STM Bags Apple iPad mini cases hands-on
If there’s one thing that all of these have in common, in addition to being able to prop up the tablet with their own unique stands, it’s that they’re all smart covers too. Therefore, if you open the front lid, your iPad mini will automatically turn on. And of course, if it’s closed, it’ll turn off without having the need for you to press on the power button itself. Furthermore, the inside portion of the front lids are all covered with soft lining to not only add additional protection to the screen, but it also helps to keep it clean looking too. So without further wait, let’s take a quick look at what makes these STM cases different from one another.
- First on the list is the STM Skinny iPad mini case, which retails for a modest $35 through various retailers and online. Although the pink colored material feels a bit plastic to the touch, we’re pleased to know that it’s the sturdy variety – so it adds enough protection without feeling or looking too bulky. However, the material tends to make the case feel a bit slick in the hand.
- Next on the chopping block is the STM Grip iPad mini case. Out of the three cases, we have to admit that this one is by far the sturdiest one of them all. With its tough plastic casing, it’s sporting a black matte finish to keep its rigid surface clean looking for the most part – though, greasy fingers can dirty its looks a bit. Propping up the tablet with its stand, it’s nothing too complex, but it’s nice having flexibility in adjusting the angle. Pricing for this one is reasonable at $40.
- And finally, there’s the STM Marquee iPad mini case – the most expensive one at $80. So why is there such a huge price difference between it and the rest? For starters, the Marquee is a premium soft leather case that gives the iPad mini a sense of elegance, especially with this royal blue colored version. Keeping the case closed, it employs a foldable front cover and loop to keep things secured – plus, the loop also doubles as a place to store a stylus.
source: STM Bags