Despite chugging free Coors every day, the folks at Blackbox Case still turn out these beautiful bamboo cases
What material could possibly be light and strong enough to make a hard-shell case for the skinny iPad 2? According to the folks at Blackbox cases in Golden, Colorado, that material is bamboo.
Previously we covered the Blackbox oak MacBook case in these very pages, but Greg and Anthony at Blackbox have moved onto more sustainable and better-looking Bamboo. Your iPad 2 slides into the case and is secured there with a laser-cut leather strap. The iPad will fit in with or without its Smart Cover.
All this is even more amazing when you consider that Golden is also the home of Coors beer, and the pair regularly hold “meetings” at the brewery where they get free beer. It’s a wonder the cases ever get made.
Unlike the iPad, the Bamboo Blackbox isn’t cheap at $100, but it is hand made. And the boys are getting ready to make bamboo cases for MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs, and are currently soliciting help via Kickstarter. Here you’ll find the iPad 2 cases for $80, and the MacBook cases starting at $100.
I think they look great. I’m currently on my second iPad 2 (the first one was replaced by Apple thanks to a faulty microphone), and it already has two dented corners and a scratched screen. I should probably think about one of these cases.