iPad mini suggestions for real leather case

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by realq, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    Hi All,
    Just go my iPad mini, can you please give me only good realiable manufacturers that have been in the market for a while... leather case in possible in colors...
  2. macrumors 65816

    Dec 9, 2011
  3. macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2012
    These are very good muchacos you recommend them

    Hello. realq.
    if you are looking for a quality case, customizable and really beautiful. like to buy for my wife I recommend this link: fortte.com. my wife and me. we give satisfied for the good work that these guys play Fortte.

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  4. macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2012
    Portland, OR
    I just got a Portenzo leather case for my iPad. I'm very happy with it, but I haven't had it very long, and it may be bigger or thicker than you would want for the Mini. I posted a review yesterday.

    Rankin Johnson IV
  5. macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2012
    i ever bought a red ipad case on ebay but its quality is not good as expected.
  6. macrumors newbie


    Jan 28, 2013
    I would suggest you to buy it from eBay..recently ordered one and very happy..as its cheapest compare to other local shops:)
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2013
    Thank you

    I will review the suggested options and will let you know once I review
  8. macrumors newbie

    Feb 2, 2013
    +1 ebay. you can get some real deals there.
    Got my sleeve there
  9. macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2007
    Does look nice, but these companies plaster their logo on them and IMHO, ruin the case.
  10. macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2006
  11. macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2007
  12. macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2013
    I love the look of saddleback. I have their medium chocolate satchel and a joli sleeve.
  13. Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I've purchased cases from Vaja Cases in the past and really like them. They tend to be expensive and given my penchent for getting new iToys every couple of years I'm not eager to drop so much $$ on a case any more.

    I looked over the selection for iPad mini cases and I was a bit disappointed, I didn't like what was there but others might
  14. macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2007
    I tried the Joli case for the mini, and believe it or not I was disappointed.

    Construction was good, fit was firm.

    But it does not smell like leather at all. I mean ZERO. Either its not leather or its been sitting around for a long while. I watched reviews online and the all talk about the great smell of leather.

    Company said it was just made and their leather does not sit around too long (what ever that means). They also said "First time someone said that to us", and "we dont advertise the smell" but I buy a lot of leather goods and new leather should smell like new leather.

    They effectively told me too bad, and I am not going through the headache of shipping back to the netherlands.

    Pretty disappointed with Joli Originals.

    Ask questions before you buy.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2013
    I saw your similar post on another thread.

    It doesn't smell like leather? Really? That is the problem?

    Sorry, if I were a company owner I would send back a response like... Really? You're kidding, right?

    I just felt the need to respond because I love my Joli products so much. I had wondered if something so soft and stitched could hold up in my pocket for more than two weeks... About six months later and my case still looks like new.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jul 3, 2011
    My thoughts exactly Monkt!
    The smell seriously????
  17. macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    If the (lack of) smell really bothers you then use a suitable leather conditioner. :rolleyes:

    Subjective. I use Saddleback as well.
  18. macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2007
    You are welcome to your opinion. For me leather products should smell like leather products. And when they dont, I have to wonder about what I am getting.

    This is an expensive piece of nothing. A tiny amount of leather(?) at a premium price. Yes they look good, and yes the felt lining is nice, but I have an wool case with a red lining that is every bit as nice at a fraction of the cost.

    So, there have to be descriminators for paying the higher price. One is leather, and two is leather smell.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2013
    *calling apple customer service*

    Hi, I'm just calling because I'd like to return my iPad mini

    Ok, might I ask why?

    Well, I really expected it to smell a bit more like aluminum. It really doesn't.

    Um. Ok. I assure you it is made if aluminum..?

    Well, I love that metal smell, that's why I bought the mini as opposed to a cheaper non-apple product. It must be poor quality aluminum or there must not be very much if I can't smell it.

    Are you serious? I don't mean to be rude.... But really, are you serious? I really can't tell. I've worked for apple customer support for 23 years and that's the second most absurd thing I've ever heard. One dude had a pet blue whale that swallowed his iMac.... I don't think anything else could top that....
  20. macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2012
    Houston, TX

    Here you go

  21. macrumors newbie

    Feb 21, 2013
    I'm a bigger fan of my saddleback products truth be told. If I were representing/working for a company I wouldn't troll.
  22. macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2012
    Houston, TX
    Yeah, I just looked at the Saddleback products. Very nice stuff... Fortunately I don't have much disposable income at the moment. I also like some of the Hartmann products...

    I remember seeing somewhere some other company making some nice leather sleeves and cases for ipads, which looked big enough to allow you to use them with at least the cover. There was one that had some detachable snaps, and a leather loop to go over your shoulder to make carrying it easier. I cant think of the maker at the moment though...
  23. macrumors 68040

    Dec 14, 2007
    If thats a call you want to make go for it.
  24. Non-Euclidean, Feb 27, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013

    macrumors member

    Dec 21, 2012
    Houston, TX

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