Verdict: 3/5

9. Incipio Lexington

Price: £35
Website: incipio.com

The thick rubber housing of the Lexington Hard Shell Folio Case protects the mini, but never feels bulky. The rubberised leather that covers the case feels luxurious and it's one of the strongest stands we tried on test. Getting the tongue through the loop at the back, however, is more difficult than it should be.

Verdict: 4/5

10. Griffin Slim Folio

Price: £22
Website: griffintechnology.com

This Griffin case has some of the best quality (and best smelling) leather in this roundup. The Filofax-esque feel could appeal to business travellers and suchlike, but it will probably prove too bulky for most of us. It does have a loop to keep a stylus with the case, but unfortunately, the stand is a little weak for our liking.

Verdict: 3/5

11. Proporta Leather Style Case

Price: £25
Website: proporta.com

Get this if you want a well-padded case that will allow you to stand it in landscape or portrait. It's all done through one stand too, making it much neater than the QDOS Libris. It operates on a simple swivel mechanism and we found it became our general purpose case of choice over time.

Verdict: 5/5

12. Knomo iPad Mini Folio

Price: £49
Website: knomobags.com

This case uses a raised bit of rubber to lock the folding cover behind it. It's positioned to give two different stand positions; a high one for watching films, and a shallow position for when you want to do some typing. Sadly however, there's no way of locking the cover, which makes it next to useless for protection.

Verdict: 2/5

13. Tucano Agenda Booklet Case

Price: £20
Website: tucano.com

This case is a bit-old school in its notebook feel. The angled elastic ribbon that holds the cover shut is strong and easy to slide on and off. The inside cover has four storage pockets and comes with a padded cleaning cloth, but we're not fans of the corner straps that hold the mini in place.

Verdict: 3/5

14. Tucano Cornice Folio Case

Price: £23
Website: tucano.com

This is the slightly more expensive version of the Ala case. The only real difference is the stand, which here is a more traditional three-folding version similar to Apple's Smart Cover. Thankfully, this provides much more stability, but we still can't warm to the other elements of the case.

Verdict: 2/5

15. Jison Case Quilted Leather

Price: £45
Website: sympleuk.com

The diamond pattern effect here probably won't be to everyone's taste, but if it does tickle your fancy, then you could do much worse than this model. The iPad mini is held perfectly in the leatherbound shell (there's no rubber anywhere) and the magnetic clip stand is superb as well.

Verdict: 3/5

Sleeves - four carry cases to keep your iPad mini easily accessible

Sleeves

16. be.ez LA robe for iPad mini

Price: £15
Website: be-ez.com

The LA robe is fairly rigid for a soft sleeve, but that's no bad thing when it comes to protection. The iPad mini fits snugly into the top, although it's a bit of a struggle if you also have a Smart Cover on. At £15 though, we were hard pressed to find anything else as good as this for the price.

Verdict: 5/5

17. Outback iPad Sleeve

Price: £25
Website: sfbags.com

The Outback has a waxy exterior with a leather finish. It's both stylish and very thick, burying your iPad mini in plenty of soft padding on the inside. We also liked the decent clasp to hold your mini in place. As far as sleeves go this one's a winner - it comes highly recommended.

Verdict: 4/5

18. Gear4 NeO - iPad mini

Price: £20
Website: gear4.com

Similar to the other two neoprene cases here, the Gear4 NeO has a nice fit, but it's much softer than the material used for the be.ez LA robe. Frankly, the arced front - which is meant to allow getting the iPad in and out easier - is neither attractive nor ideal for protection if you drop it.