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Complements the Note Expertly
on 9 February 2012
I'm a fan of journal style cases, I think they are perfect for touch screen devices and make access to them very quick and easy.
This particular one is very well made and designed. The rear cover attaches directly to the phablet by removing the original cover and clicks into place easily and sturdily. It increases the bulk of the unit by about 2 mm which is fine considering how slim the phablet is. This added bulk actually makes the device feel sturdier in the hand. The front is made of rigid eather which is beautifully embossed with the words GALAXY Note, just in case people don't recognise this device from the enormous size! There is a cut out at the top to allow for calling with the front cover closed, which works well and doesn't interfere with the call or volume. My only let down is the felt inner lining which tends to collect dust and dirt and fibres which are then deposited on the beautiful 5.3 inch screen. It also doesn't cover the metallic edges of the unit which some people have noted as negative, but doesn't particularly bother me.
Nothing really bad about it, but it would have been nice if there was an official Samsung Journal Case which incorporated a wallet like some other products available on here which seem to be of a little lower quality.
If you are looking for a smart looking, stylish, well built case then this is the one.
EDIT: since this review was written the inner lining of the front cover has started to peel and come loose at the edges. It also seems to be a runaway effect without any solution because I have superglued it back only for it to open in other areas. A real pity that better craftsmanship could have solved.