We remember the BookBook for the MacBook as being of our favourite laptop case solutions. Or as an Unplggd reader put it, "It's like putting your Playboy in a National Geographic." Well now you can do the same for you iPad.
The TwelveSouth BookBook for iPad is basically the same idea as the MacBook version; sheathed in bound leather, the handmade cases can also fold backwards to form a "V" stand, allowing users to prop up their iPad when they just want to view/use it on a surface. We'd definitely throw it in there in our top 10 of fav iPad cases on looks alone.
Available in black or red for $69.99, the only improvement we'd like to see in the second edition "printing" is the option to customize the title on the spine and front cover (and maybe a "This Book Belongs To..." plate inside).
But if the BookBook version is out of your price range, you've got a spare book of the right size, and you've got the skills and motivation for some DIY action, there's also a homemade version project as previewed below. At just $10 in cost, you can turn a yard sale find into a newly personalized way to protect your Apple iPad: