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.
Papernomad Zattere Apple iPad Eco-Friendly Sleeve
How do you want to take the iPad with you - paper or plastic? Consider the 100% organic Zattere tablet sleeve for the good of our planet and your device. It incorporates a tear/water-resistant paper composite material and wool felt lining to keep any generation iPad or even some similar sized Android tablets safer and easier to carry than a bagful of organic groceries. The slim design is perfect for modern day nomads. Slip it into a travel bag - yet better still, you can draw and write on the exterior. Like your leather satchel, this tablet sleeve will tell your story of journeys and experiences.
- Fits any iPad or similar size 10" tablet
- Customize the case with drawings & scribbles
- Tear and spill resistant
- 100% biodegradable
- Single-purpose function
- Not smart-cover compatible
- A bit pricey
The Zattere is named for the spacious Venetian promenade, the very place where the Papernomad team were quenching their thirsty palettes when they sketched its original concept. This tablet sleeve is more substantial than its basic brown paper sack looks, constructed with a special tear- and water-resistant material that contains several layers of paper, cotton and bio-polymers. The Eco-Friendly design also features Australian sheep’s wool felt lining and a magnetic hemp fiber strap, which work together to keep the device fitted very cozy inside during transport.
- Fits any iPad or similar sized 10" tablets
- 100% biodegradable design
- Made of special composite material that contains layers of paper, bio-polymers and cotton
- Tear and splash spill-resistant exterior
- Can draw, paint and write on it
- Hemp fiber pull-strap with discreet magnet for secure tablet fit
- Pull on strap and tablet rises out for quick retrieval
- 100% natural Australian sheep's wool felt lining
- Cozy, soft-touch interior safeguards the screen surface
- Protects against bumps and scratches
- Net weight: 100 g / 3.5 oz
By simply pulling the hemp-strap, the device rises upward for quick retrieval. You can even clip on a Stylus, and of course, a regular pen, marker and/or mechanical pencil for transforming your Zattere into a work of art.
Your iPad will be safe from such spills, yet coffee and tea stains will only add to this case’s aesthetic charm. Although mainly designed to shield against everyday wear and tear, a few drops of my device landed quieter and more softly than when fitted in some neoprene designs.
A tear/water-resistant material that is completely biodegradable? This may sound like an oxymoron, but indeed the Zattere will eventually fade away. In the meantime, its flawless stitch-work and masterful construction should prove just as sustainable as your iPad, and will probably be still around to serve your next one thereafter.
This ‘green’ solution costs more green than the average tablet sleeve, but as a design that defends just as well as one made of neoprene, wouldn’t your conscious feel better about not helping to preserve our planet?
You can’t honestly expect an iPad to last a lifetime - so why choose a synthetic case to endure that long, and beyond? The Zattere is not only an environmentally responsible choice, it’s a blank canvas for chronicling your journeys and experiences.
"I kind of regret it"
"Green case with unique looks"
With the Zattere case that might not even happen – it’s compatible with all generations of Apple tablets, and who says that the 4th will be much different in size?
The case is not only a beauty, it offers some useful functions as well: a magnetic pull tab allows to access the tablet in the matter of seconds and, at the same time, keeps the case closed when not in use. You can also jot down important notes on the case.