Review: Lioncase Pocket Shield for iPad Mini


A folio style case for the iPad Mini with a twist.  That best describes the Lioncase Pocket Shield.  The case, which is a traditional folio style case, offers a hidden pocket in the inside of the front flap for storing paper, business cards, ID, or other small notes.  Read on to check out my full review of the the Pocket Shied

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

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

Lioncase Pocket shield for iPad mini provides stylish outlook with strong protection and useful slip pocket.

The case is perfectly fits to the iPad mini with superior protection for your beloved device. In addition, you can keep your personal belongings in the case. It’s very convenient to carry your iPad mini with lioncase anywhere without added bulk and worrying of any damage.

Lioncase iPad mini case is integrated magnets enable your iPad mini sleep/wake function.

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In additional to the blue color I was sent for review the Pocket Shield is also available in either White or Gray.


The exterior of the case features a slick leather looking finish.  It’s glossy and minimalistic.


The interior of the case has two parts.  On the left side, underneath the front flap, you’ll find a soft, suede material.  On the right side sits a snap on the back style case ready to securely hold the iPad Mini in place.


To install the iPad Mini simply snap it in start with the buttons first.  The fit is excellent.  Not too tight and not too loose.  I didn’t feel like the Mini was ever going to fall out and I didn’t feel like I was destroying it trying to insert or remove it.


Once installed the Pocket Shield yields access to all of the iPad Mini’s ports and control.  Each piece has it’s own individual cutout.


The key of this case is the pocket, which is located inside the front flap of the case.  It can be used to hold notes, paper, cards, etc.


You can prop up the iPad Mini into several different horizontal angles while in the case.


By flipping the Mini around you can also prop it up for typing.

Check out my full video review below…

The Pocket Shield does work with the iPad’s automatic sleep/awake feature.  When you close the front cover the iPad turns off and when you open the cover the iPad wakes up.  This case offers a great fit and very slim profile.  The blue is a unique color as well and the interior pocket could be helpful for those needing to pack some extras along with their Mini.

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

MSRP:  $31.95

PROS:  Slim.  Pocket inside.

CONS:  Slippery.





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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