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 Smiley Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 / 7.0 Bluetooth Keyboard Folio
The Cooper Smiley tablet keyboard case transforms your Galaxy Tab P1000 into a classroom tool. The build-in Bluetooth silicone keyboard has a silent touch to prevent disrupting the classroom lecture. And the material is also dust/waterproof, so you can even use this in the cafeteria without any worry for food crumbs and drink spills.
- 15 unique face symbol shortcuts
- Dust/spill-proof silicone buttons
- 45 hour battery life
- Adds bulk to the tablet
- Long charging time
- Generic looks
The black PU leather design will certainly fit in at the office, but I don't think the keyboard will appeal to a professional. The removable Bluetooth keyboard is slightly different than the standard design, replacing the function keys is a top row of ‘smiley’ symbols for expressing emotions when you want to chat with your friends. And the silicone material ensures quiet key strokes, so you have less to fear about getting caught by your teacher or the librarian.
- Designed for the 7" Samsung Galaxy Tab
- >Soft-touch PU leather exterior with natural grain effect
- Faux-leather bezel with fabric lining
- Cutouts for rear-camera, button controls and input/output ports
- Magnetic closure flap
- Kickstand feature supports 60° viewing angle
- Dust and spill-proof silicone keyboard
- Quiet typing strokes
- Detachable keyboard design with Velcro backing
- Built-in Bluetooth connectivity
- 82 buttons with 15 unique face symbol shortcuts
- Built-in rechargeable lithium battery
- 45 hour battery life
- 4-5 hour charging time
- Dedicated sleep, energy-saving mode
- Includes USB charging cable
Cutouts and open access to all Galaxy Tab controls and features. The kickstand provides just one 60° angle. Silicon keys are similar in size and touch to those on the tablet, a great training tool for adapting to the new wave of computing. The unique face-symbol shortcut keys are a bit too silly for adults.
It not only protects your tablet from everyday wear and tear, but the choice materials are self-preserving for the case to simultaneously withstand everyday use.
Nothing special to write home about here. But a solid enough build to receive a passable grade.
The design is geared for students, and so is the affordable $35.95 price.
Perhaps not for business professionals, but the Cooper Smiley keyboard folio is certainly a best case scenario for students.