DON’T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THE GIVEAWAY CONTEST AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST
As a part-time travel blogger, I have to gear up with the right tools for the trips in order to capture images and write content. Of course gone are the days, when travel writers had to lug around hefty camera bags, tripods, video equipment and writing journals. Today’s iPhones, Instagram, iPads, and compact cameras (latter, if at all) have made it possible to do all required while carrying items in your palm, pocket or backpack. Carrying stuff around is a common chore for most travel bloggers. But mine comes with a catch. Actually two.
Since I combine professional media tours organized by local agencies, PR firms or tour operators, I have to also maintain a professional image (think casual Friday’s!) while on travel.
Since most of my travel involves adventure activities requiring some level of exertion and roughing it out on the streets/jungles/villages/swampland (so forth), I also require ruggedness and durability in my accessories.
Most of the generic electronic gadgets and accompanying accessories in the market do not combine both STYLE and DURABILITY. An exception to this is The Snugg iPad mini Executive Case Cover.
I was asked to review this product for my iPad (secret: I don’t own an iPad. Yet) so instead I decided to try it on my Blackberry Playbook. Hey now, stop that snicker. My Playbook has been my trusted friend and survived journeys through volcanoes, Amazon jungle, and dusty streets of Calcutta.
So the Playbook fit “snuggly” in to the test case that I received (exact same grey one you see in the image).
The leather is rich and has an elegant feel to it. The stitching is detailed and not a single thread was loose. It comes with a stylus/pen loop and the case also functions as a flip stand. The inside also has various slots to hold business cards and some paper.
I tested the product at home and on my recent media trip to Las Vegas. The cover held up quite well and not once did I have to worry about my tablet slipping out of there. Most importantly (for me), I was able to present myself in style to the Tourism PR and Media folks in Vegas while holding the Snugg case in hand to my meetings. In fact, some of them commented on the style and inquired about the brand. Imagine that!
Another fun feature of the Snugg case is that it can also function as a car seat monitor.
Things I liked about the Snugg Executive case:
Good quality finish
The Snugg comes with a lifetime guarantee that you can check out on their site. For the vegans and eco-conscious folks, they also make covers with denim so if leather puts you off, you still have options. Plus, they also make covers for other gadgets. Check out the entire selection of covers on Snugg website.
When not making cool covers, they also make cool cheeky ads. Like this one.
Disclaimer: I was sent one case for testing and review as described and shown in this post. There was no monetary compensation provided for my commentary and no obligation to provide the review. I only write a review of a product if it solves a problem for me. In this case it did. So I wrote. Now if only the folks at Apple would send along an iPad for review………………………………
#TheSnugg CONTEST DETAILS
Follow me on Twitter (@larkycanuck)
Visit the Snugg Company website (http://www.thesnugg.co.uk/) and browse through the selection of covers for your tablet or phone (This contest is only for tablet or phone covers). Pick the one you like or wish you could have.
Tweet me the following message in this format: “Hit me with XXXXXX #TheSnugg contest YYYYYYY”
Where XXXXX is replaced with the direct hyperlink to the Snugg cover you would like (from the company website) and YYYYYY is replaced with the link to this blog post page that you have open right now (http://larkycanuck.com/snugg-product-review-ipad-mini-executive-case-cover/)
This contest will remain open until end of November 2014 and a winner will be randomly selected from the Twitter feed. Only one (1) Contestant will be declared the Winner and only one (1) Snugg Product will be shipped for this contest.
Larkycanuck’s Blog does not warrant any product shipped directly from The Snugg and by entering this contest the contestant waives all rights to liabilities and claims arising from product defects of the item shipped, by default and under full force. Larkycanuck.com is not affiliated with The Snugg Company. Therefore, no responsibility for any form of loss, damage or injury caused to any product or person as a result of using the contest product shipped can be accepted by Larkycanuck.com