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IVSO Slim Smart Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet with Auto Sleep/Wake Function (Black)
Size: For Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 EditionColour Name: BlackChange
Price:£9.95+£3.99shipping
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 5 February 2014
The case itself looks nice but has serious flaws.
1. Design: flimsy, doesn't stand up straight and has annoying overlaps as the case is not the size of the tablet, slightly bigger.
2. Weight: very heavy and makes for uncomfortable usage.
3. Magnet is too strong, cause problems when stand is being used as it causes a dead zone on tablet where the s pen is used.
4. Materials: for some reason this case has left marks on my tablet from where the case is split in two on the front, so as it is two halves inside a case it leaves marks from when covering over the tablet when not in use.

I need a refund, not what I expect.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 3 January 2014
I cannot recommend this cover. Flipping it back engages the magnet switch and switches the device off. As noted by others it is also heavy. I wouldn't call this a smart cover, it is rather useless.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2014
The product is excellent for its price. Fits perfectly around the device and even puts the device to sleep when the flip is closed, waking it up when it opens.
Recommended to anyone considering this cover in its price range.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 5 December 2013
I bought this IVSO case off the strength of overall reviews. It does its job protecting the tablet but its surprisingly heavy and the cover flaps a bit when folded behind the tablet. It does protect the tablet when closed so it's OK for now, but I plan changing it just as soon as Samsung get their act together and make a new case available for the 2014 Edition Note, hopefully before Christmas.
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on 19 May 2014
Excellent, excellent, excellent. Looks expensive, feels great in the hands and the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition fits perfectly.
The Galaxy Note clips in and out easily and no tools are required. Auto wake/sleep function works. Go to Settings>General>Accessory>Book cover>Daynote and make sure there is a green tick in the box to have a quick note pad showing the time, date, weather and your schedules and drawings popup on opening the case. (no need to turn on manually or swipe due to the auto wake) I haven't experienced any problems from the magnets as another reviewer suggested that the magnets put the device back to sleep when the cover is flipped all the way back. Neither have I experienced flat spots on the screen when using the S Pen due the position of the magnets in the cover. I actually ordered a rooCASE Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Origami SlimShell Case Cover - Black at the same time should these problems be present in the IVSO case. In spite of the rooCase being £24.99 as opposed £11.95 for the IVSO I found I liked the IVSO case more, purely on the "feel" of the cases. I should just mention I don't use portrait mode often but the origami wins hands down in portrait mode as it can be used at an angle and is quite sturdy. I haven't figured out a way to do this with the IVSO but can confirm both cases are sturdy when used in the landscape mode. All the holes line up for the camera, earphone IR blaster and charger and can be charged whilst still in their cases. My main concern when purchasing was are they going to fit, are they really for the 2014 edition? Yes they are. They both fit like a glove.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2014
Good value protective case. Would recommend. The galaxy fits nicely into the case and looks professional. At half the price of a Samsung case which as far as I can see performs the same function this is a good product.
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on 24 December 2013
purchased the product but it doesn't fit perfectly. The bottom part to clip the tablet in is good and provides perfect access to all buttons (albeit a bit thick imho). However the top part that flips back on top of the screen sticks out a bit (over the top edge of the device) when closed. Furthermore, as other people have said in reviews, the metal part feels like it could scratch the screen. Another point worth mentioning is that it does not prevent pressing the home screen button when closed (thus meaning that in your bag the screen will turn on and off depleting battery). Finally the 'hinge' fabric part on the bottom is already showing signs of a crease.
On the pro side the case does look and feel premium and overall does the job. The sleep/wake functionality works very well.
One major point that I would improve would be to add a magnet to the whole back of the case so that many stand positions could be used instead of just two.
(PS; I've been using this product for three days at the time of writing)
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on 8 December 2013
I purchased this for my recently acquired Note 10.1 2014 edition.

Overall I am pleased with the cover. The pictures represent how it can be used in landscape mode, although you will find that when trying to use it in productivity mode, i.e. at its lowest angle it can sometimes fall down as there is no magnet to hold it in place when unlike the other landscape mode (which is the best for this cover). Portrait mode is pretty much non-existent if you want to use the tablet (you can get it to stand up straight with the cover though).

All of the holes are where they should be although you may find it difficult to charge whilst using it (depending on which angle you are using).

For the money, I'm very pleased with this tablet and I certainly couldn't justify spending another £40 on the Samsung book cover (at the time of writing this review).

My overall impression is that it is a very good case and you probably wont find better for the money so just go for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The cover fits perfect BUT it shuts down / Starts the screen for no reasson! There must be something wrong with the magnetism that should only do this when you open/close the cover. This one does when it is open for no reasson and makes it worthless using.
Please send me one that is not doing this!
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