Picaso Lab, a US-based maker of premium Napa leather sleeves for all your Apple gear, today launched a trio of new color options for its beautiful, sturdy iPad Pro sleeve.
Originally released in December 2018 in black with red accents, the stylish leather tote is now available in the new brown/gray, brown/red and tan/red colorways joining the existing black/red option, giving your four color choices in total to pick from at checkout. As I wrote in my review, this beautiful hand-made case lets you pack your tablet with confidence.
The stitching isn’t just for the looks, but also hardens the edges to provide better protection for your tablet. Unlike Apple-branded cases, this one’s open on the long side which makes inserting your tablet easier. You also have a practical snap-on closure instead of a classic zipper, with a press-stud on both sides allowing you to take it off easily when needed.
The inside of the lip is two inches of red-colored leather, followed by a nice felt material that protects the tablet’s aluminum finish from those ugly scratches and dents. The reinforced inside edges is an especially thoughtful addition that provides much-needed extra protection.
These sleeves are hand-crafted by a father and son in California out of premium Napa leather and polyester thread. Thanks to their hand-made process, the sleeve’s outer edge is treated, glued, sewn, painted, then cured for 48 hours before the case goes in the mail to its owner.
The painstaking, time-consuming process makes the edges five times more rigid when the device is inserted, allowing it to absorb drops and bumps no other sleeve can.
The company designed these premium leather sleeves to accommodate either just your iPad Pro or the tablet itself along with your Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio.
As I mentioned earlier, Picaso makes leather cases for other Apple products, too, such as notebooks. In fact, back in February the company released a version of the classic leather case for Apple’s latest Retina-enabled MacBook Air models that released in 2018.
Here’s our video review of the MacBook sleeves.
Thanks to new tooling, Picaso was able to get the tightest fit possible, giving your notebook the ultimate protection. Like with the iPad sleeves, the edges of these notebook cases are treated for strength using an in-house technique which they’ve dubbed “Solid Edge”.
The refreshed notebook cases are now available in four different colorways, including black/red, brown, brown/red and tan, with prices starting at $96 for the MacBook Air version and going all the way up to $119 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro sleeve.
Because Picaso Lab is friends with iDownloadBlog, they’re offering a notable fifteen percent discount to our readers on any purchase with the coupon code idownload15 at checkout.
It’s especially great that all Picaso sleeves lack any branding and include the laser engraving option allowing you to personalize the case with a custom message up to 15 characters long.
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