Whether you have one of the original iPad minis or you're planning on getting the new Retina display model when it arrives later this month, you're going to want some protection for it. Lunatik has a really basic -- but very protective -- sleeve for your iPad mini called the Flak Jacket (US$49.95) that you'll want to take a look at.
The Flak Jacket is made of microfiber to cradle your iPad mini softly, but has a tough exterior with a 3D grid-like surface in one of three colors -- black, mint (kind of a teal) or pink -- that provides a good grip for carrying. When you slip your mini into the Flak Jacket (with or without Apple's Smart Cover), you can be sure that it's not going to slide back out thanks to a magnetic closure at the top.
The protection isn't going to weigh you down, either. The Flak Jacket weighs in at just three ounces on my postal scale. I'd love to see Lunatik make a Flak Jacket for the iPad Air, as it would be the perfect minimalist sleeve to accompany Apple's newest tablet.
Want relatively inexpensive, but tough protection for your iPad mini? This is it. With the Flak Jacket covering your iPad mini and a Smart Cover, you're carrying an incredibly thin package.
Tough exterior keeps the protected iPad from sliding from your hand or from slanted surfaces
Magnetic closure keeps your device inside
Microfiber interior cradles your iPad mini in softness
Works with an Apple Smart Cover in place
A little on the pricey side at $50
Who is it for?
Anyone who wants to keep an iPad mini protected without the weight and thickness of some of the cases that are available.
C'mon, I know some of you are probably waiting for a new Retina display iPad mini. Keep it protected from day one with a nice mint Lunatik Flak Jacket that we're giving away.
Here are the rules for the giveaway:
Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
To enter, fill out the form below completely and click or tap the Submit button.
The entry must be made before November 10, 2013 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time.
You may enter only once.
One winner will be selected and will receive a Lunatik Flak Jacket for iPad mini valued at $49.95