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Think it the ultimate fashion faux pas to cover your pricey iPad Mini tablet in plastic? Look no further: The Mapi Cases Soli folio case can play in the league among big name designer fashion brands, albeit at an equally high price.

Editor's Rating 

If you have seen Louis Vuitton, Burberry or Gucci branded merchandise close up, then you have a sense of the quality range that Mapi Cases are in. The company is proudest of the fact that their cases are expertly hand-crafted out of fine leather. And we agree that they should be. The Soli folio is comprised of genuine fine grain leather (offered in beautiful black, red, brown or tan) with a somewhat glossy finish. With the company name and logo delicately engraved on the front and back, the Soli case has those extra nice touches that make a luxury item feel just right. Even the packaging with branded soft velvet drawstring pouch proves that Mapi Cases is all about the details. An inner leather bezel frame with fold-under flap holds the Apple iPad Mini snug tight, while precise cutouts keep the tablet fully functional. In addition, an embedded magnet will auto sleep/wake the tablet each time the cover is closed and opened. The Soli locks by way of the cover strap fitting through the buckle-loop fastener built into the backside. From there, the iPad Mini will be sufficiently protected against common every day harms and minor accidental drops. The same cover locking strap – when inserted from the inverse direction – creates a tablet stand that can be positioned for typing and viewing modes. Though just a single angle supported, the stand here works better than most others that incorporate a similar design.


  • Luxurious look and feel
  • Amazing handmade quality

          Overall: OKAY

          With just the basics provided in function and protection, the Soli folio primarily stands out as a best case scenario for iPad Mini owners who wish to bring some elegance and sophistication to their tablet. Hey, if you’ve got it, flaunt it!


          • Exclusively designed to fit the Apple iPad Mini
          • Premium genuine leather exterior with Litchi grain
          • Durable, lightweight and scratch-resistant design
          • Buckle-strap lock for secure case closure
          • Automatic sleep/wake function
          • Super soft-touch fabric lining protects the screen from scratches and ambient moisture
          • Inner leather bezel frame with securing flap
          • Cutouts for all iPad Mini buttons, ports, speakers and rear-camera
          • Integrated tablet stand for typing and viewing modes
          • Supports the display at approx. 20° and 65° angles in landscape format
          • Offers protection from damage caused by bumps and accidental drops
          • Handcrafted by artisans using high-quality European leather
          • Small engraved Mapi Cases logo on the front and back cover
          • Case comes in a branded soft fabric drawstring sack
          • Net weight: 129g / 4.5 oz


                        Tablet Apple iPad Mini, Apple iPad Mini 3
                        Style Folio
                        Brand Mapi Cases
                        Function Business, Mens, Womens
                        Price High End $80 - $149
                        Dimensions .9 X .51 X 8.2 in (WDH)
                        Exterior Material Leather
                        Closure Strap
                        Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature.