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3.0 out of 5 stars A good fit, but slightly annoying, 30 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Poetic HardBack Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (NOT Fit OLD Version, NO Flash HOLE) With HandStrap with Built-in Folding Cover - Black (Stylus Holder / Inner Strap to hold the cover open is a plus) (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)(Specially Designed for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 ONLY) (Electronics)
It is well enough made with properly rigid internal construction and reasonable faux leather, and it fits the device very well. The lack of padding means it doesn't increase the tablet's size much, which is good.

However it is let down by some annoying design quirks. the strap for putting your hand through in portrait mode doesn't work at all (at least for me) - it is uncomfortable to hold and doesn't add anything, and furthermore is useless to a lefthander like me. As such I've been holding it with my fingers sandwiched between the nearly-folded-back cover - the same technique I use for my Kobo reader cover but less successful on this much heavier device.

I also don't like the way the rigid closing fasteners work (think the way a metal watch bracelet snaps shut - a similar design). I appreciate that this design makes ingenious use of the curved profile of the Tab, I just find it aesthetically unappealing, both when closing the cover and even more when partly unclipping it to use it in standing mode. I think simple magnetic clips would have been nicer.

So overall, its ok. You can see some thought has gone into the design, and I can certainly imagine my gripes are just personal taste. Its currently 11 quid - at that price, I'd say its worth a go. I'm sorry I had to buy it through Amazon, who are a monopolist with a lax attitude to their social responsibilities, but Poetic don't appear to deal directly.
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