iPad 2 Duct Tape Folio Smart Case - My DIY Project

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  1. coregeek
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    Just wanted to share my latest project:

    When I learned that the iPad 2 utilized embedded magnets for the “magical” smart covers I knew that I wanted to re-engineer the original Duct Tape Folio into a more elegant and refined design.

    Although the original iPad Duct Tape Folio worked well it did have a few negatives:
    • I based the core out of posterboard (mostly because that’s what I had lying around the house) which worked okay but it was a little too flexible and the duct tape showed off every little dent or crease.
    • I never really liked the elastic corners for securing the iPad, they worked well but looked kind of cheesy.
    • It lacked a built in stand or prop for easier typing, watching, etc.

    Keeping all of the above in mind, here’s the list of features for the new Duct Tape Folio for iPad 2:
    • Integrated sleep/wake function
    • Easy magnetic insert and removal
    • Built in prop/stand
    • Durable plywood core
    • Stylish magnetic clasp

    A short video and more images can be found here.

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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2011
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    Wow - that is really smart. Really ingenious too. You should think about going into production and selling them. There'd definitely be a market.

    Tim
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    Thanks. Production would be cool but I do not have the time.
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    When I saw the words iPad and duct tape together I shuddered.
    Sacrilege, pad abuse, gadget neglect?

    Fortunately I was proven wrong.
    That's a nice job you've made of it.
    Well done.
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    Great job who would of thought. If you can't duck it #*~+ it.
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