This iPad Mini case from Sherpa Carry is essentially the same as the original, sans the shoulder strap feature. What remains is that great sturdy build with an excellent fold-out tablet stand which supports multiple viewing angles in landscape format. Though we also can’t necessarily recommend this one for use in the Himalayas with actual sherpas, video addicts should certainly be interested in this model too.
Like the original, this simpler Sherpa folio is definitely a case of plusses-and-minuses. At first glance in the packaging, it looks terrific if Spartanly designed. The soft faux-leather also gives a good early impression, but then the more eccentric design features come to light. For example, this folio case closes by way of a single button strap fastener near the camera cutout. After only a few uses, the case may remain a bit open on the opposite side – just enough to detract from an otherwise great-looking tablet case. (Why this asymmetry, Sherpa?) The interior is pretty standard stuff for a folio case. A faux-leather frame surrounds the bezel and holds the iPad Mini in place quite well by way of a Velcro fastener. The interior lining offers some screen protection. Disadvantages aside, this basic version of the Sherpa Magnetic provides one massive plus, particularly for the video-first user. That interior lining serves as a base for the fold-out stand , while the Velcro fastener stands the iPad up in landscape mode at nearly any angle desired. And over the long run, this Velcro seems durable enough to last.
- Truly multiple viewing angles
- Quality PU leather exterior
Once again: the Sherpa Magnetic is all about the video-first iPad Mini user seeking a simple faux-leather tablet case. For these folks, this model has got to be among the top considerations for their little tablets. Still, others might miss certain functionality such as pockets or the possibility of use in portrait mode.
- Designed for exclusive use with the Apple iPad Mini
- Scratch- and water-resistant PU leather exterior with vintage, broken-in look
- Cover strap with snap-button lock for secure case closure
- Automatic sleep/wake function
- Inner faux-leather bezel with Velcro fastener
- Cutouts for all iPad Mini buttons, ports, speaker and rear-camera
- Integrated fold-out stand provides multiple viewing angles (45° to 80°) in landscape format
|Tablet||Apple iPad Mini, Apple iPad Mini 2, Apple iPad Mini 3|
|Price||Budget $1 - $39|
|Dimensions||5.6 X 0.86 X 8.2 in (WDH)|
|Features||Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Sleep/Wake Cover ,Stand Feature.|