- Product Details
The Slimbook is the iPad mini Retina premium case with a sophisticated style. The polycarbonate frame has a soft matte feel and locks the iPad mini Retina in place for added security and protection. The exterior has a sleek metallic pattern material while the inside is lined with soft microfiber. The Slimbook provides extra protection for every side of the iPad mini Retina, but with minimal weight and ultra slim profile. Slimbook allows the iPad mini Retina to be placed in a viewing angle and includes a automatic sleep/wake function for added convenience.
- Premium Metallic Polyurethane Material
- Polycarbonate hard frame inside to protect the device from external impacts
- Non-slip fabric interior to adjust comfortable viewing and typing angle
- Automatic ON/OFF (Sleep/Awake) function
The iPad mini Retina must be removed from the top left corner of the hard casing.
Attempting to remove the device from the top right corner may cause the casing to separate from the Slimbook.
*The iPad mini Retina case Slimbook is NOT compatible with regualar iPad mini (2012)
- Another great Mini hard case from Spigen - with one design flaw (IMO!) Review by JD
Design Value Quality
Moving up to an iPad Mini, I was looking forward to what Spigen would come out with. Given their preciseness in case sizing, a quality lacking in many other designers, I knew they would not disappoint.
I received the Slimbook today, in white. The outer material is gorgeous - there's a slight texture to it, and it feels great. The inner material is nice and soft. The stand functionality via the rubber stoppers is great. And it keeps the overall package super slim. All around, a great case!
However! Compared to the last version - aka, the version for the non-Retina Mini - they switched to using two rubber stoppers at the left and right of the case (when held in landscape), as opposed to a single centered rubber stopper.
This means that the case flap, over time, will bow downward through the center. Visually, this will be a bit unattractive, as it will also make the edges of the case bow upward, away from the Mini itself.
Compare this to the last version using a centered rubber stopper. Over time, the case cover would bow downward all around the edges of the case flap. This gave it a very nice "worn" look, while bringing the edges of the case flap closer to the Mini itself.
This is, however, just a minor observation – I am certain 99% of users would not even notice this. But hey, designer OCD - what can you do?
The takeaway here though, is that this is another *excellent* case from the team at Spigen. It feels and looks great, gets you using your Mini faster than the Smart Cover (one-hand flip!), and the size and weight are both great. Definitely highly recommended!
(Posted on 12/24/13)