There aren’t many good looking iPad Mini sleeves/cases on the market and so we’re glad that Herschel Supply Co.’s tossed their hat in the ring with the “Cypress Sleeve”. Each well-fitted sleeve is made from durable materials with inspiration taken from hard cover notebooks and fitted with an elastic closure. The sleeve features a full fleece interior, quality stitching around its hem and front logo embroidery. The Cypress Sleeve comes in a few different finishes including woodland camo, desert camo, and navy.
RIMOWA brings their iconic grooves widely seen on their luggage pieces to an iPad case that’s worth every penny. The rich leather finish is as refined as it is durable and will make for a great conversation starter no doubt. Available now through RIMOWA boutiques worldwide for $280. (via GQ)
CdG drops this fine leather iPad case in a few different colorways, each made of fine leather and design with a minimalistic approach. The case features a few interior pockets as well as credit card slots, all fitted with leather lining. Each case all features branding in gold print on the inside.
From CÉLINE’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection comes this iPad case box which features a sleek, yet simple exterior with luxurious detailing. It’s made in Italy from smooth, high quality leather and is fitted with two compartments on the inside, one for holding documents and cards and another padded space for your iPad. The gold hardware work well with both the brown and black shells. At $24,000 HKD (~ $3,087 USD), this case doesn’t come cheap. (via HB)
If you’re looking for an iPad case that’s functional and extremely unique, we’d suggest this turncoat case from Autum. It features a wonderful leather shell that’s been wonderfully tanned to perfection right here in the US. The four hand fastened duty snaps securely hold everything in place and allow for quick access from the top or bottom and allow you to keep your Smart Over. (via Selectism)
Minnesota-based J.W. Hulme Co. has truly remarkable iPad case on the market and if you’re looking for an all-leather portfolio case with magnificent detailing then this one’s definitely worth checking out. It’s made in the brand’s gently distressed American Heritage brown leather tanned exclusively for J.W. Hulme. The case folks into two convenient positions: one for video viewing, one for desk top typing. It’s fully lined in camel colored nubuck leather and features pocket for docs, pen holder and business card holder on the inside.
Want Les Essentiels is known for their well-crafted lineup of bags and other fine leather goods. You can add the Narita iPad Case to the group as it’s a real head turner, and that’s before people even realize what’s inside. The Narita, “Possesses a plethora of highly convenient features customized for the apple tablet computer like 9 card pockets, 2 notebook sleeves, leather cut-outs for charging, and an upright stand.”
High-end luxury brands are really beginning to take a liking to the iPad with Burberry being the latest to make a case for the high-in-demand Apple product. Their latest designs come in a “London leather” or granulated leather shell and is designed to protect the iPad and double as a stand when the device is in use. The zip closure opens up to reveal interior flap for holding papers as well as a cutout leather frame to secure the iPad in place. The Burberry logo is heated in the leather on the front.
The Burberry iPad case comes in two finishes — red and chocolate — and is now available in Burberry stores as well as online.
Makr delivers the goods once again with their line of iPad cases. Available in a few different finishes, the case is built on the ideas and patterning of their flap wallet but with a hidden cordovan closure instead of the horizontal keeper. To eliminate any screen cracking pressure, the design team did away with button closures and such, and leaving behind only a cordovan tab. Makr’s iPad Case comes in three varieties — black charcoal, mahogany and bark.
Pre-order now and look for these to start shipping out as early as September.
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If all the highly-commercialized iPad cases on the market aren’t doing it for you — and why would they — then you should take a look at Kenton Sorenson’s natural leather offering. Each natural leather piece is cut and sewn each by hand in the designer’s workshop. Each iPad Portfolio is oiled and conditioned with beeswax and finished with a heavy linen thread side stitch. The process and attention to detail is all apparent in the final product.
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