Together Design Wool Sleeve Review for iPad Pro
If you’re looking to protect your beautiful new iPad Pro without using a bulky case, a sleeve might be the perfect protection for you. This wool sleeve by Together Design is a perfect balance between being able to use your device naked while also having a quick sleeve to place in for protection around the home, while traveling or on your desk.
If you’re like me, you’re always looking for aesthetically minimal ways to protect your tech. In this case, I was looking for something to use for my iPad Pro. The latest generation iPad Pro is beautifully crafted to feel light on the hands. It’s crazy that this 12.9″ iPad Pro feels so light in my hands. Unfortunately, the moment you add in a case, it just feels different. All the hours of engineering dissipates and you’re left with holding, what feels like, any other kind of tablet.
But the thing with beautifully engineered and designed technology is, you want to preserve them as best you can given how much use they get. So this is when I look into buying sleeves for my laptops, iPads and iPhones.
Cue Together Design’s wool sleeves, which I think, are a perfect way to protect your investment when not in use but allowing you to easily access them and use them nakedly. The iPad slips right in, perfectly snug and secure but also very easy to take in and out.
It really is a great way to store your iPad when you’re not using it but want to access it quickly without the feeling of a bulky case. The Apple pen also fits with this side opening, Together Design offers two sleeve orientations. I opted for the “long side” opening to allow for the Apple Pencil.
So what are the drawbacks? I do wish that this particular sleeve had a small opening on the bottom to allow for charing while in the case. But then again, that may distract from the minimal design, so maybe I don’t want that haha. If you opt for the “short side” opening, you can place your iPad inside with the usb-c connector exposed for charing. This would be good for people who don’t own an Apple Pencil.
The second drawback for me isn’t really fair since it’s more about the sleeve not working as a stand. I think adding some kind of feature like that to a minimal sleeve would defeat the purpose of being minimal but I do find myself grabbing my other case when I need to prop up my iPad.
So with all that said, I’m really happy with this sleeve. It works as it’s intended, offers a good amount of protection and it really does look and feel beautiful. It’s the perfect compliment to my iPad Pro.