The spawn of one Devansh Shah of India, Tabulate isn’t exactly the prettiest case you’ll see, but it makes up for that by emphasizing functionality. For one, the case utilizes a cross-stitch pattern on the back using fabric-like material. You simply slip your hands through Tabulate and properly hold on to your tablet or smartphone without fear of it falling out of your hands.
This cross-stitch pattern can also be used to store several smaller objects, such as pens, cables, and even a fork. We mention a fork, because it can be used in conjunction with the cross-stitch pattern as a pseudo-stand. You’re not limited to just using a fork, however, as the pattern grants Tabulate the ability to be hung up or even used to turn your tablet or smartphone into a fancy dashboard.
The most interesting aspect of the Tabulate, however, is how it’s created. According to Shah, the case is split into two portions: The body that provides the border, and the band that provides the cross-stitch pattern. The body is 3D-printed and the files are free, so you can print your own Tabulate case.
If you’d rather have Shah do it for you, or you don’t have access to a 3D printer, you can grab the Tabulate on Indiegogo. Early birds get the case for 50 percent off, but regardless of the tier, you can choose either a black or white body and more than 20 band options. In addition, you can pick up optional accessories that Shah will also 3D-print, such as a wall mount, stand, bike mount, hook, and car mount.
Tabulate is available for iPad Mini 2 and 3, iPad Air 1 and 2, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Nexus 9, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 6, and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. If you want one for yourself, you can order one here.