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.
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!
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.
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!
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!