General non-covered tablet suggestions for better grip & edge smoothing

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  1. elbillo

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    okay, I use a transformer prime tf700t , I find the edges a little sharp, and the back is too slick to hold on my palm while tapping the screen. if you have any suggestions to resolve these issues that would be awesome. I tried using some hockey tape (players wrap the stick handle & blade w/ it), applying strips along the back, but the adhesive is too weak, it (the tape) "rolls" up, and it's (again the tape) not tacky enough to prevent the tablet from sliding. I might use it along the edges though. I'm thinking a rubberized adhesive-backed "skin" would be ideal but am unclear how to find anything like this. suggestions/solutions ?
     

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  2. pucrepeap

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    Double sided duct tape.
     
  3. DSG04lightning

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    you can go to a home improvement store and they sell tape anti skid tape. The adhesive is pretty good and its designed to help grip on ladders/running boards when wet.
     
  4. elbillo

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    thank you, the idea came to me they sell stickers & tape strips for the bathtub, that's probably a great way to try.
     
  5. TexasBadger

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    How about wearing rubber gloves?
     
  6. gmermel

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    I suggest using the full front/ back zagg screensaver. Depending on your preferences you can apply just the back. It is pretty tacky. I know this because we have it on our iPad. So much so that I, personally, don't like it.
     
  7. jerofld

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    Why not get a cheap case? I'm sure they sell TPU-style cases for the TF700
     
  8. GabrielStorm

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    The mod beat me to it, as did the poster who mentioned the full zagg protection. Along those lines are skins. Might help.

    ~Gabriel
     
  9. elbillo

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    I guess I'm swimming against the tide here, but I want to keep the form-factor as small as possible. I found some rubber stripping for keeping carpets in place. it might work. Roberts - 50-545 <strong>Roberts</strong> Traction Non-Slip Rug Strip sold @ home depot .

    I've got a custom-sewn padded messenger bag being made for it, should be done tonight. I'll post pictures when it's ready. UPDATE EDIT: photos ... (ok i can't figure how to put them in, I uploaded them to the site, don't see them on this post or my account page). email or private message or whatever if interested. p.s. lowe's has the same stuff + some white gooey carpet tape, I'll probably try them both in-store....
     

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  10. retmotor

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    The back of the tablet is aluminum, the function of which is to radiate heat away from the internal components. I just wonder what effect, if any, covering some or all of the back panel will have on this.
     
  11. elbillo

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    thank you retmotor, I've been meaning to get back here. I picked up the non slip after trying it in store. I am pleased I finally got this taken care of. here are pictures. the tablet feels a lot better now, with no slippage/discomfort during use. I think for someone concerned about heat dissipation they could cut the outer 1/2" of the strip(s), applying small stripes along the area they would be "palming" the tablet. this stuff is really sticky, I have had no issues of edge rolling up. in the photos, please look outside the reflection to see the cloth tape along the edges. oh, lastly, I think this "fix" dissipates way more heat than using the tablet with a case/cover so I'm really not worried.
     

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