Elegant wooden iPad cover from Holland

From Make Online:

“Check out this super sleek wooden roll top cover for the iPad 2 from Dutch case manufacturer Miniot. Made from a single piece of cherrywood, the case fits snug to the tablet using internal magnets. The design differs from the stock Apple Smart Cover with its rigid rolling arch, smooth organic lines, and its lack of hinge. Though I have yet to hold one in my hand, from what I’ve seen in the video demonstration it appears to offer superior support when used as a stand to prop up the device.”


About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

11 Responses to Elegant wooden iPad cover from Holland

  1. I'm the biggest fan of wood ( I own a forest and I am an avid woodsman and woodworker) and technology has been my bread and butter for 30+ years.

    However good this looks, it's the most irresponsible use of a precious resource, I don't care if the forest was certified or not. Think about it. That tree grew for 80+ years and wood, if properly cared for can last 100's more years. Now, how long is that iPad going to be around, even if it is used to its last dying days? And what happens to that wood cover when the iPad is ditched?

    Please, save us from our own stupidity and greed.

  2. So,daltxguy… you are "the biggest fan of wood","own a forest" and are "an avid woodsman and woodworker"…I'm curious what you do with the wood that you "work" and the forest that you own?

  3. Jack, I don't log it if that is what you are wondering. It's mostly an indigenous forest and a sanctuary for the native flora and fauna and for humans to enjoy on occasion. A small part of it is being enhanced with food crops, fruit and nut trees, grapevines, strawberries, blackberries and the like.

    I use my woodworking skills to produce practical and lasting items using recycled rimu wood taken from old houses. See, the wood even outlasts our houses.

  4. My opinion is this…..your opinion was unnecessarily sanctimonious,condescending and rude.You brag about your use of recycled materials to produce "practical and lasting items" yet seem reluctant to share what these items are(seems like a missed opportunity to me). The iPad cover cover seems very practical and lasting to me. I would bet that these beautifully crafted items will be around in various uses long after the tablets are relegated to a scrap heap in India or Ghana. Is it possible that they are also made from recycled or end run stock? Is it bio-degradable?…
    "Please save us from our stupidity and greed"….WTF? It's precisely this kind of "holier than thou" attitude that fragmented the environmental(and other) movements of the 70's,fueled the reactionary right and spawned the term "politically correct" which is still being effectively used today.I'm afraid next time it will be worse.Please save us from our stupidity and arrogance.

    And no, Google is not my friend daltxguy, it is only a tool,neutral like all tools.

  5. Since I started all this, I'll add my 2 cents, prompted by the mean-spirited comments of Jacksanass (this is not a pseudonym of daltxguy, right?). Daltx' original comment of ":irresponsible use of precious resources" is a weird one. There's a minute amount of wood used here, and wood is a renewable resource. If you followed this line of reasoning, you wouldn't use wood for anything. And I can understand Jack wanting to know just what kind of items Daltx produces out of wood, but he didn't get an answer. There's less wood in one of these iPad covers than in a single piece of oak firewood. Lord save us from the holier than thou folks; whatever you do is gonna be wrong by them.

  6. Thanks Lloyd…I may have gotten a little hot under the collar, but hypocrisy has a way of doing that to me. I've had to live with plenty of my own. 40 years as an environmentalist and 35 as a carpenter can make you a little crazy, but one thing I ain't is holier than anybody.Having lived through the holier than,hipper than, greener than,leftier than (ad nauseum) disintegration of the beautiful things that were being born in the 60/70's (yes, the 60's did happen in the 70's) it just pisses me off when I see it happening again.

  7. See Jack. I knew you had an opinion. Thanks for sharing yours.
    If you want to see what I make, you can google 'daltxguy'. I don't need to hijack Lloyd's blog here for that. Besides, I don't sell anything.

    I know what it takes to grow trees for market. 35 years before my softwood trees can be cut for timber. My hardwood trees are on an 80 year rotation. If you think tending a tree for 35 years or 80 years and then turning it into an iPad cover is a good use, then so be it. I don't.

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