Review: DODOcase HARDcover Classic for iPad Mini - Blue

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When the very first DODO Case for the iPad was released it was all the rage.  The handmade case, which is crafted in San Francisco, is made using a traditional book binding method.  There’s something very unique and eye catching about the DODO Case design.  When you see one you probably recognize it almost immediately.  With the release of the iPad Mini DODO Case has offered no less than seven different cases for the smaller iPad.  In this review we’ll look at the Hard Cover Classic.

Click on through for my full review.

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Inside the minimalistic cardboard packaging you’ll find the only the case.  No extras come along with it.  Well, you do get a sticker.

Here’s what Mobile Fun has to say about the DODOcase HARDcover classic for iPad Mini – Blue.

Handmade in a San Franciscan bindery, this blue DODOcase Hardcover exemplifies true craftsmanship and a real book feel when protecting your iPad Mini.

  • Handmade quality book style case protects and disguises
  • Low profile design
  • Supports the iPad Mini sleep functionality
  • Perch and type modes for comfortable viewing and typing on your tablet
  • Securely held using reusable, mess-free adhesive

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The exterior of the DOOD Case is black.  However, you can choose from three different interior colors, Blue, Black or Red.

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The exterior of the DODO Case features a black Moroccan cloth exterior.  It’s very plain and unassuming.

On the back of the case you’ll find the DODO Case logo embossed at the bottom.

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The interior of the case is lined with color, in this case, blue.  Two adhesive strips sit waiting to be adhered to your Mini.

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Simply remove the two backing strips, align your Mini and press down.  This sort of adhesive is no mess.  You can easily remove your Mini at any time without leaving any residue on the Mini itself.  The adhesive can also be reactivated by simply rubbing it with a wet towel.

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Once installed the DODO Case does yield access to all of the iPad Mini’s ports and controls.  The top bottom and sides of the keys are all full exposed. This means there are no issues accessing the speakers, lighting port, volume buttons, mute/orientation switch, sleep/awake button, microphone or headset jack port.

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This case does have a built-in magnets necessary for use with the iPad Mini’s automatic sleep awake function. When you close the case’s cover the iPad will go to sleep. When you open it it will wake up. An elastic strap can be used to keep the front flap of the case closed to prevent unwanted wake ups during transport.

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The case does allow you to prop it up into a relaxed typing angle.

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Or a more upright video viewing angle.

Check out my full video review below…


The DODO case is certainly and unarguably one of the most unique iPad Mini cases on the market. It’s plain unassuming which will appeal to many. I can’t help but wish the company had chosen a different method for holding the iPad in the case. As someone who changes iPad cases often adhesive is not the best method for doing so for me. However that issue aside, the DODO case is still one of the coolest looking cases you’re fine for the iPad mini.  I have to say, the more I’ve used it the more it’s grown on me.  The iPad Mini is so simple, it just makes sense to use a case that’s simple as well.

You can learn more about the DODOcase HARDcover classic for iPad Mini – Blue by visiting this page on the Mobile Fun web site.

Be sure to check out Mobile Fun’s entire selection of iPad Mini Cases.

MSRP:  $39.99

PROS:  Handmade in the USA.  Unique design.  Minimalistic.

CONS:  Adhesive.

Four

 

 

 

Larry

Larry has always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for him with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. He has always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, Larry is the first person his friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech.

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