Dodocase makes fantastic iPad and Kindle cases using traditional book binding techniques and equipment. They’re just great. The San Francisco-based company recently upgraded their offering with several welcomed features. First off, the iPad 2 cases now ship with a tiny magnet hidden in the liner to automatically toggle the tab’s wake/sleep function. This is a feature that Dodocase owners have long requested and until now, had to use ugly DIY solutions. Dodocase doesn’t do ugly.
Monogramming is also now available on the $59.99 iPad 2 case for $9.99. Lettering is done in either gold and black and elegantly placed on the bottom right of the front cover. For an additional $5, buyers can opt for several new liners instead of the traditional colored ones. The optional Dream Clouds (pictured up top) and The Woods liners add a bit of character to the otherwise straight-laced product.
We’ve tested several Dodocases since they first hit and they never disappoint. For better or worse, Dodocases age beautifully like a well-bound book. Hand-assembled out of black Moroccan cloth and bamboo, these cases will sadly not last a lifetime. However, they’ll serve you admirably and as Greg stated in our review, they could probably get you laid.
The DODOcase philosophy is simple, manufacture things locally and help keep the art of bookbinding alive and well by adapting it to a world of e-readers and iPads. Each DODOcase cover has its own unique character as it was handmade in San Francisco using techniques developed hundreds of years ago.