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.
SwitchEasy Trig iPad/10” Tablet Sleeve and Stand in Grey
Touted as a tablet sleeves with tablet stand , the SwitchEasy Trig unfortunately becomes a mixed bag. On one hand, the durability of the faux-leather sleeve is noteworthy, and the well above average protection provided by a reinforced tri-panel design is exceptional. On the other hand, the stand is basically forgettable.
- Durable faux-leather exterior
- Excellent protection of tablet
- Included Screen Protector
- Embedded stand fails
- Extra bulk at bottom
For protective and carrying purposes, the SwitchEasy Trig sleeve is near ideal. The quality, tough faux-leather exterior is a great start and the reinforced panel design defends the tablet from everyday accidents superbly well in combination with the thick felt interior.
So far, so good. SwitchEasy has a nice, no-nonsense, lightweight tablet case here – even available in a few colors. And then it seems someone in design bit off a bit more than he/she could chew.
To put it plainly, though, the stand is a drawback. Constructed well enough with sturdy snaps holding things together it somehow feels weak. The lightest of screen taps were enough to move the device and the mushy feel on the table surface was distracting. The stand in the Trig tablet case is useable well enough for video viewing, but beyond that, forget it.
Again, why this feature was included in the SwitchEasy Trig at all is a mystery to this tablet user. Aside from this, the Trig is a perfectly good – even exceptional – protective sleeve for any iPad or 10” tablet. All the stand “feature” does here is add a bit of unneeded extra bulk at the bottom and bump up the price.
Perhaps there’s a reason why tablet sleeves so rarely include an embedded stand...
- Dual function Protective Sleeve and Viewing Stand.
- Reinforced tough panels for added protection and stability.
- Ultra Soft lining to easily slide your iPad in and out.
As a protective sleeve, the SwitchEasy Trig fulfills all its functions but it must be noted again: The stand feature just isn’t very useful beyond watching videos on a stable surface.
Among tablet sleeves, the Trig is exceptional against the competition in protective padding. Nice reinforced panels keep the 10” tablet very well protected against drops while the durable exterior should resist most typical wear and tear. A screen protector is also included in the package.
SwitchEasy has a few tablet cases in faux-leather and the material quality never fails to impress. The Trig sleeve is no exception here, with seemingly high durability, great stitching and well done snap fasteners sure to keep things together for some time.
Users looking for great protection in a lightweight sleeve might not mind paying the above-average $40 retail price for the SwitchEasy Trig, but otherwise the embedded stand against works against the sleeve by unnecessarily raising its price.
Again, it comes down to this in the SwitchEasy Trig - if you want a protective sleeve, this one’s near the top. If you want a proper embedded stand, it’s closer to the bottom of the ranks. Quite a mixed bag indeed.