The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Gone Studio Greensleeve iPad / 10-11” Tablet Envelope in Grey
As though the wool material itself weren’t enough to make the Gone Studio Greensleeve case distinctive, the environment-conscious will absolutely love the care taken in manufacturing this “plastic-free computer case that you can feel good about.” Simply designed with all-natural materials, the Greensleeve envelope tablet case also does a decent job protecting the tablet from moisture, dust and the like.
- Eco-friendly, synthetic-free
- High-quality wool materials
- Simple envelope design
- Doesn’t completely cover tablet
- Loose fit for tablet
- Cleaning a bit inconvenient
Made from 100% German sheep wool, the Greensleeve envelope case provides a nice soft cushy feel and the interior padding cushions the iPad (or any 10-11” tablet) against minor damage well enough. Gone Studio also touts the small bit of cork used to protect the interior against the closing fastener.
The lightweight wool material provides some nice natural resistance to moisture and dust, though to clean the Greensleeve, you’ll need to spot-clean with a proper detergent – the Greensleeve cannot be fully saturated.
But let’s get back to that primary selling point, namely the Greensleeve’s environment-friendly aspects. Sure, the 100% synthetic-free makeup is important, but would you believe that these tablet sleeves are made without electricity? Would you believe it’s all made in the USA under fair trade practices? Would you believe this is the most environment-conscious product on the tablet cases market?
Actually, that last question is easily answered “yes.” Those thinking Earth first will accept no substitutes for the Gone Studio Greensleeve tablet case.
- Plastic-free iPad case made from pure imported sheep's wool
- Made with no waste and no electricity, using only hand- and foot-powered tools.
- Naturally water- and stain-resistant
- Fits all models of iPad, even when they’re encased in Smart Covers.
- Easy-open metal snap holds iPad securely
- iPad's headphone jack fully accessible
As a sleeve/envelope tablet case, functionality isn’t of primary importance in Gone Studio’s Greensleeve, but the iPad user will have full access to ports while the tablet is encased in the case.
The Greensleeve offers above-average protection against moisture and dust thanks to the natural resistance of the wool exterior. The thin interior padding is good enough for preventing dings and scratches, but this case won’t protect the tablet against major accidents.
High-quality wool is a rarity in tablet cases, making the Greensleeve truly unique in this field. Handmade right down to cork backer behind the fastener and backed by a one-year, full-replacement warranty, Gone Studio shows remarkable care and attention to quality.
For those that are environment-conscious, the $30 price tag on the Gone Studio Greensleeve makes it a steal. Strictly by the numbers, the good news for the everyday tablet user is that the Greensleeve’s price is actually lower than the average tablet sleeve or envelope case. At this bargain price, it’s easy to do the right thing, ecologically speaking.
One more time: The Greensleeve is all about eco-friendliness. In achieving this goal, Gone Studio has actually produced a nice envelope case for any iPad and a 10-11” tablet as well – quite a coup for the company then, and not at all a bad selection for any user.