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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Opulent and Outrageous iPad Cases

From alligator skin folios to diamond-crusted sleeves, these blinged-out designer iPad cases define over-the-top.

Chanel iPad Case
Chanel iPad Case
In the past year, designers have been flocking to the iPad to create just the right covering for Apple’s loyal and protective fans. Now the possibilities are seemingly endless, from cheap neoprene sleeves to rich leather cases. We tracked down the most expensive, extravagant, and ridiculous iPad cases, many of which cost more than the iPad itself. If you don’t have enough friends vying for a chance to play with your fancy toy, all of these coverings are sure to elicit a few gasps and ahhs.


Chanel iPad Case

$1,555, chanel.com
The classic, quilted-black leather of the Chanel fashion house makes its way into the tech world with the brand’s iPad case. While outrageously expensive at about three times the price of an actual iPad, at least this opulent case has timeless design on its side.

Louis Vuitton iPad Case
Louis Vuitton iPad Case

Louis Vuitton iPad Case


$390, louisvuitton.com   

Another designer take on iPad protection, Louis Vuitton’s case sports the brand’s iconic logo pattern and is diminutively priced compared to the Chanel. Ownership of a small yapping dog is required.


Padova iPad Case
Padova iPad Case

Padova iPad Case

$569, orbino.com
If you couldn’t care less about PETA and prefer to cover your iPad in exotic skins instead of mere leather, the Padova case in Cognac Ostrich is the one for you. Yes, real ostrich.





Tod's iPad Case
Tod's iPad Case

Tod’s iPad Case

$4,900, tods.com
Finished in genuine alligator, this case wins the award for least design for the price. For nearly five grand, this Tod's iPad case should come with an iPad already inside, but instead looks like any other leather or faux-alligator case on the Web.



Oscar de la Renta iPad Case
Oscar de la Renta iPad Case

Oscar de la Renta iPad Case

$390, oscardelarenta.com
This python clutch from famed designer Oscar de la Renta has a degrade pattern and at least looks luxurious for the cost. However, that snake print probably won’t go with your wardrobe season after season.





David August iPad Case
David August iPad Case

David August iPad Case

$6,900, davidaugustinc.com
We’re not so sure what warrants the sky-high price tag on this one, but Hollywood clothier David August has released an Italian-crafted case made from exotic alligator skin.



Crystal Case for the iPad
Crystal Case for the iPad

Crystal Case for the iPad

$35, crystalcase.com
The price tag on this one doesn’t quite live up to the rest of the list, but the ridiculous factor is still there. If you need more sparkle in your life, Crystal Case makes a gaudy creation known as “Purple Splash” just for your iPad.





Crystal Roc iPad Case
Crystal Roc iPad Case

Crystal Roc iPad Case

$966, crystalroc.com
For the glitter connoisseur who has money to spare, Crystal Roc sells an iPad case entirely covered inSwarovski’s Xilion Cut crystals. The case is customizable for even more atrocious glitter action.


Prada iPad Case
Prada iPad Case

Prada iPad Case

$420, neimanmarcus.com
For the diehard Prada fan comes a simple red nylon case for the iPad. Nothing special about this one, except for the bright color and Prada name, but at $420 this is starting to look like a steal.



Ed Hardy iPad Case
Ed Hardy iPad Case

Ed Hardy iPad Case

$40, edhardyshop.com
Must we say anything? If you insist on dousing your wardrobe with Ed Hardy prints, why not do it to your iPad too?


Mervis Diamond iPad Case
Mervis Diamonds iPad Case

Mervis Diamonds iPad Case

$20,000, mervisdiamonds.com
If the Swarovski crystals were just not nice enough for you, cover your iPad in real diamonds for the low price of 20 grand. When the next iPad comes out, you will have a nice picture frame worth a whole lot of money.





Salvatore Ferragamo iPad Case
Salvatore Ferragamo iPad Case

Salvatore Ferragamo iPad Case

$390, salvatoreferragamo.com
A seemingly low-priced option in comparison to other designers, the Salvatore Ferragamo iPad case has a stylish, classy design and comes in unique colors.


Alaia iPad Case
Alaia iPad Case

Alaia iPad Case

$715, net-a-porter.com
A luxurious and colorful accessory for your iPad, the Alaia case is laser-cut from powder pink and coral leather. The look is young, hip, and modern. The price tag, not so much.

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