New Sleeve... MintCases vs Picaso Lab

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Starter, May 7, 2015.

  1. Starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010
    Trying to decide between these two.

    Pros for MintCases
    -The "chestnut" colorway matches my Ghurka bag "chestnut" perfectly.
    -They seem to be ready for immediate dispatch vs made-to-order like Picaso.

    Cons for Mintcases
    -I'd prefer solid leather instead of wool/felt on the inside. Unsure how durable it will be.

    Pros for Picaso Lab:
    -I like the fact that it's all-leather, inside and out.
    -I like that the hard edges add protection. Unsure how hard the MintCases edges are?

    Cons for Picaso Lab
    -None of the colors match the Ghurka "chestnut" perfectly. Not a huge deal.
    -Read a pretty terrible thread about them on this forum, from 2012. Has the quality-control and ordering process improved since then?

    Thoughts on any of the above? Anybody owned one or both? Experiences?
  2. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Roll the dice on Picaso.

    I ordered from them in 2012. They accepted too many orders. Ignore emails for large periods of time. When I finally got the case. It was thick and bulky and Red hued leather when I ordered brown.

    To their credit, they did refund the money and let me keep the case. Junked it. Many people never got responses from them.
  3. Starter, May 7, 2015
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    Starter thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2010

    Thanks for the info...

    When you say "Roll the dice on Picaso", are you just stating that to order from them is a gamble?

    Or are you suggesting I order from them, because you feel when they get it right they are so much better than MintCases, such a gamble is justified?..
  4. AppleWarMachine macrumors 65816


    Sep 27, 2011
    Michigan, US
    i have the MintCase black leather case (with the strap), which is very nice and a high quality product. I would recommend. :D
  5. lulla01 macrumors 68020


    Jul 13, 2007
  6. dubydoo macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2014
    I'm also interested in this!
  7. citizenal macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2010
  8. jazz1 macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2002
    Mid-West USA
    The Snugg isn't bad for the price. I wasn't thrilled with the nylon stitching. But definitely worth the reasonable $.
  9. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Sorry for not being clear. I am saying it could be a roll of the dice. The problems were 2 years ago. Not sure of they persist. Is the case in stock to ship monday? Or does he have to make them. Message him.

    Also, the leather is thick. I did not like it once it was in my hands. I also thought he could have felted the inside of the case as does Joli. Such an expert with the leather should be able to to that easily.

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