I am the furthest thing from a tech'y girl. That said, an iPad is on my Christmas list :) Obviously great technology should be taken care of....
Smythson, pure luxury. Both available at net-a-porter
and my favorite, coming in at under $100, with the appeal of a moleskin notebook is the DODOcase. 8 fabulous colors, constructed with traditional book binding techniques, rave reviews.. LOVE-