Knomo, a company based in England, has released the Mini Portable Organizer. It's designed to hold an iPad mini or other 8-inch tablet along with various accessories. The construction is lightly coated cotton canvas twill fabric with antique brass hardware and natural raw-edge leather trim.
View of organizer in open and closed positions.
It fastens tightly when folded and closed, and opens up completely flat to serve as a work surface. It is available in four colors.
The dimensions are 7.08 x 9.84 x 0.78-in (18 x 25 x 2-cm) when closed and 17.72 x 9.84-in (45 x 25-cm) when open. It weighs 7.5 ounces (255 grams) when empty. Each organizer contains a metal ID tag on the inside. The ID tag contains a unique ID number that owners can use to register their organizer. Should it be lost and found, Knomo will facilitate a return to owner.
The Knomad Mini Portable Organizer has a two year limited warranty and an MSRP of US$59.95.
Using The Product
The design of this organizer is well thought out and it will hold a number of accessories. The following image reflects how I loaded it up. Of special interest may be the slot designed for an SD card, the fact that the iPad mini fits into the case wearing an Apple Smart Cover, and the slot that will hold a slim charger, allowing the mini to be charged at any time. The slots and bands allow for any number of arrangements to fit an individuals needs.
This is how I loaded it.
The leather strip on the bottom helps to extend the life of the organizer by preventing wear.
Using The Product
I like the versatility of this organizer and I like some of the special options, such as room for a thin battery charger and a small slot for an SD card. I found that I could easily insert and remove my mini while it was wearing an Apple Smart Cover. This is an important element to anyone who doesn’t want to carry around their iPad without some protection. The elastic bands are secure and accommodate any number of items that may be important to a specific user. I have a thin battery charger, and was able to test it in the organizer and successfully recharge my mini with the case completely closed up.
The hardware is attractive, but probably more important, it is sturdy and easy to use. I appreciated the fact that the organizer was easy to close and fasten even when fully loaded.
Do I Recommend It?
I do. It is classy looking and sturdy. It is versatile as well. It also keeps your iPad mini securely in place until you need to remove and use it. The hardware is not only attractive, it is extremely sturdy. If I were a student, I would love this organizer because even fully loaded it will fit into most backpacks.