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Pantone Universe standing book case review

A naked iPad is a beautiful iPad, by it's also quite vulnerable. This is especially true of the iPad Air and iPad mini. Those chamfered edges are natural targets for dents and dings!

Pantone is responsible for the creation and administration of a series of colour reference books widely used in the design and print industries. To a graphic designer, a Pantone book of swatches is a thing of joy. Has Pantone successfully brought that joy over to these cases?

As a iPad cases go, the Pantone case is pretty unremarkable. It's solid and offers the iPad a fair amount of protection, though, like many cases of this style, the edges of the iPad are exposed somewhat. It may not be a deal breaker, but if you're likely to be putting your iPad into a crowded bag, with keys, pens and other small metal objects, be warned, those chamfered edges will still likely get dinged. In a bag with only larger objects, the iPad will be protected just fine in the Pantone case. Used in its upright stand configuration the Pantone case works well, keeping the iPad positioned for watching videos, etc.

Of course, the real attraction of this case is the official Pantone design and colours. You can select from pink, red, blue or black colour themes. In each example the colour is complemented by a pure white band across the cover, plus white stitching. The design is smart, beautiful even, in minimalist way.

The case currently retails at 35€ from Case Scenario. For those looking for something a little bit different and aren't too concerned by the lack of complete iPad protection, the Pantone standing book case comes recommend.

Purchase Link: Pantone iPad case from Case Scenario

iPad Cases You Might Like

It's been a while since we mentioned any iPad cases, so we thought we would tell you about a few cases that have popped up on our radar recently in case you missed them:

Pantone Universe

These cases are not even out yet, but they are already causing quite a buzz in the iPad community. Perfect for blending in when you are staying at the Pantone Hotel, there are 4 iPad and 9 iPhone 4 Pantone approved coloured cases under their Pantone Universe brand in partnership with Monaco based Case Scenario.


(via designboom - amongst many others)


Zazzle Speck Hard Shell Cases

There are literally hundreds of designs on Zazzle's site that can be printed on to a special fabric backed Speck hard shell iPad case which provides access to all the controls and ports on your device. Most cases are around the $50 mark.

You can browse by category or search for something specific and if you can't find it, then you can upload your own photo or image and make a truly custom case for your iPad.

It didn't take us too long to upload our image and make this cover, to the point where it was ready to order. We quite like it! 


Crux 360

Still only available on pre-order at $149, the hopefully-not-vaporware iPad case from Crux that promises to be a movie stand, keyboard enabled workstation and all-round protector of your device, has a neat promotional video on the website which we have been watching over and over whilst hovering a finger over the 'pre-order now' button.

Check out the video below and let us know if you hit that pre-order button, we want to know what you think when it finally arrives.