Inko iPad Case is a Smooth Leather Tablet Accessory with Drawn Circuitry

By: Amelia Roblin - Apr 6, 2015
References: alexandreechasseriau & tuvie
You've likely seen leather iPad cases before, but what about hi-tech animal hide accessories like this conductive ink keyboard? The team of designers, artists and hackers that came together to create this quality product were striving to develop a luxurious screen protector that would integrate a super-slim add-on device.

Alexandre Echasseriau's product includes a dimpled leather panel that can be folded out from its protective placement. Serving to prop the handheld device upright, the Inko provides the user with a full QWERTY keyboard with softly indented letters for tactility. In order to keep the electronic components as compact, lightweight and flexible as possible, a tattoo machine was used to print the circuitry for a conductive ink keyboard. This technology can certainly be implemented more creatively within these sorts of products.