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BookBook's next chapter: iPad case/stand

Remember TwelveSouth's great-looking MacBook leather case with a vintage-book feel? It's now available for iPads too.

BookBook for iPad
BookBook: a novel case for the iPad (yes, we went there). Twelve South

Mac accessory maker Twelve South, which brought us the wonderful-looking BookBook case for MacBooks earlier this year, is out with a sequel for the iPad.

Like its predecessor, BookBook for the iPad is a handmade, hardback leather case that gives the device the feel of a vintage book. As a bonus, the $70 zippered case doubles as a fully adjustable, hands-free stand. Just fold the two covers backward to form a "V," then stretch the inside string under the case and wrap it around the button on the inside left cover.

BookBook for iPad
The BookBook case converts into a hands-free stand (click to enlarge). TwelveSouth

Twelve South likes to say the novel design of its BookBook adds an extra level of security, as thieves (in some quarters at least) would presumably be less likely to make off with a work of 19th century literature than an Apple gadget. Maybe, but we just like the antique touch.

BookBook for iPad is available in a dark brown cover with black trim on the spine and a more vibrant brown cover with red trim on the spine. Note that both spines feature the label "BookBook," so you probably won't want to tell the cute girl sitting across from you on the train that you're reading "War and Peace" when you're really playing Angry Birds.

Don't LikeLike BookBook for the iPad as much as we do? Check out some of the other iPad cases that have caught our eye.

BookBook for iPad
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