An iPad Smart Cover Made Out Of…Wood

By  |  Friday, March 25, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I was intrigued by the debut of the iPad 2 Smart Cover, Apple’s solution for the bulk of problems that traditional cases cause. Well it was only a matter of time before another company would attempt to mimic what Apple designers have done here, and the first company to do so is Holland-based Miniot.

The company is known for its wooden cases for the iPhone and iPod. Its next target is the iPad 2. The cover is made out of a single piece of wood, and operates much the same as Apple’s Smart Cover does, acting as both a screen protector and stand. Magnets hold the case to the tablet perfectly just like Apple’s does. However, instead of folding, the Miniot Cover rolls much like a wooden blind would.

Here’s a video from the company describing its case:

Surprisingly enough, you won’t pay any more for this case than you would for Apple’s leather version: it is set to sell shortly through the company beginning at 50 euros ($69 USD). The company says that it will be available in several different types of wood, however it hasn’t specified which types.

If I wasn’t so in love with the orange Smart Cover, I probably would have picked one of these up for my iPad 2 when I finally get it next month.


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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Mac Says:

    Miniot shipping is astronomical! I found this neat cover just listed on Etsy:

  2. markopetkovic Says:

    I purchased one cover like this – different brand and model though and I must say it is very original.

    I found my model at this site: if someone else need to take a look.