The CaseCrown Bold Standby Case for iPad mini is the first 3rd party case I’ve bought for the new smaller iPad. I got an Apple Smart Cover for the iPad mini on launch day and it’s working just as well as its big brother does on my iPad 3, but this is the first alternative case option I’ll be trying out with the iPad mini.
I picked this case up for less than $10 on Amazon a couple of weeks ago ($9.21 plus shipping) and it arrived yesterday evening.
As far as very quick first impressions go, I like the case a lot. My daughter and I both thought it looked great right out of the box. It’s a very nice deep shade of blue.
It fits the iPad mini very well, holds it securely, and supports the automatic sleep/wake feature.
I’ll do a proper review when I’ve spent a good amount of time with the case, but it definitely looks promising so far.
You can see more details on the case at its CaseCrown product page, where it goes for $24.95, or search for it on Amazon for lower prices.