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Default My Review of the Poetic Case for A700

I bought the Poetic case for my new A700. I'm an XDA noob so I can't post the link. However you will find that link in another post in this forum.

1. The case if a bit flimsy. I get that it needs to be flexible to be able to contort to be used as a stand, but when I open the case to use the tablet it seems to weak. A better design would have been to include the stand directly in back and embedded into the case that you could pull out.

2. When the case is closed the hand strap rests on top of the glass. The soft felt-like material touches the glass but so does the stretchy band. I don't like that, even if the tablet has great glass.

3. The three ridges on which the tablet sits against when deployed are not very substantial. The tablet sits okay, but it seems like the tablet wants to suddenly scoot off the ridge.

4. There is a stretchy band on the inside cover to (I'm assuming) hold papers. Those papers would then sit up against the glass. Again, I don't like that.

5. The underside of the case has a cut-out for the camera. I understand why this is, so you can take pictures while the tab is in the case. But it also exposes the camera lens to the elements and to potential scratches. I take extra care of my electronics, but you never know.

Overall, I guess if you're looking for a cheap case for your tablet this will fit the bill. After all, it's only $14.95. But I think back to the time I bought a new motorcycle (street) helmet. The sales guy told me, "How much is your head worth? If it's worth $100 for a low-end helmet, get that. If it's worth the high-end $500 helmet, get that." Good point.

I'll be looking for a more substantial protection for my tablet, but I'll keep this one as a back-up.
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So pardon my ignorance, but does that mean the product I linked too up above is not going to work, even though it states it will?
Actually your link never worked with me, couldn't tell with precision. All we know is with all the test ppl did on xda, it's clearly impossible to charge correctly with USB, and 5V.
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4. There is a stretchy band on the inside cover to (I'm assuming) hold papers. Those papers would then sit up against the glass. Again, I don't like that.
Actually when you have the tablet open and the cover turned all over the back, you can use that strap to wrap back around the tablet to keep the cover secured.
 
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Nice case..But I hate that when I use the stand, it is upside down
Sometimes, the new case has the problem. it will be strong enough When you use it about 1 week.
Dont know if you like the Rotating case or Slim-fit case. My suggestion is to get one Slim-Fit case. I have one with my Iconia A500. 1 year later, until now,the case remain stong...
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Sometimes, the new case has the problem. it will be strong enough When you use it about 1 week.
Dont know if you like the Rotating case or Slim-fit case. My suggestion is to get one Slim-Fit case. I have one with my Iconia A500. 1 year later, until now,the case remain stong...
As i said before I have an amazing slim rotative case for A500, very light and strong, I'm looking for the same thing.

http://www.amazon.com/DURAGADGET-Deg.../dp/B0057WU5UG
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I bought the Poetic case for my new A700. I'm an XDA noob so I can't post the link. However you will find that link in another post in this forum.

1. The case if a bit flimsy. I get that it needs to be flexible to be able to contort to be used as a stand, but when I open the case to use the tablet it seems to weak. A better design would have been to include the stand directly in back and embedded into the case that you could pull out.

2. When the case is closed the hand strap rests on top of the glass. The soft felt-like material touches the glass but so does the stretchy band. I don't like that, even if the tablet has great glass.

3. The three ridges on which the tablet sits against when deployed are not very substantial. The tablet sits okay, but it seems like the tablet wants to suddenly scoot off the ridge.

4. There is a stretchy band on the inside cover to (I'm assuming) hold papers. Those papers would then sit up against the glass. Again, I don't like that.

5. The underside of the case has a cut-out for the camera. I understand why this is, so you can take pictures while the tab is in the case. But it also exposes the camera lens to the elements and to potential scratches. I take extra care of my electronics, but you never know.

Overall, I guess if you're looking for a cheap case for your tablet this will fit the bill. After all, it's only $14.95. But I think back to the time I bought a new motorcycle (street) helmet. The sales guy told me, "How much is your head worth? If it's worth $100 for a low-end helmet, get that. If it's worth the high-end $500 helmet, get that." Good point.

I'll be looking for a more substantial protection for my tablet, but I'll keep this one as a back-up.
http://www.365gate.com/product-305.html it is a 360 degrees rotating case
 
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I love my Acer A700. But this is also the first tablet that I have purchased at release..

I want a second charger. How hard is it to simply offer accessory parts. Especially when all I want is a second charger.

Is it really hard for anybody to sell them? or will that change as they have been out awhile?
Expecting a large amount of accessories on such a new device isn't going to happen, especially if sales aren't that great.
 
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Slim-fit case. My suggestion is to get one Slim-Fit case. I have one with my Iconia A500. 1 year later, until now,the case remain strong...
Great case, got one for my A700. Adds some heft to the tablet but covers nicely and reduces heat exposure.
 
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As i said before I have an amazing slim rotative case for A500, very light and strong, I'm looking for the same thing.

http://www.amazon.com/DURAGADGET-Deg.../dp/B0057WU5UG
+1 Great case for A500! shame it does not exist for A700s...

I might wait before I buy to see if something similar appears.
 
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I bought this case (from this seller) and I really enjoy it, price is correct and it's a good looking, high quality product.
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