Work Play iPad Mini Folio
Disappointed with product
I purchased this for my husband as a Christmas gift and after trying it for 3 months, we just removed the iPad from the holder. The design is faulty in that it covers too much of the screen and you cannot navigate easily, so we returned to using an Otterbox.
The rest of the folio is nice for having a writing pad and pen, but not in combination with the iPad.
April 4, 2014
This is a great tool. When I have my Mini at the office, it provides both a writing surface and the tablet in a single location. And the notepaper included? Makes me wonder why I buy paper anyplace else.
March 1, 2014
Classy and Useful
This folio combines the iPad mini with a notepad very nicely. The leather feels and looks great, and the cover feels substantial and sturdy. The iPad holder comes off with a slight pull so you can use it independently of the folio. The magnets hold it in place, but aren't strong enough to make it difficult to detach. The folding stand operation works well. I'm a fountain pen user, so having the notepad and pen holder is a real plus. Sometimes pen and paper just work best for certain things.
Overall, it feels great, looks classy and perfect in the office or home. You can carry your iPad and a notepad in a convenient and reasonably compact holder, and it functions as a stand for work or play.
Probably my only gripe is that the frame around the front of the iPad is a little too wide around the side edges of the screen. It does not block the screen at all, but because the leather is a little thick and comes so close to the edge of the screen, it can be difficult to hit some icons and text on the edge of the screen. That is an issue with a text app like Notes, when you want to put the insertion point at the left edge of the screen. It's hard to reach.
February 8, 2014
Top of the line Ipad Covers.
After opening the package that was a first class shipment I was very excited about my covers. I looked at several covers before I ordered so I knew exactly what I bargained for. I ordered the cover for the IPAD 2 first and the quality of leather was a little heavy but nevertheless it was first class and meant to be tough enough to sustain usage and protection from handling. My next order was 2 IPAD MINI Covers of which are easy to carry around in a purse and still offer I protection I demand for safety of the devices.
January 6, 2014
Best Folio I have found
I have tried different brands and either they are not elegant enough or function is poor. I like the versatility of this folio. I can have elegance at work and I can take it on vacation for picture taking. I love taking notes and then transferring it neatly into my iPad and this allows me to do it conveniently. Once the IPad is positioned properly, the magnet seems very strong. I like the hidden magnet versus the snap on type from other brands.
December 30, 2013
Cover covers too much!
I love Levenger products but am disappointed in this one. The leather overlap over the iPad covers too much of the edges so that it's next to impossible to tap these areas quickly the first time. Very frustrating.
December 28, 2013
Very useful solution
My initial reaction was it didn't work as the instructions indicated (in 10 degree position). Instructions look wrong in several areas. But after a few days of use the product works well. Easy to position in 45 degree position on lap and can use for hours. Overall package is thicker than needed and leather that surrounds display is not parallel at top and bottom. But still is best product available for holding a pad. I do think Levenger needs to upgrade the design so it folds in the 10 degree position and the magnets hold more firmly.
December 25, 2013
Great idea, bad iPad Mini fit
I really want to like this and I will still keep using it for a while to see if I can get used to it. I love having my iPad and a great writing pad available side by side. My problem is the fit with the iPad. The leather on top is very thick and covers the edges of the actually screen a bit. So it interferes with using the iPad when you need access to the edges within an app. Other than that (very significant) shortcoming, the quality of the case is very good - nice leather, great pad, pen holder. Everything I want, except a great fit for the iPad...
December 15, 2013
Not as good as its big brother Work & Play
I have the larger Work & Play model for my big iPad, and just got this for my iPad mini. I found the magnets to be much weaker in the smaller version, causing the iPad mini to not stay upright, and to easily come out of place. I will end up returning this one. I may get a replacement if I get confirmation that the magnets have been strengthened.
December 15, 2013
This folio pad gives me the best of both worlds, secures my mini Ipad and gives me the option to write notes. The magnet is strong enough and it can be held in several different positions. I bought a second one for my daughter.
November 9, 2013