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The most notable aspect of this Cooper case is its most apparent: The eye-catching tri-color design of its polyurethane leather exterior. Though this is one is fairly basic stuff, the Cooper Stripes iPad Mini portfolio case does manage to make things a little more interesting than the average inside with nice etched-surface rubberized lining sporting three angled card slots and pocket fold on the interior cover. One minus: The embedded magnets for auto sleep/wake function are *weak*.

Pros

  • Attractive three-color designs
  • Scratch-/water-resistant exterior
  • Nice features
  • Very good price

    Overview

    First up: Either the exterior design of the Cooper Stripes Apple iPad Mini Portfolio Case will attract or it won’t. Beyond this, iPad Mini users will be pleased to know that the Cooper Stripes lives up to the standards of the case-style.

    In the plus column for the Cooper Stripes case are the construction and material makeup: The exterior features scratch- and water-resistant faux-leather with a natural grain effect. Stitching around the outside seems firm enough, and the case seals shut via a magnetic lock and a simple strap. All appropriate cutouts for buttons, ports, rear camera, etc. are included.

    The lining is composed of etched-surface rubberized polyurethane, while the hard plastic tablet cradle is solid – if pretty standard – stuff. Some useful features are included inside the Cooper Stripes: The iPad Mini user should enjoy the surprisingly good integrated foldout stand that supports multiple viewing angles. On the inner cover are three card slots set at three different angles for a simple yet interesting bit of flair, and a document fold for storing papers and/or a few cash notes.

    One negative to note about Cooper Stripes case: Though they include an embedded sleep/wake magnet within the cover, these magnets are remarkably weak. The user may need to press down on the cover a few times before that characteristic click of an iPad sleeping/waking is heard – Quite a few Cooper Stripes owners may have to resort to using the on/off button.

    Features

    • Designed exclusively for use with the Apple iPad Mini
    • Scratch/water-resistant PU leather cover with natural grain effect
    • Vibrant colorful pattern
    • Magnetic locking cover
    • Automatic sleep/wake function
    • Rubberized polyurethane lining with etched surface
    • Interior plastic frame holds the tablet secure
    • Cutouts for all iPad Mini buttons, ports, speakers and rear-camera
    • 3 card slots and a document fold on the inner cover
    • Integrated fold-out stand for viewing
    • Supports multiple display angles (approx. 50° to 80°) in landscape format

      Specifications

      Model Name Stripes
      Tablet Apple iPad Mini 1/2/3
      Style Folio, Portfolio
      Brand Cooper Cases
      Function Business, Womens, Mens, Student
      Price Budget $1 - $39
      Dimensions iPad Mini 1/2/3 - 5.5 X .65 X 8.0 in (WDH);
      Weight iPad Mini 1/2/3 - 158g/5.5oz
      Exterior Material Faux-Leather
      Lock Magnetic, Strap
      Features Button cutouts, Port cutouts, Speaker grill, Sleep/Wake cover, Stand feature

       

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