Review: the iPad Mini 6 DODOcase
Dodo or Nono? My thoughts on the DODOcase for iPad Mini 6
The DODOcase has been around for a while, and I was excited to try it out as it makes your iPad Mini look like a notebook. But is it worth buying? Let's find out.
Design & Functionality
The DODOcase brings a hardcover-book-style protection to your iPad Mini. It feels sturdy, and the hardcover has a linen texture that looks good.
The case almost doubles the thickness of the iPad, which sounds bad but actually makes the device easier to hold. It adds some weight but not so much to be annoying.
Like most 'folio' style cases, the cover can bend around the back of the iPad and allows you to 'pinch' your index finger, leaving your thumb free to scroll. Not something you can do when the iPad's naked.
There is a tiny loop to keep your Apple Pencil magnetically attached, but it's not very effective. The linen finish feels almost scratchy, and the corners of the hardcover case are uncomfortable and sharp.
The hardcover feels sturdy and solid, and I feel like I could rest a drink on it without damaging either the case or the iPad.
The Apple Pencil loop and elastic loop used to keep the front cover held shut when not in use both feel cheap and nasty. Compared to the elastic used in the Pad & Quill leather cases, this stuff is awful.
At the time of writing, the DODOcase for iPad Mini 6 costs $69.95 (AU) before shipping. This feels expensive.
If you really like the linen and hardcover feel, then perhaps you'll be willing to accept the downsides of this case. Maybe there's a market out there for that, but not for me.
Should You Buy This?
No. Overall, I would not recommend buying the DODOcase.
I think I'd be willing to pay up to $40.00 (AU) and put it in a drawer as a backup, but even then, the pointy corners would annoy me every time I went to use it.
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