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Considering that it is made of what is essentially fabric waist, the Shred iPad Mini sleeve is a superb tablet protector, especially when it comes to accidental drops. While some recycled materials do not resemble the original objects they are made of, the shredded pieces are clearly recognizable here, giving this TapeGear case a unique, charmingly ragged look.

Editor's Rating 

The aptly named Shred is composed of a myriad of grey, white, blue, and red pieces of cloth fabric thread meshed together to form a soft yet solid material. It sort of looks like fine grained marble, while at the same time is also reminiscent of plain rags used for mopping the floor. Some may be deterred by this rather lowly look. But then again, others will find plenty of charisma in knowing that the Shred is made from 100% recycled material. Regardless of your eco-friendly tendencies, the Shred is an even cozier alternative to the otherwise also excellent ColcaSac Varanasi and Mujjo Originals tablet sleeves. The only apprehension you may have with the Shred is that dirt or stains could be hard to remove and that some fraying may occur with extended use. However, the organic texture could hide these foreseeable imperfections quite well. Meanwhile, the snap-button fastener provides reliable closure of the locking strap. From there, the Shred provides good thermal insulation for the tablet, especially when traveling on cold, blustery days.

Pro: 

  • 2013 Golden Case Awards nominee for 2013 Best Tablet Sleeve
  • Excellent drop protection
  • Durable, eco-friendly design
  • Affordable price

Overall: Great

    In creating the Shred sleeve, TapeGear has turned one person’s trash into an iPad owner’s treasure. Closest to the look and feel of a cozy felt tablet cover, the affordable, eco-friendly Shred protects both your tablet and wallet from a big hit, and makes for a best case scenario from an environmentally-conscious perspective as well.

      Features

        • Exclusively designed to fit the Apple iPad Mini
        • Also compatible with Kindles and 7"-8" tablets
        • Smart Cover compatible
        • Eco-friendly design made 100% recycled textile
        • Tight black stitching
        • Strap w/ snap-button lock for secure closure
        • Excellent insulation for the tablet
        • Net weight: 70g / 2.5 oz

          Specifications

                                              Style Sleeve
                                              Brand TapeGear
                                              Price Budget $1 - $39
                                              Exterior Material  Eco-Friendly, Fabric
                                              Features Smart Cover Compatible

                                               

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