It might seem silly at first, but the BinderPad case may be very useful indeed
When I first saw the product shot of ZooGue’s BinderPad Case I let out a short bark of laughter. Who on earth would want to clip their tablet into a ring binder? And then I started to think.
The BinderPad is a stiff, woven polyester slip-case with three metal-grommeted holes for securing it into a standard three-ring binder. The iPad slides in as it would into a folio case, only there is no front flap. It weighs 3.3 ounces (94 grams) and at half an inch thick it barely adds any bulk to the iPad 2 within.
And I think it could be very useful. Obviously you won’t carry the iPad in this all day, whether inside the binder or out, but for use during class it looks great. I do Spanish lessons a couple times a week, and I am forever juggling my iPad, my textbook and a paper notebook, along with all the handouts from the teacher. The slippery, angled “desk” which is joined to the chair seems intent on throwing everything to the (hard) floor whenever I look away.
Keeping the iPad in the binder makes sense, keeping it both close to hand and safe from the evil combined machinations of gravity and wood-polish.
The BinderPad Case is on sale now, for $30. It comes in black or dark gray.