Oct 30, 2012

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Early Collection of iPad mini Cases

Did you manage to pre-order your iPad mini last Friday and have it shipped by this Friday, November 2nd? If you did, then you are probably among the few really lucky ones in Singapore. I was the few lucky ones. I managed to pre-order mine and I’m looking forward to spending my coming weekend playing around with it. I’ve got few of my girl friends to hang out with me this weekend. Stay tuned as I bring more hands-on review on the mini.

If you did not manage to get yours this Friday, you’ll probably be expecting delivery of it by next week or so. As the saying goes, sometimes it’s better to be late. If you get your iPad mini this Friday, chances are there are not many casing options available for you. You either have to buy from the store itself (which is usually expensive) or wait for more casings to be sold in Singapore. For me, I’ve decided not to wait. I checked out some of the early iPad mini case collection that have started selling in Amazon. It’s amazing at how fast these guys are.

I’ve ordered an Ionic Hybrid Leather Case Cover for US$19.15. But here are some of the early collections of iPad mini cases that I’ve came across from Amazon. Enjoy!

Ionic Hybrid Leather Case Cover with stand for New Apple iPad Mini 7.9 inch

Ionic Hybrid Leather Case Cover with stand for iPad Mini

The hybrid case is designed alongside iPad Mini to be its perfect match: a thin, durable cover that magnetically aligns for a perfect fit. It automatically wakes and sleeps your iPad. It’s a handy stand for reading, watching and typing.

Bear Motion ® Premium Folio Case for iPad Mini 7.9

Bear Motion® Premium Folio Case for iPad Mini

When it comes to iPad cases, nobody knows better than Bear Motion. Give us a try and there will be no regret.
Two reasons to buy Bear Motion:
Reason No. 1: Rigorous and relentless quality control
Reason No. 2: Best material guaranteed

i-BLASON Apple iPad Mini 7.9 Inch Leather Case

i-BLASON Apple iPad Mini 7.9 Inch Leather Case

i-blason Patent Synthetic leather Case for Apple iPad Mini. Exclusively designed for New 2012 Apple iPad Mini 16G 32G 64B 4G LTE. Dual Typing and viewing positions design for maximum convenience. Designed with embedded Stylus loop + free Stylus included. Precise cut outs for Cameras, Controls, Buttons and Ports

i-Blason ArmorBox Stand Series For Apple iPad Mini 7.9 Inch 2 Layer Convertible Hybrid Kids Friendly Protection Kick Stand Case (Multi Color) - Black

i-Blason ArmorBox Stand Series For iPad Mini

i-Blason Logo Bearing Dual Layer Kick Stand Armored Hybrid Case Designed specifically for the New iPad Mini. Inner enclosure hard shell constructed from impact-resistant polycarbonate and double-enforced with a shock absorbing silicone inner-sleeve. Super sturdy and Easy To Carry = Absolutely Kids Friendly. Anti-slip silicone soft outter layer case provides great handling and extra cushion for impact protection. Simplified installation, protects from scratches and is easy to clean

Elsse (TM) Premium PU Leather Folio Case with Stand for iPad Mini

Elsse (TM) Premium PU Leather Folio Case with Stand for iPad Mini

Designed and Made specifically for iPad Mini / iPad Nano 7.9 Inch tablet. Support Smart Cover function. Access all ports and functions without taking the iPad out of the case. Premium PU Leather material – Durable and beautiful

Supcase Slim Fit Folio Leather Case Cover for iPad Mini

Supcase Slim Fit Folio Leather Case Cover for iPad Mini 7.9 inch Tablet

Supcase slim leather case perfectly fits your iPad Mini. It is made by premium synthetic leather, lightweight and durable. Soft micro suede provides a maximum protection for your tablet’s screen. The specifically designed cutouts allow you to easily access all ports and buttons of your iPad Mini.

White Black V2 Kickstand Hard Hybrid Gel Case Cover For Apple iPad Mini

White Black V2 Kickstand Hard Hybrid Gel Case Cover

The V2 Kickstand Double Layer Hybrid Gel Case Cover provides the maximum protection against scratches and scuffs, enabling you to keep your device in new condition and well preserving its looks and features. Made with an outer silicone skin and inner hard plastic case, this case is not only durable, long lasting, but also gives the device a soft and comfortable feel.

rooCASE Ultra-Slim Vegan Leather Folio Case for Apple iPad Mini 7.9-Inch

rooCASE Ultra-Slim Vegan Leather Folio Case for iPad Mini

Carry and protect your Apple iPad Mini 7.9-Inch in a case with versatile options to suit your on-the-go lifestyle. The rooCASE Ultra Slim Leather Case for Apple iPad Mini 7.9-Inch is made from Vegan Synthetic leather and has a micro suede interior to protect your device inside.

INVELLOP BLACK Leatherette Case Cover for iPad mini

INVELLOP BLACK Leatherette Case Cover for iPad mini

Our highly favored iPad mini cover is a true consumer pleaser with multiple colors available in rich leatherette finish. Sophisticated design equipped with clever sleep-awake function. It is a must-have for every Apple iPad owner.

splash SIGNATURE Folio Leather Case for Apple iPad Mini

Splash Signature Folio Leather Case for Apple iPad Mini

Introducing SIGNATURE from Splash Products – Carefully handcrafted with minute attention to detail, the Signature folio case allows you to use your device with consummate ease and access all of its controls, buttons, cameras, and features.

  1. Hi, I m an ipad mini owner from Singapore too. I went to amazon website and saw the ionic hybrid but i cant pre-order it cause the website said my singapore address was invalid. So I was wondering whether the item be shipped to Singapore. If no how you managed to pre-order the item? Thanks for answering my question :)

    • Hi Issac, I’ve checked the item again. The error that you’re getting is because the Seller (in this CrazyOnDigital) does not offer International shipping.

      For items that do not ship Internationally, you have to use U.S. virtual address provider such as Borderlinx or comGateway. You can read more about how to shop using virtual address here.

      In your case, the item cost is US$9.85 and it comes with free shipping within U.S. So, your cost of sending it your virtual address is free. But if you’re using Borderlinx or comGateway, the minimum shipping fee for first 0.5kg is US$13-14. 2 things I would normally do for this kind of item.

      First, if I think the item is unique, cannot be found in local market (Singapore) or after including the shipping fee, it is still reasonable, then I would proceed to purchase the item using the virtual address service.

      Second, if I think the item is great and cannot be found in local market but I’m unwilling to pay such a high shipping fee for a single item, I would normally find another item that I think would be useful in the near future and order them together. The shipping fee would then be distributed across the items and you still enjoy the significant saving ultimately. In your case, you can buy screen protector for your iPad mini such as this ArmorSuit screen protector.

      Thanks for dropping by. Hope that helps :)

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