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With Slightly Better QC, it Would Have Been Great,
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This review is from: Poetic Slimbook Leather Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Black (Personal Computers)
I bought this case as part of a bundle when I bought my Samsung tab. I ended up returning it for a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3113 Slim Fit Leather Case (Green) with Stand by Supcase (TM) - Color Options: Black, Green, Purple, Light Blue, Deep Pink, Sapphire Blue, Deep Blue, Red, Pink, Yellow, White which I feel is of better build quality. That, and I liked the lime green color - all of my cases up until now have been black, so I thought I would switch it up a little!
But on to it:
The Poetic case has some nice features: a hand strap that, when not in use, settles down slightly lower than the cushy interior material. I assume this is to keep the coarser strap from scratching the tablet screen when closed, which is thoughtful. However, retrieving it required me to dig my nails in and under it pretty aggressively to use it. No big deal, but an annoyance.
The leather-like material is pretty thin and pretty cheap. I expect a certain level of thin material at this price point, but I found this to be too thin; the magnets that held the cover closed (which worked well, by the way), were very visibly pushing out from the thin material. The flap that kept the tablet secured was very thin, and had no mechanism for securing itself. It just folded in.
The tablet fit in the case VERY tightly, which was good unless I wanted to remove it. The problem, and to me the deal-breaker was that the faux leather that covered the tablet's bezels extended too far and obscured the lower parts of the screen. This made activating certain icons difficult.
All ports were accessible, but the IR blaster was perpetually obscured by the stylus loop. Technically for my usage, that was not a real problem. I don't use this tablet as a universal remote. But if somebody out there does and uses a stylus as well, it may be an annoyance.
Overall, it is a decent, professional, mature-looking case. But the fit and finish of the case was lacking, and I think you could find better if you poked around.
I sent mine back when I got the green one. It was no contest.