my niece Ava May Patel.

Patty and Chief had a beautiful daughter earlier this year. Their first. I finally got to go visit the 2 month old bugger and cute is an understatement. Shot this little video of bad advice cause that’s what uncles do.

happy new year!


dodocase for iPad mini 4.

Dear DodoCase, Will you be coming out with a new case for the iPad mini 4? No? Then I won’t be upgrading my iPad.

I was a bit bummed when Dodocase said they weren’t going to release their classic case with the bamboo tray for the iPad Mini 4. I am always a sucker for the original design although I knew in my heart the bamboo tray (after 3 DodoCases) never really held up great.

But when I found a great price for the new little iPad, I decided to pull the trigger and go with new case design. It’s been 6 years since I got my first Dodocase… still an awesome product and loyal customer. The quality is still beautiful and although I still think the bamboo tray “looks” better, I know that this perfectly fitting molded case will function better in the long run. On their site, it said that this new case design was to retain the thinness of the Mini 4… it’s really only marginally thinner but still welcome.

It’s definitely a nice updated “more modern” case, loses a bit of the classic book look but is a lot more functional.

I’ve secretly kept switching my original library card into my current case.

happy new years!