally twice as much and half as robust, the decision was easy.







The iPad Mini case, like everything else, smells incredible and is built like a tank. I'm not sure where the "defect" is in the one I got from Dave's deals--it looks perfect to me. As with my other pieces from SBL, I couldn't recommend them??????or the company??????more. Great products, outstanding people.

The Best

by -

Just received my tobacco brown iPad mini case. Impressive to say the least! I bought a Dave's Deal, and it doesn't line up with absolute perfection, but that adds to its appeal. 100% functional, made with top quality materials as usual, and it's unique. I go through tons of iPhone and iPad cases and always come back to Saddleback Leather.







The tobacco brown leather, which seems to be a little bit more pliable and soft than the other leathers, really compliments the iPad and makes my collection of all other colors look fantastic. I really am proud to own my Saddleback products and enjoy having conversations with the many who ask about them.

Dang It Smells Good!

by -

Just got the Saddleback IPad Mini case literally 2 minutes ago. My first Saddleback product, but if funds allow it won't be my last. The thing you notice first is that wonderfull leather smell- nothing like it. It is rugged and will protect well. I'm sure with time and use it will wear in beautifully. The only things I'd point out on initial impression is that the left panel seems to be cut just a hair wide as it covers the screen ever so slightly. Again, with use i would expect easing of the leather and a better fit. Anyone who has ever owned quality leather knows you need to give it a little time to get a custom fit. I'd love to figure out a way to attach a stylus. I can't put into words the quality of this Saddleback product. Well worth the investment.

Everything great but the bezel

by -

This is a great case from my iPad mini because it's so sturdy, leather has super quality and smells good. After a few months I still find myself admiring and sniffing it. The smell reminds me of my travels and adventure.



The only thing I wish were different is the bezel. It's a tad too thick it makes it hard to press the "back" button on your browser. And sometimes I have to push the iPad further to the right to access that button. My husband with bigger fingers always takes the iPad off the case when he wants to use it.



It was hard to get the iPad in for the first time and it would seem the positioning is off (the iPad not exactly in the center). But as the leather has broken in, I can do it much easier now.



It's just a small imperfection compared to the whole experience. It would have been 5 star rating but it took 1 star off for the bezel.

Perfect Case

by -

Received my Classic iPad mini case yesterday. Nothing but good to say about this case. My iPad fits perfectly. Case is securely held inside. There is no issue with seeing the time as mentioned in other reviews posted. Superb quality with great leather smell. Love the chestnut color, very professional looking. I would definitely recommend this product.

Long Overdue Praise...

by -

I received my iPad Mini Case from Saddleback around the middle of March, and was admittedly a bit disappointed due to the tight bezel issue. Saddleback's Customer Service team was great, and after acknowledging my issue, sent me a UPS pick-up slip to return the item. Being the procrastinator that I can be sometimes, I did not yet return the item. I did however, purchase another case from another quality company. The case did fit the Mini better, but obviously would not offer the same drop protection as the Saddleback case. I thought, as a pretty careful individual, this would not be an issue. I thought wrong.







Today, I clumsily dropped my Mini in the other case, on pavement. Thankfully it still works, but the case has a slight ding, which will drive me crazy. I did learn an important lesson. My Mini needs better protection. Re-enter the Saddleback Leather iPad Mini Case. Not only does it cover the newly acquired flaw, but I am confident that it does offer the absolute best protection for my iPad against future dropping incidents. I will gladly accept the slightly blocked screen as a trade-off for the added protection.







I also want to give kudos to the Saddleback Customer Service team. They were a pleasure to deal with, and certainly did their job with a smile. I will certainly purchase other Saddleback products (I have my sight on a wallet.) in the future, and I would love to find a way to be a part of their team. Saddleback must be a really special company to work for, as evidenced by the quality of their products, and especially their people.

Mini iPad case

by -

Heard/read a few negative comments, and was debating the purchase. Glad I went with my gut and general company and previous product experience! I cannot live with my iPad and this case, is fabulous. No issues. In fact better than hoped for.... With ALS, drop everything....and this case has given my expensive device the nine lives it didn't deserved! Thanks again!

Birthday gift iPad mini case

by -

My husband presented me the mini iPad case from saddleback for my birthday. My first thought was wow! The attention to detail leather quality and the stitching all packaged to fit my mini iPad. What I could I say to an amazing gift but thank you.

Treat Yourself!

by -

Hands down the sleekest, sickest iPad mini case on the market. Expertly crafted and fits like a genius. This is my first purchase from Saddleback and will be a customer as long as I consume. These folks are pros! The competition is a cigarette butt: they've been smoked.

Perfect!

by -

As usual, perfection! Top quality, fits beautifully (without the not being able to see the clock issue mentioned in other reviews), and super protection. Couldn't be more pleased!

ipad mini case issues

by -

I want to start off by saying, I am a huge fan of Saddleback, and I only found out about them in the last two months. After I received by ID Wallet, I started ordering other items like crazy.







It pains me to share anything negative, but I feel I need to. And I have NOT spoken yet with customer service, but I intend do.







I ordered a black iPad mini case, and it definitely has the issues mention below. The leather frame around the screen is too small - it cuts off a significant portion of the screen. But mine is actually too LOOSE inside. The iPad slips around a bit.







I think the leather around the ipad is a little too thick, but the hinge is a slight issue too, unless it breaks in a year or two down the road. When you close it, the cover doesn't lay flat across the screen right from the hinge. It arcs UP from the hinge before it comes back in contact with the screen about 2/3s of the way across.







Regardless, I LOVE this case, and I do not regret purchasing it, I just think Dave needs to give it a few improvements.

Fits like a glove

by -

I received my ipad mini case today, and I was expecting the minor issues of tight fit and screen being slightly blocked. I am happy to report that neither issue has materialized. The color (Coffee Brown) is very deep and the finish is very nice.