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.
Wardmaster Book Jacket Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 Folio Case in Black Crystal Pattern
Industry giant Wardmaster brings their popular Book Jacket Case series to the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000. This folio case design is a best case scenario for those seeking the perfect blend of function and robust impact protection for their tablet.
- Quality construction
- Provides great all-around protection
- Snug fit around Galaxy Tab frame and ports
- Rubberized components often have shorter lifespan
- Media easel unstable on non-flat surfaces
- Cover prone to marking
This Wardmaster Book Jacket is a balanced design for function and protection. The design consists of a soft padded scratch- and water-resistant polyurethane exterior and microfiber lining with TDS shock-absorbing foam in between. The Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 is held snug inside by a internal rubber frame and exterior elastic cover strap. In addition to giving great all-around protection, the main attraction of this series is a media-friendly design that provides full access to all the buttons, the SD port, and rear-facing camera, as well as converts into a tablet stand for typing/viewing modes.
- Designed to fit for Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 precisely
- Excellent for any occasion, whether at work, school or on travel
- Leather covered shock-foam protect tablet from dust, scratch etc.
- Media-friendly design for full access to all the buttons, SD port, and rear-facing camera
A lightweight, general purpose jacket well balanced for everyday use. The easel mode works better on smooth surfaces, and gives a clear angle for viewing if not typing or navigation. The rear-cover camera port is a nice feature that a lot of the Galaxy Tab cases neglect.
The rubberized inner jacket fits snug and securely, but also leaves all the ports and side buttons free without overlapping. Whilst better suited to the urban environment than the great outdoors or extreme sports, the water repellent cover and shock absorbing foam perform well.
The faux-leather stitching and edging for the access ports is neatly done and the microsuede interior will keep the Galaxy Tab safe not only from impacts but scratches and abrasions. Elasticized components such as the strap and the inner jacket are likely tradeoffs between being snug and secure and actual longevity.
The faux-leather cover feels good in the hand and won’t look out of place wherever you take it. Full protection and quality fabrics rarely come cheap, but the Book Jacket series is a decent balance between budget and style.
Classic design and features put this Wardmaster Samsung Galaxy Tab Book Jacket comfortably ahead of most fashion or novelty cases. Concerns about the lifespan of some of the components are more than made up for by quality construction and rock-solid essentials.