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Good Looking case, but not for me
on January 24, 2012
I purchased both this case and the "MoKo Slim-Fit Case" for my transformer prime. Unfortunately neither case is perfect for my needs, but as normal both have pros and cons. Please see my review for the MoKo case on its item page on Amazon.
First off, this case smells strange. It's not a good smell, but its not unbearable either, It's tough to describe really and its definitely worth noting (It's not a normal leather smell). The leather is shiny and and the build quality is very good. The case itself is 2 parts, a sort of sleeve in which the transformer slides into and a folio for the sleeve/transformer to slide into. You can't use the folio on its on as the Prime would fall out of it. The sleeve is snug and does a good job of protecting the Prime on the front screen and backside but a poor job of protecting the corners and sides of the device. I would not feel confident if I should accidently drop the Prime on a hard surface that it would come out unscathed.
The folio holds the case inside it by using a broad strip of Velcro. This works well but I would be concerned that over time the Velcro would wear out and the case need to be replaced. It is very slightly magnetic to keep it closed on the Prime. A good thing about the 2 piece design is that it is highly flexible and adjustable. As the pictures on Amazon show, it can be placed in portrait and landscape mode and held up by the ridges in the folio. All ports and camera holes and buttons are accessible but the power and volume buttons are more difficult to get to than they would be normally. The sleeve and folio together add a great deal of thickness to the Prime. I would say that it makes everything about 3x thicker than just the Prime by itself.
+Very good build quality with leather/stitching/camera cut outs
+Flexibility to use case in portrait or landscape
-Poor protection of corners/sides
-Obstruction of buttons' ease of use
-Velcro could wear out
-Too much bulk
-Folio can't be used on its own