AUTUM Releases Turncoat, an iPad Sleeve with a Difference


AUTUM is one of those small boutique accessory companies that are a hidden gem. When we came across their iPad sleeves we knew this was an outfit we wanted to get to know better. The artistry they bring to each of their products is obvious and their commitment to quality is outstanding.

We reviewed their impressive StraightJacket, leather sleeves for the iPad and both the 11″ and 13″ MacBook Air. We were impressed, and I continue to use and enjoy the sleeves.

Then we brought word of their most unusual couch, the Heretic. It was to die for — literally, since it is constructed from a coffin.

Now AUTUM is back with the Turncoat, an iPad sleeve that is as unique as we have come to expect from the company. It is gorgeous, functional and stands out from the pack.

As they explain,

With a rather irreverent design; the Turncoat functions with the simplicity of a sleeve while offering the protection of a more robust case. A single cut of 6 oz, domestically tanned leather accommodates your iPad 2 with or without a smart cover. Four hand fastened duty snaps securely hold everything in place and allow for quick access from the top or bottom.


The Turncoat features include:

Hand Made USA

Easy Access

Limited Production

Scratch Free Suede Interior

4 Hand Fastened Duty Snaps

6 oz Domestically Tanned Leather

Exact Fit for iPad / iPad 2 With or Without Smart Cover

Complimentary Priority Shipping for Domestic Orders

PRE ORDER – Ships April 15th

At $144 the Turncoat is not for the faint of heart, but for that you get an iPad sleeve with great features, a unique design and a product from a company for whom this is a labor of love. Even better, since the Turncoat has a limited run, you are pretty well assured that you won’t bump into lots of other iPads similarly decked out.

Preorders are being taken now with shipping scheduled for the 15th. More pictures and ordering information can be found here. We will have a full review shortly.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.