Now, between iPhones, Androids, iPods, Kindles and iPads, our options for electronics cases with pizzazz have grown ever-more complex and sophisticated.
Enter Hermes. The French luxury leather goods maker has introduced two cases for the fresh-from-the-Apple-store iPad 2 that cost more than the iPad itself.
The Swift slipcase and the book-style Station are both made from supple leather in Hermes signature orange and nine other colours. The Station, which doubles as a stand, costs £930more than twice the starting cost of the iPad2.
So, the question becomes: would you rather have two iPads... or one Hermes case?