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Good Basic Starter Case for Surface RT
on December 26, 2015
This case was originally ordered over a year ago for my Surface RT. Originally, the item came with a scuff on the inside edge of the "leather" that went around the edge of the screen. I contacted Amazon and they offerred me a discount on the item by taking a few dollars off as I expressed my wishes to have something to protect my expensive tablet with in the meantime (sending it back would have made we wait a week for another form of protection). The gray scuffed spot stood out a bit from the black "leather" on the rest of the case but I made it work and used a permanent marker to darken the spot some although it was still noticeable.
Now, over a year and a half later I am writing to give an update on the tablet case's condition. Overall, the case has held up pretty well. However, some of the edges are starting to peel back some. The case is still useable and protects my Surface well, but it definitely does not look as nice as it first did. The band on the case has worked well to attach my third party BT keyboard when I fold the case up. Surprisingly, the magnets still work pretty well and hold the case shut completely even after all this time.
The other thing that I learned I did not like about this case was that the viewing angle cannot be changed. There is only the one angle that you can set the stand to. It would be much better if this case could be adapted to change the viewing angle based on where you are sitting and viewing it from, the lighting in the room, etc. However, this is not a big deal if you are using this mainly for protection of your tablet or using the Surface keyboard that can tilt itself.
In the end, this is a good case for the basic protection or if you aren't very picky and the value is what you are looking for. Just don't expect this to have other features that some of it's competitors have. Other than my original issue upon receiving the item (which Amazon would have fixed either way) I would recommend this case.