Case Logic SnapView Folio for iPad Mini Review

If you are looking for a folio-style case that looks good, protects well and won’t break the bank you’ll want to check out the Case Logic SnapView Folio for iPad Mini. This case, which combines a synthetic book-style cover and a protective polycarbonate shell, serves up just enough protection and functionality to make it worth consideration.

Available in three different colors, the case offers three different landscape viewing angles. A fourth position serves up an angle that is quite comfortable if you are going to be using the onscreen keyboard for typing. This isn’t the most refined case we have seen, and it certainly does look and feel like a case made from synthetic materials, but for under $35 it is an inexpensive way to protect your iPad mini while also adding functionality to it.

Case Logic SnapView Folio for iPad Mini Review

Features:

  • Molded polycarbonate shell precisely fits the iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display
  • Optimal range of working positions including ergonomic typing incline
  • Extra sturdy platform provides stability in all viewing angles
  • Unobstructed access to all ports for charging, volume control and taking pictures
  • Magnetic wake/sleep functionality
Case Logic SnapView Folio for iPad Mini

As Case Logic explains:

Whether working, reading or catching up with friends, these iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display cases make it a snap. iPad mini or iPad mini with Retina display clips into hard back providing protection as well as stability. Magnetic front cover provides automatic wake/sleep functionality and folds to multiple viewing angles and an ergonomic typing incline.

 

It is not surprising to find that inexpensive cases cut corners and, as a result, fail to include key functionality and features that we have come to otherwise expect. That was what I expected to be the case when I saw the elastic used to secure the cover when the iPad is not in use. “Great,” I thought, “Case Logic failed to include the automatic sleep/awake functionality Apple added to the iPad back when the iPad 2 was released. That’s a total fail.” Fortunately I was wrong and had jumped to conclusions. While the company did include elastic in order to secure the front cover of the case, when it is not in use they ALSO embedded magnets in the cover so the sleep/awake functionality is very much present. Turns out that while this is a budget case, but it is by no means a cheap one.

 

We’ve had the good fortunate to review a host of different cases for the iPad Mini. This is far from the nicest, most-refined and luxurious we have seen. Still, it is priced nicely, adds little to no weight and, get this… the Case Logic SnapView Folio comes with a 25 year warranty. (Sorry but as someone who swaps his old tablet for a new one every 9-12 months that made me laugh.) It comes in three muted colors, will only set you back $35, and it delivers more than enough protection and functionality. That makes it a good deal and worth consideration. You can learn more and order yours here.

MSRP: $39.99

What I Like: Inexpensive; Available in three muted colors; Offers good protection; Includes sleep/awake functionality; Service up four different viewing/use positions; Has elastic to keep the screen protected when not in use

What Needs Improvement: Doesn’t have the quality look and feel of other, mostly higher-priced, cases

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Case Logic SnapView Folio for iPad Mini

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.