These new flexible wooden sleeves from Grovemade are amazing. Look at them. Just look.
They’re made from veneers of maple or walnut, lined with felted wool and have leather and brass straps to pull out the MacBook or iPad within in one easy yank.
The best part is that the case is made from wood, yet flexes as if it were plastic. This is thanks to the laser-etched sections, cut geometrically to allow it to bend at these joints.
Inside, protecting the iPad or MacBook as well as giving something for the wood to stick to, is a layer of felted wool. And that leather strap actually runs inside the case so that you can pull it to eject the device inside.
Here’s the price list: $79 for the iPad Mini, $89 for the iPad Air, and $99 for the 13” MacBook Air.
Not bad, considering the quality materials and the rather fancy design. I’d totally put my MacBook in one of these. As for the iPad, I find the wake/sleep of the Smart Cover too convenient to use a sleeve case, but that’s just me.