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We have always loved hardcover books and our bookshelves at home show it. Once, I had someone ask me if I had read all the books on our shelves. I replied, “Either Matt (my husband) or I have read them and some of them we both have read”. So when we were able to combine our love of hardcover books and technology (my husband’s line of work), we were thrilled. We began with a very simple notion - that we could do better! Book-style cases are not new to the market but we felt that they were lacking in the style department. We set out to design a new case combined with our love of vintage and used books, thus creating up-cycled RooKCasEs. It is just a matter of time before the traditional paper and ink book is replaced by eReaders, and we are attempting to preserve some of the nostalgia before it all goes away.

There is something to be said for the old school hardcover books, they are solid in…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 11
  • Joined January 26, 2011

Favorite materials

vintage hardcover books, journals

About

We have always loved hardcover books and our bookshelves at home show it. Once, I had someone ask me if I had read all the books on our shelves. I replied, “Either Matt (my husband) or I have read them and some of them we both have read”. So when we were able to combine our love of hardcover books and technology (my husband’s line of work), we were thrilled. We began with a very simple notion - that we could do better! Book-style cases are not new to the market but we felt that they were lacking in the style department. We set out to design a new case combined with our love of vintage and used books, thus creating up-cycled RooKCasEs. It is just a matter of time before the traditional paper and ink book is replaced by eReaders, and we are attempting to preserve some of the nostalgia before it all goes away.

There is something to be said for the old school hardcover books, they are solid in your hands, and they have a certain feel and smell. So when we take an old book and turn it into an iPad or Kindle case, it tells a story about the owner. Our motto is “We don’t make cases, we make conversations” for a reason. It could be the owner bought the Wizard of Oz RooKCasE because it was a favorite movie as a child. Or maybe they bought the Audrey Hepburn RooKCasE because they loved to watch Audrey’s movies with their mom. Many have bought a RooKCasE with their favorite star, band or travel destination. Whatever your favorite Published Series case, it’s sure to speak volumes about your personality.

We love scouring old books stores, the internet or the local thrift store to find interesting titles, you never know what you are going to find. One of our favorite “finds” was in a book title “Our FBI”. The forward was written by J. Edgar Hoover and was published in 1955. The best part was on one of the inside pages J. Edgar Hoover had hand written a signed note. We cut out that note and secured it inside the wood tray so the owner could show that little gem of history when he wanted, but it was also protected behind the device.

Our product line consists of two Collections. The Signature Collection includes the more traditional book-style cases - but better! The construction is higher quality with more variety. Device functionality is maximized by never needing to take your device out to power up, plug in or make adjustments- it always remains protected. Security is optimal because it does not obviously look like an expensive piece of electronic equipment. Other great and unique features include our device-tailored wood trays, sound chambers that direct the device sound out to you, and a closure strap that is super durable and discrete.

The Published Collection includes our one-of-a-kind or near one-of-a-kind up-cycled books. These will definitely create a conversation and put you in a category of cool that is all your own. From classics...to pop culture...to completely custom individual, artist and corporate designs - the Published Collection includes cases that you can only get from RooKCasE. Some of our features include:

• Hand-Made and Assembled in the USA
• Sound chamber that directs the sound to you
• Device is Fully Functional while in Case - no need to remove to use, plug in or power up! (Except for camera hole in the iPad 2/3 where the hole would compromise the protective qualities of the case.)
• Protection with durable book-type cover and custom wood enclosure
• Security with book disguise and wood grain edges that look like pages in a book
• Discrete elastic band keeps cover closed and stays out of the way when not in use

So one might ask what we do with all the book pages and journal pages. We recycle them, of course! We will donate the books to local libraries and other organizations which turn them into paperback books. The journals we recycle into what else, journals. Colorful duct tape makes a great cover for these and we give them to adults and kids alike to use.

There are hundreds of cases out there, but only one that combines the functionality, protection, security, and style that is as unique as you. Become a RooKie today!

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