PadGadget Gift Guide: Top iPad Mini Cases

ipadminiThe iPad mini has been established as one of the most wished for tablets this season, so it’s safe to say that thousands of children and adults alike will be waking up on Christmas morning to find one of Apple’s tiny tablets under the tree.

If you know someone who has an iPad mini or if you’re gifting one this holiday season, a great case can be the perfect companion present. We’ve rounded up some of the best iPad mini cases out there, and you can pick up any of these cases before Christmas day rolls around, with free shipping options or at brick and mortar stores.

i-BLASON iPad Mini Smart Cover Leather Case iblason($19.95) – The synthetic leather i-BLASON case for the iPad mini is a folio-style cover that comes equipped with a hand strap, a credit card holder, a stylus loop, and sleep wake functionality. It’s essentially everything you need in an iPad mini case, and the cover can be used in several positions for both viewing and typing. It has a three year warranty and comes with a free stylus, but the best part is the ultra low price tag.


Speck iPad Mini FitFolio Casespeckfit ($29) – The FitFolio from Speck is a nice case because it is an ultra slim folio that won’t add a lot of bulk to the iPad mini’s thin profile. The cover folds into a multi-angle viewing or typing stand, and the custom-fit hard shell holds your iPad mini securely in place. There’s a plastic snap closure to keep it tightly closed when not in use, and it comes in a huge array of colors and designs, from owls and plaid to stripes and solids, so it’s sure to fit any tastes.


OtterBox Defender for iPad mini (otterboxdefender$69.99) – OtterBox is known for creating ultra tough products that can stand all kinds of abuse, from environmental to the damage that a three year old can dish out, so it’s the perfect case to get if your iPad mini needs serious protection. This case will withstand drops, bangs, dust, and other hazards, making it a great choice if the iPad mini will be used by kids or in an environment where it may be damaged. It comes with a polycarbonate shell, a built-in screen protector, and an outer silicone skin for complete protection.


Griffin Zig Zag Folio Case for iPad mini griffin($23.99) – This Griffin Folio case comes in an attractive zig zag pattern with a yellow spine accent, but you can get it in other colors too. Like other folio cases, the Griffin iPad case is book style with a cover that transforms into an adjustable 2-position stand for easy viewing and typing. It has a sewn in loop for a stylus, and its 1-piece design offers quick access to the iPad mini while leaving all ports and buttons accessible.


Incipio Feather iPad mini Case incipiofeather($29.99) – The Incipio Feather is my go-to iPad case, because it’s ultra thin and adds virtually no bulk to the iPad mini. It’s only 1mm thick, so it’s super sleek, and the Plextonium frame keeps your iPad safe. The case snaps on to the back of the iPad, so it doesn’t provide screen protection, but it is designed to work with Apple’s Smart Covers. The colors even match common Smart Cover colors, so you can get a streamlined look and full protection.

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