Fire hoses transfer millions of litres of water at hundreds of kilograms of pressure. They're tough, hard wearing pieces of kit — so what better use for them when they're retired than a waterproof iPad case?
The brainchild of Hosewear, a company set up by two design students, these slip cases are manufactured from a variety of old fire hoses. Available in a range of colours — red, white or yellow — they're practical and carry a neat history too. They're also keenly priced at $US40. You can buy them from the Hosewear store now. [Hosewar via Inhabitat]