Targus Versavu Case for iPad mini
what a waste of time
ordered this item along with IPAD Mini tablet is superb but this case does not hold the tablet it is just too loose a fit beware if you order this,not sure why JL are selling something as poor as this
07 December 2013
Faulty batch - does not fit
I purchased one of these at Peter Jones in London on 15/11 for my new iPad mini retina.It is a fraction too small and the iPad kept popping out.
I took it in to JL in Birmingham on Sunday 17/11. In their "Tech Services" room adjoining electronics and TV Dept, we tried a few more of these cases, and all had the same problem, the iPad did not fit in properly. The JL member of staff looked on to the system to find that JL had placed a single large order with the supplier and that all the cases were from the same manufacturing batch, and therefore would all likely have the same defect across all stores and online. He said he would follow up internally to see if indeed all units across JL stores and online were also affected.
Whilst product therefore gets 1 star, JL get 5 as they happily refunded me and I bought from them a blue Griffin Folio case. It's not as 'robust' as the Targus, but I'm still pleased with it and would recommend it.
I expect JL will pull all of these Targus cases if they are indeed all faulty. Buy with caution in the meantime.
Also, these cases used to have the magnetic on-off facility. When I saw this wasn't working, a quick google search revealed that Targus covers have big problems with this functionality, such that Targus no longer put on their packaging that the covers wake and put to sleep iPads. This was a surprise to me as I had previously bought a Targus cover for my iPad 2, which did have this functionality, so I didn’t even look at the packaging to see if this still existed on the iPad mini cover. Packaging does indeed not mention it, so if you are buying a Targus cover thinking it does this because you previously had one which did, be warned Targus covers no longer wake up and put to sleep iPads.
Targus need to fix this functionality, and the manufacturing/size defect, as it is otherwise an excellent product when it works and fits! (I was very pleased with my iPad 2 cover of the same design).
18 November 2013
I bought this cover in December 2012.
It has protected my iPad well. Down side the stand is poor when you are using the touch screen. So I'm now looking for a new folio cover.
28 April 2013
A very good buy
I am impressed with how easily the mini ipad clicked into place. Part of the cover forms a useful stand that actually does the job. Nice cover - a bit different from the usual plastic offerings. Pricey but I would recommend.
02 March 2013
Really good quality!
Great product, would defiantly recommend . Best iPad mini cover that I have seen.
20 December 2012