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.
PC Treasures Props Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Folio Case
This slim folio tablet case may not look like much, but it definitely deserves some props. At an affordable low-cost, the Props folio provides full use of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 while encased and converts into a tablet stand for typing and viewing modes.
- Stand feature for typing and viewing modes
- Embedded magnets for secure closure
- Dust and lint easily clings to the exterior/interior
- Generic looks and feel
The Props folio meets the more practical needs of consumers by providing generous function and protection for an inexpensive price. This magnetic case combines polyurethane and soft microfiber lining to keep the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 looking as good as new. The exterior is scratch and water-resistant, and its surface has an etched texture to help improve grip.
On the inside is a bezel frame with Velcro-secured flap that keeps the tablet locked-in and fully functional while enclosed. The integrated tablet stand feature is formed by folding the cover all the way back and connecting it with the rear-side tab. This design supports the Galaxy Tab at 25°: and 50° angles in landscape format only. While upright, the tablet does have the tendency to wobble a bit when touching the screen. The stand is predominantly quite stable for both typing and hands-free viewing modes.
- Specifically designed for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- Scratch and water-resistant polyurethane design
- Etched exterior surface helps improve grip
- Soft microfiber interior
- PU frame with Velcro secure-flap keeps the tablet locked-in
- Precise cutouts for buttons, ports, speakers and cameras
- Magnetic closure
- Folding cover easily converts into a tablet stand Supports 25° and 50° angles for typing/viewing in landscape format
- Net weight: 250g / 8.8oz
The Props folio covers all the basics here. Precise cutouts for buttons, input/output ports, speakers and cameras keep the tablet fully functional. And the integrated stand provides the user one angle each for typing and viewing in landscape format.
Embedded magnets ensure secure cover closure. The polyurethane cover is tough on resisting shocks, scratches and water. As a whole the Props folio provides generous full-body protection against standard issue wear and tear.
PU is not only short for polyurethane, it would also describe my reaction to this one's manufacturing-plant smell. Specks of dust and dirt can easily cling to both the etched exterior and interior lining. Though its overall look and feel is rather cheap, the Props folio should, at the very least, endure the life of the tablet .
Okay, so the Props folio is about as generic as it gets. But thankfully so is its $19.95 price tag.
Though it may not look like anything special, the Props folio deserves props for providing all the basics for an appealing low cost.