Twelve South announces new iPad mini BookBook case

The BookBook case line is perhaps one of the most popular on the market. Twelve South makes them for a number of Apple products including MacBooks, iPads and iPhones. And, as the name suggests, they all sport a similar leather-bound book design.

Last month, Twelve South updated its iPhone BookBook case to support the new iPhone 5. And this week, it’s released a version of it for the iPad mini…

From TwelveSouth’s blog:

“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.”

New features for the mini BookBook include a spine that allows users to hold their iPad mini without fingers blocking the screen. And the case also turns into a wedge stand, perfect for typing, and a display stand for watching movies (kind of like a Smart Cover).

Jeff reviewed the original iPhone version of the BookBook last year, and really liked it. But I’ve always thought they were took bulky to carry on a daily basis. I’m kind of digging this one for the iPad mini though, it looks really slim and it seems functional.

If you’re interested, the iPad mini BookBook case is available in Twelve South’s web store for $69.99 and comes in black, brown and red.

What do you think?