Attention hipsters: Your iOS device case has arrived! Moleskine--purveyors of fine paper products enjoyed around the world--has made yet another decidedly device-centric attempt to increase their stranglehold on the hearts and minds of the scribbling public. A few months ago, we bore witness to the company's first foray into the tech world with what they've opted to call an analog-digital hybrid: A Kindle cover that, in addition to providing some stylish protection to Amazon's one-trick pony e-book reader, also offers Moleskine aficionados the ability to keep the company's signature creamy off-white paper close at hand by building a notepad right into the case's cover. As of this morning, Apple device users have also been extended the ability to add a bit of class to their iPhone 3G/3GS as Moleskine has announced the addition of cases for your cherished iOS devices to their covet-worthy Folio Digital product line.
In Moleskine's own words:
"The features and style of both Covers are those of a classic Moleskine notebook: sleek rounded corners, strong elastic band, and the legendary smooth black cover. Inside, a lighter suede lining protects the electronic device against impact and scratches, alongside a Volant notebook with plain pages. The Smartphone Cover is mainly conceived to be used with Bluetooth, headphones or loud speaker"
Looking to the pictures accompanying the products press release, we have to say that it looks pretty snazzy, although not all that protective. If you're not a Moleskine purist and want to pimp out your iPad with something that offers perhaps a bit more protection, you may wish to consider cases from Dodocase or Pad&Quill as well.