Want an iPad case that's more expensive than your shiny, new Apple tablet? The Padova Case is an expensive handcrafted leather suit for your slate, giving it a distinctive and stylish elegance you rarely see in electronic devices.
Made to exact iPad measurements, the case features waxed thread for a tailored fit, keeping your slate's slim and trim dimensions. Even better, it gives the device a better tactile grip, allowing you to handle the device in a more convenient manner.
The Padova Case comes in three skins - fine leather, crocodile skin and ostrich hide. It comes with a durable protective cover that fastens securely using a magnetic closure system. When opened, the same cover can be used as both a vertical and horizontal stand, similar to the $39 case Apple is selling. The whole screen and all ports are accessible from the case (via cutouts), complete with a brushed metal home button. Yes, you can dock it with the case in tow.
Sleek, right? The regular leather Padova Case sells for $209, which should be a fair price for all the added panache it will throw your iPad's way. Got a little more cash hiding in the Duct Tape wallet? You can opt for either the crocodile skin model ($689) or the ostrich leather ($659) too.
[more at Orbino]