The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Cooper X Börnd Origo Sony Tablet S Folio Case in Black
Who knows what the ‘S’ in the Sony Tablet S truly stands for, but slim, smart, and spellbinding could be a few choice words to describe it. They are choice words to describe the Cooper X Börnd Origo folio case, a collaborated design by the Cooper and Börnd brands. Okay, maybe the user won’t be spellbound by the basic looks here, but this folio tablet case is magnetic in a functional sense, and its slim design is smart to compliment the tablet’s unique shape and offer the user multiple display angles for gaming, browsing and viewing.
- Multiple viewing display angles
- Scratch/water-resistant exterior
- Embedded magnetic closure
- No angle for typing
- Noticeable wrinkles on interior
- Weak magnets
Much like the letters that make up the Sony brand name, perhaps the ‘S’ in Sony Tablet S doesn’t represent anything, but the Börnd name however is an initialism for “Be original, reaches nicety deluxe”. Perhaps Cooper could have helped them with translating their Chinese philosophy into English, but the two brands have collaborated well together to create a folio case that properly fits the unorthodox shape of the Sony Tablet S.
- Works with Sony Tablet S
- PU leather exterior with natural grain effect
- Börnd brand name engraved on back cover
- Cardboard insert
- Magnetic closure
- Faux-leather bezel with soft-touch micro-suede lining
- Cutouts for all buttons, input/output ports and front/rear cameras
- 3 grooves on inner cover display tablet in 50° 60° and 70° angles
- Scratch and water-resistant exterior
- Provides good all-around protection against everyday wear and tear
- Net weight: 285 g / 10 oz
Power, volume and reset buttons, USB port, headphone jack, SD card slot, speakers, front Web-camera and rear-facing camera are all easily accessible here. Though the integrated stand features doesn’t offer an appropriate angle for typing modes, it’s great for supporting the tablet at what does best - gaming, surfing the net and watching videos/movies.
The scratch and spill-resistant exterior and soft micro-suede lining will protect the tablet against everyday wear and tear. Not enough protection for your commutes? The slim design can pack easily inside a leather satchel or briefcase, with an aesthetic to match.
The bottom magnet here doesn’t attach, yet perhaps this one is just a dud and not a consistent issue on all models that roll-off the assembly line. Just a few ugly wrinkles on the interior binding. I am not sure which type of leather has been incorporated here, but the overall design is well stitched and percievably quite durable.
Faux or real leather? It’s a nicely built, functional accessory, so at this price why argue the material?
The Cooper and Börnd brands prove here that they make a good team. And likewise, the Cooper X Börnd Origo and your Sony Tablet S will be a good match too.