I have been on the look out for a thin, professional looking case that is a folio type with a notepad I can use to take notes etc. Only two exist that I could find - a very thick moleskin folio cover for e-readers, and the booqpad mini. Having owned the larger ipad 2 version of the booqpad, I was not a fan of how lose the ipad was inside the case, and there were too many pockets, too many things going on with that case (and not a fan of the material it was made out of). Taking direction from this site: http://www.byjohnchandler.com/2012/12/12/the-worlds-niftiest-ipad-mini-case/ I sought to make my own but with a couple tweaks. Moleskin large You can see that the iPad is attached via tack n peel which is a non permanent but very sticky means of attachment! I tried fitting a feather light in the book but the iPad is JUST the right size. I wrapsol'd my ipad before doing this so I have additional protection. I slipped in a grey cahier notebook, which is the perfect fit for the case..and refillable at a nice price. I slipped the back cover of the cahier into the famous back pocket of the moleskin notebook. I still have the added use of the back pocket to slip in misc items. My wacom bamboo duo stylus fits perfectly on the top because I lowered the positioning of the iPad. Look at that.. perfect length and everything! Overall I am in love with this case. It is a cheaper alternative to portenzo, dodocases etc, has added functionality, but is thin! There are options out there people. Sorry for the sucky pics. I made this before work haha. I will post a step by step if any one is interested.