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Old May 27th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My a500 shows up next Tues., looking for a case or sleeve to put it in. Amazon has a Gizmo Dorks EVA hardshell case for $8.00 that I'm looking at. I'm not terribly excited about the Acer case, I may hold out for one without a velcro closure.

Amazon.com: Gizmo Dorks Hard Shell EVA Case (Black) with Carabiner Key Chain for the Acer Iconia Tab A500: Electronics

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Yeah,that one looks pretty sweet. I'm using the neoprene one that came with the tab,it suits me fine just now.
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I use the Targus Messenger Laptop Case. Holds my stylus, memory sticks, flash drives and other random odds and ins.

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I actually have Amazon.com: Targus CityGear Chicago Backpack Case for 15.4 Inch Notebooks TCG650 (Black with Grey): Electronics already, just looking for a case to put the Iconia in so it can go in the expandable external pouch and not get damaged.
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Hi,

Bought this Targus 10.2 quilted carry case (nice soft padding), works as a stand as well.

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This is the one I use:

http://media.tecca.com/2010/08/17/hp-mini-netbook-sleeve-leftviewimage-320w.jpg

I found it in a Best Buy store.
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Old February 6th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I got the acer case. I don't complain, but it's definitely not worth how much they ask for it.

Once this case is a little worn out I'm going to search for a similar one in leather. Thanks for the suggestions.
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I have the Acer case. nieltab is right, over priced. It is holding up ok. I have had my unit since July. But, it goes into a mini softsided briefcase because there is no room for business cards, pens etc... Would like a good 'binder' that held both.
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mine's this one.

It's a very good case as it allows access to all the slots.

I had the official Acer case, very flimsy and the SD card slot is covered so you have to keep taking it out the case to access.
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I bought this one off of Ebay a while ago. Cheap and simple but does the job and can be used as a stand. Only drawback is that it isn't as easy to push on the home and back keys when the case is on.

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I'm using this leather case :

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IUVCE0/ref=wms_ohs_product

It fits well and allows access to all the ports. The openings for the camera and sensors are perfectly aligned, which can often be an issue according to the many reviews I read on other cases for the A500. It makes the tablet look rather like a leather bound book. The cover is held closed by pair of small magnets embedded in the cover corners. They have just the right amount of holding power.
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I use the rooCase ultra slim. Nothing to hold it closed, but is very thin.
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I never updated the thread. I did get the one I linked in my first post but was never terribly excited with it. It worked, but i was hoping for something that stayed on the device. I ended up with the Targus Truss Case/Stand for Acer Iconia? 10.1? | THZ080US and LOVE it. I did have some issues with stitching but Targus resolved that quickly with a replacement.
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My advice to those still looking is:

Folio/Case vs. Sleeve
Get the folio or 'case', preferably leather.
You will find that when you need to get to tablet quickly to work you don't want to unzip and deal with taking it out of something.
Just flop open the case and off you go.
This also keeps lazy people from hurting the tablet.
If the thing is always contained but accessible, it's more likely it will stay protected.

Case border
There are some cases that put material on top of the frame of your tablet.
I do not find these that attractive.
The best ones are leather and have small C-shaped clips or hooks that grab the edges of your tablet and hold it snug.
This allows the full glass surface of tablet to be exposed making finger gestures easier, as there is no edge to bump up against

Leather
You are gonna hold this thing a lot, possibly all day.
Leather just feels good to the touch and smells nice.
I'm ok with plastic on most stuff but for some reason really like the feel of this leather.

The one I got this one
Amazon.com: Acase(TM) Acer Iconia Tab A500 A501 High Quality Premium Slim Leather Case Folio with built-in Stand for Acer Iconia Tab A500 A501 10.1-Inch Android Tablet Wi-Fi / 3G 4G (Black): Electronics
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You might want to look at dhgate.com for cases. I got a leather caes with a USB keyboard for about $12.
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dhgate is certainly an intriguing place. I found this when I started researching them:

https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/How-to-use-PayPal/is-dhgate-com-scam/td-p/11021
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My advice to those still looking is:

Folio/Case vs. Sleeve
Get the folio or 'case', preferably leather.
You will find that when you need to get to tablet quickly to work you don't want to unzip and deal with taking it out of something.
Just flop open the case and off you go.
This also keeps lazy people from hurting the tablet.
If the thing is always contained but accessible, it's more likely it will stay protected.

Case border
There are some cases that put material on top of the frame of your tablet.
I do not find these that attractive.
The best ones are leather and have small C-shaped clips or hooks that grab the edges of your tablet and hold it snug.
This allows the full glass surface of tablet to be exposed making finger gestures easier, as there is no edge to bump up against

Leather
You are gonna hold this thing a lot, possibly all day.
Leather just feels good to the touch and smells nice.
I'm ok with plastic on most stuff but for some reason really like the feel of this leather.

The one I got this one
Amazon.com: Acase(TM) Acer Iconia Tab A500 A501 High Quality Premium Slim Leather Case Folio with built-in Stand for Acer Iconia Tab A500 A501 10.1-Inch Android Tablet Wi-Fi / 3G 4G (Black): Electronics

this is the one i have and its the best very nice quality and easy to use my tab with it on
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CaseCrown Epic Standby Case (Black) for Acer ICONIA TAB A500 Tablet

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Hello,

I bought an "Otter Box" about a year ago and it is still standing strong! It is by far the best case I have had for any portable device of mine. They are quite spendy ranging from $40-60 but they are well worth the money spent. Shock proof, dust proof, scratch proof, and some even waterproof!

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111086sr, you realize this post is in a forum section directed at an Acer tablet, right? The selection of tablet cases from Otterbox is quite slim, with no options for the Acer tablet.
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I just ordered this 1 http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005IOKS82/ref=oh_o00_s00_i00_details

I got tired of the official acer case because I need to 'fight' the case to get the tablet out. And I need to oftenly because with the case on its hard to clean the screen.
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using this kit
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/280826943433?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1497.l2649

installed the screen protector, in the case and use the sleeve to transport the toy
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this has to be the best BLUREX Leather Slim folio Case With Multi-Angle Stand for ACER ICONIA TAB A500
slim fit, nice feel, protects without bulk and allows access to all ports
doesnt block screen function and pops off easy
Amazon.com: BLUREX Leather Slim folio Case With Multi-Angle Stand for ACER ICONIA TAB A500: Electronics
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I bought this case from Ebay. It has a leather case with clips to hold the tablet and it seems to grip it nicely but the tablet can still be removed quickly if you prefer to use it without the case as the top clip is spring loaded. The included USB keyboard turns the tablet into a laptop with the kickstand to hold the tablet as if it were a laptop screen. With the addition of a USB hub you could add a mouse too. The only downside I have seen so far is the lack of a clip on the side to keep the tablet from sliding endways. Custom Design Leather Case Keyboard For 10.1 Acer Iconia Tab A500/A501 Tablet | eBay
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I bought this one off of Ebay a while ago. Cheap and simple but does the job and can be used as a stand. Only drawback is that it isn't as easy to push on the home and back keys when the case is on.

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I bought the same one. I actually really like it. I didn't have high hopes with it only being about $10USD, but it turned out to be just the ticket for what I was looking for. A buddy of mine had an almost identical case for his iPad and that is what set me out to look for a similar version for the A500. This was it!
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For those in the UK, currys digital are selling them off for.......97 pence instead of nearly 30 told nationwide by staff

Edit: this is for the Acer official case.
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I use a leather targus case from bestbuy with strap and felt cushoning inside. Doubles as stand. Access to all ports.
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Amazon.com: Gizmo Dorks Neoprene Zipper Sleeve (Black), HDMI Cable, and USB Cable with Carabiner Key Chain for the Acer Iconia Tab A500: Electronics

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I just ordered this case off of Amazon. A lot of positive reviews and the only downside the reviewers had was that some didn't get the stylus. But they said that the stylus want all that great anyways. Lol. Can't wait to get it and ill give a mini review once it comes in!

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