It is not that often when two new cases for the iPad come along at once, yet here they are the Bowden and Sheffield cases for the iPad. One is made from wood, while the other is a more modern design in keeping with the iPad design. Both of these cases offer protection for the iPad while it is in transport, but slightly different features once the iPad is taken out of the case.
These are the details for both the Bowden and Sheffield iPad cases;
The first case is the Bowden, it offers the user;
The Bowden is milled from aircraft-grade aluminium, bead-blasted and hard-anodized for a long-lasting finish. This is the same process that Apple uses to achieve the beautiful finish you find on Apple’s unibody Macbook Pro and iMac. The Bowden also features your choice of hand finished walnut or cherry hardwood and black or brown full-grain, chrome-tanned leather. This leather is the finest quality available, and will wear naturally with time, adding to the unique, natural look of your case.
The second case is the modern and clean looking Sheffield case;
The Sheffield is made of milled polycarbonate with your choice of either hand finished cherry or walnut hardwood. The cover is precision cut from 100% natural wool felt, which is incredibly strong and also wicks away liquids. Perhaps one of the most intriguing features of the Sheffield is its ability to be used as a 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. The felt cover can also be used as a stand when you need to type, surf the web, or anything else.
Once these go into production expect to pay around £120 ($190) for these when they eventually go on sale. Currently they are going through Kickstarter where they are about a third of the way to their goal, with three weeks to go.