Review: Poetic Covermate iPad mini Case

Poetic Covermate Tree

A few weeks ago I posted about a $6.95 iPad mini case, and said it was one I just had to see. That case is the Poetic Covermate iPad mini Case. I ordered one on the same day I wrote that post and I’ve been using it for a couple weeks now, and of course I’ve now got some review thoughts to share on it.

Notes

The Covermate iPad mini Case is a folio style case with a polyurethane front cover and a hard poly-carbonate back cover. There are 5 different design options to choose for the cover – Rock, Urban Paint, Butterfly, Love in Paris, and Tree. The one I spotted on Amazon was the Tree pattern and I wasn’t aware of the other choices – so that’s the one I have.

The case supports the iPad mini’s automatic sleep/wake feature.

        At the Poetic site it is priced at $39.95, but as of this writing you can find it at Amazon for $12.95.

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        Review: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini

        Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini

        The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini is a super slim Bluetooth keyboard and aluminum smart cover for the iPad mini. Logitech describes it as ‘the other half of your iPad mini’.

        I did a review last year of its big brother – the Logitech Keyboard Cover for iPad. I was disappointed in that one primarily because the cover would come unattached from the iPad far too easily. I also thought the keyboard was not overly impressive. My understanding is that the flaw in attaching strongly was corrected quickly – as many users who bought one in months after I did reported no problems with that issue.

        The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini (which I’m just going to call the Logitech Ultrathin for iPad mini brevity sake from here on) looked very good when I first saw it announced and I ordered one fairy soon afterwards. I’ve had mine for about a month now – and I’m ready to share my thoughts on it.

        Notes

        One of the more notable features for this keyboard cover include its lightweight form factor – it weighs in at just 208g – almost a third less than the iPad mini itself.

        Logitech also touts the keyboard as being very effective despite its diminutive size:

        Featuring EasyType keys for fast and comfortable typing experience. EasyType keys offer a traditional typing layout in a small form factor, plus iPad mini function shortcut keys for commands you use most often, such as copy, paste and more.

        The keyboard case comes in three colors: black, white, and purple. I got the black model.

        It’s priced at $79.99.

        Hit the break for a rundown of highlights and lowlights for the Logitech Ultrathin for iPad mini …

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        Review: iPad mini Case Prodigy, Case + Magnetic Stand

        Zoogue iPad mini Case Prodigy

        The iPad mini Case Prodigy is a case + magnetic stand combo for the iPad mini, made by ZooGue. It’s the new little brother of the iPad Case Prodigy. A couple months back I did a review of the iPad Case Prodigy, case and magnetic stand from Zoogue.  I had very positive impressions of the case – here’s a little slice of my sum-up on it:

        The iPad Case Prodigy is an impressive and versatile iPad case. It’s solid and professional looking, offers great protection, and works very well as a stand. It seems like a good fit for business users and especially for anyone who needs a pretty sturdy case + stand combo. Everything about it feels secure and well-made.

        I was certainly impressed enough with it to immediately order the new iPad mini Case Prodigy when it was released. I’ve had the case for several weeks now and have given it a lot of use. Since I now use the iPad mini a lot more than my bigger iPad, I had high hopes that I would like this case as much as I did the big brother iPad Case Prodigy.

        Notes

        The iPad min Case Prodigy is a folio style case for the iPad mini, but one that offers some extra features not found on a typical folio case. For starters, it uses a magnetic kickstand that supports 5 different stand angles.

        It’s made of relatively thin leather (or maybe faux leather) and has soft, microfiber cloth on its interior. It supports the iPad’s automatic sleep/wake feature and offers access to all the iPad mini’s ports and buttons.

        The case comes in black only right now and is priced at $49.99.

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        Review: iSlider iPad Stand

        iSlider iPad Stand

        I’m a big (big!) fan of iPad stands – and when I first saw the  iSlider iPad Stand I thought it looked quite promising. Rain Design, the makers of the stand, were kind enough to provide me with a review unit, and I’ve been using it for several weeks now.

        Notes

        Here’s the brief initial description of the iSlider:

        With a unique sliding design, iSlider stand is easy to carry, use and keep. Simply slide out its base, adjust to your preferred viewing or typing angle and put on your iPad. iSlider’s aluminum casing serves as a firm support and protection, while looking sleek with its streamlined profile.

        The stand is quite light, weighing in at just 0.5 pounds. It’s compatible with the iPad (all generations) and the iPad mini, and supports both portrait and landscape orientations.

        It’s priced at $49.90.

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        Quick Look: Versastand Folding Desk Stand for iPad

        VersaCase Folding Desk Stand for iPad

        As often mentioned here, I’m a big fan of iPad stands. iPad stands that are versatile – even more so. The Versastand Folding Desking Stand for iPad (which will be referred to as just Versastand for the rest of this review) is touted as being amongst the most versatile you can find. Heck it’s even got a part of versatile in its name – that’s gotta be a good omen.

        I’ve been trying one out for a few weeks now and have some thoughts to share.

        Notes

        As the name implies, this is a desktop stand for the iPad, that can be folded away for use on the go. The Versastand is compatible with the iPad 2, 3, and 4 (or iPad 3rd and 4th gen).

        Some of its notable listed features include:

        – Displays the iPad at optimal ergonomic, glare-free viewing angles

        – 360 degree rotation for portrait and landscape viewing

        – Folds to just over an inch thick

        – Fully articulating arm

        – Silver finish matches iPad

        – Comes with a smart cover style case

        You need to use the back cover case provided with the Versastand in order to use the stand – as there’s a connector piece that’s integrated in it.

        It’s part of family of stands from Ergotech Group – others in the line include a kick stand, a surface mount, and a side monitor mount.

        The Versastand is currently available for $79 at Amazon.

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        Review: VersaCover for iPad mini

        Moshi’s VersaCover for iPad mini offers a stylish variation on the Smart Cover with protection for the back of the iPad thrown in. It features a slim design and an origami folding cover that allows for various angles when using it as a stand. I’ve been a big fan of Smart Covers since the early […]

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        Review: iPad Case Prodigy – Case + Magnetic Stand

        ZooGue’s iPad Case Prodigy is a case and magnetic stand that’s billed as ‘insanely convenient’. I’ve been using one for several weeks now and finding that there’s a lot to recommend about this case. So I’ll dive straight into the review. Notes The iPad Case Prodigy features a magnetic kickstand that adjusts to 6 angles […]

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