by Brent Dirks
October 10, 2013
Griffin is expanding its line of Papernomad products with today’s introduction of the Tootsie Folio for the iPad and iPad mini. After unveiling an environmentally friendly sleeve with Papernomad earlier this year, Griffin is now offering a full protection option for both iPads. And the product is definitely unique.
“We’ve really enjoyed working with the Papernomad team to develop a case adapted for North American customer’s preferences,” says Keavy Murphree, Product Line Manager at Griffin Technology. “Papernomad brought a solution to the table that delighted us all, one unlike any case we’d ever seen in the folio market. Tootsie's unique magnetic system combined with Papernomad's patented paper composite make it the ideal solution for creative people seeking device protection.”Made with a patented paper composite, the folio can be drawn on, marked on, and even written on with crayons, ink, coffee stains, lipstick, pencils, and whatever else you can imagine for a unique look. The inside of the case is made with a wool blend lining while a natural hemp fiber closure strap completes the product. Embedded magnets in the strap hold the folio closed or in a stand for viewing and typing. The entire product is sewn by hand in Europe. And the unique name of the product even has its own story. Each product in the line is named after places where significant progress was made. In this case, that’s Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a famous honky tonk in downtown Nashville, Tenn. The Tootsie Folio for the iPad is $69.99 while the folio for the smaller tablet will set you back $59.99. Both can be ordered directly from Griffin’s site now. For other recent accessory news and reviews, see: The Fitbit Force Fitness Band Is Now Available For Order, Dropcam's New Pro Camera Embraces The Connected Home, and Review: The Misfit Shine Is A Truly Wearable Fitness Tracker.