I’ve always liked to put things in cases. I’ve liked it even more since I dropped my uncased phone a couple of feet onto a concrete floor on vacation last year, and shattered the screen. I won’t make that mistake again. Cases make things stay in better condition, last longer and give you something warmer to hold than cold metal, plastic and glass. Also, these days it’s not a bad idea to cover your iPad (or Kindle, or phone) up so it looks like something other than an expensive electronic device to the criminals the police call “Apple pickers,” especially in big cities. (Like a book! Who would want to steal that?).
Anyway, I expect there will be a lot of happy new iPad, Kindle, tablet and smartphone owners this holiday season. So what’s the first thing you want to do after unboxing your new device? Why, start accessorizing, of course! But before you do, before you check out the official iCases in the Apple Store or the Kindle cases on Amazon, take a look at the Dodocase.
The Dodocase is designed like a real hardcover book, with a bamboo frame that fits around the iPad. It’s very light, but the bamboo holds the iPad or other device firmly and the cover folds over to protect the front. You can order any color you want, cloth or leather or faux leather, or customize it completely – with or without a camera port, or have a unique message put on the front. Since it’s made like a book, it looks like a book, and it’s made by hand right here in the U.S.A.
I’m not trying to be Consumer Reports – any case will keep a device clean, in good condition, out of sight and will be there to cushion a catastrophic drop – but find one you like, because you will spend a lot of time with it. I’m a big fan of the Dodocase, but Portenzo makes nice ones, too.