Twelve South BookBook for iPad Review; It’s Updated and Awesome!

Twelve South just announced a brand new product that isn’t brand-new. Their new BookBook for iPad is a complete redesign that warrants a post in and of itself because it takes an interesting iPad case concept and turns it into something extraordinary. I’ve had an early release version of it for about a week and I can honestly say this is one of the most interesting and functional cases I have used in a long time. I thought we would let the company speak about the case in writing while I talk about it on video so let’s take a quick look.

BookBook for iPad is a handmade, one-of-a-kind, hardback leather case for the New iPad (3rd generation) and iPad 2. This multi-functional case features an interior support frame that creates a variable-angle display stand and a built-in typing stand. Along with its vintage look, this case makes iPad feel as if you’re holding a real book, and in many ways you are. BookBook for iPad provides two forms of protection. First, the hardback cover and rigid spine provide impact protection for your prized iPad. Second, the unique vintage book design of this case disguises iPad, helping protect it from theft.
BookBook for iPad is available in three colors: Vintage Brown, Classic Black and Vibrant Red.

When you first open BookBook, you’ll see the interior support frame that holds your iPad securely in place and showcases the beautiful Retina display. Fold out the support frame and it forms a convenient display stand for FaceTime chats, movie watching or playing an iPhoto slideshow. Over 30 degrees of angle adjustment ensure you’ll find a perfect viewing angle. 

Neatly tucked under the interior support frame lies a built-in typing stand. Flip up the support frame, fold out the typing stand and go to town on emails, Facebook updates or launch Pages and work on writing your novel from the comfort of a BookBook.

The real story is about protection. BookBook for iPad is designed to keep your iPad safe and secure as you shuttle it from place to place. A soft, suede interior protects the iPad finish, while two hardback covers with reinforced corners provide impact protection. Dual zippers seal the deal, while allowing you to unzip just enough to connect the charging cord or a headphone cable without having to remove iPad from the safety of BookBook.

The perfect disguise for prying eyes.

One of the greatest features of BookBook for iPad is the stealthy security it delivers. Tucked inside BookBook, no one will ever see your iPad, even when it’s right under their nose. Sitting on a coffee table, a desk, or in a dorm room, BookBook for iPad looks like a vintage piece of literature, not an expensive iPad. We have received many letters from customers telling us that their homes or cars were broken into but the thieves left behind their iPads thinking they were just old books. BookBook is a great disguise and a simple way to reduce the risk of getting your iPad, and all of its valuable content, stolen.

Curl up with a good BookBook.

Reading books on iPad is cool. Reading books on an iPad tucked into a BookBook for iPad is even cooler because it feels just like holding every old book you’ve ever held. BookBook for iPad has a black, soft suede interior that doesn’t distract your eyes when viewing your iPad. That soft interior also keeps your iPad scratch-free. BookBook for iPad is a great way to enjoy a much more organic reading experience with iPad.


Genuine leather case
Built-in typing stand and display stand
Old-world book design offers distinct appearance and stealthy security

The all new BookBook Vol 2 is available directly from the manufacturer.

MSRP: $79.99

What I Like: Thin; Light; Looks amazing; Includes two stands; 360 degree protection

What Needs Improvement: Nothing, I love this case

Categories: Reviews


9 replies

  1. Gee, that thing looks cool. You get to feel that you’re reading a book!


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