Monthly Archives: September 2012
We want to start by thanking so many of our customers for the HUGE response to our new cases for iPhone 5. Kari, Brian, Tom, Jeff, Eric, Will, Jill and the rest of our team are thrilled. Thank you for keeping US Bookbindery jobs alive and thriving!
Amazon Folks! We have a new case for the Kindle Fire HD 7! The Fire Keeper has gone through a major improvement to match the greatly improved Kindle Fire HD. We have included our Sure Lock Bumper system on this tablet book cover. Holds your Fire very secure while making the wood frame much stronger. So go ahead and snuggle up for a good read, or prop up on your bed for watching a great flick!
- Hand made in Minneapolis employing traditional bindery techniques
- Smart cover on/off feature
- Covered in onyx black Italian bonded leather cover
- Beautiful satin finished Baltic Birch frame
- Interior lined with book bindery cloth in 5 colors!
- Spine provides 'paperback' reading with full wrap around folding
- Provides unique theft deterrence
- Classic PQ 'bookmark' for device removal
- Traditional Elastic strap closure
- Pocket Option!
Thanks again for your support of handmade goods, we are truly thankful for your business.
Brian and Kari
(Mr. and Mrs. PQ)
When our little idea turned into a little company and we introduced the first handmade bindery case for the iPhone back in 2010 we knew that something very unique had just been invented. A real wood case holding an iPhone that was wrapped with traditional book bindery techniques. This had never been done and was warmly welcomed by our customers and the press.
Over the past two years we’ve updated the PQ shelf of Little Black Books with various changes and nice improvements. With the launch of iPhone 5 this year, we made a decision. Set out to create a case that deserves a new bookshelf all to itself. We introduce the Little Pocket Book for iPhone 5. The best iPhone case we've ever crafted.
- Thinner: This is the thinnest case we’ve ever made. We sourced a very unique baltic birch that allows our wood tray to be only 9.4 mm thick. That means a 40% thinner case then our original!
- Unique. A case made with real baltic birch, finished to a gorgeous satin finish then covered in genuine leather. Your iPhone just gained another talking point.
- Leather. Genuine, hand-stitched leather cover, custom designed by PQ to meet our high standards of quality.
- Practical: This case does it all, with slips to hold your license, credit cards, and cash the LPB protects your iPhone in handmade glory.
- Durable. This
Stay tuned as we will be announcing the brand new iPhone 5 cases late next week as well as new Kindle cases!
Tuaw.com just featured an article about PQ! I am interviewed talking about prototyping our newest cases for the iPhone 5 and the challenges of getting to market with these unique handmade products. Although not mentioned in the article, we are taking care of you Kindle lovers as well! We are working hard on case design regarding the new Kindle Fire HD 7" and the Kindle Paperwhite.
As I mentioned in the article the challenge for companies like PQ is being able to quickly turn around and get a high quality design and product out to our customers. We've had many folks wonder if we get early samples from Apple and Kindle for our products. Nope! We order them like everyone else and get to the store or mailbox early in the morning to begin the final gold prototyping of our products.
We do a great deal of work prior to actually getting a Kindle Fire or iPhone 5 in our hands! We scan the rumor mills and eventual spec details before launch. We measure dimensions down to the millimeter and carefully examine unique features of each device. We even start cutting wood frames before the product is in hand to ensure a solid mechanical build. The whole process is very hectic and at times quite stressful. Mrs. PQ always interjects at this point, "Oh Right!...you love it" Yeah, y0u got me there dear, guess I do.
We spent the weekend moving our eldest quills into her new dorm at college in a quaint small town in southern Minnesota. With every imaginable dorm essential purchased we and the rest of the younger quills help set up her 1/2 of the room. Dad made sure the Macbook Air and iPhone was internet connected and all emails were working properly. Mom made sure the room was decorated with a bit of home flair. We even figured out how to loft the bed so her desk would sit underneath. I think your looking for spare square inches in dorm rooms? Well, what neither of us were truly ready for was the spare room in our house.
We are finding that when the first kid leaves a bit of our home does as well. She was the eldest and she ruled the roost when Mom and Dad were not around. Actually she tried that as well when we were home! Regardless without her familiar voice, the music she loved listening too and the passionate person that makes her who she is, the home just seems a bit quieter. We are both thankful for the time with her and excited for the road ahead. Said a million times, they grow really fast. We've now lived it and it's a statement based in total truth. Time for us to quietly adjust and time for a new chapter in her life to begin.
Mr and Mrs. PQ