Back on the 27th January 2010, it was the late Steve Jobs who presented the Apple Ipad, a successful project that sold 18 million gadgets throughout the year. This invention opened the doors to other technology giants who, in turn, invented the tablet computer. The third generation Ipad sold approximately 3 million units in its first weekend alone, reaffirming an increase in public interest for this gadget over the typical pc laptops. However, the elegance and the refinement of the design of the tablet is often directly proportional to its delicacy, the most appropriate cases have become the new object of desire and luxury brands and small artisans have started producing them in recycled materials. Even a brand like Moleskine has produced a cover to support the creativity of the digital era. The cover has the typical characteristics of notebooks: rounded corners, elastic band closure, black cover with a suede microfiber interior, to protect the screen. For those who are tired of plain blackcases, Dolce&Gabbana and Prada have launched a large selection of bright colours for Spring/Summer 2012 in orange, lemon yellow, green pistachio, periwinkle, red, electric blue in both envelope and book styles. It is however particularly awkward for those who wish to use the tablet as a camera, as you need to pull it from the corners to take photos and it is not always straight forward. The artist Heather Schnelle has created Rookcase; unique covers made from old hard backbooks, which provide an added thickness by using a rigid cover to protect the thin electronic devices. The wooden supports make the device easier to hold and are a great convenience for reading. The team of Aire, on the other hand, uses recycled billboards as covers, making them flexible, lightweight and durable, the result are uber cool covers. All these new ideas are really trying to help the environment as otherwise all these billboards would be left for toxic waste. Obviously there are also covers made in skins and leathers from major luxury brands, but we also need to remember that today’s stylish man sometimes doesn’t always respect the environment where technology is concerned.