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Let down by some serious design flaws
on 19 December 2013
Though it was one of the best looking cases I've ever owned, this IVSO case was let down by some serious design flaws.
Most severe was the magnets in the lid. As others have mentioned, when flipped back, the cover actually triggered the same mechanism which turns off the screen when the cover is closed. I suspect the magnet was too strong. It made the case difficult to hold, especially when drawing. Also the same magnet seemed to interfere with the Wacom technology that controls the S-Pen, producing a dead zone on the screen whenever the magnet lay directly behind the screen making it next to impossible to draw/write in that area.
The case was also a bit too heavy. I didn't mind that too much but it was odd to find the lighter 2014 model tablet ended up heavier than my 2013 model in a different IVSO case. I also think this is the reason it was difficult getting the tablet to stand up. When rolled up, the base just wasn't deep enough.
In the end, I swapped this for a better model of IVSO case (listed as 'IVSO Slim-Book Stand Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet with Card Holder and Hand Strap'), which might not be quite as attractive but is much lighter, stands up better, and doesn't keep turning off the screen when folded back.