This iPad case is made of silk-finish alligator leather. Furthermore, the leather is waxed and hand-buffed and hand-brushed to guarantee a very soft, refined finish. On the other hand, it keeps your iPad securely locked in thanks to its foldover magnetic enclosure with leather lining. There are also several colors to choose from: Bordeaux, British Green, Navy and Tangerine. Oh, and the price stated above is not a typo. Class, indeed.
This one here is my favorite on this list, for its uniqueness. What covers the award winning-design is a map, which you have several options to choose from: New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Tokyo. This case by Stamen Design is also handmade in San Francisco, ensuring the quality of each product they make. You get a choice of black Moroccan bookcloth exterior or a blue bookcloth exterior. The former comes with a black-and-white excerpt of a map, while the latter is that of a watercolor variety.
The iPad itself rests inside of a bamboo tray, with the appropriate cut-outs for the camera, charging port, and the like.
This case from Piel Frama, a Spanish maker of quality handcrafted leather cases, is one of the best options you have in terms of class, style, and personalization. The case comes in 10 colors, and seven patterns. Furthermore, you have the option to mix and match between 20 colors, to decorate the case, edge strip, and flap colors for an additional $20.
Moving on to its functionality, the Piel Frama case features a magnetic sleep mode function to automatically sleep/wake your iPad, and a magnetic closure system to securely lock your iPad in place.
We’ve previously covered the best iPad sleeves here at TabTimes, focusing more on functionality, price, and quality. If however, we would make a separate list that would focus more on luxury, material, design, and name, this Italian-made iPad sleeve would probably make it to the top of that list, no questions asked. It is made of 100% calf leather with an elegant design stitched to the front, so it should cost you a bunch.
What I like about the Le Pavillion Origami iPad case is how it folds every which way to become a stand, get your origami fix and have your iPad stand in horizontal and vertical positions. Admittedly, that is not exactly a new feature in iPad cases out there, but this one is the classiest and fanciest of them all. The best part? It will not cost you as much as the other designer iPad cases on our list today.
Tod’s has never failed in producing quality leather accessories for a lot of gadgets, and this book cover case for the iPad is no exception. Made in Italy, this case brings subtle and sophisticated deep red textured leather, with its cover being adjustable for easy typing and viewing. Now it would not be a Ferrari case without the trademarked Prancing Horse logo now, would it? Be it a bit discrete, the Prancing Horse logo is stamped on the cover, putting the cherry on top of what is already a very luxurious and attractive case.
The perfect accessory for the handful of iPad owners that happen to also have an Italian super car kicking around, or just for those of us that are fans of Ferrari and all of their bright red cars.
So there you have it, the fanciest and classiest designer cases for your iPad. Are you sporting a designer case right now? If so, which one are you using? Share your experiences in the comments below!