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Nicely designed and executed, and a bargain
on January 11, 2013
The top part of the case (where the tablet slips in) has notches carved out on four sides for easy swiping at the edges of the touch screen. It has a smallish tab with velcro to the right of the upper notch to keep the tablet from slipping out the top. It cannot slip out the bottom, left, or right.
The bottom part of the case where the keyboard slips in has leatherette corners that are suitable wrist rests. All ports are available easily, speakers have cutouts, and cameras are not obscured, except that the rear is obscured when the cover flap sits behind the tablet when the unit is open.
The two pieces comprising the case snap together at the back with two snaps on a flap that comes up from the keyboard piece. This makes it easy to take the two apart and leave the covers on, and take just the tablet with you. The cover flap is on the tablet piece, and ends up being a bit loose fitting when just taking the tablet, but that's just unavoidable because this is designed to be able to fit both keyboard and tablet. The cover stays closed with an invisible magnet which is just strong enough to keep it closed, letting you open the flap with little resistance.
The company logo is in the lower right corner of the flap, and almost imperceptible. There is a pen loop on the tablet piece, and is at top back when the case is closed like a book (right hand side of tablet when open.) On the inside of the flap there is a 2-sided pocket stitched at the left and bottom edge, leaving right and and upper edge open to slide papers in. It has the upper right corner lopped off for ease of entry. On top of the pocket, in the lower left corner, there is a window pocket for identification/business cards, etc.
The case is nicely stitched. The pocket and ID pocket are fully stitched, as are the speaker openings. The only things that are not stitched are the face piece for the tablet, which is die cut out of the leatherette and backed with the velveteen fabric that lines the inside of the case elsewhere and the opening for the camera on the back. The face piece is, however, stitched down at the left and right to the backside of the case. There are two elastic cloth bands to hold the top corners of the keyboard down, but the bottom leatherette corners are snug enough to make the elastic almost superfluous--kind of "belt and suspenders" in a way. The velveteen material that lines the case is very nice feeling, and icky feeling at all.
The only downside--and it's totally minor-- is attaching the tablet to the the keyboard. It's a bit trickier with the cases on, as you might expect. You will want to be sure you hear a click that it's locked or pull up on the tablet to be sure. The tablet tends to make a little buzz to let you know it's connected, but it may not necessarily be locked in given that now you're adding a layer of material along it. I think it just takes a bit of practice and getting used to sliding the two parts together with the cases on.