Pocowool for iPad is the big brother to the Pocowool iPhone case, a minimal felted-wool taco which doubled as a clutch bag/purse. The iPad version draws more than a little inspiration from the Don’t Panic, another wool-and-leather case for the iPad, but opts for a slightly simpler design.
Wool felt is light, strong, tough and great looking. It’s also warm to the touch. The Pocowool case combines a felt cover with leather panels and a couple of straps to make a simple folio cover that doubles as a stand. The cover contains a sleep-wake magnet, and converts into a stand thanks to the bendy, flexible properties of the felt.
There’s one oddity (apart from the ripping off of the Don’t Panic case) – the iPad has to go into the case upside down. This appears to be for a few reasons. One is that the iPad is held in place by its edge, meaning that the leather strips that secures it would cover the volume buttons in normal orientation. And the second is the same trouble that the Don’t Panic case suffered – the floppy felt doesn’t hold the sleep/wake magnet very accurately, so the magnet has been placed near the spine of the case and the iPad flipped to match.
$40 will score you a Pocowool for your iPad, which seems like a good deal. Going on the photos, the leather looks a little cheap, but then the case is cheap, too.
- Source Kickstarter
- Thanks Heidi!