Customer Reviews4.2 / 5.012 ReviewsDurability4.0 / 5Reliability4.4 / 5Performance4.2 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value3.8 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (6)No (4)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNot for Mini 5 without power tools.I just received my case for the new Mini 5. The guys at Sporty’s told me this case should work. The new mini does fit in the case. However, the volume buttons are slightly higher which causes the case to press the volume up button continuously. The microphone is covered on the back and the two light sensors on the front are covered. Flyboys told me that a case for the new 5 would not be available until June. So, I Dremeled the volume opening and drilled three new holes. The WiFi and cellular signals work fine. Seems to work great and I can finally use the new iPad Mini.April 3, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent productWhile a little bulky and heavy compared to the lighter choices, it provides excellent protection - which I prefer over lighter cases. Also, it snaps into the holder easily, which was also important to me. This is the second application where I have used Pivot cases & mounts. I prefer them over the RAM mounts due to the easy slide clip-in method of the Pivot vs the giant clips that RAM uses. Also, the mount case is an excellent protective everyday case.March 5, 2019Purchased
4 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOverall solid and secure fitGreat solid case. Only have a few hours of flying with it but the knee board strap holds it in place well. The folio cover that comes with the case is showing wear already with minimal use and doesn’t appear it will hold up long. There is no screen cover when used in the strap adapter, but I’m getting used to it and have a glass overlay to protect from scratches. The case is a very snug fit with no movement, however getting the case off takes a bit of work if you use your iPad for anything else and need to remove it. Overall this is a good case and I’m happy I purchased it. This was an upgrade from the iPad mini1 with a leather kneeboard holder.March 3, 2019Purchased
5 months agoDurability2 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoExcellent Design, Poor DurabilityThis case is well thought out and incredibly useful for the GA pilot. However, after a year of weekly use, components are failing. Almost all of the rubber grommets are now missing and/or separated. The cover attachment is also separating and will no longer hold the iPad 4 mini upright at a 45 degree angle for viewing on a flat surface. I cannot recommend since it will need to be replaced in less than a year. I expect higher quality for the price. Very disappointed.March 2, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat product.Excellent!I have a full size one issued by the company at work. These things are great. Many many hours and trips without any flaws what so ever.January 26, 2019Purchased
6 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat case for pilotsI bought a new iPad Mini 4 and had to buy a new Pivot case for it since my old iPad Mini 3 had a different Pivot case. These cases are the absolute best for pilots. They are attractive, protect the iPad very well and mount easily on the yoke with a RAM Tough Claw and short double socket arm. The Pivot case for the Mini 4 allows more air to circulate around the iPad to keep it from overheating, which sometimes occurred in the summer in direct sunlight with the Mini 3. The cover flap has also been improved and is a more secure stand than it was before.January 2, 2019Purchased
6 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNew design added disappointmentI purchased this pivot case to replace my last pivot case due to a mishap. This new pivot cas has been redesigned and is much cheaper than the old one. It no longer has the dust plugs for the buttons and headphone jack. They have added a tab to separate the top from the bottom and it catches on things easily. The old design was great, the new design is a disappointment. The only reason I didn’t send it back it because of all the mounts I have already invested in over the last couple of years.December 31, 2018Purchased
7 months agoDurability2 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoDoesn't stop overheating, front plate is flimsyI purchased this case awhile back, had it overheat on me in a critical phase of flight, then a few months later snap in half just from me trying to pry it apart. I do love how simplistic the case is and I love the stand and various mounting configurations. However, this case is not as it claims "overheat-proof" or "durable" hence the low rating. In my opinion it's also a bit overpriced for what it is. I'd pay $60 for this case again.. but not double that.September 25, 2018Purchased
over 2 years agoDurability2 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoWorks ok, cheaply madeBought one for my iPad mini 2 and it was great,well made great functionality, and very durable. The case for the iPad mini 4 was very cheaply made by comparison. Much flimsier, not almost waterproof etc.October 17, 2017Purchased
1 year agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat cockpit assetI used a Pivot on a full size Ipad for a year before getting one for the mini. I had the mini mounted via another mounting solution which was fine, but opted to get a Pivot for the mini in order to standardize. Highly recommend!!July 19, 2017Purchased
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Browse 4 questions Browse 4 questions and 6 answersCan the case be turned to the portrait position?BEST ANSWER: The case doesn't have any rotation built in to it, so you are stuck in the landscape position when you have it propped up on the cover like the picture shows. BUT the mount that goes into the case is a ball joint and would allow it to rotate to portrait.I have had overheating issues using the case in my aircraft. Has anyone tried adding holes to the back of the case for cooling?BEST ANSWER: There are ventilation holes already. Direct sunlight will make the iPAD Mini 4 overheat in any case. If the sunlight is not direct, there is no danger for overheating.Will my iPad pivot suction cup mount and attachment work with the mini iPad 4 mini pivot case?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with the iPad mini 4.Is there any way to purchase a new cover for the case?
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