Review: The Urbana Mini from Moshi Is a Stylish iPad Case and Purse

Long gone are the days when carrying your technology around meant looking like a nerd. Thanks to streamlined gadgets from Apple, and cases to carry them in from Moshi, like the Urbana Mini ($99.95) anybody can look like a fashionista. In fact, the Urbana Mini is so compact and well put together, you might just think it's a fashionable purse. That should help deter potential thieves looking for a computer bag. And the Urbana Mini, despite its small size, can accommodate a 12-inch iPad or MacBook, in large part thanks to Apple continuously shrinking its gadgets so well.

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The Urbana Mini is offered in stylish materials (PU Leather or Fabric) and a variety of color choices. As mentioned, it is not bulky and still has plenty of room for an iPad, iPhone, and accessories. You can carry the case with the hand straps or attach the optional shoulder strap. The Urbana Mini features a flat bottom which is nice for setting it down on a table or desk. 


  • Stylish materials and color choices
  • Not too bulky
  • Plenty of room for iPad, iPhone and accessories
  • Use with hand strap or shoulder strap
  • Flat bottom


  • None

Final Verdict

If you care about looking stylish while you carry your iPad or 12-inch MacBook, the Urbana Mini from Moshi is an affordable case that can double as a purse. 


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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.