Guided Cardboard iPad Folio Case, A New Trend Of Low-Cost Recyclable Accessories?

You heard right, these USA-made corrugated cardboard iPad folio cases designed by cardboard aficionado, Guided, can be yours for $20. With a choice between white and original brown cardboard color, you're the artist in charge of designing and customizing your personal cardboard iPad case. But if you mess up, don't worry because $20 gets you a pack of three! Guided says they've drop tested their cardboard iPad case deeming it protective, and who wouldn't believe them. I mean, your online-purchased valuables are practically shipped inside this stuff. Guided's cardboard iPad folio case is compatible with the iPad 2, 3 and 4 and features Velcro tabs to keep the flap secure as well as two different stand orientations just like any good iPad folio case of its kind. 

You'll find all of the expected amenities like a back-facing camera cutout including a dual-opening speaker cutouts. Unfortunately there isn't an iPad mini version of this, but we're sure it'll come soon enough. If you weren't able to flip your left over pizza box into an iPad case, Guided's ready-made cardboard iPad cases are now available exclusively at Apple Pie.

Fine Grain's Bowden, Sheffield iPad Cases Are Made From Premium Materials

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.

Thanks for the tip, Mitch!

Nir Schneider