|Posted by Nikki Yeager on June 11, 2011 at 2:48 PM|
I'm not sure if I mentioned this but the other day my boss got high on enthusiasm for reaching a huge milestone in our company and *BAM* in his delirious state, bought everyone iPads.
... or at least that's how I explain the iPad gifts. Everyone else thinks he just really, really appreciates us all helping make that particular milestone possible.
Meh. To each his own.
Anyways, the point is that I have an iPad 2 (which I never would have purchased myself for that insanely high price) and I actually really like it. Granted, it is pointless for a ton of stuff. However, for a free gift it's great to do work on when in transit and it has a Free Books app that lets me read over 1k literary classics. I'm currently on The Rainbow by Lawrence and I'm -surprisingly- loving every minute of it.
That being said there is one teeny, eensy problem with being gifted an iPad. The case.
The $60+ case.
Without a case, that pretty little screen is pretty much useless because any time you toss it into a messy purse, you end up with tiny little scratches all over the screen. And those tiny little scratches make reading D. H. Lawrence utterly unbearable.
So I've set out to make my own case in about 10 minutes with the materials laying around my house: Superglue, an old dress, paper and pretty colored rubber bands.
This is what I ended up with:
Overall, it's sort of crappy. The edges are wrinkly and the glue made weird little wrinkles on the top left hand corner. STILL, compared to buying a 60 dollar case, I think this is a great 10 minute, free solution.
And yes, it might look like a two year old got a hold of the craft drawer, but I'm still darn proud of my creation.