We are always on the lookout for new and interesting iPad cases. With the new iPad 3 release this Friday, many case makers are announcing their new lines of cases. However we wanted more. So we dug deep into the tubes of the internet and found 5 awesome iPad 3 cases and sleeves that you’ve probably never heard of. We’ve found some pretty awesome cases too from Eco-Friendly bamboo cases to adorable girly ruffle sleeves to cases made from Bernie Madoff’s actual clothing and more!!!! Check inside for details and pictures of some of the coolest iPad 3 cases you’ve never heard of.
The peeps over at Grove are a quirky bunch of people. They live in Portland Oregon, the land where hipsters go to retire. It is there in those lush Pacific Northwestern forests that the eco friendly Grove Bamboo case was first designed. Constructed from a solid bamboo shell, a sturdy single-panel leather or wool felt cover, and complete with smart cover magnets and a smooth handmade quality you just can’t get anywhere else. This case is quirky, unique, and totally eco-friendly. The Grove Bamboo iPad 3 Case is available for $119. Be prepared to wait a while though if you order now, as of this article there is a 6-10 week wait on shipping.
Speaking of eco friendly, the Hard Graft Tilt iPad case is another all natural, all eco friendly, all unique iPad 3 case. This case is made in Italy from 100% wool felt imported from Germany and high quality traditional vegetable tanned leather. The process takes up to 40 days to make one piece of leather and results in richer tones and warmer colored leather that lasts and lasts. The case itself is lightweight, soft, and very unique. It closes with a snap button closure and supports the iPad in multiple viewing positions. The sturdy wool is very protective, and the classy juxtaposition of old world vs. new world is sure to draw some envious looks! The Hard Graft Tilt iPad 3 Case is available for EUR 99.
The Happy Owl clutch was the talk of the town about a year ago, then it kind of dropped off the radar for a bit. This clever case combines an iPad cover with a zipper purse/clutch for holding all your documents, credit cards, and odds and ends. There’s even an integrated iPhone pocket and room for pens and styli. The clutch is made from genuine leather and comes with an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap for easy carrying. The iPad is safely held in a separate compartment that is closed with a button snap closure, while the wallet/clutch compartment is closed with a heavy duty zipper. It even has the magnetic smart cover functionality! The Happy Owl Clutch is probably one of the most useful iPad 3 cases out there for modern women on the go, and it’s all yours for just $79.99!
Speaking of modern women on the go, Gussy Sews makes one of the most adorable iPad sleeves around. This self made women taught herself to sew when she and her husband both lost their jobs at almost the same time. She found a signature look for herself (ruffles) and she proceeded to invent the Gussy Sews Color Bomb iPad Case. This is a zippered iPad pouch that has a protective layer of padding and soft print fabric on the inside while showing off bright and cheery patterns of fabric on the outside. Each case has Gussy’s signature ruffle sewn on the outside which also doubles as a handy dandy outer pocket for holding cords and headphones. It’s a cute case made by hand with love. Check out the Gussy Sews iPad Ruffle Cases for $35!
We saved the best for last with this one of a kind and slightly strange collection of iPad sleeves and cases. In 2010 Frederick James managed to obtain a number of clothing items once owned by the one and only Bernie Madoff, everybody’s favorite swindling felon, and proceeded to cut them up and turn the clothing into iPad covers and sleeves. Each case in the collection is a one of a kind item that was once owned and worn by the ponsie schemer himself. The cases range from around $150-$450 and are made from sweaters, jeans, and shirts that were seized and auctioned off. For that price, you can also get a certificate of authenticity for each piece you buy. These cases have to be the most unique and strangest iPad 3 cases we’ve seen yet. See it for yourself here- Bernie Madoff iPad Case Collection.
So there are 5 awesome designer cases that most of you all have probably never heard of. There’s a whole wide world of awesome and uniquely designed iPad cases out there, if you are interested in checking out some more then visit our friends over at Geeknaut to see their extensive Top 105 Cool iPad Cases! They’ve got a huge list of very cool looking cases for the iPad 2 and iPad 3.