Piel Frama Offers a Case Worthy of Your Apple iPad mini

When a product arrives in a package that looks this good, you wonder if what's inside could be worthy of its presentation. But with the iPad mini case from Piel Frama, there is no need to worry! The textured box, with its quality linen paper lining and gold text make for a beautiful presentation, and fortunately, the case inside is just as impressive.

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For starters, the leather is top quality and is available in a variety of colors and textures. And you don't give up protection for style, as the case has plenty of thick padding and rigid corners.

Textured fabric lines the case's interior and displays the logo diagonally. Sure, it's a little self promotional, but it's subtle and you know you're getting the genuine article instead of some knockoff.

Like many cases, it has magnets that activate the sleep/wake function, but this one has extra magnets to make sure the cover stays closed. I've tried cheaper cases that flip open without warning, so this is a nice touch.

Piel Frama makes some great cases for most Apple products, as well as for Samsung and other devices. They are pretty high-end, but the price is understandable when you see and feel the quality of the finished product.

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An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.