Do you like your accessories with a fancy logo carved onto it? Then, you just might take a liking to the Bentley iPad Case from Ettinger's 2011 Spring Collection.
Clad in a color scheme based on the Beluga and Hotspur interior trim colors of the Bentley Continental Supersports automobile, the case comes with black exterior and red interior, paired with contrasting lining and stitchings. Each piece is handmade from Ettinger's factory in Birmingham.
The Bentley iPad Case has a folio-style design, with an extended back cover that doubles as a closure. The Bentley logo is carved right into the waxy hide, so you can mock the erstwhile mundane logos that adorn your friends' iPad cases.
Unlike most of the iPad cases on the market, this one doesn't try to do anything beyond holding your slate for in-case use and looking classy while doing it. Which, in all honesty, is probably enough for a lot of people. Price for the accessory, like the car it takes its name from, is a tad on the expensive end, going for £89 (around $145).
Temple Bags' Leather iPad Case has been one of their best-selling accessories for a reason: it's just downright gorgeous. Decked in vintage looks and functional style, it's the kind of case you won't mind taking along, whether you're off to a Saturday stroll at the park or a Wednesday meeting at the corporate headquarters.
Made from WWII-era canvas that's been salvaged and retooled, it's definitely got nostalgia on its side. Couple that with the promise that the material will only look better with time and you've got yourself an accessory that's almost guaranteed to outlive your first-generation Apple slate (provided the next ones also come in the same dimensions).
The Temple Bags Leather iPad Case measures 8 x 10 x 2 inches. If you were aware of the product during its first release, you will realize that this is 15% smaller than the original dimensions. Yes, they redesigned it to be even more compact, all while providing the same delicious styling that gained it so many fans.
Features include oiled canvas and leather make, khaki twill lining and an interior pocket for holding small documents. Of course, it can stand the iPad on the table both horizontally and vertically, allowing for a variety of usage options. For convenient transport, it comes with a removable shoulder strap that's padded for comfort.
Aside from being one of the most gorgeous cases we've seen, the Temple Bags Leather iPad Case is also one of the most expensive. It currently retails for a hefty $189.
Most leather iPad cases look nice. Gander at the edges, though, and they're nowhere near as thick as you'd like to really offer adequate protection. That's likely not the case with the Saddleback Leather iPad Case, which boasts extra-beefy leather that they claim to be thicker than those used for conventional work and cowboy boots.
How thick is the leather? It rulers up anywhere from 2.0- to 2.2-mm along various areas, making for one of the thickest case materials I've seen for the iPad. They used 100% full-grain boot leather, too, which happens to be a more durable variety than the top-grain, genuine and bonded types most common accessories employ.
The Saddleback Leather iPad Case takes on a folio form (10.5 x 8.5 inches), with a flap cover to go over the screen when not in use. It uses pigskin lining (the second toughest hide on the planet) for interior protection, with the option for suede if that silky style is more along your alley. Stitching the entire thing is accomplished using heavy-gauge, marine-grade industrial thread.
It uses a strap-hinge closure, avoiding the inclusion of any breakable parts, such as zippers and buttons. The strap-hinge also doubles as a latch when setting the iPad up on a viewing platform.
Available in chestnut, dark coffee brown, carbon black and tobacco brown colors, the Saddleback Leather iPad Case retails for $104.
Want an iPad case that pairs well with the leather briefcase you carry to work and client meetings? We're guessing you'll love the Julie Boyles Leather iPad Case, which brings a refined elegance that's bound to strike fear in the guy at the other end of the table (yep, that one with the cartoon-decorated iPad sleeve).
Mimicking the classic look of leather briefcases, the handmade accessory comes decked in full-grain, veg tan leather, with dual straps to deliver extra intimidation. Case closes securely when the straps are slipped under the matching holders, protecting your iPad like your briefcase houses your tightly-guarded confidential business papers.
The Julie Boyles Leather iPad Case measures 11.25 x 8.5 x .5 inches (w x h x d) and is made entirely of leather and thread (no metals whatsoever). It uses thick, strong leather for adequate protection that the sales page says should last way longer than your iPad (given the rather short life of most modern electronics, we'll have to agree by default). The outside edges were also treated to a protective black finish for extra durability.
Four leather shades are available, namely London Tan, Antique Saddle Tan, Russet (brown and red) and Chestnut Brown. The high-grade leather used is dyed all the way through, making the interior of the case almost the same color as the external parts.
Each Julie Boyles Leather iPad Case costs $95.00. You can get the case as is or with a personalized monogram (up to five initials, with 0.5-inch tall letters) at no extra charge.
First off I would like to say that I’m a busy professional that actually uses my iPad in my everyday life. With that being said, I’d also like to add that I needed a case that not only protected my iPad from everyday use, but something that made it look more professional.
This is the case that I ended up choosing. It’s made from felt and leather, and the two together look fantastic. Coworkers of mine have been really impressed when they first see it, and everyone always asks me where I got it once I let them look it over.
The price this is available at is very cheap. If you look at what most leather cases (for anything) cost, you’ll see that they can be quite expensive. Now, looking at this product and the amount of leather it has, it’s very cheap in comparison, so I would say that I got a great deal.
Next, you can leave your iPad in this case all day, and still use it regularly; the case doesn’t get in the way of doing anything at all. I don’t have to take it out, the iPad itself never gets dirty or scratched, and it’s easy to fold up and put away whenever I need to.
Finding a case with all of these features seems too good to be true, but this is definitely what you’re looking for if you use your iPad at work or for anything important. This case also holds all of my cards quite neatly, so that’s an added plus. And, if you think this will add lots of bulk to the iPad and make it look bigger or anything like that, it only slightly does. You can barely even tell, and maybe that’s what I like most about it, it still has a slim shape.
You can get this Case-Mate iPad case from the link below.
Everyone loves the look and feel of a solid leather case. In fact, just about everyone loves the look and feel of anything that is leather. This includes leather coaches, chairs, books, and the interior design on cars. Well NewerTech definitely addressed the nationwide recognition of leather and has designed a stylish and perfectly suited case for the iPad.
You're going to notice right away that it has some really great design features to it. Handcrafted and touted as the ultimate carrying and protection case for the iPad, it does just that and more. It is molded to iPad's shape and elegance. This case won't add any additional and unnecessary bulk to your iPad making it the perfect option for your day to day routines. I can tell you that if I was to buy an iPad case, even considering all of the wonderful and very appealing cases out there, this would be one of my top picks without a doubt. There is just something about a simple, sleek leather carrying case. I've always been a fan of leather but the designers implemented this one perfectly. Whats even better is you're supporting the American economy because this case was made directly in the United States and with only the highest quality in premium black leathers or even red Brazilian leather. With these two color choices you have one that was specifically designed to appeal more to men and one for women, but both colors are options for either gender as they're not too overpowering.
According to NewerTech, a lot of hard work and love goes into designing these cases. They spend quality time on producing each one and meticulous attention has gone into the production process. They just don't see the means for mass producing a product instead of taking time and making sure each one is done correctly. The iFolio from NewerTech also comes with that bigger price range though. You're getting what you pay for with this one. If you want only the best leather case for protecting and housing your iPad, then there should be no other considerations for you. NewerTech designed the best in its class with this one and for around $120 you can get the precision and accuracy to designing an appealing and functional iPad case that you deserve.
[More at Newertech]