Sleek technology is beautiful, but sometimes it looks even better encased in natural materials. Check out the wood cases and covers by Miniot, a Dutch company that re-creates every iPad and iPhone button, slider and speaker in wood. The iPad2 case is particularly smart: The microfiber-lined lid is attached to the case via a hinge that opens 360 degrees and flips behind the machine when browsing. The lid is also magnetized—so it snaps tightly onto the iPad surface—and grooved, allowing it to roll up into a stand. Miniot even engraves your case with text or the black and white image of your choice. It comes in walnut, cherry or mahogany, $243, or you can buy a stand-alone cover in six different finishes, $75. Note: patience is a virtue. It takes 3-5 weeks to produce your case or cover.
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