There are several popular book-bound iPad cases available, such as the Dodocase, the Octavo from Pad and Quill, the Portenzo, and many others. It’s a widely-adopted style that turns your iPad into a bound book, with total protection and a style suitable for both work and play.
An Australian startup has designed an all new book-style case, and it claims that its case, the Fieldfolio, is even more impressive and well-made than other similar cases on the market.
The Fieldfolio is made with brightly colored book linens and a molded thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) cradle that is shaped to look like the pages of a book. The TPU has a soft feel, and is guaranteed to keep a firm grip on the iPad, unlike other cases which use bamboo and plywood. Additionally, bamboo and plywood can chip and splinter, making the Fieldfolio inherently more durable than its competitors.
Inspired by real cloth-bound books, the Fieldfolio comes in six colors: black, gray, blue, pink, orange, and green. The Fieldfolio has an array of light rare-earth magnets in the cover, adding the sleep/wake function to the case, as well as an integrated camera cutout in the back so there’s no need to remove the iPad 2 to use the camera.
As a book-style case lover, I have some experience with all of the various book cases, and I’m excited about the Fieldfolio. It looks slim, lightweight, and stylish. Most of the other companies don’t provide a variety of cover colors, although most do allow customization of the inside which is not an option with the Fieldfolio.
If you’re looking for a durable, fashionable case for your iPad 2, the Fieldfolio is definitely a case that you should take a look at. The Fieldfolio is currently in production and available for pre-order on the Fieldfolio website for $69.00. Orders are expected to ship in mid-September.