Soon after Rob Morton bought his iPad 2, he started scouring the Web for a customized case — something to keep his new tablet protected and personalized.
Morton needed to pimp his iPad.
Bland, standardized covers were out of the question. Morton, a professional photographer, asked a friend to design a brown alligator-skin cover, complete with an inside pocket made of bronze-dyed cowhide.
"I wanted something really stylish," said Morton, who is 39 and lives in White Marsh. "I know it's different and something that you've never seen."
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