Premium Leather iPad Pro 11 Case
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What Problem Does This Product Solve?
- Provides a quality way to protect / transport your 11" and accessories
- Will last at least as long as you own the tablet
- No need to keep buying case after case due to poor quality
- Timeless, handmade design reflects your good taste
- Meets your need for a professional, well made, durable, protective and aesthetically pleasing case
- Frameless design creates the appearance of your 11" floating in the case
- Premium, vegetable dyed, ultra "soft hand" leathers
- Hand crafted, one at a time, as an individual expression of the leather making art
- Choose from authentic, unfinished, real Vintage brown or
- Classic professional, pebble grain, satin black hides
- Contrasting, curved white stitching highlights the industry's highest build quality
- Available for Customization Program. Click here for information
- Frameless design creates the appearance of your 12.9 floating in the case
- Innovative polymer tray will never wear out and never needs to be replaced
- Tray material is impact absorbant and provides excellent corner protection
- Folio will cover the Apple Pencil when Pencil is in the charging position
- "Infinite Angle" adjustability from near 90 to near 20 degrees
- Completely padded, smart cover technology with auto on/ off feature
- Black ultra suede interior and space gray tray provides 100% distraction free experience
- New "Soundboard X4" frame design projects sounds from all 4 speakers
- Elegant magnetic case closure
- Full camera integration
- Magnetic Modular Accessory System -
- Choose from 4 optional, matching, attachable / detachable Accessories:
- Apple Pencil Holder - Holds Apple Pencil or similar sized stylist
- Cable Pouch - Holds all your iPad cables, adapters, ear buds, etc.
- Paper Holder - Holds 4-6 sheets
- Business Card Holder - Holds up to a dozen cards
- Limited Lifetime Warranty / 14 Day Return Policy / $5.05 Flat Rate Shipping
- Shipping to most places in Canada is $54 USD
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Who is This Product For?
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- Dimensions - 10" x 7.75" x .5" / 8 oz.
Leather iPad Pro 11 Case - Design Review
The latest in a series of interviews about the story behind the design of MacCase products. For this interview, we are speaking to MacCase President and Chief Creative Officer Michael Santoro about the what to expect from the new MacCase 2018 iPad Pro 11 case for Apple's latest mid-sized tablet.
JKD- We've spoke about the 12.9 design. How is designing for the new 11 inch different?
MS: It's much harder. When you have less of something, it's harder. If you think about architecture, what architect doesn't want more space, more land, to design in and around? Typically, in creative situations, as things get reduced, so do you options. That's the challenge. The task of reducing the size at the same time you're trying to keep the beauty intact was the biggest challenge when I sat down to design the new leather 11 folio case.
Creating the New Leather iPad Pro 11 Case
JKD: Specifically, what issues do you have to address due to the smaller size?
MS: We start out with our custom designed 11" polymer tray and build the case around that. First off, the case has to function. It has to protect the iPad and the Pencil when it's charging. That was the first priority. We always make sure the case is going to do the job our customers are excepting of us.
For the new 11" leather Folio, we have these beautiful space gray polymer trays that hold the iPad securely place. They're flexible and heat sensitive. This insures they'll never crack like the hard plastic covers so popular on sites like amazon. Their flexibility allows them to adapt. It can be a bit confusing when you first unpack the folio because the tray can appear too small for the Appel tablet.
Once we had the tray in place, we can start to build on that. What the smaller size does is compress the design. The 2018 12.9 Folios have 3 magnets on the front cover to secure the accessories. For the 11 inch, we only have room for 2. I tried to make it work with 3 but visually, it was too crowded and looked like it was trying too hard to be it's big brother.
That is another challenge when you're trying to reduce a design theme to a smaller scale, not making it look like a cartoon. It happens all the time in car design. Car companies are notorious for trying to fit the theme of their big luxury car on the much smaller entry level chassis.
As a designer, you have to be very aware of the sense of scale and to scale things accordingly. If the larger product has elegance and grace and you try to fit that into a much smaller package, you can easily wind up with a parody, a cartoon or pastiche.
Understanding this sense of scale to make sure the leather iPad 11 case has all the elegance and grace of it's 12.9 big brother is part of the MacCase design magic. Once you have the scale sorted, then it's just a matter of sizing all the parts that make up the case design theme to insure the elegance and grace remain.
Pragmatically, there is a lot of juggling that went on with the accessories as well.
JKD: How so?
MS: On the 12.9, you can fit all the accessories, the pencil holder, paper and card holders and the accessory pouch on the front cover at the same time. It works wonderfully and we have had many people order all four accessories to use with the keyboard models.
Again, scaling down for the 11 inch, there is just not enough room in the roughly 8.5" x 11" space that makes up the front cover of the case. We tried a few things and it wound up looking like an overloaded pickup truck. It was not something a professional person would want to walk into a meeting with.
So you go back and try again and again until you get something that works. For the new 11" Folio accessories, we expanded on what we had done with the keyboard models and added an additional magnet to the front of the paper holder.
This allows customers to hold both the Pencil case and pouch at the same time. This was not possible on the original, 3 magnet paper holder we introduced earlier this year. I feel a bit bad as the 3 magnet version is more aesthetically pleasing but when you're adding accessories, the more functionality, the better. It's not that the 4 magnet version is unattractive, just not as visually pleasing as the triangular shape created by the 3 magnets.
How to Install Your iPad in a Case
JKD: A few customers who have purchased the keyboard models have called and asked about how to install the tablet in the case. Can you explain that process?
MS: Yes, it can be a bit confusing. Right out of the box, when you open the folio and look at the tray inside, it can appear too small. Again, people might have used a hard plastic cover in the past which is just about the same size as the back of the tablet.
Our tray is designed to stretch, grab and hold your 11 inch. This is what makes our polymer it such a great material for this job. That, and the fact it's excellent at absorbing impacts! If you want some level of impact protection vs. having the raw, open edges or raw, unprotected corners of the iPad exposed, this is the best material we have found for the job.
Does it provide the same level of protection as some big, clip on box type case that holds the tablet? Of course not. But our customers are not looking for a off-roading, mud and muck, construction zone case. They are looking for the Rolls Royce, the S-Class Mercedes Maybach case. That is what we do. The case is protective but in a elegant, almost invisible way.
Ok so back to the installation. What you want to do first is tuck the upper left hand corner of the tablet into the upper left hand corner of the tray holding the top, outside edge of the tray to support it.
Then push the tablet up and under the top lip of the tray running your finger from left to right along the edge sealing the edge of the tray against the aluminum edge of the tablet. Then, holding the lower left hand corner, run your finger down the right edge where the Pencil attaches for charging.
Lastly, slide you hand under the back of the tray and lightly coax the material forward, up and around so the lip of the tray comes up, over and locks the iPad into place. Then check the alignment of the edge of the tray with the edge of the tablet. If there are any waves, just run your finger along the edge to smooth it out and align them. If everything is aligned correctly, the tray will nearly disappear.
If you find the edge of the tray puling away from the edge of the screen, you can run your finger along the edge to reseal it. Again, the material is temperature sensitive. Going from say, a very cold car into a warm house or office might cause the edge to move slightly. Don't panic. Running your finger along the edge should do the trick.
The installation is not as challenging as it sounds. It takes under 10 seconds to do and once the tablet is installed, there really is no reason to remove it but easy to do if you want to. The screen can easily be cleaned when it's in the tray as no part of the glass is blocked. Overall, it really works well and is a quantum leap forward vs. the old, stamped frame we used for the last 8 years.
The frame worked great. It was an excellent solution when the bezel around the screen was 10 or 15 millimeters. Now with near, bezel-less screens, the frame became obsolete. The tray provides more protection than the frame, especially around the corners. It's lighter and easier to use. It's a win, win, win. That's what good product design is all about.