Moshi’s latest tablet case combines the simplicity of a sleeve with a functional origami style stand called the VersaPouch Mini.
With tablets getting smaller and smaller, you don’t really want to use a giant case to protect them and lose all the advantages of having a small device. One common way to shed the bulk is to use a sleeve or pouch style case for your tablet. The big drawback with these cases is losing the ability to have a type of integrated stand for hands free viewing.
Moshi solves this with the VersaPouch Mini, a combination pouch and origami stand case.
Fitting a 7 or 8-inch tablet such as the iPad Mini or a Galaxy Tab 3, the VersaPouch Mini protects your tablet from scratches with a soft microfiber lined interior. Simply slide your tablet inside and the magnets embedded on the opening will keep your device securely in place. The magnets work out great, as they keep the sleeve closed without risking scratches from a zipper or velcro.
What sets the VersaPouch Mini apart from other sleeve cases is the fact it also includes Moshi’s unique origami stand found in their other cases. Simply fold your case along the lines and the magnets will hold it in place. From there, you can put your device in landscape or portrait mode on the wedge like any other standing case but without the bulk, weight, and probably landscape only orientation of a clamshell.
I really love the simplicity of the case. The one thing that you have to watch out for with this case is using it on uneven or unstable surfaces. Since the tablet is obviously not attached to the case, trying to watch it on an uneven surface such as a soft pillow or on your chest as you lie down can lead to the tablet falling off.
During most activities though, including a pretty choppy plane flight, I had no problems with the VersaPouch holding my iPad.
Overall, the VersaPouch is a simple and useful case for those who enjoy the utmost minimalism in design while maintaining useful functionality.
The VersaPouch Mini retails for $30 directly from their website.