TUAW is giving away a gaggle of ghoulishly good gadgets over the next few days. The good part of the giveaways? You don't need to wear a costume to win 'em.
Today's entry in this week's Trick or Treat with TUAW giveaway extravaganza is something that is both simple and classy, like that little black dress your girlfriend likes to wear. It's the Sherwood + Meister Block22 iPad stand, and we're giving one away.
Caleb Larsen is the chief designer at Sherwood + Meister, and he described the Block22 to us as "an iPad stand that reads more as a piece of furniture than a gadget." Looking at the Block22 on my cherry wood office desk, I have to agree. It's beautiful and functional.
The Block22 showed up in a small cardboard box lined with cotton batting and emblazoned with a hand-stamped impression of the company's emblem -- what appears to be a Berkshire pig. Upon opening the box, the Block22 appears in all of its glory. It's made of Ipê wood, a sustainably-forested South American hardwood. The iPad fits into a slot in the wood, and there's a nicely dished section behind the slot where you could place coins, knick-knacks, or business cards. The bottom has a 100% wool felt pad to keep the Block22 from sliding when you tap on the iPad screen. Finally, there's a little shiny touch added to the front -- a hand-stamped aluminum button with the pig logo.
It worked fine in my testing, and it looks "mahvelous." Be sure to take a look at the photo gallery to check out the details, and then enter our giveaway. Here are the details:
* Open to legal US residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.
* To enter, leave a comment telling us what kind of case -- iPhone 4 or iPad -- you'd like to win.
* The comment must be left before midnight on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 11:59PM Eastern Daylight Time.
* You may enter only once.
* One winner will be selected in a random drawing and will receive a Sherwood + Meister Block22 iPad stand worth US$55.00.
* Click here for complete official rules.