Bad news for all you broke-ass brand whores who do your shopping in Chinatown alleyways: Knockoffs don't just cheapen your look, they blacken your soul.
The market for iPad and iPhone accessories is worth billions--and it usually takes a sizable, glossy company powered with lots of marketing and PR to horn in on it. (Think of Incase or Belkin.) But not anymore--and not in the age of rapid prototyping. Solitary designers can readily produce products as good as any you'd find in the Apple store--as the iPad Canvas Wrap, by designer Jeff Bare, proves.