- 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
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,856 in Office Products (See Top 100 in Office Products)
- Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
Twelve South 12-1014 BookBook for iPad in Classic (Black)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- 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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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.
From the Manufacturer
From the Manufacturer
Cover to Cover, This is a Killer Case.
The BookBook Case for iPad, iPad 2, & new iPad (3rd gen.) 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. BookBook for iPad is available in two styles: dark brown cover with black beneath 'BookBook' on the spine (Classic Black) and a more vibrant brown cover with red behind 'BookBook' on the spine (Vibrant Red).
Chapter Two. It's Also a Stand.
One of the neat surprises with BookBook for iPad is the fact that it transforms into a fully-adjustable, hands-free stand. How so? By using the oldest trick in the book, a button and string. You’ll find a button on the inside left cover of the case and a leather tassle connected to the other side. To use BookBook for iPad as a stand, fold the two covers backwards to form a “V”, then stretch the tassle under the case and wrap it around the button. Adjusting the length allows you to determine your perfect viewing angle. Then enjoy a movie, your favorite webisodes or a photo slideshow. Now you can see why this will be a bestseller.
Curl up with a good BookBook.
Reading books on iPad is pretty cool. Reading books on an iPad tucked into a BookBook for iPad is even cooler because it feels just like holding every book you’ve ever held. BookBook for iPad has a soft, padded, dark chocolate interior that doesn’t distract your eyes when viewing your iPad. That padded interior also keeps your iPad scratch free. BookBook for iPad is a great way to enjoy a much more organic reading experience with iPad.
A Story About Protection.
BookBook for iPad is designed to keep your iPad safe and secure as you shuttle it from place to place. A soft, velvety interior cushions iPad and two supple leather corners and an elastic band hold the tablet in place. Hardback covers with reinforced corners provide impact protection. The tough spine and a hard protective inner frame offer crush protection. Dual zippers seal the deal, while allowing to unzip just enough to sneak in the charging cord or a headphone cable. And finally, the design of the case protects you from looking like everyone else. Talk about a happy ending.
BookBook is the perfect iPad disguise.
One of the neatest features of BookBook for iPad is the stealthy security it delivers. Tucked inside BookBook, no one will ever see your iPad, even when it’s right under their nose. Sitting on a coffee table, dorm room or desk, BookBook for iPad looks like a vintage piece of literature, not a fancy iPad. It’s a great disguise and a simple way to reduce the risk of your iPad getting stolen.
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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.
Unfortunately as good as this case looks, I can't say that it provides the best protection.
Just my 2¢,