Toybox: iPad mini cases
Belkin Portable Keyboard Case
Business travellers and students looking for a portable, lightweight office, should try Belkin's keyboard (HK$626) for the iPad Mini. Weighing 276 grams, this rubberised plastic-finished wraparound case has a cut-out for the iPad Mini's five-megapixel camera and a magnet-powered flap to secure the whole package. It links easily and the accurate, comfortable keyboard also operates basic iOS functions. The slight downside is that the keyboard requires power to make that Bluetooth link, although it's slated to last 155 hours on a single charge.
iLuv CEO Folio iCA8J345
Even if you don't intend to do a jot of work with your touch screen toy, iLuv's CEO Folio (HK$500) provides a convenient protective solution. Inside the zip-sealed portfolio-style finish is room for credit cards and business cards, even a pen. Acting as more of a wallet than a straightforward iPad Mini case, the CEO Folio integrates a desktop stand, too; perfect for those who want to use Apple's latest for casual displays of presentations, videos, websites and photographs.
Available in black and red, this simple cover for the iPad Mini has actually got two desktop stands, each with a different purpose: one puts the QDOS Libris (HK$450) in landscape mode for a hands-free rendition of a movie, or for use with a separate Bluetooth keyboard; the other props up in a portrait orientation for reading or document display. While the red or black faux leather will have different markets, all iPad Mini owners will appreciate the soft touch suede interior.