As I've said before, it doesn't make sense to me that the iPhone and iPad are such beautiful devices when naked, and yet we must swaddle them in protective covers in order to use them in our everyday lives. I use a cheapie silicone case for my iPhone, not because I like it, but because it's easier than most cases to remove the phone so I can place it in the dock. But now I've seen a better solution.
UK-based designers Jack Spencer and Alex Boswell (collectively known as Nodus) feel the same way as I do about the iDevices, and resolved to design handsome cases for them that could be quickly removed from each device. "We think that protecting your phone or tablet from everyday bumps and scratches is important," the duo writes, "[but feel that] a case should never impair your devices' functionality, tactile experience and amazing design." They turned to "micro-suction technology"—a kind of film that has millions of tiny suction cups embedded within its surface—and bonded it to the inside of a simple leather case of their own design. Check out the resultant adhesive power and attachment and removal procedures:
Knowing they had a potential hit on their hands, Spencer and Boswell turned to Kickstarter to get a production run funded for their Access Cases. They quickly exceeded their modest £20,000 target, but there's still over a month left to pledge if you'd like to get in on it. Here's the pitch vid: