Protective sleeves for electronic devices - including iPads, digital readers, phones and netbooks - are offered in an array of materials and aesthetics.

- Caroline Tiger

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Pretty gritty
A Vinyl Laptop Sleeve in Royal Blue ($32-42) by Manhattan Portage exudes urban cool. Available at manhattanportage.com.

Mod pod
Philadelphia design duo Rogue Theory makes funky fabric Techee Sleeves ($15-25) to fit phones, digital readers, iPads, and laptops. Available at etsy.com/shop/RogueTheory.

Cuddly cover
Colcasac's boho chic Passion Vine iPad Sleeve ($34.95) is lined with thick fleece to keep your device safe and warm. Available at colcasac.com.

Don't judge a book
Your digital reader will look right at home alongside its predecessors when it's stored inside BOOK ($89), designed to look like a faux hardcover. Available at longlivebooks.com.

Rough and tumble
In Tobacco Brown, Saddleback Leather Co.'s Large Gadget Pouch ($55) in tough pig-hide is for the techie cowgirl or rugged dad. Available at saddlebackleather.com.

Chic sheath
Byrd and Belles' minimalist Graphite Reader Sleeve ($48) is a sleek solution for your book substitute. Available at byrdandbelle.com.

Bubble love
Local design firm, MIO Culture, built in bubbles to offer added protection for your gadget on their 100 percent felt Bubble Dot Sleeves for Netbooks ($65 each). Available at mioculture.com.

Caroline Tiger is a Philadelphia writer. Visit her design blog at www.carolinetiger.com/design-phan.