As a material for any consumer product, leather has several distinct advantages ranging from durability to sheer feel. But the disadvantages are also immediately apparent: Leather goods can be prohibitively expensive and animal-based production is questionable for many. Faux-leather tablet cases seek to approximate the look, feel and durability of leather tablet cases that are cruelty-free and typically about half as expensive.
Faux leather cases generally reproduce all the pluses and minuses of their true-leather counterparts in terms of durability and look. Like the material itself, faux leather cases duplicate the designs and styles found in leather – nearly any sort of tablet case style may be found in faux leather. In terms of protection, most fake leather case interiors are made from fairly inflexible material for a bit more support.
Users interested in faux leather tablet cases should take note as to whether the case’s material has been treated or not. A primary problem with faux leather cases is their susceptibility to superficial damage such as scratches. While synthetics may automatically be a bit more resistant than leather, the best faux leather tablet cases will have been treated for further toughness.