Native Union GRIPSTER Case for iPad mini

Native Union GRIPSTER Case for iPad mini

$39.95

4.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 3 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Grip it

    With eight lockable positions the handle lets you easily grip your iPad. The durable strap is comfortable for any hand size.

    Carry it

    When you're on the go, the integrated handle makes carrying a breeze and helps prevent accidental damage.

    Stand it

    You can stand your iPad at whatever angle you find best for typing, reading, viewing, gaming and calling on your iPad. There's also 360-degree rotation with eight lockable positions for your choice of landscape or portrait orientation.

  • Highlights

    • Integrated handle and strap for easy reading, typing, gaming, viewing, and calling on your iPad
    • Strong and lightweight ABS case engineered for protection
    • Robust and durable construction stands up to your daily travels
    • Long-lasting strap offers a secure fit for any hand size
    • Precision engineered case snap-fits to iPad corners, holding it securely in place
    • Provides full access to all ports and function buttons
    • Compatible with the Apple Smart Cover for full protection
  • Did you notice?

    Stand your iPad at any angle and in portrait or landscape position for maximum comfort.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Conveniently carry, use, and protect your iPad.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Native Union GRIPSTER Case
    • Instruction sheet
  • Tech Specs

    • Form Factor: Hard Case, Snap On, X-Ray Friendly
    • Material: Hard Plastic, Soft Touch
    • Height: 0.98 in/2.5 cm
    • Width: 5.43 in./13.8 cm
    • Weight: 4.73 oz./134 g
    • Length: 7.91 in./20.1 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: GMINI-GRY-PL-R
    • UPC or EAN No.: 846654006933

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One-year limited

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Amazing design, but offers NO protection whatsoever.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was in love with this cover until my iPad screen shattered. TWICE. In only 2.5 months. In fact, twice within two weeks. Thes I was in love with this cover until my iPad screen shattered. TWICE. In only 2.5 months. In fact, twice within two weeks. These weren't falls from great heights, in one case it was knocked off the couch onto a rug, and another time it fell out of my bag. Both times, the cover was closed, but the screen still cracked. Now it's back to the Apple Store to get my screen replaced again. I am lucky that I have Apple Care, but at this point I am at my two screen limit, so I cannot afford to keep this Native Union cover no matter how slick the design. Next time, it will cost me $230 instead of $50 to get the screen repaired.

    I used Apple's Smart Case for the first six months that I had my iPad Mini Retina. I liked the slick design of the Apple cover, but it wasn't perfect. The cover would collapse when propped up, it hurt to hold the iPad while lying in bed, and the cover would flap in the way while using the camera. Because of these limitations, I kept my eye open for a suitable replacement to hit the market.

    Initially, I was waiting for ZeroChroma to release a cover for the Mini Retina, but then I stumbled across the Native Union cover in the Apple Store. It was love at first sight! This cover solved all of my problems, and the price was very reasonable as compared to other covers. You can prop your iPad up at almost any angle, it supports itself when sitting in your lap, it has an elastic strap that goes over your hand while walking or lying in bed, the cover magnetically stows away so that you can take pictures, and you can even use the prop as a handle to carry the iPad, which is especially handy for kids. And on top of it all, it looks great too. Amazing design. It's just too bad.

    I think that the problem might be remedied if Native Union cover provided a bumper of protection above the plane of the iPad screen, perhaps by notching the cover. But more likely, this won't help because I think the problem is just lack of shock absorbance. The back case is just hard plastic, so there is nothing to absorb shock, as opposed to the Apple Smart cover, which provides some shock protection because it is made of compressed leather. A rubberized case is probably the way to go.

    This case is a fantastic find for someone who is exceedingly careful with their electronics, like my husband. For the rest of us normal folk, and especially those with kids, it is a shame but I would advise you to look for another case. Even at a very reasonable $60, this case isn't worth it because it will end up costing you much more in the long run.

    • Written by from Canton

    8 of 18 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Amazing design, but offers NO protection whatsoever.
  • Gripster is top-notch for iPad mini

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this along with an Apple smart cover. The Gripster case is quite to very rugged, practical and useful in its many positio I bought this along with an Apple smart cover. The Gripster case is quite to very rugged, practical and useful in its many positions. I pull down the rugged handle and hang it on my thumb when laying down and I find this position makes reading comfortable and very secure. The mini can be carried like a document case with its handle turned out. There is nothing more to wish for in this product. It is the first case I have bought for my iPad mini and I am sure it will be the last one I will ever need to buy.

    • Written by from Vancouver

    15 of 16 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Gripster is top-notch for iPad mini
  • My most versatile case

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I've purchased several cases for my iPad mini. This case is by far the most versatile. I love being able to tilt the stand to pret I've purchased several cases for my iPad mini. This case is by far the most versatile. I love being able to tilt the stand to pretty much any direction. This is especially useful for typing or watching video. In addition, I can still use my Smart Cover to keep the display protected. It's well worth the price!

    • Written by from Matthews

    26 of 27 people found this useful

    Was this useful? My most versatile case

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