Twelve South Releases SurfacePad for iPhone

Chris Herbert, writing for MacStories:

Twelve South, makers of excellent Mac and iOS device accessories, have announced today the latest product in their family of accessories for the iPhone: the SurfacePad. Made of Napa leather and weighing less than an ounce, the SurfacePad is a modern, minimal design that beautifully complements the stylish design of iPhone.

The SurfacePad resembles an iPad Smart Cover with its small size and subtle design. Many people have wondered why Apple hadn’t made one themselves; so the team behind Twelve South decided to make their own. They have one for the iPhone 4/4S and the iPhone 5 with 3 colors: modern white, jet black and pop red. The SurfacePad also doubles as a stand and has a microfiber lining that protects the glass screen on your iPhone. The volume buttons are easily accessible when open as well. The outside of the case also has some markings for the volume button location when the case is closed.

This looks awesome, and similar in concept to this thing. I’m totally getting one when I upgrade to the 5S this year. I’ve never used anything by Twelve South, so this’ll be exciting.