What is it? BookBook for iPad is a handmade, one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case for the New iPad (3rd generation) and iPad 2.
How does it work? This multi-functional case features an interior support frame that creates a variable-angle display stand and built-in typing stand. But the thing that sets this case apart from the others is its aesthetic. Open or closed, the BookBook case looks like a vintage hardcover, making the iPad user feel as if s/he’s holding a real book.
This case keeps iPads safe and secure when shuttled from place to place. A soft suede interior protects the iPad finish, while two hardback covers with reinforced corners provide impact protection. Dual zippers keep everything together—users can unzip just enough to connect the charging cord or a headphone cable without having to remove the iPad from the case.
How hard is it to use? Simply insert the iPad, and it’s good to go.
How well does it work? Very well. The level of impact protection is as good as that of any reasonably priced case on the market. While the makers of the BookBook claim that the unique vintage-book design of this case helps protect it from theft, we’re not exactly buying that argument. An antique book is just as susceptible to theft as a piece of technology, so students should be reminded to take care of their devices.
How do I use it in the classroom? In the classroom, things tend to fall and get misplaced or otherwise mistreated, so investing in a quality case with style to spare is a good idea.
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