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Review: BookBook Case by TwelveSouth for iPad 2 - iPad in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPad Resource iPad in Canada Blog – Canada's #1 iPad Resource

Review: BookBook Case by TwelveSouth for iPad 2

by on September 25th, 2011


TwelveSouth recently announced their BookBook case for the original iPad is also compatible with the iPad 2! I thought this would be a great time to take a look at one of the most recognized iDevice accessories. TwelveSouth also has a case for the iPhone 4 named the BookBook as well, as reviewed by our sister site iPhoneinCanada.ca, here.

Here is what TwelveSouth says about the BookBook;

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. The hardback cover and spine provide impact protection, while the hard protective inner frame offers crush protection for your iPad. 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.

Here is our review of the BookBook case for iPad from TwelveSouth:

Highlights
  • The leather used in the BookBook case is handmade and very protective. I have seen a lot of BookBook cases and no two BookBooks are alike.
  • If you want to prop your iPad up in landscape mode, there’s a very simple solution. Inside the cover is a large leather “button”, while on the other side is a leather “string.” Flip the cover of your BookBook open, pull the string over to the button and wrap it around the button, and the BookBook stays open and propped up. I thought this was a classy and simple way to make the iPad a stand.
  • Surrounding the BookBook case is a zipper which keeps your iPad safe as well as keeping any documents or notes you wish to place in your BookBook.
  • The packaging for the BookBook case is very sharp. Each BookBook comes in a soft plastic bag that protects the surface of the case while it’s being shipped. Slip the BookBook out of the bag, and there’s just a simple paper band covered with marketing info that easily slips off.
  • I had no problems with charging my iPad in the BookBook case or while listening to music using the iPad’s built-in speakers.
Lowlights
  • The BookBook case for iPad does not include the iPad 2 Smart Cover Technology as it was announced for the original iPad in April, 2010.
  • There isn’t a cut-out for the iPad 2 camera in the BookBook case. So you will need to take your iPad out of the case to snap a picture or video. Check out this website to work out this issue.
Overall

Overall, this is a beautiful case for both your original iPad and your new iPad 2. The BookBook is perfect for a student, businessperson, or anyone that wants a very elegant and clever iPad case. The BookBook is available to buy for $69.99 USD. You can read about or purchase the BookBook case for iPad 2 here.

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