Meet James Walsh, long time Apple fan, first time iPad accessory developer. Walsh’s Kickstarter campaign hopes to raise a modest £3,000 to bring his bamboo iPad case, which sports one of Apple’s earliest print ads to life.
The bamboo case snaps on to the back of the iPad, and is engraved with a recreation of the Apple Computer Company’s original 1976 print advertisement for its first device, the Apple-1. The wood of Walsh’s case mimics the wood design of the Apple-1, but has the advantage of being lightweight, flexible, and sustainable.
In case your memory is fuzzy or, more likely, that you had yet to be born when the ad ran in 1976, the Apple-1 looked like this:
According to the ad text the Apple-1 includes “8k Bytes of Ram in 16 Chips! Built-in Video Terminal! Apple Basic on Cassette! Enough Computing Power to Run Games!” And the price? It’s was set (a little creepily) at $666.66.
At present there are still several weeks remaining in the campaign, but the project has raised only about five percent of its funding. Let’s show this guy some love! Interested backers must pledge £30 (approx $45 US) before the funding period ends on April 2, 2013.