Fine Grain's Bowden and Sheffield iPad cases are handcrafted, protection bliss. These one-of-a-kind stylish cases have a rigid, protective hard shell design with a side loading, ultra-soft felt lined compartment that fits both the new iPad 3rd Gen as well as the iPad 2 and offer complete protection. Both the Bowden and Sheffield cases have the same design concept with the exception of having different materials. Both feature a magnetic closure system in order to keep your iPad secure.
The Bowden (above), is the prestigious model milled from aircraft-grade aluminum, bead-blasted and hard-anodized for a long-lasting, Apple gadget-grade finish. The Bowden also features your choice of hand finished walnut or cherry hardwood trim and black or brown full-grain, chrome-tanned leather. The leather is said to be of the finest quality available, and will naturally wear with use, adding to the unique, natural look of the Bowden.
The Sheffield case on the other hand, is made of milled polycarbonate and comes with your choice of either hand finished cherry or walnut hardwood trim. The Sheffield's cover is cut from 100% natural wool felt, which is incredibly strong and also repels liquids. The Sheffield's bread and butter feature is its ability to be used as a white dry-erase board. This makes the Sheffield perfect for anyone who needs to take temporary notes or sketches without the hassle of carrying around a separate notebook. Unlike the magnetic leather cover on the Bowden, the felt cover can also be used as a stand for propping your iPad at an angle suitable for typing.
There isn't much time left to pre-orders these unfortunately, so you better hurry if you like what you see. Fine Grain's Bowden case is available for $120, and the Sheffield at $100.
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