Eric Rea and Levi Price have conceptualized these absolutely stunning iPad cases and need your help to fund production. There is no better place to do this than kickstarter and they’ve already raised 60% of their goal. If you’re a fan of their product, support them over at Kickstarter, even if it’s a few bucks, every dollar counts!

*Update 27 March 2013* Their official website launched with an online store.

These cases have been designed to fully protect your iPad during everyday use while not sacrificing the design and feel of the iPad itself. The idea was to build a case sturdy enough to take a beating, but sleek enough for any setting. Our focus was to create a simple, clean look, while using as many natural materials as possible. We wanted this product to be crafted of the finest materials right here in our home state because it just makes sense to build things close to home.

Bowden + Sheffield Minimalist iPad Cases
Sheffield (left) and Bowden (right)

To pay homage to those who have come before us, we name every Fine Grain product after one of our ancestors surnames. Sheffield comes from Eric’s family tree while Bowden and Palmer come from Levi’s.

Bowden + Sheffield Minimalist iPad Cases

“…Minimalist design and smart functionality” – Techcrunch

Bowden + Sheffield Minimalist iPad Cases

Both the Bowden and the Sheffield originate from the same design, with the only difference being the materials used. Both cases will fit the iPad 2 and new iPad, and measure 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches and only 3/4 inch thick. They both come equipped with a magnetic closure system to keep your iPad securely in place at all times. The lining is ultra-soft felt flocking that actually cleans your screen as it goes in and out of the case. If you use your iPad with the Smart Cover, the Smart Cover can lie on the outside of the case but securely underneath the leather or felt cover of The Bowden and Sheffield.

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The team

Levi Price is an industrial design student from rural Idaho. He is the resident perfectionist at finegrain and has always had a passion for making unique hand-made products.

Eric Rea is an information systems student from Alberta, Canada. He is passionate about technology and developing products that make life easier.

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