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Cooper delivers the appropriately named Classmate folio case: A nondescript, affordable protector that could be popular with youngsters, especially if they type or browse a lot on their iPad Mini tablet. Auto sleep/wake function is also provided here, although implementation can sometimes be a bit unreliable.

Editor's Rating 

Following the general construction idea behind many similar folios, the Cooper Classmate combines a hard plastic back shell with a polyurethane cover. This design is ideal for not adding too much weight to the iPad Mini, as well as adequately protecting it from everyday harms, including some minor accidental drops. Have you ever gone to school and wished that you didn’t have to improvise a stand employing a half-eaten sandwich so that you could type more comfortably on your tablet? If so, feel free to munch on the other half, because the Basic folio has an integrated stand that supports an optimal low-angle for tapping away at the screen while alleviating any associated wrist strain. An approx. 80° viewing angle is also achievable, but not a full-fledged feature as it is difficult to set-up and easily slides apart at the slightest bump. Though this case's generic looks probably won't make it the envy of fellow classmates, it is a thrifty choice for students who would rather send a message with their iPad Mini than make a fashion statement.

Pros

  • Low price
  • Water-resistant, easy to clean
  • Comfortable/stable support for typing

            Overall: MEDIOCRE

            If you browse or type a lot, then you will find the very reliable typing support here to be a welcome functionality. The Cooper Classmate is a best case scenario for thrifty iPad Mini owners who would rather engage with their tablet than necessarily make a fashion statement with their case (Though, the monochrome look is available in choice of blue, red, pink or white).

            Features

            • Exclusively designed to fit the Apple iPad Mini
            • Scratch- and water-resistant synthetic cover
            • Hard plastic backer
            • Cover flap with magnetic lock
            • Automatic sleep/wake function
            • Rear shell lined with soft fabric
            • Cutouts for all iPad Mini buttons, ports, speakers and rear-camera
            • Integrated tablet stand feature
            • Supports 20° and 80° angles for typing and viewing in landscape format
            • Net weight: 148g / 5.2 oz

                          Specifications

                          Tablet Apple iPad Mini, Apple iPad Mini 2, Apple iPad Mini 3
                          Style Folio
                          Brand Cooper Cases
                          Function School
                          Price Budget $1 - $39
                          Dimensions 5.5 X .67 X 8.0 in (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Polyurethane
                          Closure Flap, Magnetic
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover,Stand Feature

                           

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