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Style over substance
on 15 June 2013
I bought this case based on the colour that my daughter wanted for her tablet. In terms of fit and sturdiness, it is everything you could hope for. But. Be aware what you are buying here. Yes, it is a nice case, but its capabilities as a stand are really limited. All you can do is fold the cover back behind your tablet. If you like your tablet to stand in portrait, this means that it can stand vertically (this is quite often the case with tablet cases I notice). Much worse though is the way it (doesn't) work as a stand when in landscape orientation. As I mentioned, the cover only hinges at the top edge of the tablet (or the bottom one!). So, you have to set it up carefully on almost any surface, and the angle's you can reliably use it at (without slipping) are quite restricting - it can't be vertical (85deg at best), and it starts to slip at 70 deg (depending on the surface). In summary...
+ Perfect fit
+ Magnetic catch
+ auto on/off
- It is not a flexible stand (but I guess it doesn't really claim to be)
- Price - the most expensive "genuine" case I've ever bought
I went for the "genuine" case as my previous experience - cases for a samsung tab 2 and a HP touchpad - were a great fit for the items, whereas an ipad aftermarket one was quite disappointing. In fit I was not disappointed, but as a stand, it is really limited.