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.
SwitchEasy RibCage iPad/10” Tablet Sleeve in White
Now here’s a truly unique design. While other products may be described as providing protection with a “rib cage” frame, SwitchEasy actually incorporates the skeletal shape in raised form on the front of its RibCage tablet sleeves . The first recommendation: As a gift item for that medically-thinking someone in your life.
- Eye-catching design
- Included Screen Protector
- Included Tablet Stand
- Display stands are separate units
- No enclosures or flaps
Though the SwitchEasy RibCage may simply be essentially a no-frills sleeve for the iPad, iPad 2, New iPad 3 or any 10” tablets, we can truly say that the design is one in a million. Taking literally the “RibCage” in the name, SwitchEasy has produced an intriguing design which features a raised Xray-like image of – you guessed it – a ribcage.
And this is where the distinctiveness of this product may begin and end. The ribs themselves, crafted in the same faux-leather as the entire exterior, may provide a bit of extra protection against impacts but it will evidently increase the bulk of your tablet.
While a tablet stand is hardly a standard inclusion in a sleeve, SwitchEasy does include a pair of stands that work OK in propping up the RibCage for viewing. Users won’t be able to really type effectively, though, and despite claims that one is enough to stand the iPad firmly, after some use we’ll have to recommend clipping both on.
But no matter. Going along with the theme of this sleeve, we’ll exhume ol’ Doctor “Bones” McCoy’s classic line from Star Trek. “Dammit, Jim, it’s a sleeve case, not a portfolio!”
- Ultra tough reinforced protective sleeve for your iPad.
- Shock dissipating ribcage design for ultimate screen protection.
- Made from highly durable faux leather.
- Easy fit Elasto-PU back panel, to hold your iPad firmly in place.
The SwitchEasy RibCage is a sleeve, so naturally it’s a single-function, no-nonsense carrier. Though a couple of attachable plastic stands are included, these aren’t really anything to write home about.
The durable, water-resistant faux-leather exterior of the RibCage will hold up against all but major damage from scratches and everyday accidents. And the ribcage design actually offers more shock protection against drops and the like. A securing mechanism might have helped more here.
Well assembled from faux leather with a firm velvet interior lining and tight stitching, the SwitchEasy RibCage should prove as durable as, well, a real-life ribcage. This tablet sleeve should well last the lifetime of the device.
At $35 dollars, this sleeve is well priced. On the other hand, the RibCage design will make this a must-have (or a must-gift) for many tablet enthusiasts.
Make no bones about it: the SwitchEasy RibCage design is eye-catching and utterly unique. Combined with some decent protection, that extra shock absorption and quality design and the 10” tablet/iPad user could be well pleased with this attention-grabber of a sleeve.