Is this all about pop culture’s obsession with sequels and reboots? Or maybe Germanmade is taking a cue from Apple, releasing an “upgrade” to a just-released product that only differs in the tiniest bit from the original? In any case, the Germanmade G.2 iPad Air book tablet case is exactly identical to the G.1 with one small exception that actually seems of limited use. The G.2 includes cutouts for storing an iPhone and small accessories underneath the iPad – Is this added feature really worth a markup in price?
Germanmade bills its G.2 book tablet case for iPads as an original product. But the difference between this case and Germanmade’s own G.1 is absolutely minimal. In fact, this is relegated to an additional cutout in the interior wood frame, into which an iPhone and other small accessories may placed into. This is literally the sole difference between the two models. Whether it is worth spending the extra cash will of course be up to the individual iPad 2/3/4 owner. <br.
Having said this, the Germanmade G.2 book case benefits from all the plusses of the excellent G.1. Like the G.1, the G.2 is designed in the classic hardcover book style and dimensions and the lock is a nicely tight-fitting elastic strap lock. The iPad is fitted into a multiplex birch wood frame and is held in place by some tiny yet strong rubber clips at the corners, which translates to solid protection against light accidental drops. <br.
Of course, the Germanmade G.1 is most notable for the amazing range of customization options, and all the same options are offered here in the G.2 book case. Choose from among black or white wood frame to match the tablet bezel. After this, would-be owners can choose from four exterior materials – book linen, faux- and genuine leather. Within each of these materials are further options for color customization, with choices varying for each material. But those preferring this classic book linen style will thrill at 13 possibilities for their G.2. <br.
- Customizable design
- Integrated stand feature
- Built-in organizer compartment
- Sublime handmade quality
No one can fault Germanmade for the quality material available in the G.2 iPad 2/3/4 book tablet case – and the customization options are beyond reproach. We just wish Germanmade hadn’t insisted the G.2 is a distinct tablet case. It just goes to show: The sequel rarely tops the original.
- Designed exclusively for the Apple iPad 2 and New iPad 3/4
- Customized exterior in choice of book linen, faux-leather or genuine leather
- Book linen interior
- Solid multiplex Birch wood frame with glossy coating
- Frame coating available in black or white to match the iPad bezel
- Automatic sleep/wake function
- Cutouts for all iPad buttons, ports, speakers and rear-camera
- Integrated stand supports the tablet at a 10° angle in landscape format
- Storage compartments for iPhone 5, business cards, pens and coins
- Elastic strap for secure cover closure
- Net weight: 250g / 8.8 oz
|Tablet||Apple iPad 2, Apple iPad 3, Apple iPad 4|
|Function||Business, Mens, Womens|
|Price||High End $80 - $149|
|Dimensions||8.3 x .87 x 10.5 in (WDH)|