Get Ready for the Big Games with iPad Accessories

What do you call an Anglophile with Olympic fever? I don’t know, but if you happen to fit that description, you’ll want to pick up some of these British-themed iPad accessories to get ready for the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

There are countless interpretations of the Union Jack — or other utterly British designs — waiting to be displayed on your iPad from artisans at Etsy, as well as specialty websites such as Proporta and Zazzle, and the bespoke bookbinders at Aukward.

London By Night iPad — (£15.00 GBP, Etsy) Etsy seller Jacolly Designs has British Style sewn up with this padded iPad sleeve. The fabric depicts a melange of iconic scenes of the host city. The case is lined with red felt to protect the iPad. The sleeve is compatible with all three iPad generations.

National Gallery iPad 3 Case — (£49.95, Proporta) A 1950s postcard of Trafalgar Square decorates this sturdy iPad case. The front flap cleverly folds back to double as a stand. It will be a breeze to carry on knowing ones iPad is protected with this stylish, practical case during the 2012 games and beyond.

Vintage UK iPad Case — ($49.95 US, Zazzle) The good folks at Zazzle can put practically any image on an iPad case. This version of the Union Jack adorns a Speck Fitted Fabric-Inlaid Hard Shell iPad Case. The case is durable, light and (obviously) handsome. Zazzle can also put a flag from nearly every country that participates in the 2012 Olympic games. The possibilities are endless.

Leather iPad Book Style Case — (£149.00, Aukward) Self-described as “quirky, quality, and quintessentially British,” the Aukward Book Style case is a subtle option that will look great long after the closing ceremonies. Each Aukward case is handmade in a British book bindery, with materials sourced from the British Isles. While this leather case in Pillar Box Red is ideal for the games, Aukward cases come in a variety of trims including fabric and metal.

Keep Calm Custom Hard Case — ($16.99 US, Etsy) We would be remiss if this list did not include at least one reference to the British WWII-era slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Etsy seller skinblaster layers the familiar phrase over the British Flag. The eye-catching design is mounted on a hard case designed for the iPad 2. At only $16.99, this case is an affordable way to protect an iPad 2 in style.

About Emily: Emily is a freelance writer who loves discovering new apps whenever she can pry the iPad away from her children or husband. You can contact her via Twitter: @whatwentwrite

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    Good iPad accessories for london 2012