Let’s face it, iPad cases that don’t have attached keyboards, Bluetooth connectivity, or carbon fiber and titanium construction aren’t really that popular. People who buy iPads tend to be purists and want to show off the sleek Apple design that makes the product so unique. However, is there anybody in the world who could resist the siren call of their 8-year old self? Ohio Art is hoping not because they’ve released an official Etch A Sketch case for the iPad. But what does it do? That’s the question.
The answer is: nothing. While the case is a near-perfect (as can be) reproduction of the popular children’s toy (or creative outlet if you prefer to think of it that way) it brings nothing to the table other than some flashy red plastic and fake white knobs.
Sure, there are some “grippy” rubber feet and a couple of kick stands in the back so you can tilt your iPad (though they only lift the top edge an inch or so) and the felt back won’t scratch your hardwood surfaces but that’s it. There’s no electronics in the case, no pop-out keyboard, no titanium inner shell—it’s plastic and if you drop it, it will break.
So what would possess anyone to shell out a whopping $38 for one of these? Nostalgia. They are, after all, pretty cool looking.
So if you want to be the first kid on your block to get your hands on one of these, head over to Headcase and drop some dough. While you’re there you can also buy Etch A Sketch cases for your iPhone 4 and iPhone 3 as well