Monthly Archives: July 2012
We get a question often from our customers, “what is the main difference between your handmade iPad cases?” The Contega, Octavo and Graduate Edition are all unique products that are designed for various tastes and practical needs.
The Contega is our flagship case. Self propping, rugged design and gorgeous materials. The outer wrap is covered in Spanish bonded leather and lined with traditional bindery cloth. The iPad is seated snug in our real wood frame and secured with our Sure Lock Bumper System. This case includes a hidden pocket, camera hole, smart cover on/off and a classic moleskine elastic closure. The Contega is both a practical case and work of art.
The Octavo is the lighter, thinner version of the Contega. This iPad case is light weight and can be used in various positions. Although not self propping like the Contega, this case is the same gorgeous Spanish leather and bindery cloth and includes all the other features. This is Mr.PQ’s favorite.
The Graduate Edition is our take on a true bindery cloth, spine wrapped book and our most affordable offering. This one feels, smells and wears like a favorite old book. Comes complete with all the features of the Octavo.
The Octavo Luxury. Think Octavo then up it by 2 in luxurious boot like leather. Covered in soft-stitched leather this case is absolutely gorgeous. The wood frame that holds the iPad is even coated with extra coats of
Wow, the rumor mill has been really heating up of late. Usually summer seems to be the quiet time in the the tech world, but not this year. Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Apple appear to be offering plenty of new product releases. Some confirmed some still in the very heavily speculated stage.
Microsoft and Google have new 7 inch tablets announced as of today. Rumors are pointing towards a new Kindle Fire from Amazon as well as Apple rumors that are speculating about two new products: an 8 inch Mini iPad and the iPhone 5. Of all these products I find the iPad Mini to be the most intriguing. This would be Apple’s taking their first competitive shot at the 7 inch tablet market. Considering their content deals with books, movies and music and the amount of countries they offer these, this would be a very serious threat to Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Fun months ahead!
At PQ we are diligently planning where our hand made craftsman should focus our case efforts. Bruce and Tom, our master bindery craftsman keep in constant contact with our team to plan case production on these possible upcoming devices. Our goal is to provide gorgeous hand made bindery and wood cases for the coolest new tech devices. Stay tuned because at Pad and Quill,we are making the case for books!