iPad mini Case Review: Marware C.E.O. Hybrid iPad mini Leather Case Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Very protective, comes with built-in stand and a hand strap.
What's Not: Adds some bulk to the slim tablet.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
The Marware C.E.O. Hybrid iPad mini Leather Case is one of the sturdies non-rugged cases we've seen. It combines very strong protection with a look that fits in any office or home environment. The leather case is very easy to use and comes five attractive colors including Carbon Fiber, Black, Pink, Red and Purple.
The C.E.O. Hybrid iPad mini Leather Case is made with high quality material. The exterior is made with genuine leather with smooth surface but shows some leather texture. Both front and back have strong inserts that can easily protect your tablet from scratches, nicks and bumps. Soft microfiber lined the interior so that nothing scratches the surface of your iPad mini when in this case. The front interior also has extra padding to protect the screen as well as create space for the tablet to stand. The case covers all corners of the tablet, providing excellent shock damage protection. The front cover shuts securely with three reinforced pieces that latch onto the tablet.
The C.E.O. Hybrid iPad mini Leather Case looks both stylish and professional. The case has strong and even stitching that not only runs along the edges of the case but also in the front to break the solid color. Each available color gives the case a different look and a different targeted audience. The Carbon Fiber looks sleek, the Black looks professional, the Pink feminine and the Red and Purple look luscious.
The C.E.O. Hybrid iPad mini Leather Case is a very functional case. The case covers most of the edges of the iPad mini, leaving out the side area for the volume buttons and multifunction button, most of the top and bottom to give you easy access to the audio jack, mics, power button, speakers and the lightning port. The cutout for the rear camera is just the right size and perfectly centered.
The Marware C.E.O. Hybrid iPad mini Leather Case offers several ways for you to enjoy the tablet. The design of the case allows you to prop up the iPad mini in four viewing angles. The first three more upright angles are good for media viewing and FaceTime chatting while the last and flatter angle is more suited for using the tablet's on screen keyboard, though it doesn't go too flat. The built-in stand works very well, the tablet feels steady and not wobbly. In addition to the stand, the case also comes with a heavy-duty hand strap. It's designed so that you can use your tablet one-handed, and there is a strong elastic strap that ties the cover to the tablet so when you use the hand strap, the cover doesn't flap.
The C.E.O. Hybrid iPad mini is a well thought-out case that offers a good number of features to use your tablet in different settings. The case is made well with genuine leather and comes in nice colors. The case does add considerable amount of bulk to the very slim tablet, but if you're looking for a built-in stand that gives you several viewing angles and a hand strap to use the tablet with one hand, the Marware case is definitely a good choice.