Case Closed featured in The Daily Telegraph recently. heres what they said
Shane Richmond Head of Technology at The Telegraph
"Case Closed makes lovely cases and covers for a range of gadgets, including the iPhone and Amazon Kindle. Its German wool felt iPad 2 cases are high quality and well finished. They come in two sizes - one to fit the iPad 2 on its own and one to house an iPad 2 with the Apple Smart Cover. For those who want a bit more security, there are covers available which close using either a velcro tab or elasticated ties."
The magazine website highlighted the options we offer from a simple sleeve to " dual-color (charcoal and orange) model" and "for £3 more, you can opt to add elastic closure straps. "
MacWorld is published by IDG which also publishes PCWorld and syndicates tech news to content portal Yahoo.com.
Smart covers have some new functionality like automatically switching your iPad on and off and they double up as a stand. They don't cover the whole of your iPad and they also have a hard spine so how you use one with your iPad is worth considering.
If you envisage a Smart Cover as a fairly permanent fixture on your iPad, then bear in mind the hard hinge. If you want to add some form of case for front and back protection when carrying your iPad out and about or storing it in bigger bags with your other stuff , consider a design that has a landscape orientation and which has allowed for the extra height of the hinge.
Case Closed have launched a Corporate Gift service, We look forward to working with lots of great Business's in the future.
The tech mag T3 has picked Case Closed Kindle 3 Sleeve as one of their top buys!
Existing iPhone cases with cut outs may not be compatible with the new handset but slip cases like Case Closed's Valentine's Day iPhone sleeve will be a perfect fit.
A study by Princeton University claims that devices like Amazon's Kindle make reading too easy. The typeface is so easy to read say the researchers that it is harder to remember what you've read than when the same information is presented in odd typefaces that require more effort to read.
Not convinced? Try reading the two paragraphs below.
Remembering what book you are reading given the abscence of a book jacket is more of a problem, according to Amazon's Kindle forum, and not solved by a Kindle case illustrated with your favourite book jacket.
The British wool industry is fighting back, according to the BBC (10.01.11). Exports of wool are on the way up partly because consumers are thinking more about what they buy and its carbon footprint, said Ian Hudson and James Laxton from Laxton's Specialist Yarns, featured by the BBC.
Like wool yarn, the wool felt we use is a 100% natural material. We have it made for us in Germany which is where the manufacturing expertise in producing 3mm thick wool felt has traditionally been.
Sadly that means we can't claim to be helping the British wool industry but last month Germany accounted for about 10% of our Macbook case sales and 6% of Kindle case sales.
At Case Closed we pack our products in minimal recycled packaging and offset by ten times the carbon we produce distributing our products to customers worldwide.
Sellers of hand made laptop cases have been accused of exploiting their ability to have made to fit accessories on sale ahead of mass manufacturers by over charging. On the popular forum MacRumors.com, forum member bella92108 said:
"Sorry, I don't support businesses who try and capitalize on the short-term business when a product is released. Companies like Incase are better because when they release a product they don't try to jack up the price to get early adopters who have limited choices. Shameful way to do business. Guessing that's why there are so many mom and pop case makers that come and go.
I just wish the big guys were a bit quicker to the plate with new cases."
It's true that craft based manufacturers who design, make and sell their products and do not out source production overseas can respond very quickly. As soon as Apple releases a new device, they can almost overnight have made to fit products on sale but not in any quantity. With most made to order products there is a wait time for your order to be made compared to buying ready made, off the shelf.
But prices on hand made marketplaces like Etsy vary a lot, depending on what you buy. They can be more or less than buying a mass market brand. Apple's store currently sells Incase and Speck 13 inch MacBook cases for $49.95 (approx £32.00). Prices on Etsy for a MacBook 13 inch sleeve range from $3.95 (approx £2.60) for a hand crochet sleeve to $140.00 (approx £90.00) for a hand stitched leather case.
The price you pay is about more than whether something is hand made or ready made. Materials used plays a part as does method of manufacture as does any premium charged for brands over no logo products, something Apple fans know all about.
Will an 11 inch laptop sleeve fit my MacBook Air 11 inch?
This a question that has come up in our inbox and the answer is probably not. Apple's mini sized MacBook Air 11 inch is very narrow but quite long given its screen size. It measures 11.8 inches (29.95 cm) by 7.56 inches (19.2 cm) and is Apple's slimmest laptop at 0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm) thick. Compare these measurements to some of the other popular small size devices and you see the relative difference.
If you are buying a standard case check its size and consider a 12 inch rather than 11 inch case to avoid buying something too short to fit your MacBook Air 11 inch.
Men are choosing either to leave it at home, use a murse or man sized purse for an iPad case as sported by actor Hugh Jackman, or wear clothing with giant sized pockets. Some have even decided not to buy it because carrying it poses such a dilema.
To choose a perfect fit MacBook case, start by knowing the size and model name of your MacBook. Laptops are referred to by screen size, which is the diagonal measurement of the laptop's screen. You will need to know this and the model name to avoid buying something too big or too small.
Apple's MacBook comes in six different sizes and two different finishes.
MacBook Air is the brand name for Apple's ultraslim aluminium finish MacBook which comes in two sizes - 11 inch and 13 inch.
MacBook Pro is the brand name for Apple's aluminium finish laptops which come in three sizes - 13 inch, 15 inch and 17 inch.
MacBook is Apple's brand name for its white polycarbonate laptop which comes in one size - 13 inch.
Here are details of Apple's current range by height (H), width (W), depth (D) and finish:
MacBook Air 11 inch H-0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm) W-11.8 inches (29.95 cm) D-7.56 inches (19.2 cm) Aluminium finish
MacBook Air 13 inch H-0.11-0.68 inch (0.3-1.7 cm) W-12.8 inches (32.5 cm) D-8.94 inches (22.7 cm) Aluminium finish
MacBook 13 inch H-1.08 inches (2.74 cm) W-13.00 inches (33.03 cm) D-9.12 inches (23.17 cm) White polycarbonate finish
MacBook Pro 13 inch H-0.95 inch (2.41 cm) W- 12.78 inches (32.5 cm) D-8.94 inches (22.7 cm) Aluminium finish
MacBook Pro 15 inch H-0.95 inch (2.41 cm) W-14.35 inches (36.4 cm) D-9.82 inches (24.9 cm) Aluminium finish
MacBook Pro 17 inch H-0.98 inch (2.50 cm) W-15.47 inches (39.3 cm) D-10.51 inches (26.7 cm) Aluminium finish