Monthly Archives: March 2012

  1. PQ News

    PQ News

    Stay tuned for our new product announcement this weekend on Facebook/Twitter and our main site! We are covering a whole new device with our handmade cases and we think you will find it...a little intriguing.


    Mrs. PQ and I (Kari and Brian) have been overwhelmed with the response to our new series of handmade cases for the iPad and iPhone. We take great passion in the art and design of our products that we deliver to our customers. Yet what really stokes us is the new Minneapolis jobs that are created due to your purchases. Thank you from the entire PQ shop!


    The Octavo and slightly late shipping Contega pre-orders are all shipping this week.  Graduate and Luxury Genuine Leather iPad cases are shipping soon. We’re confident that you will find the build, materials and finishing touches of our iPad cases to be industry leading and an amazing value.


    Please do not hesitate to contact us! We can be reached by phone Monday-Friday (8-5 CST) to answer questions, hear comments or take orders by phone. You can also reach us via email. Jill and Karl look forward to working with you.


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  2. The World has a lot of Great People, You Just Need to Know How to Find Them

    The World has a lot of Great People, You Just Need to Know How to Find Them


    Last weekend Mr. PQ spent the hours of delightfully early spring working with our awesome photographer Cory, of CJ Ryan photography, capturing our new Luxury Line of the Little Black Book for iPhone 4/4s and Octavo for iPad3. Choosing wonderful locales such as the historic St. Paul Hotel and artistic Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden, the guys captured the feel and essence of our new line of products as well as adding some spring to our existing bookbindery cases. We think you will enjoy the artistry as much as you enjoy our books. In the course of hauling mountains of gear from site to site, Mr. PQ failed to notice the absence of one iPad 2 and its beautiful Octavo case. No wonder, we designed them to be sneaky like that.
    Just ask the wonderful mom of twins from Chicago who happened upon the “journal sketch pad” leaning against a park bench. As it happened, she was in town for a wedding and had taken her young family to enjoy the sculpture garden when she found our iPad. She called the next day to say she had our iPad 2 and ask how she could return it to us. She even felt badly that she had forgotten about it until she unpacked the Octavo Monday morning. While Mr. and Mrs. PQ in dismay had feared the worst, it was the great Chicago Mom who reminded us there are a lot of great people in the world.
    -Mrs. PQ

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  3. Not Sherlock, Sure-Lock.

    Not Sherlock, Sure-Lock.


    These days it’s good to be a Holmes. We have so many new things going on here at Pad & Quill we are scrambling to cross our “t”s and dot our “i”s. Thank goodness for the SIRI “remind me” function. Take for instance our new Sure-Lock technology, featured in our iPad 3 Octavo design, which offers incomparable restraint while your iPad 3 is housed in the Octavo, but releases with ease. Mr. PQ assured Mrs. PQ that using the term “technology” will seem like a stretch to Apple geeks, but Mrs. PQ thought the whole 3D imaging, injection molding process was pretty amazing and thinks the mechanical engineers will agree with calling it technology.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be proud of our new Luxury Line of genuine leather cases for iPhone and iPad. Bound in soft stitched leather, the Little Luxury Book for iPhone 4/4s and Octavo Luxury Case for iPad 3 invite your senses to enjoy the fragrance, feel and appeal of leather, while offering our classic camera porthole (indispensible for that new 5mp camera!), signature bookmark and moleskin disguise.
    If a whole new line of bookbindery cases wasn’t enough, we are now carrying accessories from Zagg, Blue Lounge and Earjax. Pad & Quill is now your one-stop shopping location for Apple accessories.
    -Mrs. PQ

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