This Case Made of Old Fire Hoses Will Keep Your iPad Dry

Fire hoses transfer millions of gallons of water at hundreds of pounds of pressure. They're tough, hard wearing pieces of kit—so what better use for them when they're retired than a waterproof iPad case?

The brainchild of Hosewear, a company set up by two design students, these slip cases are manufactured from a variety of old fire hoses. Available in a range of colors—red, white or yellow—they're practical and carry a neat history, too. They're also keenly priced at $40. You can buy them from the Hosewear store now. [Hosewar via Inhabitat]