It’s one of the more unusual iPad cases we’ve yet seen: Brenthaven’s Bill-Fold Sleeve ($35) is pitched as a product with 100% recycled billboard material on the outside, a soft faux suede interior, and a white-on-black color scheme. Both sides of the sleeve are open by default, using Velcro to fold closed on each side as you prefer, creating what looks like a bulging pouch when completely sealed. A Brenthaven tag on one side is its only branding.

First Look: Brenthaven Bill-Fold Sleeve for iPad

On May 13, 2010, iLounge published The Complete Guide to iPad Cases and Protection, a multi-page comparison of over 70 different iPad cases and film protectors, sorted by genre. The following details were added to this piece by that comparison article; please click on the link above for additional comparative discussion of similar protective options.

We typically steer clear of recommending sleeves for iPods and iPhones, but iPad users may find that they make more sense. The concept is to totally envelop the iPad inside protective material, using a flap or zipper to open and release the device when it’s needed. In almost every one of these cases, the designs speak for themselves—you either like how they look, or don’t—so we’re sorting them by price and focusing our brief notes on fit and scope of protection, with bare opinions otherwise.

Does Bill-Fold Sleeve fit? Yes. Is everything protected? Yes. But the Velcro-sealed sides don’t provide quite the same feeling of security as in other cases here, and the case has a little more interior give than many of the other options.


First Look: Brenthaven Bill-Fold Sleeve for iPad

First Look: Brenthaven Bill-Fold Sleeve for iPad

First Look: Brenthaven Bill-Fold Sleeve for iPad

First Look: Brenthaven Bill-Fold Sleeve for iPad

Our Rating

Not Rated

Company and Price

Company: Brenthaven


Model: Bill-Fold Sleeve

Price: $35

Compatible: iPad (2010)

Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.