Up until the early part of July I was using a DODOcase for protecting my iPad. It seemed pretty nice, but during my world travels I discovered that the bamboo frame was rather fragile and started to crack. Worried about the well-being of my iPad, I needed to move to another solution.

A quick trip to Etsy introduced me to a huge range of boutique case and sleeve makers. Eventually, I stumbled onto Tuch and fell in love with its design. Unlike other cases and sleeve makers, Tuch doesn’t use rivets, stitching, or glue of any kind on its cases. Instead, the leather sleeve fits together using laser-cut slots and tabs (think of a folding cardboard gift box). Elegant and simple. I’ve been using it for about six weeks and I have to say, I really like it.

If you’re looking for a unique case, check out Tuch. If it’s not for you and you still want something different, don’t settle for a case in a store — look online as there’s some great handmade options out there.