BookBook arrives for iPad mini, delivers a novellasized tablet disguise

If Twelve South's BookBook for iPad is War and Peace, its new BookBook for iPad mini case is The Old Man and the Sea: a lot smaller, but no less appreciated. The black, brown or red shell protects Apple's tiny tablet with real leather in much the same way as its larger cousin, including a signature support frame for lifting the iPad to more natural angles. Photographers can also briefly peek the tablet out of its shell to snap photos. While there's only a $10 discount versus the full-size BookBook, we'll live with the $70 price if we can pretend we're engrossed with some light reading while we play Letterpress.

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Maximum Protection -- Minimal Size

Introducing BookBook for iPad mini

Charleston, SC, December 13, 2012 – Twelve South is proud to introduce the latest BookBook volume – BookBook for iPad mini. Conceived exclusively for the smallest iPad, BookBook for iPad mini is a compact, genuine leather case that discreetly protects iPad mini from dings, scratches and sometimes even theft. New features include a spine that allows users to hold their iPad mini without fingers blocking the screen. The versatile case also creates a wedge stand, perfect for desktop use, and a display stand for hands-free movies on the go. BookBook for iPad mini is available now for $69.99 at TwelveSouth.com. More info and images can be found at www.twelvesouth.com.

The featherweight BookBook for iPad mini weighs just 7.5 ounces, and is carefully crafted with genuine, hand-distressed leather so no two are exactly alike. Outside you'll see the tiny BookBook has hardback book covers and a rigid spine to provide impact and crush protection for iPad mini. Open BookBook for iPad mini with its dual zippers to reveal a soft, sueded, luxury lining that protects the screen.

BookBook also has an interior support frame to securely hold your iPad and showcase its amazing display. Lift the support frame and fold down the built-in kickstand to angle iPad mini for typing and for use as a secondary touchscreen desktop computer. BookBook angles iPad mini perfectly on your desk for using productivity apps like Calculator, Reminders, and Notes while you work on your Mac. Stay focused on the big screen while iPad mini and BookBook handle the small, but important tasks.

This clever case also works as a viewing stand for watching your favorite movies and videos, or having FaceTime chats. It adjusts to the best angle for glare-free viewing. Another handy feature is the hand grip that is created when you fold back the hardback covers on BookBook for iPad mini. Why is this important? Compared to iPad, iPad mini has a very slim outer bezel. So, the "handle" on BookBook keeps your fingers from getting in the way of what you're reading or watching on iPad mini.

As with other Twelve South BookBook cases, this version also protects your Apple device from the eyes of would-be thieves. Resting on a coffee table inside your home or on a counter in a coffee shop, BookBook looks like a vintage book rather than a valuable iPad mini.

Andrew Green, Creative Director of Twelve South said, "The compact size and feel of our newest BookBook seems to just complete the iPad mini. Quite often, the only accessory you need for an iPad is a great multi-function case: When it comes to unique protection, functionality, and flexibility, we think our new BookBook for iPad mini accomplishes this better than most with a style all its own."

Because BookBook looks and feels like a book, curling up with an iBook is more fun than ever. All three colors, Vintage Brown, Classic Black and Vibrant Red, are fashioned from premium leather. Dual zippers let you charge and sync iPad mini while leaving it safely tucked inside BookBook. Protect and enjoy your iPad mini in a fresh new way with BookBook for iPad mini. Order yours today at TwelveSouth.com.

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BookBook arrives for iPad mini, delivers a novella-sized tablet disguise