Seemingly, Cooper has created the Elementary case to meet the practical demands of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 owners. This rudimentary folio case design provides everyday function and protection all in one sturdily-built, low-cost package.
Speck iPad Dr. Slump Arale Norimaki Back Protector in Grey
The designs in Speck Products’ back protector are eye-catching indeed. The first model I checked out featured Arale Norimaki of the anime series Dr. Slump leaping into action against a blue background. If only this meta-powered robot could have jumped off the design to assist in quickly assembling this tablet case – and help attach the screen protector...
- No-slip feel
- Colorful designs with franchise characters
- Screen protector included
- Somewhat difficult to assemble
- Frame feels, looks a bit cheap
- Screen protector problematic
The Speck Products Dr. Slump back protector for Apple iPad is a bit of a mixed bag. On first glance, the assembly looks fantastic. Speck has a number of different designs emblazoning their tablet back protectors from exciting anime characters in action to more austere patterns. Better yet, the synthetic fabric used in these tablet backers is pleasant to the touch and truly prevent slippage when handling.
The trouble begins in affixing the top frame. Snapping the two pieces together in four places just right takes some time to get used to and definitely gets a minus mark in the “convenience” column.
Beyond the minuses, however, this can be said about the Speck Products iPad back protector - once that satisfying enclosing “snap” is heard, the tablet is securely in place and defended against scratches, dings and the like.
- Fits iPad (1st gen)
- Fabric-backed polycarbonate construction
- Form-fit two-piece hard shell case
- Raised screen bezel
- Extra screen protector included
As stated above, Speck Products provides all the appropriate cutouts for iPad use and all buttons are easily accessible. Speck’s back protector allow full functionality of the tablet and the glare-resistant screen protector also works well.
Screen protector aside, the hard backer in these Speck Products tablet cases stands up to essentially all everyday punishment and shows decent resistance to scratches and minor damage. The hard plastic surrounding the screen also seems sturdy enough to hold up day to day.
The synthetic fabric used in the Speck Products back protector shell is simultaneously pleasing to the touch but tough. The plastic of the screen frame is good if unexciting. While this isn’t the easiest material to clean, it’s also not the most difficult.
Priced at $18.95, the Speck Products Arale Norimaki case gives just about the right value for the money in these back protectors. Of course, fans of anime characters that Speck touts will be more than happy to pony up this bit of cash.
With fun designs and low price, the Speck Products Dr. Slump Arale Norimaki back protector will be ideal particularly for first-time users or fans of certain anime franchises. This is especially true for those who use the tablet frequently, so as to avoid assembling and reassembling the somewhat tricky tablet case.