Choosing the right case to shield a tablet device has become almost just as hard as choosing a tablet itself. With so many styles and looks to select from, the buyers are sometimes lost in the sea of choices. Putting functionality and looks in the background, today we will take a look at what the market has to offer in terms of eco-friendly tablet cases.
The RPET is designed by Reee to accommodate the iPad 2-4. Crafted from unique wool felt dubbed RETHINK FABRIC, the envelope tablet case is something to consider if device owners are looking to help reduce the carbon footprint. The material is made through smashing, melting, and them polymerizing reclaimed and recycled plastic bottles. The case also sports a nice integrated stand function and comes with a string and button lock.
Made from recycled plastic bottles this tablet envelope case delivers durable protection and stand function
Proporta has a subdivision called Smart, dealing in producing sustainable products with functional design. their Recycled Leather Case is designed for the iPad 2-4 and comes from 100% reclaimed and recycled leather materials. The best thing about this folio tablet case is the fact that it looks just as good as the genuine leather item, but certainly damages the environment much less when produced. Stylus holder and integrated stand are much-welcomed bonuses.
Offers the same looks as a genuine leather tablet folio case, but is produced from recycled leather
Kork 2 from A Produkt follows the footsteps of the original tablet shell and is crafted to shield the iPad 2. The case is made entirely from recycled natural cork, and can be further recycled several times over. Besides being one of the greenest cases out there, Kork 2 is also extremely lightweight, but does deliver decent impact protection capabilities. It’s also fully compatible with the Apple Smart Cover further enhancing its functionality.
Sturdy, yet extremely lightweight tablet shell made from recycled cork material
Blythe King offers a whole series of smartphone and tablet sleeves sold at Etsy - iSockit. All cases are handmade with materials sourced from various dressmakers across the USA. This way not only some of the fabrics are saved from being simply thrown away, but lucky iPad owners receive unique and good-looking cases. Most of the models come with a string and button lock. Moreover, the designer can create a custom case based on the fabrics chosen by the customer.
Lively tablet sleeve made from fabrics discarded by dressmakers
Uncommon Goods have their own answer to eco-friendly tablet cases – the Mail Sack. This tablet sleeve is crafted from used mail sacks and the durable canvas fabric is combined with ultra-suede interior lining also upcycled from scrap materials. The case comes with a zipper lock and a handy pocket on the side for smaller accessories.
Sturdy tablet sleeve made from discarded mail sacks and upcycled ultra-suede material
Vindicated Vinyl is a line of tablet cases and other accessories introduced by Brinda Kay at her brick-and-mortar shop and online. The tablet folio cases are made from reclaimed record albums and provide tablet devices not only with highly durable protection, but unique looks as well. There are lots of record albums to choose from, but the designer is also accepting custom orders.
Tablet folio case collection made from reclaimed record albums offering great protection and looks
Voltaic take a different approach to environmentally friendly tablet accessories with their Spark Tablet Case. The main attraction of this tablet sleeve is the solar panel, which supplies up to 8 Watts of power, enough to charge an iPad, a smartphone, and any other small digital device. The case also boasts great protective capabilities and lots of ways to carry it including a shoulder strap and a handle. The included battery will charge up from sunlight and save the power for the iPad whenever the tablet needs it.
Rugged tablet sleeve with an embedded solar panel and a battery to save power for later use