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on August 27, 2013
The snap on case for my Chromebook just arrived. It's opaque black rather than a solid color but it's opaque enough. The two halves snapped right on. The side anchor tabs appear to be adequate and aren't blocking anything. It appears to be a good product. It's a plastic cover and not much more to say about it.
After a few days there's a bit more to say about the case. It's a fingerprint magnet. The half that covers the display is snug enough and no issues there. The bottom half is quite another. It doesn't fit snug against the Chromebook case in the front corners and there's no attachment tabs near either front corner. The tabs are front center and midpoint on the right and left sides. I now have a significant creaking noise from the cover when I open it up.
Another day with the creaky iPearl case. Today I needed to finish up a document. I opened up the legs to tilt the Chromebook on the desk, rested my palms and, creeeeaaakk. Each time I put downward pressure on the palm rests the ill-fitting front corners of the lower half of the case creak loudly and this without moving the Chromebook. The source of the creak is actually plastic rubbing against plastic. The lower case right and left front corners are rubbing against the Chromebook case edge at each point. Had there been two attachment tabs, one on each side and in front next to each corner this wouldn't be an issue. Over a long term this will just wear away the Chromebook corners.
I give up. I can't stand the creaking. It's off. I'll try to fit some thin foam in the corners when I have time. Others say theirs is a perfect fit, this one isn't. Maybe mine was formed on Wednesday (old American car humor anyone over 55 might remember). I shouldn't have to call whatever tech support might be for a piece of plastic but I'll give it a try before I return it for a refund.