And that case has come from Twelve South, according to The Verge, which reviews our SurfacePad and calls it “a good-looking and functional alternative to the Smart Cover.”
If you like the headline, you’ll love the story as much as we do. The Verge writer Dan Seifert notes, “Finding a good case for my iPad mini with Retina Display has been a bit of a struggle — many agree that the best one on the market is made by Apple, and frankly, it’s not all that great. The Smart Case does a good job at protecting my iPad from bumps and scrapes, and the leather does look nice. But it’s not very good at propping the iPad up for viewing, especially when I’m on a bumpy plane or train, and it adds a little more bulk than I’d like. Fortunately, I’ve finally found a great alternative to Apple’s Smart Case, the $69.99 SurfacePad by TwelveSouth.”
Some of Seifert’s favorite attributes of SurfacePad for iPad mini? “The best part of the SurfacePad is the way it supports the iPad when you have the case open. There are two invisible magnets on the front cover that grab the edge of the iPad and hold it in to place, even when on a bumpy flight. Contrast this with Apple’s folding cover, which tends to fall down at the slightest disturbance. The most upright position is good for watching video, while the shallower mode is ideal for typing. There’s also a third, even shallower, position that is supported by a folding kickstand inside the case for more comfortable typing.”
Here’s the rest of the story. Get your own better case for the iPad mini at www.twelvesouth.com.