Monstero is a new line of smartphone and tablet cases from Indonesian design Monez Gusmang. The one on the left in the photo above is called ‘The Kuin’. It’s notable because it was designed entirely on an iPad, using ‘finger only’ and no stylus.
Quite a nice result I’d say.
The cases are available for the iPhone and a few other leading smartphones (including Samsung Galaxy and Galaxy Note devices) and also for some iPad models. The price for the smartphone version is around $21.
You can see more detail on these at Gusmang’s website.
Pad & Quill make some lovely handcrafted cases for the iPad. Their latest new collection is called the Author Series and allows us to build our own iPad cases with a fair bit of help and some unique patterns to work with.
The series features 5 very handsome new designs from Tamrah Ryan, an artist from the St. Paul area where P&Q are based and where they make these cases.
You can choose your colors for inside, spine, outside, and elastic – and also select to add pocket and monogram options if you like. And of course you then choose which new design to use on the case. I especially like the blue and black patterned one.
The Author Series goes for $79.99. You can see lots more detail, customize your case, and place an order at the P&Q product page for the new line.
Want a great free case for your iPad 3 or iPad mini? Well, I’m going to give away about a dozen great iPad and iPad mini cases over the next week or so.
I just sold my iPad 3 and I’m clearing out my collection of iPad 3 and iPad mini cases as I get ready to buy the new iPad Air and Retina iPad mini. These are all pretty stellar cases and they’re all in mint and like-new condition. These include:
– Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover cases for the iPad and the iPad mini
– A lovely Pad & Quill Aria case for the iPad mini
– Apple Smart Covers for the iPad and iPad mini
– The excellent Case Prodigy iPad mini case
– Cases from Marware and Piel Frama and other leading vendors.
Hit the break for a sneak peek at the first case I’ll giveaway and how to win these cases for free …
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The photo above shows a gorgeous coffee-colored iPad Smart Cover – but it’s not a color you’ll find in the Apple store range. It’s the result of a DIY project involving actual coffee being applied to the Smart Cover.
This is the creation of simeon, one of the developers at twolivesleft – makers of Codea and other apps and games.
Simeon decided he wasn’t seeing quite the aging effect he had hoped for on the tan Smart Cover, so he decided to create his own.
I’m not too careful with my cover. I chose the leather cover thinking the more scuffed and damaged it got, the better. I wanted it to look worn. Unfortunately after only two weeks of use it did start to look worn — on one side only.
As you can see in the above photos the right side of the cover is darkened in the place I usually hold it while reading.
This asymmetry wouldn’t do. I had a wonderful, horrible idea: I’d stain the cover with coffee.
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Here’s something you don’t see every day – an iPad case for $6.95. And it doesn’t look half bad – in fact, it looks pretty good in its product shots. It’s called the Poetic Covermate Case – for iPad 2 / 3 / 4 or iPad mini – and it costs less than the standard shipping fee for it.
The folks from Your Poetic mentioned this one in my iPad Accessories Google+ community, I took a look at the Amazon page for it, and I couldn’t resist finding out what a $6.95 case for the iPad mini is like. So I ordered one just a few minutes ago.
I’ll let you know what I think of the Poetic Covermate once I’ve had a chance to try it out.
In the meantime, you can see more detail or place an order at this Amazon page.