Originally Posted by moustafaraslan
Let me know your impression when u get it please!
Good news, it arrived today. Bad news, I sent it back for a refund.
Initially I was OK with it. The build quality wasn't as good as a Kensington keyfolio, but for $34 plus shipping I wasn't going to complain too much. The keyboard paired fine and most of the special top keys worked (4th and 5th key did nothing). However when the elastic strap came loose from low quality stitching after around 6 times closing the case, I decided to return it. I exerted no more force than necessary to stretch the strap around the cover.
Now that I've compared it with the Kensington case, I can definitely say the Kensington is well worth the extra cost. This is disappointing since this is the only keyboard+case with "HP Touchpad" in the product description I'm aware of.
Better fit for the Touchpad that the Kensington cases. See this threadhttp://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=17133290
where I tried out the Kensington case.
Hard plastic keys versus rubber keys on the Kensington case. That said, apparently the newer Kensington cases have hard plastic keys. Rubber keyboards may not bother some, but I find them hard to use.
Even with rubber keys, the Kensington keyboard is rigid and sturdy. The Goldx keyboard is disturbing non-rigid, even flimsy. I'm also concerned how it will wear over time. As you can see from the pictures, there is so much gap between keys you can actually see under them. It is a magnet for crumbs/etc getting under the keys. (Hey, everyone likes to eat crackers and type, right?)
Stitching. The reason I returned it, and severely lacking compared to the Kensington. Look at the pics and judge for your self.
Unless you tilt the screen all the way up, the "grips" that hold the bottom of the pad aren't sufficient to keep it from slipping forward and onto the keyboard from the least bit of vibration, such as someone bumping the table. The rigid keyboard on the Kensington does an excellent job holding it it place.
Not worth the money. After I get the refund, I'll look at getting a Kensington case with hard keys. Barnes and Nobles has one for $53, and as long as they are prompt with the refund I'll give them another chance. Of course, I'll be back to the tight case problem. My sister is a good seamstress, and I'll see If I can get her to adjust it to better fit the Touchpad.
Wish me luck.
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EDIT: Forgot the thread link I mentioned.