You usually don't find the phrases "iDevice case" and "hand-crafted" in the same sentence. Evouni would like to change that. This stylish design company — whose catalog includes camera-shaped memory card readers and charming toys which double as cable managers — eschew the stamp-it-out mentality of their hard-case brethren in exchange for soft, organic, and visually appealing.
Take, for example, their W54-2PL Handmade Felt Pouch for iPhone, iPod. It's made of 100% New Zealand Merino wool in a variety of zippy color combos (Black/Blue, Black/Green, Black/Purple). The removable lanyard/retaining ring secures your phone/MP3 player as well as giving you multiple carrying options. The only drawback (and this is true of many pouches, Evouni's and otherwise) is removing your phone in a hurry if you need to answer a phone call; if you don't have a wired or Bluetooth headphone yet, now might be the time to invest.
Don't need a carrying strap? Check out the W53-001 Handmade Felt Pouch for iPhone. Also made from Merino wool, it offers all-over gentle protection, while the top-corner opening permits slightly quicker insertion/removal for your phone.
On a budget and/or allergic to wool? Check out the V31-3PK Nano Fiber Pouch, made from Toray Ecsaine textile. It's got a concealable lanyard, and if hot pink's not your favorite color, it also comes in gray, purple, green, and orange.
For larger tablet computers, the design choices get even more eclectic. Got a Xoom or Galaxy Tab? Slip 'em into the V07 Leather Pouch. Worried they might slip out by accident? Don't be — the case's microfiber lining will hold your tablet securely. Feeling a bit more casual? The K07 Twilled Demin Pouch is half the weight of its leather cousin and throws in a pair of external pockets.
But in terms of sheer quirkiness, the E07 Non-Tear Envelope takes the cake. Looks like an interoffice manila envelope, right down to the string-tie clasp, eh? Believe it or not, the case IS made out of paper — "non-tear Kraft paper," to be specific, which promises to be water and wear resistant. Available with top or side openings, as well as in an iPad-sized flavor (E09).