Are you looking for a case that can stand the test of time while looking sophisticated and refined? The Portenzo Alano series for the iPad Mini™ is just for you! These unique and stylish cases are handmade from a solid, single sheet of premium leather. The leather is specially imported from South America so no two cases are alike. The leather is thick and flexible yet very durable. Each case is hand distressed and hand softened to give you that nice, broken-in look. The fold-ability of this leather is remarkable on this one-of-a-kind case. The cases can stand the test of time and hold up like no other. Since they are made from a single sheet of leather, the wear and tear at the seams is minimal. This elegant notebook style case comes standard with our quality, handmade frame. The unique securing system rounds out this luxurious case and will keep your iPad Mini™ guarded and safe.
The team at Portenzo combats consumer plastic overload with a selection of notebook style cases. These journal styled cases are the perfect compliment to your gadget. They are easy to tote around and a joy to show off. Handcrafted in St. Louis, Missouri, these series of cases brings the old, book binding technique to life. They have a nostalgic look and feel of your favorite journal.
These are available on a limited basis. These will only be available from time to time, as our supplies permit.
Alano™ Tesoro shown above, watch the video below to see other models
iPad Mini™ Not Included
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Posted by Paul on Sun May 12th 2013
Been looking for a notebook style iPad mini case ever since I got it over 6 months ago. This is the first that looks and feels like it is a little notebook you are carrying around. Excellent construction and feel. Havent noticed it feeling like it has extra weight or bulk. As I am "paper free" in my professional work this now looks the part as well (Plain Chocolate version with same colour elastic). Only very minor comment is that I think I would prefer the elastic to be just a touch wider (only 1-2mm) as it just feels a little lightweight and easily twists rather than lying flat. Excellent product, no hesitation to recommend, my wifes cover will be on order soon (when she can decide the colour!!)
Posted by Unknown on Sat May 11th 2013
I absolutely love my Alano!!! It's very sleek and portable. I can't picture having any other cover for my mini.
Posted by BRIAN on Tue April 30th 2013
Hello my name is Brian, I'm a Portenzo addict.
This is my third case and it is a perfect balance of beauty, quality, and function. I was a little worried about the size case for the ipad mini. I recently moved to the mini for the size so it was kinda a big deal to add a bunch of bulk to it. The ipad mini Portenzo Alano case was great, yes adds some bulk but not overly so. Still a great fit in the hand and easy to operate.
Posted by Jimmy on Mon April 29th 2013
Outstanding. It looks good, works good, and its something that just meets the hype. I use it everyday! My name is Jimmy and I approve of this case.
Posted by William on Fri April 19th 2013
Owning the Alano case for the last few weeks, i have been getting compliments everywhere i go. Looks great, smell nice and feels fantastic.
Waiting for the case, was worth waiting for. A must buy product :-D
Posted by RevensEye on Thu April 18th 2013
This is the best iPad cover I've owned! Great looks, well made and perfect protection.
Posted by Unknown on Tue April 16th 2013
Looks and feels great and get a lot off looks and positive comments. I use it every day and it puts a smile on my face every time.
Posted by Unknown on Sun April 14th 2013
Awesome product. High quality and good service.
Posted by Unknown on Sat April 6th 2013
I just don't know how express my self. The case is very very beautiful! I am very happy.
Posted by Anne - from Ireland on Fri March 29th 2013
I bought the Alano for Mini ipad and I love it. A quality product that gives me pleasure every time I use it. So nice to be able to buy a beautiful product that will last. Well done to Portenzo,
Posted by Steve on Wed March 27th 2013
I don't know what I can say about the Portenzo Alano that hasn't been said already. Mine is a Tesoro for iPad Mini, and I couldn't be happier with it. The leather is soft and supple and smells like Heaven. The detail work on the front and back covers is amazing. The wood used for the tray feels very solid. There are little rubber corners that will ensure a tight fit onto your iPad.
I can't recommend this case enough! Go get one!
Some photos of my case: http://s642.photobucket.com/user/friscokid_sbfpix/library/Portenzo%20Alano%20Tesoro%20for%20Ipad%20Mini?page=1
Posted by Lisa Guzman - Cocalicious Mama on Sun March 24th 2013
OMG!!!! Where do I start... The day I received my iPad mini I refused to open the box until I got a case for it. It sat in the box unopened for a week before I finally decided on this case. I came across a YouTube review for the Alano case and I was sold. I loved the fact that you can not only personalize the case but you can have custom artwork done by Sarah. I contacted her and she totally turned a plain black Alano case into a Cocalicious Little Black Book for me. The craftsmanship is AMAZING on this case. I have no complaints what so ever. It arrived sooner than expected thanks to Sarah's help with that - considering I had a brand new mini sitting on my desk unopened waiting for this to arrive. The wait was so worth it. This IS the best case out there! I love the way it feels and the smell of the leather is yummy. If you want a case that you can totally make your own than this is the one. Plus Sarah can totally help out with the custom artwork. She is THE BOMB!!!! The Alano case may be a little pricey but if you are gonna spend the money on a expensive iPad, Kindle, or other tablet than you should expect to spend some money on a case. So stop reading the reviews and just buy the case - each and every single review says the same thing... This is the best case you can buy!
Posted by Sharon on Sun March 24th 2013
Love my Alano ipad cover/holder. Have had many comments on the cool book look of it. Excellent craftsmanship and would highly recommend.Fits perfectly.
Posted by A on Sat March 23rd 2013
Cannot quite put into words how much I love this.
Posted by Katie on Wed March 20th 2013
Really pleased with my Tesoro old map style design. It looks great and i was surprised how light it was. The iPad mini fits perfectly and the secret sleep button in top right corner works well. Only negative point is with regards to the camera hole - in all the demos/pictures it states the elastic strap covers it so you can't see the hole - either my elastic strap is not wide enough, or the hole was cut too big as it's not hidden at all - needs almost double the width of the current strap to do this, which I was a little disappointed about. There also wasn't the option to have the elastic strap and magnets, unlike some of the other designs on the website. Otherwise very pleased!
Posted by Th. H. on Sun March 17th 2013
Exactly what I expected! Feels soft and smoothe, unbeleaveble craftmanshaft, thanks a lot.
greeting from The Netherlands
Posted by Mr. Gardner on Wed March 13th 2013
Only complaint is it took almost a month to get to me. But it was worth the wait! The quality of this is genuine & i love the feel of it! Really does come off as a book to others. Most people think its a Bible. Which i love! I recommend this company to anyone!
Posted by Becca on Thu February 28th 2013
I love this iPad case. It looks like a real book when closed which I absolutely love. I love all the little details they included. It is so nice to be able to keep a stylus right there and all you need to do is press the top corner to lock the screen since the button is covered.
Posted by Cheri , Canada on Wed February 27th 2013
Just received my purchase today. I want to thank you so much. My Alano case is beautiful. It definitely exceeded my expectations. Well worth the wait and cost. For those reading this review, I highly recommend Portenzo, you will not be disappointed. Kudos to the craftsman !!!
Posted by Philippe, FRANCE on Wed February 27th 2013
The leather case is beautiful more than expected...the stylet is very functionnal but when using the ipad on the stand...it's not really stable & steady (you have to use your hand to hold the case because the screen is less reactive to a stylet than your finger)
5 weeks to get-it but it's a fantastic cover with the smell of leather...it's exactly what i expected.
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