Naturally Protective: A Selection of Leather Cases

Naturally Protective: A Selection of Leather Cases

Joel Pirela
Aug 29, 2011

Like a finely crafted and worn wallet or purse (and maybe even baseball glove), there's something comforting about the warm feeling of stitched leather we prefer for housing and protecting our mobile tech gear than the plethora of plastic accessories out there. One thing is for sure, no plastic or fabric will ever replace the nostalgia of a nice leather case...

Colsen Keane Macbook Air Sheath:
The Colsen Keane Case offers a vintage looking sheath for carrying and protecting your slim Macbook Air. Each piece is handmade in the USA with quality leather, appealing to those who want their carrying case to look less hi-tech and more classic.

Atherton iPhone Case
The Etsy dealer Atherton is a slip-in case for your iPhone made of lambskin with a wool felt interior to keep scratches at a minimum. A convenient front pocket holds a credit card or ID for possible wallet replacement, if you're the type to pack light. Available in black with three options for the wool felt: blue, black or grey. And also made in the USA.

Half Leather Case For Leica X1
The premium Sqinno leather case is equipped with a stainless steel screw for securing the case to the camera, a good idea considering how expensive Leica cameras cost. Black with black lining and red stitching nicely complements your red-logo'ed prize possession, with an aluminum sheet insert which keeps the shape of the case, while providing full access to all the camera controls. Don't own a Leica? No worries, the Etsy dealer also offers cases for most current cameras, like Olympus, Panasonic and Sony.

iPad Leather Messenger Bag
A 100% genuine leather bag that comes with a double layer of protection built-in, which means water resistant exterior and an ultra soft suede lining. A rear pocket adds some convenient storage as both a carry-all and iPad messenger. A notable, but ultimately gimmicky 100 year warranty is also included (maybe the dealer plans to bequeath their future children with a vintage iPad).

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