There are lots of stands out there for the iPad 2. Most of them are ugly. Apple introduced the iPad 2 with a beautifully designed and aptly named Smart Cover, available through Apple. The only drawback of the Smart Cover is that it only supports the tablet in horizontal or “landscape” orientation.
The folks at Ten One Design have introduced a stand for the iPad 2 that supports it in either the landscape or portrait orientation. It’s called the Magnus Stand for iPad 2. Not only is it smart in its function, it is also simple and elegant in its form. With a design that looks like a natural and incidental extension of the iPad, it’s made from pure aluminum with customized magnets installed into the base and rubberized feet on the bottom surface.
If I didn’t already have an iPad stand I love, I’d grab this in a New York minute. It can be had for a fair $49.95 and is available from the Ten One Design website.
Lately, J.Crew has pulled together some interesting partnerships with some great companies like Adidas, Alden, Barbour, Converse and Timex. Another pairing is with DODOcase, makers of distinctive, classic and decidedly analog-looking cases for iPad, iPad 2 and Kindle.
The interior of all of these handsome eco-friendly cases is made with bamboo. The exterior is evocative of the beloved Moleskine books and made with sturdy cloth. I’m kinda partial to the one pictured, which has a faux-leather exterior.
The price for these beauties ranges from $59.95 to $84.95, and for an extra ten bucks you can have them monogrammed. They’re available on J.Crew’s Web site.
I’m in love with this super-smart bamboo case for the iPad 2…
Made by a company called Root Cases. The Bamboo iPad 2 Case is handsome, elegant, durable and made from renewable material. Its sturdy design also magnetically snaps shut, which will keep your tablet safe and in place. It also comes in walnut, and it’ll run you $79.
Root Cases also makes great looking wood and bamboo cases for the iPhone and the MacBook Pro. 1% of all their sales goes toward non-profit environmental organizations.