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Meet Our Paper Holders
Every once in a while we'd get a phone call here at MacCase. A customer or potential customer would say they're thinking of purchasing one of our Premium Leather Folios or was already an owner of one and wanted to know if there was a way to store or carry papers or documents in the Folio.
Most wanted to carry them on the inside, in a folder type pocket. The problem with this idea was it would have interfered with the auto on/ off smart cover feature, rendering it inoperable. It would also eliminate the ability for the cover of the Folio to "stick" to the frame when closed. This feature was important because it protected the screen when the iPad was not in use.
But we never lost sight of the fact that customers wanted a place to store papers and carry them with their iPad Pros.
Magnets to the Rescue
With the introduction of a new series of iPad Pro Folio designs, MacCase took the opportunity to re-invent "on case" storage. We're pretty good at this inventing and re-invetning thing and never lost interest in solving this problem. But it had to be done in the right way, in the MacCase way.
Other manufactures have taken to putting a storage sleeve os some kind on the inside cover of the Folio. This has many negative repercussions. One being, it interferes with the magnets in the cover which hold the cover to the screen when the tablet is not in use.
So because your cover doesn't stay closed, you need to add a strap of some kind to keep the cover closed. What happens to the strap when the case is open and being used? There are other issues and each detracts from the overall professionalism and elegance of the case. Again, not the MacCase way.
The powerful magnets that were part of the new Folio front cover design would be strong enough to hold a small stack of pages. The problem then became, what form should this new feature take? A folder like customers had been suggesting?
With an eye on overall cost, we set out to solve the problem by simplifying and simplifying and simplifying again until we were left with nothing but a beautiful sheet of leather with some magnets integrated into it.
Not only would a single sheet of leather designed the right way do the job of securing the papers but the paper holder could then to used to expand the overall functionality of the Premium Leather Folio itself.
By adding en extra set of magnets outboard of the set that attaches to paper holder to the front cover of the case, we now had a place to add the Pencil Case, business card holder and cable pouch.
Solving these kinds of difficult problems in a simple and elegant way is what MacCase design is all about. Each size paper holder is designed to integrate perfectly with the 10.5, 11 and 12.9 Premium Leather Folios. We hope you like them.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What MacCase products do the Paper Holders work with?
A: The Paper Holders will seamlessly attach to the Folios they are designed to fit using the Magnetic Modular Accessory System. These Folios are identified by the circular exterior magnets sent into the front panel of each case. Here are the links to the compatible iPad Pro Folios -
A: Yes. There are no issues with matching the pebble grain black Paper Holders with the black hides of the Folio. There may be an issue with the Vintage models due to the natural variations in the dye lots of the hides. The vintage is a raw, unfinished hide and varies from area to area, section to section, even on a given hide.
We do our best to match your Folio to the Paper Holder if they are purchased together. There is a greater chance of a Vintage Paper Holder not perfectly matching if the holder is purchased after the Folio, due to the patina that the leather takes on over time.
Q: How many pages can I hold with this accessory?
A: It varies by size and the stock of the pages you are looking to carry. We have found that the 10.5 and 11 Paper Holders can hold 4-6 sheets. The 12.9 models can hold 6-8 sheets.
Q: Will the Paper Holder fall off my Folio?
A: The Folio Paper Holders (along with all our other iPad Pro accessories) have been tested several ways to insure that the magnets have enough power to hold the pages to the surface of the Folio under extreme conditions. A shake test was used which can be seen in the accessories video above.
Another test that was done included giving a loaded Folio (12.9 iPad Pro, Apple Pencil case with stylist, Paper Holder with 6 sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper, Cable Pouch with the AC charger and cable inside and a Card Holder with 10 cards) to a series of college age runners and having them do 100 meter dashes with the loaded Folio under their arm. No accessories were lost during this test.
Of course common sense must be used whenever you are using magnets to attach one thing to another. The more pages you add, or the heavier the stock or weight of the pages, the greater chance they will not stay attached. If you plan on exceeding the recommended limits we'd recommend doing a "shake test" as shown in our video above.
Q: Is this product available for the MacCase Custom Program?
A: Yes this product can be made to order through our Custom Program.