If you're in the market for a handcrafted and premium iPad case, the Palette Case appears to be a good pick. It's stylish, functional and not priced exorbitantly -- the latter being the main flaw in a lot of premium iPad accessories (you know it's not a feasible product when the case is more expensive than the actual tablet).
Designed in San Francisco and made by local craftsmen in New York, it's angling itself as a "locally-built" accessory -- a far cry from the usual China-sourced cases you'll usually find in the market today (yep, even some that are priced at premium ranges). It's a looker, too, so be assured that your tablet won't be decked in anything but a sweet-looking receptacle.
The Palette Case features a lush Merino wool back panel that makes it soft and comfy to hold. Even better, the backside gets a large hole in the center, allowing you to slip two fingers in to secure the device when in use. That way, there's no danger of having your iPad slip off your grasp, allowing you to use your hands without having to watch your actions too closely.
Out front, it gets a trifold leather panel that attaches to the side via embedded magnets, allowing you to either turn it to the side like a folio cover or remove it completely to get it out of the way. When detached, the leather cover can be folded to work as a stand in both landscape and portrait modes. The embedded magnets will secure it to the back of the tablet case.
You can get the Palette Case directly from the product's website. Price is $120.