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What's everyone use for a case/sleeve?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mplevy, May 28, 2011.

  1. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert
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  2. Steven58

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    I like that one.
     
  3. mrcaptain

    mrcaptain Well-Known Member

    Yeah,that one looks pretty sweet. I'm using the neoprene one that came with the tab,it suits me fine just now.
     
  4. Matlock

    Matlock Android Enthusiast

  5. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert
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  6. gabeyong

    gabeyong Android Enthusiast

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  7. nieltab

    nieltab Android Enthusiast

    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.
     
  8. JimGSPI

    JimGSPI Lurker

    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.
     
  9. pagdodd

    pagdodd Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  10. SouthofOttawa

    SouthofOttawa Well-Known Member

  11. Zoandroid

    Zoandroid Android Expert

    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.
     
  12. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER CHANGED FROM AF ADDICT MIKESTONY

    I use the rooCase ultra slim. Nothing to hold it closed, but is very thin.
     
  13. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert
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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.
     
  14. emagin

    emagin Newbie

    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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  15. dbldipp

    dbldipp Well-Known Member

    You might want to look at dhgate.com for cases. I got a leather caes with a USB keyboard for about $12.
     
  16. Zoandroid

    Zoandroid Android Expert

  17. metalmenance

    metalmenance Well-Known Member


    this is the one i have and its the best very nice quality and easy to use my tab with it on
     
  18. FullAuto

    FullAuto Lurker

    CaseCrown Epic Standby Case (Black) for Acer ICONIA TAB A500 Tablet

    Amazon $15.21 + $4.99 shipping
     
  19. 111086sr

    111086sr Lurker

    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!

    Hope this helps in your decision making!

    Steven
     
  20. mplevy

    mplevy Android Expert
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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.
     
  21. nieltab

    nieltab Android Enthusiast

  22. Wisenos

    Wisenos Android Enthusiast

  23. metalmenance

    metalmenance Well-Known Member

  24. RMinMN

    RMinMN Newbie

    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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