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Twelve South 12-1014 BookBook for iPad in Classic (Black)


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  • Hardback covers and spine provide impact protection
  • Hard protective inner frame offers crush protection
  • Rich chocolate brown lined interior protects both the back and the screen from scratching and will not distract your eyes as you read from iPad
  • Perforated leather strap enables sound pass through
  • Hand crafted for a one-of-a kind uniqueness
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm ; 376 g
  • Shipping Weight: 458 g
  • Item model number: 12-1014
  • ASIN: B0042X8XBY
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: March 3 2011
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,665 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Amazon.ca Product Description

This newest member of the BookBook family proudly touts a redesigned spine, in both Red and Black models. The handsome hardback cover and spine provide impact protection, while the hard protective inner frame offers crush protection. Inside, the super soft, rich dark chocolate lined interior will cradle your iPad in luxury. BookBook for iPad also serves as a stand - by using the oldest trick in the book. Inside, you will see a button on the inside left cover and cord connected to the opposite cover. Fold the two covers backwards to form a V, then stretch the string under the case and wrap it around the bottom. This makes BookBook for iPad fully adjustable to a wide range of viewing angles.

Product Description

BookBook for iPad is a handmade one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case that doubles as a fully adjustable stand. Along with its vintage looks, this case makes iPad feel as if you're holding a real book, and in many ways you are holding a book. BookBook for iPad forms a safe cocoon around your prized iPad. The hardback cover and spine provide impact protection, while the hard protective inner frame offers crush protection. Hand distressed covers mean no two look alike. As a bonus, the unique design of this case disguises iPad for an extra level of stealthy security.

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
Stylish Jan. 7 2011
By D. Wahn - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this with some of the money I received for Christmas. At first, I didn't like it. The way my iPad sat in it, the top of the iPad rested on the zipper teeth at the upper edge, and I felt that closing the zipper was likely to scratch the top edge of the iPad. It was like my iPad just didn't fit far enough down into the leather "corners" that held it in. However, I really liked the design of the product -- it really looks like an antique leather-bound book, very appealing to a literature graduate student like me. So I debated for a couple of days. Then I had the idea of blowing up the product photos on Twelve South's website and seeing if maybe the "corners" in mine were sewn in a bit too high, because they certainly seemed like they should've been sewn lower. And lo and behold, the corners in mine appeared to be sewn in about 1/4" inch higher than the ones in the product photo (I determined this by looking at how the bottom corner seam matched up with the bottom zipper seam). So I decided to exchange it with Amazon.

Amazon's exchange policy is fabulous by the way. All I had to do was print out a label, box the thing back up in the original box and send it off. They shipped the replacement overnight for free, so I had the replacement a day after the return one was picked up by the letter carrier. I'm very impressed with their exchange service.

Now that I have the new one, the corners are definitely sewn in lower, and my iPad fits properly in the case. So, if you feel the iPad has a poor fit, check it! It may be just a defective case.

Now on to other aspects of the case. It seems pretty protective -- the front and back covers are reinforced with something that makes them rigid. The case is lined by a suede/microfiber type fabric, which is nice, and won't scratch the iPad. There is a long leather cord that comes out of the side the iPad sits in. This is to wrap around the leather button on the other side of the case, so you can use it as a stand also. While this is nice, there isn't really anyplace to put the string while you aren't using it. Your options are to either thread it back under the iPad and wrap the excess around the button (like it came shipped), or to leave it out hanging free, which is kind of annoying. I ended up compromising by wrapping it around the edge of my iPad, which keeps it mostly contained, even if it isn't the most attractive solution.

I definitely would've wished for a better containment system for the iPad, also. The leather "corners" are all that holds it at the bottom, while across the top there is an elastic band, which I'm sure will eventually stretch out and become less secure. I would've felt a lot better had it been made like the Apple case, with a rim of fabric all the way around the iPad that you slide it into, and then a flap to fold under to secure. I also would do away with the zipper closure, and just have a strap to hold the case closed, which I feel would be more attractive (and also eliminate a lot of the around-the-edges bulk). Depending on how they designed it, this could also solve the necessity for a free-hanging string inside also.

It does give the iPad a bit more bulk than the Apple case, which is very slim and lightweight. However, the slight added size and weight is not enough to deter me from using it. It's not excessive.

And the thing is gorgeous. It appears very carefully distressed, to give it that well-worn look. I got the red version, which has not only red on the spine, but red corners on the covers, which are decorated with gold flourishes. The Twelve South logo is embossed unassumingly on the back -- not distracting at all. And the zipper pulls look like bookmarks, which is great. It also is made from either leather, or a decent imitation of it, so I don't anticipate there being major cleaning issues like there were with the Apple case. So, this case gets full marks for style. I feel it's a bit pricy, though, for the way they chose to hold the iPad in, and the inelegant loose string, so that's why I give it four stars overall.
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Very disappointed Feb. 18 2011
By Christopher - Published on Amazon.com
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For something this expensive, you'd expect quality craftsmanship. Instead, what arrived was a warped folder. The interior is nice, but once my iPad goes in the case and I zip it up, it becomes incredibly warped. It looks nothing like a book. It bulges in the middle, the corners become crooked. And I'm not using a hard case or anything on my iPad- it's just a naked iPad in there. The front and back need something rigid inside them or else the "book" becomes bulged and the idea of caring around an iPad disguised as a book is worthless. I really wish I could return it, but I waited too long. Very disappointed. Not worth the price.
35 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic case but straps are only OK Oct. 16 2010
By Dad of 2 in NC - Published on Amazon.com
The case itself is a work of art. It truly looks like a well worn high quality leather-bound book. The leather quality is top of the line and it smells great too! However the high quality is marred by a weak design of the straps to hold the ipad in place. The bottom two straps are leather and work great. The top strap is simply an elastic band that looks cheap, covers a tiny bit of the top of the screen and doesn't hold the ipad firmly in place. They should redesign the top strapping and look at the ways other IPAD cases are made. Overall, I still like this case and would give it 5 stars if they improved the top strap.
31 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Great Looking Case - Needs better way of securing your iPad. Result shattered screen. April 26 2011
By Hendricks - Published on Amazon.com
A couple months ago we purchased a Book Book for my wife's ipad. Great looking case. Probably the best one on the market. However, today my wife's ipad slide out the top of her Book Book iPad case from the top when the item was unzipped due to the simple rubber-band type elastic Book Book has for securing the iPad at the top. The result is a shattered screen. Had the case had a better mechanism for securing the ipad from the top, the iPad would have remained in the case and would have never fallen out.

Unfortunately as good as this case looks, I can't say that it provides the best protection.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Great concept; poor design Dec 24 2010
By Dog Owner - Published on Amazon.com
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I love the concept behind this case and it looks just it is described... an old leather bound book. Unfortunately, the implementation of the design is unacceptable. The leather corners at the bottom of the case are too snug and placed just a tad too high into the case. Further, the elastic at the top of the case is too loose and does not hold the iPad securely. The result is that the iPad lifts up at the elastic end... the iPad actually tilts upward. What is more, one good upside down shake and the iPad drops out. In addition, the iPad has a tendency to inch out of the lower corners so that the zipper scrapes against the iPad unless you shove it back down. Too bad. The idea is a good one, but, in the end, the primary purpose of a case is to protect the device, and this just doesn't do the job adequately.
Just my 2¢,
Jo

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