Back in early August, we had a chance to show off the Portenzo Book Case for the Nexus 7, a hand made Maple and canvas thing of beauty. Today, we get to show you the newest creation from Portenzo, one that I would put up against any other case on the market. This is the Alano, and damn is it pretty.
Made from a single piece of thick leather that has been attached to an American Maple base, the Alano is hand-tooled, hand-crafted, and hand-softened to be of the highest quality. The case I have also came with Intellistand and an elastic band in a color that I chose. I almost can’t put into words how impressed I am with this case. It comes at a premium price (starting at $99.95), but you can tell why it costs that much the minute you pick it up.
There are a variety of leather colors and finishes to choose from. My particular case is the “Indiana Journal” which mimics an old leather bound book. If distressed leather isn’t your thing, you can also choose from plain black, dark chocolate brown, wingtip black, or “Old Book.” You can also choose from a variety of colors for the elastic band, in case the neon green that I went with is a bit wild.
Again, the Alano case is beyond beautiful. If you want to invest in a case for your Nexus 7 that may last 20+ years, was hand-made in the U.S., and will likely get better with time, I suggest you consider the Portenzo Alano.
To custom make your own, head over to the Portenzo site.