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When the iPad was first announced, the superficial resemblance to the first tablet most of us ever held was apparent. The shape, the aspect ratio, the heft — it just screams Etch A Sketch. If you think the comparison is nifty, why not go whole hog?

This officially licensed Etch A Sketch iPad case is available for purchase on the ultimate nerd store — ThinkGeek. For only $39.99, you can get your very own iPad Etch a Sketch case. Currently, it is made in configurations for both the original iPad and the iPad 2. If you have an iPad 3, subjective reports have the iPad 3 fitting in the iPad 2 version, but very snuggly.

Not only is it incredibly adorable and nostalgic, but it also functions as a kickstand for improved viewing and typing on tables. The product description lists theft deterrence as a feature, but that is a bit of a stretch. Anyone who looked at this for more than a fraction of a second would see that it is an iPad in hiding. If you’re going to buy this case, do it because you think it looks cool. If you’re buying on features, there are better cases to consider. This is a product you buy for aesthetics.

 

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