Every time I get a new gadget, I am tempted to buy a new case or other accessory for it, and I usually succumb to this temptation. This was definitely the case (see what I did there?) for my new iPad 3 and I ordered the Morris Lessmore DODOcase for it. I’ve now had it for a few weeks and have been enjoying it quite a bit.
The Morris Lessmore case, which costs $64.95, was made in partnership with Moonbot Studios in honor of the Oscar-winning animated short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. (You can buy the short film directly from the iTunes Store here and there’s also an interactive iPad book app for it here.)
The case looks and feels just like a hardcover book on the outside and is made by hand using traditional bookbinding techniques. The exterior of this particular model (DODOcase offers several different models with different materials and color combinations) is faux red leather and it has a cream linen cloth interior. As with all of DODOcase’s cases, it has a bamboo frame on the inside to hold the iPad, with rubber pads in the corner to grip it and cushion it within the frame.
Here’s my video review of it:
I know my video reviews can be very, uh, thorough, so here are the pros and cons in case it’s TL;DR for you:
- Sturdy and well-made
- Lovely, looks just like a book
- Excellent iPad camouflage
- Holds iPad securely but not so tightly that it’s too difficult to remove
- Hard to stand up in landscape orientation on slick surfaces
If you’re looking for a high-quality, well-made case for your iPad, I definitely recommend DODOcase’s products. Though it’s a bit expensive, the Morris Lessmore DODOcase is both pleasing to look at and use and holds and protects the iPad well. It’s compatible with both the iPad 3 and the iPad 2 and can be purchased directly from DODOcase here.
[frame]Disclosure: I purchased this case with my own money. It was not provided to me by Dodocase or any of its affiliates for review purposes.[/frame]
I recorded this video with my iPhone 4S and a neat stand/tripod mount accessory called the Capta, provided by BiteMyApple.co. You can see more information about the Capta here and it’s next on my review list.