Review: AUAUA iPad Mini 4 Case, iPad Mini 4 Leather Case With Smart Cover Auto Sleep/Wake

Manufacture Description

  • Automatic adsorption after closing, easy&convenient to use, while solving the WIFI signal problems of traditional magnetic button impact .
  • External high-quality leather, delicate texture, screen protection with more effective internal flocking lining.
  • 1MM spacing between the leather edge and the liner , effective buffer drop damage, better protection for the iPad mini 4.
  • Upgrade the pressure-process of iPad mini 4 case, using explosion-proof voltage processing technology, the wear resistance is improved , and the durability is increased by 6 times.
  • Automatically wake/put to sleep your iPad mini 4 ,use more convenient, more power saving. High quality heat dispersing materials, effectively alleviate heating phenomenon of the iPad.

Review

The good points are how it looks. I love the look, with the red strip on the front and the small silver strip towards the top. Design wise it looks great. The exterior case feels durable and hard waring, and will definitely protect the iPad. It also doubles up as a stand, and there are two angles provided which both work well, offering a stable base for the iPad when it is kept upright. Finally, it locks and unlocks the iPad when flipped open or closed.

So those are some of the good bits, but the problem is, it’s not overly great to use and makes the iPad almost difficult to hold. The front part of the case doesn’t fold into a triangle grip like most cases for the mini do which is really disappointing. This wouldn’t be the hugest issue if the back of the case just folded flat when flipped over, but because it’s designed to allow the iPad movement to become a stand, the case will often move too much while you try and hold it.

I mentioned that the front flap of the case feels very durable which is great, but it’s less impressive inside. The plastic that grips the iPad seems like it’s almost too small, only gripping the lower half of the bezel at the top and bottom. This leaves the screen edge, and the top of the bezel completely exposed, so if you drop it, well, there’s no protection. It also makes using the power key very awkward because of its positioning.

So, as I mentioned, it looks great, but doesn’t perform as well which is a real shame.

Review: Avantek iPad Pro Bluetooth Keyboard

Features

  • Connects perfectly to your iPad Pro via the Bluetooth 3.0 technology; super-thin (only 8mm) and lightweight for easy portability during travel
  • Standard Mac keyboard layout with larger keys for a more relaxed typing experience
  • Unique slot-in hinge securely attaches your iPad Pro in place; just clip it on and you’re ready to use
  • 130-degree adjustable tilting angle allows for a more comfortable viewing experience
  • Built-in magnets for auto wake-up and sleep; instantly wake up your iPad Pro when you open it and your iPad Pro goes into the sleep mode when you close it

Review

This case is very nice, adding some real functionality to the iPad Pro. The keyboard is a great size, and the keys feel fantastic to use, with a good level of response. They felt well spaced, with no cramping unlike other tablet keyboards I’ve used in the past.

The only thing that would have made the laptop experience feel better is if this had a trackpad and Apple finally supported a mouse in iOS. Why they don’t is beyond me. I get that they want people to interact with the touch screen, but when we have a device this size it could really benefit from mouse input! Oh well, maybe in the future?

The keyboard case feels robust, and has a good amount of weight to it which helps to balance the iPad Pro. I was able to use this comfortably on my lap without it constantly falling over.

The hinge has rubber lining on the inside of it to clamp the iPad in place. At first it felt a little tight getting the iPad into place, but it also meant it didn’t budge when slotted in. This is handy as I was able to lift the iPad and keyboard without it ever slipping out. The rubber is also handy as it will prevent the edges of the iPad from getting marked by metal.

When closed, the entire thing fits snuggly, with the entire screen protected.

This case really helps to convert the iPad Pro into a mini laptop at a fraction of the cost of the Apple keyboard. Granted, it’s not quite as easy to switch into tablet mode, but I’m sure once the rubber loosens a little that will become quicker. I’m really impressed by this!

Review: KVAGO for iPad Air 2 Case with Keyboard

This is a very neat and compact keyboard case that transforms your iPad Air 2 into a mini Macbook. I was very impressed with how nice this case was, with a premium feel and fantastic keyboard.

The keys are well spaced and very easy to use, despite this being relatively compact. I was able to type comfortably, and unlike with other bluetooth keyboards, there were no incorrect keypresses or missed keys. The connectivity is strong, and the keyboard kept on going, remaining reliable throughout my usage. The addition of having backlit keys is also very welcome, adding to the overall usability of this keyboard.

The one downside with this case is that it becomes very top heavy. It’s fine when using it on a desk, or when you are seated with your legs completely flat, but if you move slightly, or if you’re in a less than perfect position, the case tends to tip over. I expected this almost straight away, feeling how light the base feels, but it would have been nice if the keyboard could have been a little heavier to help prevent this.

Protection wise, this case feels pretty durable. It offers sturdy protection and I feel this would be a great case to pair up with anyone who needs to be more productive on the go while also protecting their device from damage. I quite happily popped my iPad in my bag with this case on, not needing to worry about the screen.

To sum up, you can’t really beat this case in this price bracket. I’ve used plenty of keyboard cases before, but at this price range you won’t find much better. It’s durable, functional, and the keyboard layout and design is fantastic.

Review: Snugg Surface Pro 3 Case

I picked this up after getting my Surface Pro 3 and I’m glad that I did. The case looks and feels great and offers enough room to fit the Surface with all of its accessories attached (keyboard and Surface Pen)

At first I was concerned that the case wouldn’t fit right considering it was advertised as having room for the Surface and its keyboard. However its a great fit, not overly large like some other cases I tired. This was made for the Surface, not just a generic case that fits everything ‘around’ that size.

There’s a second pouch on the back of the case for slotting papers or other slim devices in and on the front there’s a business/credit card sized slot.

The case is basic, but looks great and feels fantastic.

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