Twelve South Revamps BookBook for iPad Case

Tuesday June 19, 2012 11:11 AM PDT by Jordan Golson
South Carolina accessory maker Twelve South has revamped its popular BookBook cases for the iPad. The look of the case isn't changing too much, but as Engadget reports, Twelve South has done some reworking.

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The iPad edition … has been "completely redesigned" in order to be some 33 percent thinner while weighing 358 grams. The interior is refreshed, too, with a rigid casing that hides a slip-in cover and a built-in stand. Reportedly in response to popular demand, a black and a red version are joining the classic brown edition, with each one constructed from leather and offering up a dual zipper system.
Twelve South has posted an extensive blog entry going over everything that's changed, including the new Classic Black color. BookBook for iPad is available for $79.99 from Twelve South's website and Apple Retail Stores.

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Posted: 32 months ago


Conceal your iPad from thieves? According to their site: "sitting on a table or on the seat of a car, iPad looks like an old book, instead of an expensive iPad." To my eye it looks like an expensive old book, possibly worth more than an iPad. Not a very good camouflage, IMO.

Maybe I'm missing something...


I haven't seen any official numbers, but my guess is that random old books are targeted slightly less frequently by opportunistic thieves than small, expensive wildly popular electronic devices
Rating: 8 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
These look really nice but $80 is a bit steep.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
Very cool and unique, but I'm not clear on the intended function (other than being cool and unique). It's pretty thick and expensive for an iPad case, so is it supposed to:

Conceal your iPad from thieves? According to their site: "sitting on a table or on the seat of a car, iPad looks like an old book, instead of an expensive iPad." To my eye it looks like an expensive old book, possibly worth more than an iPad. Not a very good camouflage, IMO.

Trick strangers into thinking that you are reading a classic novel, rather than playing Words With Friends? Who cares?

Maybe I'm missing something...
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
That's a lot better than their old design with the elastic straps.
Rating: 2 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago



Nice cases

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Posted: 32 months ago
I have one for my 15" mbp. It's awesome. I want one for my iPhone now. And if I had an iPad, I'd definitely consider it. The zipper may get annoying, though, for iPad use. I never use my laptop inside the case-- just for transport.

They're burly and beautiful. Hard cover, soft leather. This is the best laptop case I've ever had and I've been using laptops for fifteen years. Everyone that sees it wants one, too. And yes, everyone thinks it's a book.

Aesthetics/feel shouldn't be a concern of yours. The only thing I can see worthy of debate is the zipper.
Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
That's one expensive ad.
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Posted: 32 months ago
[LIST=1]
[*]Go to a 2nd hand book store
[*]Buy a (non first edition) copy of an old book bigger than your iPad
[*]Buy some PVA/Elmers Glue
[*]Use the glue and a knife to make an iPad case
[*]You now have an actual book iPad case. For about 1/5th the price
[/LIST]

I did this with an A4 Moleskine, its perfect for putting my iPad in my bag.

Rating: 1 Votes
Posted: 32 months ago
The knock off on eBay for a third other price arent a bad alternative either
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