DODOCase has just announced 3 new lines of cases for the new iPad. Famous for the old world craftsmanship and charm they bring to the newest of the new gadgets, DODOCase is not only bringing their signature, classic case but two completely new cases to the new iPad.
I deeply, truly love the story and spirit behind DODOcase -- hand-bound, artisanal cases for the iPad that wrap the latest in aluminum and glass and computer innovation, with the wood and cloth craftsmanship that stretch back to antiquity. You can place your iPad into a DODOcase, snap the elastic closed, slip it under your arm, and stroll down any boulevard or into any coffee shop and be indistinguishable from academics or hipsters alike, until you unsnap the band, fold back the cover, and start tapping away.
There's something wonderfully balanced and almost poignant about something as shiny and new as the iPad held in something as timeless and nostalgic as hand-bound book.
That it's not for everyone, that a DODOcase can't be used with other new bits of technology like Apple's SmartCover, that even a smaller DODOcase wouldn't be as practical for an iPhone as it is for an iPad hasn't been lost on DODOcase either -- they also make the BOOKback skin.
DODOCase -- those wonderful moleskin-like enclosures hand made with traditional book-binding techniques in San Francisco -- are coming for iPad 2 in multiple colors for $59.95 and even a special edition for $89.95. What's more, when you place your pre-order you can choose to donate 10% of the price to one of the three charities -- SFMADE, San Francisco Center for the Book (SFCB), or Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sounds as good as they look.
The 2010 TiPb Awards are underway and right now it's time to vote on your favorite iPhone/iPad luxury case of the year. Whether they look good or feel good, whether they'd soft leather or cool chrome. Price isn't the object -- a little or a lot -- just style.