Wrap your new iPad in recycled leather!

When I started this blog, there were three things I wanted to blog about. Open source software, gadgets, and the environment. It’s been quite a while since I last posted anything in that last category, but the Proporta Smart new iPad case is the perfect reason to pick that up again. It combines two of my favorite things. It keeps my wife’s brand new iPad safe, and it’s been specifically designed to have a small ecological footprint.

I had no idea that it was possible to recycle leather by shredding it, and then ironing it back into a leather shape. But judging from this product, the result can be quite nice. The inside is lined with 100% biodegradable hessian, a coarse woven material that is soft enough not to scratch the tablet’s screen. It comes is a recycled cardboard box too, so no plastics are used at all.

After a couple days of usage, my wife is still very happy with the case. She was looking for a folio type cover like this, and the Porporta feels and looks like a premium product. Like all cases of this type, it may not be ideally suited for left-handed users, but it’s very well-made and fits the iPad perfectly.

This almost goes without saying, but the case of course has all the necessary holes for easy access to things like the 30-pin connector and the camera. If you’re looking for something to protect your new iPad, without impacting the environment, this case is definitely worth considering. Recommended.

Roy | March 31, 2012 | English,Environment,Gadgets | Comments (3)
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  1. Isn’t the term ‘recycled leather’ an oxymoron? Just a question, not a judgement.

    Comment by brandon — July 13, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    • True, but I guess “re-recycled leather” didn’t quite have the same marketing ring to it. 🙂

      Comment by Roy — July 16, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

  2. Is it as good as the Happy Owl cases? I have one for my iPad 1 and it’s great. I assume they (Proporta) will bring out a new one for the iPad Mini when it hits the streets? My son wants one and will need something to protect it with. All the best – J.

    Comment by John Man — October 2, 2012 @ 7:31 pm