Saturday, March 19, 2011

QTips: iPad 2 Cover Style Guide

While the iPad 2 was released last week, the long lines and supply shortages means that many of you will be heading to stores this week to get your hands on the newest gadget by the Apple innovators.  The iPad 2 may boast your savvy in the tech realm, but what about increasing your style score with a functional, yet fashion forward cover?  I did some research and came up with a list of the top iPad 2 covers available for purchase.

--------------- Quentin's Choice  --------------------------------------------------------------
We will start with my editor's pick, the iPad 2 sleeve by Byrd & Belle.  These sleeves are all handmade in Minneapolis and are made of one of my favorite fabrics; wool felt.  Adding the leather detail makes this a sleeve that can be used in the winter or summer, by men or women.  This would be paired perfectly with the FW 2011 Collection by Woolrich.

If you order one, be sure to tell them you saw it on! 

Byrd & Belle iPad Sleeve - $49
This modern and simple sleeve is made of 1/8" thick felted wool offering great protection for your reader. Snug fit and simple closure with a hand-dyed leather strap that is riveted on the back and snaps in the front. Snap and rivet locations are lined to keep your reader from touching anything but soft, thick wool felt.

If you want to add some bling to your iPad 2, and want to stand out every time you use your device to check out Avenue Swank, check out the CrystalRoc covers, made of Swarovski crystals.

CrystalRoc - $850 (599 Euros)
Our fully crystallized iPAD Cover give you the most eyes-catching glamour & prestige.
Each of these Covers are decorated with Swarovski crystals in the most pristine way
Hand-made in London with more than 1000 pieces of the best quality Swarovski’s Xilion Cut crystals

If you are in a rush, and want a cover right away, then pick up one of these functional and stylish covers by Apple.  These are made specifically for the iPad 2, and will be a great match to your iPad, at a reasonable price.

Apple Smart Cover - $39-69 (for leather)
So much more than a case, the Smart Cover was designed alongside iPad 2 to be its perfect match: a thin, durable cover that magnetically aligns for a perfect fit. It automatically wakes and sleeps your iPad. It’s a handy stand for reading, watching, and typing. Its microfiber lining keeps your iPad screen clean.


Rugged, yet clean, the Temple iPad 2 Smart Case is a perfect choice for a more masculine cover.  Made of WW2 canvas, gents can spark a few good conversations just by the fabric alone.

Temple iPad 2 Smart Case - $149
The iPad 2 Smart Case is crafted out of re-purposed WWII canvas and features 100% oiled saddle leather details, 1/8" foam padding, khaki twill lining and magnetic closures. A small brass eyelet allows the brand new HD camera on the ipad 2 to capture photos and video.

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