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I spend hours researching accessories for the iPad. Sometimes I get lost and forget what I was researching to begin with. Well today was different. Today I found some cool accessories for iPad I never knew about. I also love to hear funny sounding words. Today’s word is DODOcase.

This case looks like a cool iPad case. I found out each case is made to order in San Francisco. The company’s philosophy is to use old fashion book binding techniques adapting it to the new world of electronic e-readers.

No one knows who started the art of bookbinding. This happened many centuries ago and the best guess is it started in India. Most bound books were originally religious books. Before books, writing took place on scrolls. Scrolls were usually less than 30 pages. Starting in the fifth century books were bound using wood covered with leather. The leather was often decorated with tooling. Originally books were stored lying down and there was no standard size for books. The advent of the printing press slowly changed the sizes of books to a more standard form.

Today hard covered books are rigid and stitched in the spine. The pages are called signatures and when you open a book to the middle signature the stitching threads are visible. Mass-produced books were cloth covered until the mid 20th century. Then a textured paper resembling cloth, known as clothette, became the norm. Modern books use cardboard covered with clothette instead of wood.

In today’s world bookbinders not only create new bookbinding’s they also repair worn out bindings on existing books. A bookbinder can earn a certificate as a Master Bookbinder by attending classes at several European Universities.

So why is bookbinding so important? Because it adds strength and durability to the book. That’s why these cool iPad accessories are perfect for today’s modern electronics and e-readers. What makes these iPad accessories best is what surrounds the iPad on the interior. The interior of the DODOcase is a hand crafted bamboo interior frame shaped to hold your iPad securely. The frame has been updated to better fit the new iPad. It is now slightly deeper, DODOcase has also addressed the issue of cracking on the corners and now produces much stronger corners.

There are many designs you can order for the cover. The current design cover, which is limited to 75 covers is an etching made by the Howard W. Brown inspired by his etching called “Bridging the Golden Gate”. This is in tribute to the 75th Anniversary of the building of the Golden Gate Bridge.


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