Clutch iPad Case: Awesome Utility Balanced By Fugliness



Sometimes a problem is solved by sweating the details until a solution is reached. A solution so elegant that it appears to be the only possible answer to the problem. A solution so thoroughly worked through that it seems effortless.

Other times, the designer will think of something, grab the first parts that comes to hand and call it good. The solution might work, but it won’t be getting stocked at the Apple Store any time soon. The Clutch is one such solution.

The Clutch is an iPad case which does three things, and manages to look as if it does about ten. It is a case. It has a handle, and that handle doubles as a stand.

The case is plastic and has several cutouts arrayed across the back. These cutouts accept a plastic cylinder, which clips into them bayonet-style. Depending on where you secure the cylinder, it becomes a kind of rounded kickstand, or a fat, comfy-looking handle.

And surprise! There’s another function. The caps come off the ends of the cylinder so you can stuff in a pair of earbuds, a camera connection kit or any other small widget, letting it rattle around close at hand until you need it. And of course you don’t need to leave the handle attached all the time, adding to the portability.

The price? It’s as ugly as the device itself, a mere $80.

Source: Clutch For iPad


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