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 Smile Google Nexus 7 Auto Sleep/Wake Folio in Black
The hottest new device is the Google Nexus 7 and the Cooper Smile folio case has the flair to match. The design contains a sleep/wake magnet and has all the precise openings to keep the device fully functional. The three rails on the inside of the case stand out here, not just with their bright color, but their ability to hold the Nexus 7 in 3 different viewing angles.
- Sturdy, triple-angled stand design
- Scratch, water-resistant exterior
- Auto sleep/wake feature
- Secure magnetic cover closure
- Generic looks and material
- No comfortable typing angle
The Cooper Smile folio case is available in five different colors: black, white, red, brown or purple. The exterior is a smooth, soft polyurethane material. while the interior is a cross between fabric and micro-suede. All together, the material construction serves-up generous protection against bumps, dings and scratches.
- Works with Google Nexus 7
- Scratch- and water-resistant polyurethane exterior
- Magnetic cover closure
- Interior lined with soft-touch fabric
- Auto sleep/wake cover
- Inner polyurethane bezel frame holds the tablet secure
- Cutouts for speaker, camera, buttons and input/output ports
- 3 inner cover rails to display tablet in 40°, 55°, and 65° angles
- Net weight: 140g / 4.9 ounces
The Cooper Smile folio provides a sleep/wake function with clear access to buttons, ports and the front camera. The stand feature offers multiple viewing angles in landscape format. Works just as well in the lap as it does on level surfaces.
Direct splash spills onto the faux exterior won’t affect the tablet. The Cooper Smile primarily works as a shield against bumps, dings and scratches.
Nothing special, but nothing to shake a stick at either. Complementing its design for protection is the PU leather construction, which to me feels very capable of enduring common everyday use.
The design and function strike up a nice accord with casual users and students, and so does its $29.95 cost.
The Cooper Smile does well to compliment the Nexus 7’s function and its general usability. This is a solid solution for those in rush to fit their newest toy. And the affordable price is sure to make anyone smile.