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.
Case-Mate BlackBerry PlayBook Pop! Stand Case in Pink
Case-Mate brings a new take on tablet cases with built-in stands . Normally we see stands on folio cases, but the Pop! Case combines a tablet protector with a fold-out stand. The shell protects the back of the BlackBerry PlayBook with a hard pink plastic, while the edges have a rubberized grip. Inside is a lining of impact-absorbing silicon. This keeps the tablet looking slim and sleek while making it more comfortable to use.
- Simple & sleek pink design
- Funky pop-out stand
- Extra rubber grip on sides
- Stand doesn’t stay up in all angles
- Can only use on solid surfaces
- Doesn’t work with all screen protectors
Trying to sort through the array of tablet cases for a simple, unique and useful design can be a difficult task. While many cases offer lots of bells and whistles, most tend to completely cover up the BlackBerry PlayBook. That was until the Pop! Case landed on my desk. Case-Mate has designed another top-notch back protector, but this time it comes with a pop-out stand – a great added bonus that sets this shell apart from the rest.
- Co-molding of lightweight plastic and soft rubber for a seamless protective case
- Form fit feature covers back and corners
- Protective lay flat design keeps your screen from hitting surfaces when device is placed on its face
- Available in two-toned color combinations: black/grey, white/grey and pink/grey
- Impact resistant, flexible plastic shell
- Access to all ports and functions
Even if the case was designed with simplicity in mind, the stand’s moveable angle isn’t always sturdy for all situations. Plus, the stand doesn’t sit so well on uneven surfaces (like beds and couches) as a folio stand allows. While the stand does the job well when it can, it is not an all-in-one stand solution.
The Pop! Case fits tightly around the BlackBerry PlayBook keeping it safe from dings and small impacts. Case Mate combined a hard plastic shell with nice rubber on the edges giving some much-needed extra grip for preventing “butter fingers” moments. Unfortunately you can’t integrate a cover too well with this case. Screen protectors tend to peel off when you put on the Pop! Case. (unless…it is Case-Mate’s Screen Protector!)
The case is made from a two-part design: an inner-layer of silicon (that protects from impacts) and an outer plastic cover. The rubberized grips on the side of the case are well integrated into the design to keep it sleek. The Pop!’s excellent choice in materials keep it lightweight and slim, yet very durable.
$40 will get you a great shell case style with a unique pop-out stand. There are cheaper shells out there but this is one of the few with a stand.
Case Mate’s Pop! Case lets you kick back and relax with its unique pop-out stand. Pop!’s sleek pink glossy finish is the perfect compliment to the BlackBerry PlayBook. Plus, the hard protective shell with silicon interior gives good protection on the edges and back along with some extra grip on the sides. Good price for a one-of-a-kind case!