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“Don’t tread on me!” If you’re MS Surface tablet could speak, this is what it might say while encased in the ThinSleeve. With its molded EVA foam rubber exterior, this Gumdrop case offers reliable protection from the lurking hazards of everyday tablet travel. If you seek rugged-style protection in a trim package, then surely it probably doesn't get any slimmer than the ThinSleeve.

Editor's Rating 

Designed for the Microsoft Surface, the ThinSleeve is a basic but futuristic looking tablet sleeve made of EVA foam rubber, a material often found in various products such as sports shoes and bicycle saddles. Not surprisingly, it is also particularly well suited for this application, as it dampens and absorbs small shocks from bumps really well. Since the material is in fact fully water resistant, the ThinSleeve also provides both an excellent barrier between the tablet and rain/snow showers, as well as gives users the ability to easily wipe or wash off any dirt that might accumulate on the exterior surface. The ThinSleeve has a rubber like look and comfortable spongy grip feel. Its material makeup is not prone to deterioration over time under UV radiation, therefore longevity of the case is ensured even under circumstances where it is subjected to extended exposure to sunlight. The top flap closure is provided by a Velcro fastener running along almost the entire width of the case. The connection strip attached to the front of the sleeve is of an advanced (small profile) variety, which reduces the chance of dirt and lint getting stuck and accumulating in it over time, thereby guaranteeing a long term, hassle-free lock.


  • 2013 Golden Case Awards nominee for 2013 Best Tablet Sleeve
  • Above average drop protection
  • Spill-resistant exterior

Overall: Good

    • Seemingly, this Gumdrop case would appeal to action-sports enthusiasts, mechanics, builders and technicians. But truthfully, the ThinSleeve is an excellent choice for anyone seeking excellent, reliable long term protection for the Microsoft Surface, or like-sized tablet.


      • Designed to fit the Microsoft Surface
      • Also fits most 10” to 11” tablets
      • Interior dimensions: 12 x 7.4 in
      • EVA molded rubber exterior
      • Soft fabric lining
      • Envelope-style flap w/ Velcro lock
      • Airport security friendly design


                                            Style Sleeve
                                            Brand Gumdrop Cases
                                            Price Budget $1 - $39
                                            Exterior Material  Rubber