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Released in tandem with the similarly-styled KudoBank, the KudoSol folio case for the iPad Mini (also for iPad Air) offers the user some decent functionality for the device. Naturally, however, the main selling point of the KudoSol is the solar-recharging battery pack which can power up the iPad Mini in green fashion. Better yet, the solar collectors themselves are comprised of a fibrous material that looks discreet and even improves carrying.

Editor's Rating 

In looking at the KudoSol Apple iPad Mini folio case, one might not even guess a solar power-collecting battery lies within; no clunky calculator-looking red panels line the exterior, but rather a fibrous material colored the same basic black as the faux-leather exterior keeps the KudoSol’s functionality a secret. Like many (read: most) solar-powered tablet cases, the KudoSol weighs noticeably more than the average folio case – the price one must pay to recharge the green way, we suppose – but even with the already-light iPad Mini encased, this case is still well portable. As for the actual folio-type elements of the KudoSol case, one may note the two card slots attached atop the microfiber lining of the interior cover. The back cover features two (!) kickstands. While a bit of an odd choice in an embedded tablet stand, users will certainly appreciate having a distinct angle for typing and viewing. In short, then, we’d call the KudoSol Apple iPad Mini folio a best case scenario for those green-minded users seeking a good, simple, portable accessory – a decent use to go green in this aspect of life

Pros

  • Increases iPad Mini battery by up to 80%
  • Can simultaneously charge other devices
  • Handy card slot features

            Overall: GOOD

            Austere basic-black style plus green-minded design equal the Kudo KudoSol Apple iPad Mini Folio. For those willing to tote an extra pound or so in exchange for priceless environmental-consciousness, the KudoSol makes a great accessory.

            Features

            • Premium, soft faux-leather cover and Microfiber lining
            • Built-in Ultra-thin 5,000 mAh Li-Poylmer battery to power devices
            • Increases the iPad Mini battery by up to 80%
            • Integrated docking Lightning Pin connector output: 5V at 2.4A
            • Thin-film flexible solar panel technology integrated into the front cover
            • Panels generate an impressive 1.5W of power
            • Up to 30 min of iPad use/1.5 hours phone talk time for every hour of sunlight received
            • Solar panel output: 5V | .3A | 1.5W
            • Built-in USB extension cable for rapid charging
            • Can use the USB to sync and back-up all your data
            • USB Output charge: 2.1A Max | 1A Steady
            • Dual built-in, collapsible kickstands for hands-free display
            • Supports the iPad Mini at an optimal angle for typing or viewing
            • Auto sleep/wake function
            • Cutouts for all iPad Mini buttons, ports, speakers and rear-camera
            • LED indicators
            • Scratch-/splash water-resistant exterior

                          Specifications

                          Tablet Apple iPad Mini, Apple iPad Mini 2, Apple iPad Mini 3
                          Style Folio
                          Brand Kudo
                          Function
                          Price High End $80 - $149
                          Dimensions 5.3 x .95 x 8.8 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Faux-Leather
                          Closure Magnetic
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Battery ,CC Spaces ,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Solar Powered ,Stand Feature

                           

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