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iGadgitz Black 'Portfolio' PU Leather Case Cover for Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101 TF101G 10.1" 3.0 Android Tablet
Size: EeePad TF101 10.1"Colour Name: Black (PU Leather)Change
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on 29 September 2011
I searched for ages to find a case for my Asus Transformer that DIDN'T have a magnet for case closing. Hardly any other manufacturer seems to have realised the obvious problem this would cause with the device magnetometer. The one other I found had a stiff catch, which, from reviews, was misdesigned and was too hard to open without risking device damage! iGadgitz designers have actually thought about this and have designed a case with an elastic strap for closure. This simple but effective method works fine; but in practise I simply close the case and leave it as is; there is no real need for a closure mechanism when carrying the device around - the strap IS a little fiddly compared to alternative closure methods.
The case is attractive and comfortable to hold. The material has a good expensive feel and looks durable. Internal surfaces are lined with a fine plush/velvet, thus protecting the device case from scratches or wear. Insertion of the tablet device is easy and fast, being secured by an internal velcro tab. It works well and there is no risk of the device falling out in use. Cutouts abound, so all ports and connectors are accessible, with one small -but important- exception. In common with -it seems- all other cases, the charging port is covered when the case is closed. So it has to be left open to charge. A few minutes with a sharp craft knife would probably solve this slight design flaw. Against this is the fact that the port won't be contaminated by dust when carrying the closed case... so maybe intentional. The rear camera hole is perfectly aligned. Curiously, there are (unnecessary) holes provided for the optional keyboard unit docking catches... but the keyboard cannot, obviously, be docked with the case on! The case overlaps the edges of the device sufficiently to protect against knocks to the device edge and corners, which are rather over-exposed by the cutouts.
There is a leather tab provided on the back so that the case can be configured as a sloping stand. It works fine. It is great to see no bulk-creating pockets etc. for cards and suchlike, helping to keep the case slim and avoiding any screen wear when closed.

My only slight niggles with the design are probably more personal than otherwise:
1. Needs a cutout on the spine, so charging can be done without leaving it open
2. I would prefer the case cover opened from the top, which is more intuitive than the bottom opening design used. It has to be tucked underneath out of the way. Hinged at the top would be far more practical and natural
3. The edge of the case around the screen aperture is rather wider than is needed, covering the Asus logo, and somewhat interfering with operations at the screen edge - although it doesn't actually obscure the active display area itself, it comes very close. Too close. Again, this could possibly be rectified by careful use of a sharp craft knife.

Overall, a generally well-designed case, by designers who know how to design ;) and which is excellent value for money. In fact for the price it is exceptionally good. Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 12 December 2011
In a nutshell, made for the job, the transformer needs support when using,it stops the tablet from sliding from your knee,also protection when in transit , ok access to the charging socket when the case is fully closed is a no go ,but with a sharp craft knife it is soon remeded , for £20 it a no brainer , get one!!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 17 November 2011
A top quality case for the Eee Pad Tablet. 10 out of 10 for quality and design, but with one small suggestion for the manufacturer, it needs an access hole for the charger when the case is closed. I used a craft knife to make a slit in the appropriate place, now its perfect. A big plus for this case is that it does not have a magnetic catch to keep it closed. Magnets should NOT be placed near the Eee Pad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2013
I am really satisfied with this product. What I wanted was a case that would fit the tablet well both with and without the dock. This one fits this requirement. It doesn't seem to fall apart easily, it does not feel bulky, and is actually quite comfortable both without, but especially with the dock. The cutouts for the holes are well-positioned.

My single main problem is the following: the way the tablet is inserted is far from seamless.There are a few millimeters on the sides between the case and the screen--altogether, it just doesn't fit as good as it could--and, I think, should. But apart from this, I think this is a great product, and I would be willing to buy it again or recommend it to someone with the same device. Given the price, this is one of the best cases.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2013
This case looks good and fits my Asus Transformer very well. I like the red colour and it feels like real leather - not sure it can be for that price but I can't tell. It was the only cover I could find that fitted both the tablet and the keyboard. Very pleased with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 20 September 2011
This is a wonderful case for the EeePad. It has a simple design which cannot really go wrong. The angle it creates for typing is perfect. The lack of magnets was a big plus for me.

One niggle with it is that you cannot charge with the case closed, but similar items appear to have the same criticism. However, this is hardly a big problem, as long as you don't mind your screen being exposed whilst the device is charging.

The Transformer sits neatly in its pocket, secured by velcro, whilst the cover is secured by thick elastic.

Simple and effective.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This goes great with my Asus Eee pad tablet that I got for Christmas.

It is a perfect fit and is great for protecting the tablet from damage and it is stylish and a nice finish to keep it goood. Not to mention that it is made of sturdy leather.

For the money it is definetly worth it and it even had a bit at the back that you can use to tuck the cover into to make it prop up if you want to sit it on a surface or even up on your knee!

A really great product for any Asus tablet!

Cassandra220689
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 9 November 2011
Arived in good time with no damage. The ASUS Transformer is a good fit in the cover and offers a good level of protection both when in use and in transit.
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on 10 February 2014
This was better than I expected. I ordered a black cover for my Asus TF101, and that's what I got. It covers the tablet but not the dock, although thankfully there are plenty of holes for the Micro SD card slot, charging port, headphones etc. The size is almost spot-on - it's *slightly* too large, and the tablet tends to sag down a little inside the case, but this isn't a huge problem. It's kept both open and shut with an elastic strap which I fully expected to snap off after a week, but four months later it's still in place. The stand has two positions and works well enough on the train, although it's more for watching video that using the touchscreen frequently.

The only issue is that the inside of the case is felty, and when you fold it open this rests against the table = instant tablecloth = dust and hairs. Apart from that, which isn't really deal-breaking, it exceeded my expectations. I haven't tried throwing the tablet on the floor (yet) but although the design isn't obviously shockproof it had enough give that I'm not worried about minor bashes.
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on 10 March 2013
I think my favourite feature of this case is being able to use it with or without the keyboard dock attached. After searching around for a while this is the only case I have found with such a feature.

Tablet:
Protection 9/10 - well covered and protected on the whole. The top corners are a bit exposed but this reduces a bit when the case is closed.
Design 9.5/10 - I think this design is great. Very practical, light and slim. The cutting is pretty accurate, you definitely have full access to all the ports and features, it's just not quite centred.

Keyboard:
Protection 7/10 - Again most of it is well covered but the parts that are exposed are quite susceptible. The corners and entire front margin (touchpad side) would be the first contact if dropped on that side. The cut designed for the charger port on the tablet results in a gap exposing the dock.

This is just my opinion after using the case. Hope you find it useful.
Design 8.5/10 - Full access to all ports and features.
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