iPad owners are always looking for a new way to protect their sleek and attractive tablet and accessory makers are constantly redesigning their top-grade, professional cases, sleeves and covers. But if your in the market for something different, there is a less-professional, more personal way to shop for a new outfit for your iPad- Etsy.
Etsy’s independent shop owners, hobbyists and crafters of all types are constantly adding adorable covers that fit your style to a tee. Below is a list of some of our favorites from Etsy’s current selection. Shop fast. These iPad accessories don’t last forever. Etsy is a user-based independent retail shopping website. Some of the items may no longer be available, but check out the seller’s other items as they are always adding more.
Casephile has a cute apple-themed cover for your iPad 2. The book-style holder is handmade with apple patterned cotton fabric and reinforces with interfacing and padding. It is stiffened with high-quality chipboard for added protection. This sweet little iPad outfit costs $28 plus $4 shipping and handling. Casephile makes covers for other tablets as well.
Derilyn has a messenger bag style iPad carrier that has been hand-painted with sweet cherry blossoms. The material is a heavy duty Red twill fabric. It features a black stripe and bow with leather accent. There is a convenient outside pocket for carrying iPhones, sunglasses, or your charger. It is not a tight-fitting bag, so you can fit your iPad when it is in a case. This beautiful carrier costs $64.99 plus $7.50 shipping and handling.
DFauberWoodsmith has made a clever version of Apple’s own Smart Cover, but with a wood twist. The handmade cover is made of Africian Bubinga wood and distressed leather. Like the official Smart Cover, magnets hold and align the cover to the iPad 2 and it activates the sleep mode when closed and wakes up the iPad when opened. The cover folds into a stand for landscape-mode display. The wood is finished with natural oil and hand-buffed using a three-step process. This eco-friendly cover costs $89 plus $3.90 shipping and handling. DFauberWoodsmith makes smart covers with a variety of renewable, sustainable woods for the iPad 2.
Claraiuribe custom makes adorable brightly colored felt sleeves for your iPad. Choose from a variety of colors and pick from designs that include sweet flowers, birds circle and others. Add personalization by having an initial embroidered right on the front. These cases are made-to-order so be prepared to wait up to two weeks before it is shipped to you. Custom made sleeves cost $55 plus $2.50 shipping and handling. Claraiuribe also makes sleeves for a variety of electronic gadgets.
HomemadeLeather makes a full-featured multi-functional organizer for the iPad. It is made from top grain leather and holds the iPad in place with fitted straps. There is a pen loop, a notepad, multiple paper slots, a zipper pocket and a pouch for your iPhone. The whole portfolio-style case zips closed for securing all the stuff inside and there is an exterior slot for additional documents. This organizer’s dream costs $109 plus $7.50 shipping and handling and is handmade to order, so it may take time to ship. Homemade leather makes the multi-functional leather case in a variety of colors and offers a variety of different styles of iPad cases.
JanineKingDesigns makes sturdy closeable sleeves using pretreated upholstery fabric and industrial grade twill. The sleeve is padded with foam core from protection against bumps and scratches. It fits both the first and second-generation iPad with or without an Apple Smart Cover. It comes in a variety of fabrics, although the Hoot Owl is the cutest, and costs $39.99 plus $7.90 shipping and handling. JanineKingDesigns make a large variety of gadget cases for women with a love of fashion and design.