Good: Work buys IT guy iPad.
Bad: The Apple iPad case is sold out until mid July
My new iPad came in yesterday and i’m loving it, but caring with out a case it leaving me feeling “exposed to theft”. I needed a case also to protect it from scratches, but didn’t want to spend any $ because I have a real case coming in July. Last it would be nice to have a place for a cleaning cloth, cables, wall adaper, camera kit, and so on.
This is what I cam up with…
What you will need
- Old pair of blue jeans
- Gorilla Glue
- Utility knife
- Old hard drives / or other weight
Remove a back pocket from the blue jeans. If you mess up you have a second try.
Lay our iPad below the seam of one of the pant legs. Then cut off the leg about 3/4 of an inch below the iPad
Turn the cut off pant leg bottom inside out and role back one edge. Place a drop of Gorila glue every 1/2 inch or so on both sides of pant leg. We will role the seam “up” to create a stronger hold then just gluing the two sides together.
Roll edge up toward top of case to create a seam
Place weights on edge and lest set for 45 minutes or tell glue has firmed up.
Place a dab of glue every 1/2 inch on back side of the pocket. Try and keep back form the outer edege a bit, the glue expands and a white hard “bubble” will appear if too close to edge.
Now attach cut jeans pocket to side of case
Place old hard drives on pocket, or other weights, to hold in place until the glue sets up.
This case will protect from any tools in my bag. The case also doesn’t scream, “iPad here, grab it” when you’re caring it.