Accessories Portfolio case first impressions

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by faith4more, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. faith4more

    faith4more Well-Known Member
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    I found this case to be quite flimsy and very plastic. But biggest problem is when you fold it back really no where for top cover to go. Not really going to lay flat and kind of gangly when folding back to use tablet in hands.

    I did not buy but they allowed me to take out of box and test it out. I would suggest anyone interested in this case to get hands on it or you may be very disappointed.
     

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  2. marctronixx

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    still have not taken the portfolio case out the box yet. nonetheless, thanks for your initial assessment..
     
  3. NvrEnough

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    Yeah Im really not impressed by it either. Flimsy is the perfect word.
     
  4. p8ntballah21

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    I have to disagree, I like it lol. To each his own.
     
  5. daddyd302

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    I thought about it but since I was buying the dock, I skipped it.
     
  6. NvrEnough

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    I agree. Scratched mine right off the bat. I couldnt believe that would make crap like this.

    Thanks for the review.
     
  7. marctronixx

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  8. parrotheadmjb

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    Yea idk if I'm keeping mine,fits nice but cheap
     
  9. daddyd302

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    Good thing I passed on it. I wasn't sure I wanted to buy it. Now I'm pretty sure I'm never gonna buy it.
     
  10. Mitchrapp

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    One thing that I learned from my iPad, wait on a case until reviews come out. Good video to explain how much that case blows. Thanks for posting.
     
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  11. Proph

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    yeah the folio really really disappointed me. nicely built feeling xoom in a $2 feeling cheap ass feeling piece of flimsy plastic and nylon. my folio case is hard to close. really had to pull on it to close it. in the end the folio is really bad all around. hopefully 3rd party vendors have something soon.
     
  12. PaulG1488

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    I completly disagree I find it completly useful and I love how it can display the xoom in different angles
     
  13. marctronixx

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    i also feel the case is useful howver knowing it can scratch is the reason im taking it back. perhaps a better 3rd party piece will come out. i like how it slides in and dont care for the other folio cases that use flaps on the corners...
     
  14. gobluejd

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    Merged threads. Sorry the video post was not first, but the other thread was created first.
     
  15. railrode1

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    I will grind those little grabbers down first, before I snap it in. It should not be that hard to snap in and out to use the stand feature. Also i'm making a hole for the charger.
     
  16. gamul1

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    Wow! Hos disappointing. The scratching is the worst. But as demonstrated in the video, I am not sure I would want the medium tilt now anyway. At first it seemed like it would be awesome now I don't see a use.

    I am thinking now I would like a case that protects, and maybe allows the tablet to be stood up or layed flat.
     
  17. NvrEnough

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    Cleaned mine up with a xacto and some filing. Works good now but its still a pile of crap IMO. Slides around everywhere when its placed in those grooves. If you just touch it barely it slides down :( << Probably not making sense but still.
     
  18. marctronixx

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    ive packed mine up and will return it tomorrow...
     
  19. Mitchrapp

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    The video guy was struggling to get that Xoom out of the case. Snug and all you can't have that. You could feel his pain in his voice.
     
  20. Air Force One

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    Well I didn't manage to scratch mine yet but I just got back from returning it anyway so I wouldn't scratch it in the future.

    I just ordered this one:

    Amazon.com: Premium Zippered Folio Case for Motorola Xoom Tablet - Perfect Carry Cover for Protecting from Scratches **Includes Accessory Bag**: Electronics

    it's cheap but be aware they screw you on the shipping(7.99 for regular ground)

    I like it because it's soft everywhere so won't hurt anything and it zips closed to keep dust off and out of the xoom. I'll post back when I get it.
     
  21. marctronixx

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    i was thinking about this one too but i just didnt like the flaps to hold it in. i prefer the OEM look and this screams 3rd party. my opinion of course.. i really want a folio case. imma stop in verizon tomorrow and see what they have //

    airforce did bby give you a hard time for returning the folio case after you opened it? any restock fee? ive not returned anything to bby before...
     
  22. Air Force One

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    No no issues whatsoever.:) No restocking fee, etc.. but it was a Verizon store where I bought the OEM case, not Best Buy so I can't say how BB will behave.

    I agree with you and I'm not in love with the looks of the one I bought from Amazon, but I need something for now...until better units arrive.
     
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  23. Big Calhoun

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    I like the portfolio case for what it is. It was never positioned as a luxury item and I find the feel of it to be more about function. My only initial concerns were with the clasp you use to close it -- just seems easy to scratch the body of the device. I think it'll come down to how you use the device; I ordered the gel/silicone cover and the portfolio case. When transporting in a backpack, I think I'll be more likely to use the portfolio case. Other times, I will probably use the gel case. It's good to have options.
     
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  24. metalimi

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    I actually dig the case. I didnt heve the difficulty removing ghe device from the clips at the bottom (as shownin the video) I primary want to use the case as a protection anyway. Not a bad introductory accessory.
     

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