Review: Cygnett Lavish Case for iPad Mini


There is no shortage of folio style cases available for the iPad Mini.  What makes one better than the other?  Style?  Color selection?  Texture?  Durability?  All of these combined?  Probably so.  The Cygnett Lavish case for the iPad Mini comes in two colors, has a secure magnetic clasp, and offers the ability to stand up at severa different angles.  Sounds like the Lavish meets most of the criteria I mentioned at the get go right?  Let’s find out if it does.

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 Cygnett has to say about the Lavish Case for iPad Mini.

Lavish is sophisticated, travel friendly professional-look folio case. It features a secure magnetic tab closure for protection from bumps and scratches and the flexibility of two viewing angles. Enjoy access to all functions.


In addition to the black color I’m reviewing here the Lavish case is also available in purple.


The exterior of the Lavish case offers a leather look that’s smooth.  You’ll find the Cygnett logo located in the lower right part of the front flap.


The interior of case has two parts.  The inside of the front flap is lined with a suede microfiber material.  On the opposite side you’ll find a TPU style case which has been sewn onto the back of the case.  This offers a secure fit for your iPad.  Since is sewn in it’s also less likely to come apart, unlike other cases of this type which use glue to secure.


To place your iPad Mini inside the case start with the top and simply wrap the case around the Mini.  Take note of your corners, especially if you use a screen shield so that it doesn’t get pushed up by the case.  I’m not usually a fan of TPU in the style for this reason.


Once you’ve got  the case on your Mini it does yield access to all of its ports and controls.  The bottom of the case has three individual cutouts for the speakers and microphone.  The side of the case has a cutout for the mute/orientation switch.  The volume buttons gets covered by the case but offer a decent amount of feedback.  The sleep/awake button also is covered by the case, but like the volume buttons still gives decent feedback.  Along the top of the case you’ll find two more cutouts, one for the microphone and another for the headset port.


The inside of the front flap of the case has two notches so that you can prop up the Mini into two different angles.


You can also place the Mini into a convenient typing angle by flippig it all the way around.


On the back of the case a perfectly cutout circle gives access for the iPad Mini’s rear facing camera.  A magnetic clasp, which is quite strong, keeps the front flap of the case closed when you’re not using it.

Check out my full video review below…

The Cygnett Lavish is an all around great case for the iPad Mini.  It feels very sturdy and very well made.  The case offers two different upright stand angles and features a magnetic clasp to keep the front cover from flapping around when not in use.  The Lavish has one big miss and that is it does not work with the iPad Mini’s automatic sleep/awake feature.  This is a must for any iPad case, in my opinion.  There aren’t many folio style cases for the Mini which have a clasp.  If you’ve been on the hunt for one your search is over.

You can learn more about the Cygnett Lavish Case for iPad Mini by visiting this page on the company’s web site.

MSRP:  $39.99

PROS:  Sturdy.  Sewn in case, not glued.  Strong clasp.

CONS:  TPU case might bubble screen shield.  Doesn’t work with Auto sleep/awake.







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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