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Now that you have paid a fortune for the Ipad 2 does it also deserve a special case.

The Bookbook leather ipad case by Twelve South is such a case. It is handcrafted from top quality leather. This case looks like an old fashion hardback leather book. No one would recognize or think that the newest computer technology would be placed inside the covers of an old book. That fact makes this leather ipad case ideal for hiding you ipad away from thieves and prying eyes.

The Bookbook case is solid hardboard leather. The ipad is strapped to the case by two lower leather straps and an elastic band at the top of the case. This case can then be zippered with one of two zipper tabs.

When the Bookbook leather ipad case is folded back into an upside down "v" shape One can take the leather strap foundi Inside the case and wrap it around a button found on the interior of the front cover. This allows for innumberable angles for viewing or typing.

The cost for this case is signicant. Using high quality leather and handcraftsmanship comes at a price. Currently the cost is $70.

The Bookbook case does have some problems. The most important is the security of the ipad. When one buys an ipad case the most basic purpose is to secure and protect the ipad. This leather ipad case does not fulfill its purpose. The elastic band has no way of securing the end of the ipad. Therefore, unless you hold the ipad in the case it may fall out. Furthermore, the elastic will loosen over time, which means that the ipad will not be fastened securely against the case as the case ages.

Users have complained that the straps that hold the ipad have been sewed up too high. This causes the ipad to either be very close to the zipper or the zipper actually scrapes the ipad. One would expect high quality from something being handcrafted, rather than mass produced. You would think that each handcrafted case would be checked out before being packaged to be sure that these straps would fit the ipad properly.

The button that holds the ipad in stand position is on the inside front cover directly across from the Ipad screen when closed. Needless to say, the button touches the screen or screen protector. This is no way a leather ipad case should be made. One user solved the problem by cutting off the button and no longer having a secure stand for the ipad.

There is a tension and difficult balance between protection and weight. Because the Bookbook is made of hardboard leather, the case is very heavy and bulky. Of course as a rule, the less bulky a case is, the less protection. However, this does defeat the sleek, slim design of the ipad, but then is it an Ipad case or a book?

The zipper is a novel idea in ipad cases, but will it last. I have a jacket that has a zipper that zips half way up, and I have to wonder would the zipper on this case zip half way open when I desired to use the ipad.

The final negative is the price. If the Bookbook leather ipad case was everything I wanted in a case, I might consider this case, but the negatives so out way the positives.

My personal opinion is that this would be a great case for the true book lover and antique collector or someone who seriously needed to hide their ipad from others. These are the only ones that should even consider this case.

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