She was one of the first to snatch up the new iPad Mini, and it's about that time when she'll want to switch up the case. This holiday season, help protect her tech toy in covers as elegant as the paperback-size tablet. From handcrafted sleeves to multitasking hard-shell cases, here are some über sophisticated accessories to gift.
Soften up the iPad Mini's silver chrome with supple leather and suede sleeves that are darling enough to carry like a clutch. Etsy shop Blackbird and the Owl has some beautiful, handmade cases for your handheld tablet that double as a clutch for your keys or wallet.
The Golden Honey Suede sleeve ($67) features a striped and triangle pattern silkscreened in white, and a triangular accent color detail on the flap. If honey suede isn't your taste, the case can be made with a variety of leather and suede fabrics in various colors.
The Brown Leather Case ($67) has a golden chevron pattern on its exterior. Its base material can also be customized to meet your preference for suede or leather.
Germany-based shop owner Peggy Wolf brings together minimal shapes with strong design elements in her handmade designs. We're coveting these two sleeves for Fall, but Peggy offers plenty of options for the iPad Mini online. Take a peek at more cases to tote your tablet in after the break.
We've got big love for the little iPad, so we went looking for accessories that make Apple's miniature tablet more useful in more places.
With these tech add-ons, the iPad mini transforms into a kitchen helper, mobile workstation, on-the-fly photo editor, and back again. If you have an iPad mini, don't go another day without one of these 11 essential accessories. And, while you're at it, protect your tech with some snazzy cases, too.
We expect a lot out of our iPad cases: open-to-wake, close-to-sleep functionality; the ability to prop up our tablets for typing or watching the latest episode of Downton Abbey; protection from nicks and scratches; and, of course, a little style. Moshi's new Versacover line ($50) for iPad mini delivers all that in a lightweight, minimal package, plus bright colors ready for Spring.
The überbendy cases impressed us on the MacWorld showroom floor, with its unique folding cover that acts as a stand in both portrait and landscape modes (which is hard to come by these days). The covers are superthin and soft to the touch, and are attached to a hard plastic translucent back cover that keeps the soft aluminum backing safe.
Take a peek at Moshi's Versacover protection for the iPad mini and check out all the colorful options available now.
Jison Case's luxury leather offerings will cost a pretty penny — but these iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini cases are so stylish, they may be worth the splurge.
The genuine leather tech protection stood out on the Macworld/iWorld showroom floor, but we were surprised to discover that the cases didn't just have great form — they were completely functional, too! One wallet had a built-in, removable iPhone case secured with magnets.
We snapped pictures of our favorites from the Jison Case collection of leather gadget goodies. Take a look, and let us know: are these luxury cases worth the splurge?
With the Feast of Saint Valentine just weeks away, accessory makers are already gearing up to spread the love with Valentine's-themed iPhone and iPad cases.
For the year's most romantic day, DODOcase is bringing back its romantic Vintage Love line for the entire iPad family (plus the iPad mini!) and introducing monogramming on the red-hot cases for the first time. X-Doria has updated the Dash Icon for iPhone with fluttering hearts, while the SmartStyle cover for iPad mini has been retrofitted with bright prints in the color of amour.
Celebrate the season of sweet affection with protective cases for the Apple products of your eye.
The classic DODOcase (starting at $60) secures the iPad mini in a bamboo tray and hardcover book cover, and for an extra $5, the case includes an opening for the camera viewfinder. For a lighter take on the company's original, the HARDcover (starting at $35) secures the iPad with adhesive, making for a more compact, go-anywhere design. Plus, the three-letter monogramming option makes for a perfect addition to that early holiday shopping list.
Apple brought customers a "one more thing" product announcement for the year this week when it revealed the much-anticipated iPad mini. Along for the festivities was a new iPad, a slimmed-up iMac, a Mac Mini, and a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. Read on for every last detail of Apple's new gadgets, including a competitive comparison and the pros and cons of purchasing the iPad mini, which went on sale today.