Last fall when I was searching for a case for my new iPad I stumbled on the Twelve South website. I immediately sat up in attention and thought “wow”, when I saw their trademark brown leather cases that look like old worn textbooks, called, appropriately- the BookBook. The MacBook Pro and iPhone and iPad cases I was seeing on my screen were unlike any other cases I had looked at.
After careful consideration I purchased the red case for my iPad. It fully zips closed, virtually eliminating the chances of your iPad falling out of it while transporting. I have dropped my case several times (onto carpet), and the contained iPad has been perfectly fine. There is a little bit of padding on the inside. (Note- the padding on the iPad case is brown- the padding on the macbook pro cases is red). The cases have soft leather zipper pulls. The iPad case is pictured here below.
Once I had the iPad BookBook firmly in hand, and decided I loved it madly, I then had to have the matching MacBook Pro case, pictured below. I really wanted the black case to go with my red case, but Amazon, Twelve South and pretty much every other e-tailer known to man were sold out of the 17″ MacBook Pro case, except for one site. And they had one left in back- and I bought it. (Pictured right under the MacBook Pro below).
I have been using my two cases for over a year now and I absolutely LOVE them. I was at a fancy bar a few months ago with my formidable 17″ MacBook pro BookBook case sitting next to me closed for about an hour on the bar. When I finally opened it up the three people next to me (strangers to each other), all looked over and said “Whoa! That’s a laptop case?” “That’s so cool!”. The cases make a great conversation starter.
It would be impossible for me to over-exaggerate how awesome I think these products are. So awesome in fact that I’m planning to sell my 17″ macbook pro soon (mint condition with a new O/S and brand new hard drive if anyone is interested!), but one of the things holding me back from selling it is that I love the case so much I don’t want to part with it. Lol. Ah well, I will just need to get a case for my 15″ MacBook Pro then. The only question is: black or red. Hmmmm….
The other night I was laying in bed and I was thinking about what I would do if my house caught on fire. My first thought was “how would I get Fergie down from my second story bedroom?”. My second thought was “I wonder if my iPad BookBook would fit in my purse….”. Ha!