CEO Hybrid for iPad Mini
Attractive and Functional
The case is very attractive and well made. It is also easy to use, although the change to an easel is not as easy to understand from the directions--but I got there. For the quality and usefulness, the price is very reasonable.
September 14, 2013
Better than my Otterbox
I'm a die-hard Otterbox fan as it's saved my iPhone from many a mishap. So I bought the Otterbox Defender for my iPad mini, but it was just so clunky and ugly. After living with it for half a year, I saw the CEO Hybrid at the Chicago Levenger store and bought it on the spot. The BEST electronic case I've owned! Very elegant and beautifully tailored for the price, extremely versatile, and it's just as protective of my iPad mini as that bulky plastic case I used before. Now when I use my mini, it's a much more tactile experience -- and a lot easier to hold thanks to the built in soft strap in the Hybrid. An excellent purchase if you want protection and style.
August 6, 2013
Excellent iPad mini case
Despite mediocre reviews, I bought this case for my iPad Mini because of its construction and materials, and because of the high quality of past Levenger products. I was very pleasantly surprised when I slipped in my Mini. The leather is attractive and reasonably priced; other genuine leather cases cost at least $100. It is a snug fit, which protects nicely against drops, but it is easy to remove or to reposition the Mini for typing. It puts the Mini to sleep when closed (it gently "snaps" shut, so no need for the Apple cover (saves $40). The only flaw is a missing stylus holder, but I was able to attach a Double Barrel Pen Clip to the elastic strap to hold my stylus/pen combo.
April 6, 2013
Rich Looking Leather Cover
Despite the fact I read a negative review of this iPad mini cover, I wanted to try it as I love Levenger products and have had good experiences with them.
This is true for this cover. The leather and stitching is high quality. The cover comes with a strap for holding it while reading. It stays closed and the sleep magnets work as promised.
My only suggestion would be a cover that folds out so you can use it standing in the landscape position.
I priced covers all over the net before making my choice and this was a very good value. Cheesy vinyl covers are going for $40 and the Levenger cover is high quality leather. A great buy and I recommend it.
January 30, 2013
I absolutely love this product. It functions perfectly, is nice and slim and looks beautiful.
After reading the reviews, I was somewhat skeptical. However, nothing negative I have read has been the "case" with my purchase.
It has been a little over 2 weeks now and I have traveled with it and use it daily. I have no trouble closing the case. There is no force or adjustment necessary.
As I understand it, the elastic band is to secure the front cover when folding it all the way back.
Also, I can easily insert and remove the iPad mini from the case when necessary. As I mentioned I have traveled with it.
Again, the case is great and I highly recommend it.
I watched this video when I received it. Maybe that helped me:
Happy shopping :)
January 27, 2013
There are better options
Love the quality of the leather, however, having to rely on a lightweight elastic cord to keep the case closed is a bit lame. A tiny bit of better thought to the engineering would have elevated this product to normal Levenger standards. Debating whether to send it back. Normally love Levenger products, but this one is not up to their standards.
January 13, 2013
very poor design, it just won't stay closed. soon as I find the box its going back. The first time I have had to do so from Levenger
December 31, 2012