While the idea isn't exactly original, BOOK does make an excellent argument for being an indispensable iPad accessory. A combination sleeve and case, it houses Apple's new hardware into a hardcover frame, allowing you to line it with the books you've got sitting on your study.
If you're thinking of using the iPad as your default electronic bookreader, then it's tough to imagine any case more fitting. Inside, it sports a 100% wool felt sleeve, sized to fit your new tablet snugly. Outside, it features a protective hard cover jacket that makes it look like a volume you borrowed from the public library.
Handcrafted to order in a small Minnesota studio, the BOOK for iPad measures just slightly bigger than the iPad's slim, taut frame. It looks like a book when closed (complete with a deceptive linen cloth cover and decorative book headbands), opens like a hard case envelope and fastens shut with the integrated velcro edge. The hard frame is made from a sustainable and durable natural material, with the inside sleeve clad in natural German felt.
Don't want to let the wife know you bought another gadget for yourself even after she said "No"? Slip the iPad into this and sandwich it in a pile of old books in the closet - she'll never guess. Just make sure you take it out when she decides to do some spring cleaning or your son gets entrepreneurial ideas about holding a garage sale in the yard. Nothing would hurt more than losing your beloved iPad to a stranger for 5 bucks.
The BOOK for iPad is available from Amazon for $89.