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Marware Axis Leather Folio for iPad mini - Blue (AIAX15)
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2013
Color Name: RedVerified Purchase
I wasn't sure this case would be much different than many others I've tried. But it's OUTSTANDING and the one I'll be using most of the time! Everything fits perfectly and it's obvious the designers gave it a lot of thought. I have the red leather one. The exterior is classy classic in appearance and impressive in its quality and simplicity.

The interior is soft material that feels like suede. The stitching is uniform; construction is sturdy. The Mini snaps into a cradle, which is anchored to the back cover by a snap. Release the snap and the cover becomes a stand. AND, you can orient the screen landscape or portrait!! There's a cutout for the camera, too.

The stretch band closure works perfectly and doesn't add to the overall bulk - no "latch" to catch on pocket or purse when stashing it. When the case is open flat, the stretch band holds it together - a definite advantage over most other case/covers. The notches to hold the Mini in various viewing positions are deeper than most, making it far more stable, especially when using the Mini on your lap. Best feature of all is the elastic hand strap on the inside of the front cover. Anchor the case/cover in it's flat, open state and slip your hand into the strap. A whole new flexibility in use becomes available.

This case/cover is the best I've encountered for protection, multi-use function, beauty, flexibility, compactness, and quality Overall, totally impressive! Edit: I forgot to mention that this is a SMART cover - turns on/off the Mini! Most case/covers don't offer this very important feature!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2013
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
This is really an outstanding case. Quality craftsmanship all the way around. Protects all sides of the mini, while allowing for a variety of stand postions and a hand strap. Nice padded cover with elastic strap. I got the red color. My only issue with the case was trying to remove the ipad mini from the case. It REALLY holds your ipad tight. I followed the directions and tried pressing on the interior corners to release the ipad, and couldn't get the corners to release. Maybe I just have weak thumbs, but it took almost 20 minutes and several broken fingernails later to pry the mini from the vise-like grip of the case. I might be the only one who had this problem, but I really thought I was going to break the mini trying to get it out of the case. That would be the only flaw with the case. Otherwise, it is a very sturdy case and I would highly recommend it with that one warning about the difficult removal.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on April 11, 2013
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I wanted a case for both protection and looks. This case does both. Marware's quality is excellent; the leather is nicely grained, stitching is even. The interior has a nice protective fabric that will also protect the ipad Mini. The plastic "case" where the ipad sits snaps the ipad into it, but leaves ample areas for the controls and headphone input. I read one review where a person complained that its hard to take out; I have tried and it does come out according to instructions, but why ever take it out of there?

Other positives that makes this case excellent and definitely worthy of purchase:
1. The ability to view the ipad on its stand in either the landscape or portrait position. Nice feature, few other cases do that.
2. The ability to fold the cover in half; its great when i do use the ipad with my Apple keyboard (with a cover that turns into a stand) or the handstrap that you can hold the ipad.
3. The cover also, when shut, turns off the screen power and saves battery life.

Some may complain that this case has an elastic strap which is used to keep the covers fully closed. That wasnt an issue for me as many of the other cased i tried never closed right anyway. this keeps it closed. (If you dont like the look, just fully power off the ipad and there's no need to use the strap. I've noticed if you keep the ipad shut down, but not fully down and dont use the elastic strap while travelling, the ipad powers up and down (you can hear the clicks).)

The price that I paid through Amazon was great. For a real leather product and this price and with these features, you can't go wrong!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 20, 2013
Color Name: RedVerified Purchase
Very few of the ipad mini covers will allow you to view your tablet in either vertical or landscape, and this is the only one that is made from real leather and that has the hand strap on the inside back. This is definitely the most versatile out there, and the red color is very pretty
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2013
Color Name: PurpleVerified Purchase
I very much liked the materials and construction of this case. The leather looks and feels very high quality, and the interior is soft and plush. My big gripe is that the angles that the case can support the ipad are extremely steep. I could not make it work at all when at a desk or table, the angles were just all wrong. There is also a lack of any type of typing position. I am returning this case and trying another.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2013
Color Name: BlueVerified Purchase
I had a hard time finding a real leather cover in blue for my iPad mini. This one is a great option. It is sleek and protective at the same time. The magnetic on/off feature works perfectly and all controls, camera lenses, etc., are accessible with holes in the proper places. I like the axis feature which rotates the cover for portrait and landscape access. My only complaint is that all angled displays are fairly straight up - there is no real option for shallow angle to use for typing. A minor issue to be sure as I have already become used to using iPad flat. However because of the lack of a shallow angle, I have rated this product 4 stars instead of 5.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 12, 2014
Color Name: PurpleVerified Purchase
The quality is fantastic. I have a Marware cover for my Kindle Fire that I love, too. I bought a different iPad Mini case prior to this one from another company. It was ok because it had the inside handle but the faux leather was cut out around the sides of the iPad, like so many of them are now. I had a terrible time trying to reach the corners of my iPad. It was utterly annoying. You need to be able to reach the sides easily. The Marware is perfect because the edges are easily accessible. I absolutely love having the handle. I do agree the angle is off and it needs to have more of a slant for typing. The leather is super soft and the case is top quality. I just wish it came in more colors. I bought purple. Buy it - you'll be very happy you did.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 18, 2014
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Has a quality look and feel to it. Better than I expected. Why not a "5" rating?...I don't much care for the elastic strap that is used to keep the cover closed. Take some effort to put it on, and especially to keep it from twisting while you do it. And I feel certain it will break down the road, or lose its elasticity. Seems there are other, better ways to secure the cover.
But the full-functionality is awesome...using as a stand in portrait or landscape mode, using as a book/tablet on commutes, etc. Definitely worth the money !!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 1, 2013
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
Very nice case. My only complaint is the sleep/wake lid functions sporadically. Viewing angle is kind of steep. Needs a more horizontal option.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2013
Color Name: PurpleVerified Purchase
Love the leather dark purple color and the fact that I can prop it up on top of me when laying down so my neck doesn't hurt. Also love the hand slot. This has the best features of all the covers I could find.
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