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.

Gripcase Makes It Safer For Kids To Use iPads

We know what you're thinking, what in the world is that?! It's a Gripcase case designed to protect the iPad 2, 3 and 4 with an over-protective case within a case concept that is not only extremely effective in the sense of offering 360 degree drop-protection, but also provides users with additional grip thru a 4-sided handle periphery like no other case we've seen before. Dropping your iPad in this should never sink your heart. And there's even an iPad mini version too.

Yes it isn't pretty or anywhere near being minimalist, but it definitely does look to be effective at what it was meant for which is to provide maximum handling and protection for virtually any application (except for bad weather and something called water) no matter the person's age that is grabbing on. The Gripcase's exterior grip handle, or railing actually extends above the front of the device and acts like an additional raised bezel in order to protect the iPad's most crucial aspect, the touchscreen, in a worst case scenario.

The Gripcase's lightweight, and durable EVA foam body can absorb impacts and shock very well, and its unique bumper design helps in deflecting energy upon impact by bending as a crumple zone. Gripcase is obviously targeting parents with kids and special needs applications with its heavy-duty iPad cases which the company claims are kid-friendly, but I think it's safe to say that they're also kid-proof too. The back of the Gripcase is cut to reveal parts of the iPad's rear aluminum end, which is pretty cool looking yet under the cover of tough protection. A Gripcase for a full sized iPad will run you $40, while an iPad mini version costs a bit less at $35. Both come in multiple colors and are available now.