Provides: Scratch protection for iPad Mini
Developer: Griffin Technology
Minimum Requirements: iPad Mini
As you may know by now, the iPad mini is the sleekest and thinnest iPad so far. And since it’s so thin and light, believe me, there’s now way you’re going to leave your iPad mini behind. You’ll bring it anywhere you go. And if you’re like me in that you’re never too cautious on handling your gadgets, the first thing you’ll want to get for your iPad mini is a case to protect it from scratches and bumps. There aren’t too many iPad Mini cases available yet in my part of the world, so when I ordered my iPad mini I also got the new iPad mini Smart Cover. But that only protects the iPad mini’s screen, leaving its back panel bare and open for scratches and dents.
Griffin Technology was kind of enough to provide us a review unit of the Slim Folio for iPad mini, and I’m glad it came my way; it’s simple and yet classy, perfect whenever I’m carrying my iPad Mini when attending business meetings.
The Slim Folio lets you carry your iPad mini like a personal notebook. It easily flips open to give you quick access to your iPad mini’s touchscreen, then closes like a book, giving you privacy and protection. A microsuede inner lining that protects your iPad Mini from scratches, and it also has all the necessary cutouts that give you access to the iPad mini’s camera lens, controls and connectors.
Like many other iPad cases, the Griffin Slim Folio doubles as a stand. Simply fold the flap backwards to hold your iPad mini in landscape position, perfect for reading and viewing pictures and video. If you’re doing something else such as typing, you can simply turn it over and lay it down in a comfortably inclined position.
One thing I really liked about this iPad mini folio is that it does not add too much bulk (hence, the Slim Folio name).
My only gripe is the lack of auto sleep/wake function, which is a standard feature of most iPad cases. But if you can live without that functionality, the Griffin Slim Folio is a great case for your iPad Mini. And it’s price pretty competitive, as well, for only $39.99.
Buy the Griffin Slim Folio for iPad Mini