Kickstarter is home to some really awesome projects and one that caught my fancy last week is ProBack Cover. Here’s more on the cool gadget that also stores your Apple Pencil and lets you charge it.
One of the big problems with the 12.9 inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil combo is that carrying the Pencil and charging it are totally clumsy affairs. If you own an iPad Pro and Pencil, you probably feel my pain too. Its such a pity that the iPad Pro doesn’t offer a convenient spot to nestle the Pencil when not in use.
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As for charging, I haven’t met anyone yet who appreciates the clumsy, come-close-and-I’ll-stab-you kind of charging mechanism that Apple appeared to have brilliantly thought out.
Also Read: Best Cases for the 10.5 inch iPad Pro
ProBack Cover iPad Case
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Anyway, if you’ve ben regretting your Apple purchase since, there’s some good news on the horizon. Studio Tika Innovation has come out with their creative solution to the problem with ProBack Cover and this iPad case is a marvel.
Why? Because This case can do a number of things.
One – Protect the iPad from scratches.
Two – Store the Apple Pencil in a convenient spot inside
Three – Charge the Apple Pencil while still inside the case
Four – Compatible with Apple’s Smart Keyboard (see review here)
Its hard not to love the ProBack Cover. After all, who wouldn’t want an iPad accessory that charges both the Pencil and the iPad case without removing the case. Plus, a well thought-out magnet at the top corner helps to keep the Apple Pencil in place and prevent accidental drops. The cover also has amplifiers around the speakers to make the audio quality stand out.
ProBack Cover Specification:
- Color : Carbon, Jet Back
- Charging Technology : TikaLogic
- Dimensions : 316mm (L) 230mm (W) 130mm (H)
- Connector : Lightning Port
- Weight: 60g w/o iPad Pro & Apple Pencil
ProBack Cover is not yet available for sale. Its on Kickstarter looking for funding for its final stages of production. That’s a good thing as you don’t have to wait for the prototype to pass through testing and validation. Studio Tika says that its production molds have successfully passed testing. All that’s left to do is mass produce and deliver. And that’s what the campaign is for.
If you are excited to see the ProBack Cover come to life, you have a good chance to do it now. Head over to the campaign page, check out the pictures and videos of the design and production prototypes before lending your support.
ProBack Cover : See on Kickstarter
Studio Tika is offering the ProBack Cover iPad Pro Case at a pre-sale price of $39 for a piece or $70 for two of them. Bulk orders are also accepted. Considering the cost of iPad Pro cases which don’t even deliver what the ProBack Cover offers, I’d say this is very reasonable indeed.
At the time of writing this post, the project has generated $18,235 out of its pledged goal of $25,000 with 291 backers. There are still 18 days to go and it looks set for a comfortable sail through as of now.
What do you guys think of the ProBack? Do you find it interesting enough to fund the project? If you find it as exciting as I do, you can also share this post or the Kickstarter campaign on your social network and give it some much needed publicity.