Apple a Day
Mac-o-philes are often just as obsessive about the sleeves in which they slip their beloved iPhones, iPads, MacBooks, and other tech essentials. For the discerning techie, there are Grove electronic cases, handmade in Portland via a concerted, conscious process that will please eco-minded consumers. The bamboo iPad case ($139.00) is a standout among the product bunch, though they’re all certainly easy on the eyes and kind to the earth.
Made of bamboo ply, a rapidly renewable resource, the case also has a domestic veggie-tanned leather back that you can have engraved with an intricate design. An ultrasuede liner will keep your screen scratch-free, it’s super-slim to cut down on bulk, includes a foldable cover, and puts your iPad to sleep when its not in use. It’s not just la crème de la crème, it’s the best of bamboo, and it looks pretty damn bad to boot.