iPad protection has always been a primary concern for me. Not only do I want to guard against jarring, weather and normal wear & tear, but I’m also concerned about security, since theft is easy and quick in many places. I recently found a great product that both protects and “hides” my precious iPads.
A new family-owned company cleverly named ReAuthored has come up with a unique, practical and effective “book case”. Not a book shelf, but rather a case made from real recycled hardback books . . . their motto is: “same book, new story”. The pages inside are carved out to exactly match any full-sized or mini iPad (or Kindle, or Nexus, or Nook).
This ReAuthored case measured a little over 7” x 10” for my iPad mini, and about 9” x 11” for my iPad 3. The interior compartment is beautifully lined with textured black or brown leather, dark or light brown or black floral, or black crocodile (all include a convenient fabric tab for easy device removal). The exterior design includes book categories including art, history, photography, science/technology, sports or travel (or, you can supply your own book of similar size). These books are handmade using the original covers and pages.
My iPads fit snugly, and are secured by corner elastic straps inside. (Port or button access can also be cut at an additional cost). On the outside is a large elastic band on the back which is either a neat handhold, or will slip over the front cover to hold everything together for transport. Inside the back cover is a long wide strap with a magnet on the end which attaches to the front cover to hold the book open and secure the iPad upright for vertical use. (A nice touch is the library card inside the back cover with promo bookmarks from ReAuthored co-owners Maha and JC Holmes).
This book case is tough and durable, while convenient and highly functional. Whether traveling or at home, this enclosure effectively disguises its contents while providing easy access to my iPads. As these innovators say, “Judging a book by its cover can be a good thing” and being environmentally friendly will “consider it recycling outside the box”. I’ve found theses cases to be useful, and an interesting conversation piece for new viewers.
I believe in this product, and advocate for its use. The Holmes family members are committed to producing high-quality products that are responsive and supportive of their customers. They are also caring of the Apple user group community by offering a 20% discount as quoted below. (More product description can be found at http://www.reauthored.com, along with a very interesting Q&A, and owner background).
Now you can have your own full-size iPad and/or iPad mini book case from ReAuthored which is truly one-of-a-kind. This case doesn't just look like a book; each one is handcrafted into the pages of a real recycled hardback. Cases are custom-designed around your iPad, then created using only the highest quality materials, tools, and techniques to ensure that their functionality matches their classic form. It's a book, a case, a stand . . . it's tough as nails, and handmade in the USA.
The folks at ReAuthored proudly announce an exclusive Apple User Group special on iPad 1/2/3/4 and iPad mini Book Cases. Regularly $59 (US), this exclusive price is $47.20 (US) for any iPad (available in a variety of interior colors and designs in six different book categories).
This worldwide offer is valid through May 8, 2013. ￼