Review: Lioncase Folio Shield for iPad Mini


I’d not heard of Lioncase until the company recently contacted me over on my YouTube channel about doing some case reviews.  A quick look at their web site yielded a wide variety of cases for the iPad, iPhone and MacBook Pro.  Today we’ll take a look at one of the company’s offerings for the iPad Mini, the Folio Shield.  This is a slim, lightweight folio style case that comes in four different colors.

Click on through for my full review.


Inside the packaging you’ll find just the case.  No extras come along with it.

Here’s what Lioncase has to say about the Folio Shield for iPad Mini.

Lioncase is the Stylish iPad mini case with best protection.   This case features on its thinnest and lightweight which is only weighted 90g and 11mm thickness. Lioncase iPad mini case provides a superior protection for the iPad mini with extremely durable Microfiber/ Microfiber Leather while integrated magnets enable your iPad mini sleep/wake function. Lioncase iPad mini case is adjustable and secure at any viewing angle for watching, typing or browsing.   It’s very convenient to use your iPad mini with lioncase anywhere without added bulk and worrying of any damage. The unique texture of the microfiber together with the classic design make the case looks very sophisticated and stylish to match your personality.

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In addition to black, as seen in this review, the Folio Shield is also available in white, gray or pink.


The exterior of the Folio Shield is soft.  It’s made from what feels like synthetic leather.


The interior of the case has microfiber on one side, under the front flap and a snap on the back style case on the other.


To install the case simply click your iPad Mini inside.


Once installed the case yields full access to all of the iPad Mini’s ports and controls.  You’ll find one large opening along the bottom for access to the Mini’s speakers and lightning port.  On the side two cutouts allow you to get to the volume buttons and the mute/orientation switch.  The top of the case features three notches for the sleep/awake button, microphone and headset jack.

A round cutout on the back of the case allows you to take photos with the Mini’s rear facing camera.


The front cover of the Folio Shield can be molded into a triangle, which allows you to stand the iPad Mini up into two different angles.


Upright for videos.


Or relaxed for typing.

The Lioncase Folio Shield for iPad Mini is simply a slim, folio style case for your iPad Mini.  It’s functional and comfortable to hold.  The case adds very little bulk and won’t break the bank either.  It does work with the iPad’s built in magnets so that when you close the front cover your iPad goes to sleep and when you open it the iPad wakes – a must for me for any iPad case.

Check out my full video review below…

You can learn more about the Lioncase Folio Shield for iPad Mini by visiting this page on the company’s web site.

MSRP:  $31.95

PROS:  Slim.  Light weight.

CONS:  None







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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