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Griffin Introduces Papernomad Tootsie Folio for iPad and iPad mini
Personalize it with paint, markers, pens and more to create a unique, protective folio designed by you
Nashville, Tenn. – October 10, 2013 – Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, announces the availability of Papernomad Tootsie Folio for iPad and iPad mini. The new folio's exterior is made from water-resistant and tear-resistant paper. It is both unbelievably durable, and the perfect blank canvas for artistic creativity.
Austria-based Papernomad is a group of socially conscious artists whose customizable and durable case designs meet the needs of modern nomads: identity, mobility and sustainability. Papernomad’s passion is to question existing systems and design sustainable solutions with respect to social and environmental issues. Nashville-based Griffin Technology fell in love with Papernomad’s philosophy as well as their products and is proud to serve as exclusive distributor of Papernomad products in North America.
"We’ve really enjoyed working with the Papernomad team to develop a case adapted for North American customer’s preferences," says Keavy Murphree, Product Line Manager at Griffin Technology. "Papernomad brought a solution to the table that delighted us all, one unlike any case we’d ever seen in the folio market. Tootsie's unique magnetic system combined with Papernomad's patented paper composite make it the ideal solution for creative people seeking device protection."
Papernomad products are meant to be drawn on, marked on, and written on with crayons, ink, coffee stains, lipstick, pencils and everything people use to make their mark on the world. This collection of marks and traces turns every Papernomad into a unique companion that tells its owner’s story. Tootsie for iPad is not only a work of art, it is designed to protect the iPad with minimum impact on the environment.
Tootsie Folio is created with Papernomad’s patented paper composite, a wool blend lining and a natural hemp fiber closure-strap, all sewn by hand in Europe. Embedded magnets in the strap hold the folio closed or folded into a stand for viewing and typing. A magnetic strip on the interior of the folio grips the iPad’s built-in magnet and works with two corner straps to hold the iPad securely in place.
About Griffin Technology
Founded on Paul Griffin's kitchen table in 1992, Griffin Technology Inc., is today one of the world's foremost creators of accessories for home, mobile, and personal technology. Unique products such as iTrip®, PowerMate®, iFM®, iMic® and Evolve® Wireless Speaker System have broken new ground in consumer electronics and created loyal fans the world over. Today, Griffin products are conceived, designed and developed in-house and continue to push the envelope of the industry they helped create. Learn more about Griffin's entire range of ingenious designs at www.griffintechnology.com, www.facebook.com/griffintech and on Twitter, @griffintech.
Papernomad GmbH was founded in Vienna, Austria in 2011, and was soon followed by Papernomad USA LLC. The company grew out of a quest for industrial niches where traditional materials could be replaced by paper. Christoph Rochna, Mario C. Bauer and Benjamin Kwitek worked on the development of the paper composite since early 2010 before they found the perfect combination of materials and shareholders. Papernomad designs and manufactures green products with ecological and social imperatives in mind. They design sleeves and covers for mobile electronic devices made from a patent pending paper composite to meet the needs of modern nomads: identity, mobility and sustainability.