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5.0 out of 5 stars Good protection with minimal bulk, August 21, 2011
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This review is from: Blurex Slim Leather Portfolio Case With 2 Tier Stand for Blackberry Playbook (Electronics)
When I purchased my BlackBerry Playbook, I knew that I would need a case. I decided to carry the Playbook (carefully!) without a case for a few weeks, while I did some research and decided what type of case would best fit my needs.

After some careful comparisons, I chose the Blurex case - and I don't regret it. This case offers good protection for the Playbook while adding very little bulk or weight. One of the great advantages of the Playbook is its compact size. Unlike some other cases, this case doesn't significantly increase the size of the Playbook or make it awkward to hold or carry.

The corner clips that attach the case to the Playbook protect the corners of the tablet and provide impact protection if it is dropped. The sides are open to allow ready access to the volume controls, charging port and USB port. A cutout allows the rear camera to be used without removing the Playbook from the case, while the screen is uncovered to allow full use of the Playbook's gesture based user interface and the front facing camera. (As with most tablet cases, this case should be used in conjunction with a high quality screen protector. A screen protector is not included with the case, and should be purchased separately.)

The construction quality of the case is very good. The leather used is of a good quality and the seams are well stitched and even. The clips attach the case firmly to the Playbook without making removal difficult. The construction appears to be quite durable, though after only a few weeks I really haven't had enough opportunity to test the durability of the material and construction. My only concern is that the relatively thin leather on the corner clips may wear through in time, but I doubt that will happen anytime soon, if ever.

This case looks good. When closed it looks very much like a high quality memo pad or journal. It's right at home on a desk or conference table.

When open, the case can be folded back to allow the Playbook to be used easily in pad mode, or used as a surprisingly solid stand to hold the Playbook at one of three angles for easy viewing of movies, video conferences, etc. It's very quick and easy to open the case and get the Playbook into action when I need to access it quickly. The case even folds back far enough to allow me to use the charging stand for the Playbook without removing the case, though this requires about six inches of clear space behind the charging stand.

The Blurex case is obviously designed for the type of environment found in homes and offices. It isn't designed for use in really tough environments where protection from water, large amounts of dust, or other environmental hazards is needed. If you plan to use a Playbook during the midst of a whitewater rafting trip, or on a construction site, this isn't the case for you. It's probably also not a good case to choose if you expect to drop your Playbook regularly onto hard surfaces, since it provides some impact protection but not as much as most of the thicker, bulkier cases. If your Playbook is used in a typical home or business environment, however, this may well be the best case available at any price. The fact that it's considerably less expensive than many of the alternatives is just a nice bonus.
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Initial post: Dec 26, 2011 11:24:04 PM PST
slickvguy says:
Excellent review. A real pleasure. Thank you.
Now how do I get one of these in Canada?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2012 10:35:08 AM PST
R. Ghosh says:
i found this case available on and sent the link to my friends in Canada... theyve already ordered it!

Posted on Mar 1, 2012 10:36:12 AM PST
R. Ghosh says:
Your Review is simply fantastic! Totally helped me make up my mind and I bought this case for myself! I LOVE IT!!! So, Thank You!
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