Remember waiting in line at the Apple store to buy an iPad? Wouldn’t it have been nice to have, well, an iPad to use while you stood in that long line? Enter the iBackFlip Original. Florida-based iBackFlip Studios created this innovative carrying bag that doubles as a portable desk.
When closed, the iBackFlip resembles a typical messenger bag. It is, however, designed specifically for the iPad. The bag features carefully concealed magnets that work with the iPad 2′s sync/wake sensor in the same manner as Apple’s Smart Cover. It includes a smart phone/hot spot pocket, a utility pouch, and even a spot to stow a stylus. Check out a video of the iBackFlip in action after the break.
To use the bag as a hands-free iPad holder, simply swivel the bag to the front of your body and open the straps. It looks as if the iPad is held quite close to the body, allowing the user to keep a low profile in public spaces.
The iBackFlip is compatible with the original iPad and iPad 2. It is made in the USA. It retails for $69.95, plus $5.00 shipping, and can be purchased from the company’s web site. The current estimate for delivery of an iBackFlip Original is 1 -2 weeks.
If iBackFlip works as it is described, it should keep a user’s iPad safely stowed in its case until it is needed. It is easy to imagine taking the iPad along on a casual bike ride or hike. Specialized programs, such as iBird Pro HD, would be enhanced because bird enthusiasts would have a flat surface on which to record their sightings in the field.
Would you give the iBackFlip a try? Tell us in the comments where you would like to put the bag and its built-in desk to work.