There are iPad cases and then there are iPad cases… Pictures of two new iPad luxury cases from Luis Vuitton have popped up in many fashion and luxury related blogs yesterday. While I’m sure they are well made and classy looking I can’t say that they look like good carrying cases for the iPad. Their pocket like design and slim fit would seem to make them good candidates as a protective case for you to insert your iPad into before dropping it inside a business case.
For standalone use pocket style cases give me a bad feeling that I might pick them up the wrong way and simply watch as my iPad falls of the open end. I know that the chances of that happening are small unless the device is pretty loose inside the case and its internal lining is very slippery.
The news about the famous brand’s attention on the iPad came out originally on GQ.com (UK) in a small note that assigns the price of 240 pounds to the new cases. This puts the case at a price point which isn’t that much distant from the US price of the base model of the iPad.