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Twelve South has announced that its BookBook and SurfacePad covers are now available for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro.

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BookBook is a leather case reminiscent of a vintage sketchbook and includes a built-in kickstand and Apple Pencil holster. The case retails for $79.99 for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, while the Rutledge Edition is $99.99.

SurfacePad is a Smart Cover-like leather cover with a built-in kickstand for multi-angle viewing and magnets for automatic sleep/wake functionality. SurfacePad for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is available in Camel and Jet Black colors for $79.99.

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BookBook is also available for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, while the SurfacePad is compatible with the iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and all iPad mini models.

Article Link: Twelve South Releases BookBook and SurfacePad for 9.7" iPad Pro
 

CFreymarc

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These guys have created a great niche in the case market. It's an anarchism for such a classic style book cover containing modern technology but it works!
 

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The SurfacePad looks rather nice, but I'm not sure I'm willing to fork out $80 for one. I can get an Apple one that does mostly the same thing for $50.
 
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sracer

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These guys have created a great niche in the case market. It's an anarchism for such a classic style book cover containing modern technology but it works!
They lost me at the leather frame covering the bezel part. If they used a more elegant plastic frame where the iPad could snap in, it would perform and look much better.

I've always found these type of cases to interfere with using the tablet. Especially with iOS where swiping in from the screen edges performs various functions.
 

tgara

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Glad I'm not the only one who absolutely can't stand stuff like this. It doesn't look good and makes using the tablet worse.

Agreed, I've never liked the look of the BookBook, and the functionality issues only compound the problem. Reminds me of the bad old days of Scott Forstall and skeuomorphism. Feh.
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Well, "SurfacePad" sounds like something from a satire show to make fun of the iPad and Surface Pro, or something my grandmother would call my Surface Pro 4.

SurfacePad sounds like a placemat or a desk blotter to me. Yeah, whoever thought up the names of their products should be fired.
 
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