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[Gen9][Review] Archos G9 101 Leather Case

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18th January 2012, 05:04 AM   |  #1  
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Case: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

Genuine Leather Case for Archos G9 Tablet (8-16GB)

Cost: $29.99 USD

(I have a Skinomi TechSkin Black Carbon Fiber on my tablet, so that's what the pattern is on the device itself. I didn't put the skin on the bezel as I like the way that the bezel looks)

Pros:
Snug - Device fits in the case very well. Not too big, not too small.
Heavy - This is clearly not cheaply made.
Magnetic Lock - No piece to tuck in, the latch is magnetic, and rather strong.
Thick - The whole thing feels very solid, and it does add a bit of bulk to it.
Inside Material - There is a felt-like material (I don't think it's actual felt) that makes it nice and soft inside. It grips the tablet well and almost guarantees no scratching of the tablet.

Cons:
Heavy - (yes, this is a con too!) The tablet can't stand up on the kickstand with this case on it. The top flap of the case is too heavy and makes the tablet fall over. Can't prop the tablet up on the flap.
Needs to stretch - The case is so well-fitting that it actually needs to stretch to be able to magnetically latch after the tablet is in it. Mine is currently resting face-down, under a book to hold it in place and stretch it a bit.
Kickstand Area - The small piece on the outside of the kickstand area is kind of there by itself, making it loose and it doesn't fit quite right. I assume it will need to be molded to fit over time.

Overall:
The case is very nice, and I like the overall quality of it. This is clearly a quality case, but it needs to be worn on the tablet for a bit to make it fit perfectly. There needs to be a little stretching and molding done.

I would definitely recommend this tablet to others with a G9 101.

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18th January 2012, 06:35 AM   |  #2  
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Thanks for the review. I am going to pickup the G9 80 version now. How long did shipping take?
19th January 2012, 03:45 PM   |  #4  
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I have the newMP3technology.com one and am not impressed by it at all, especially for the amount I paid for it. I also have the Tuff-Luv and really like it. It really improves the tablet's look and it provides a better grip. I would like it to be a little better fit, it seems just a little loose for my tastes.


29th January 2012, 10:42 AM   |  #5  
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Cajl,
on the tuff luv case you have, the expensive one with different positions for kick stand, its on ebay buy it now for $45 free shipping, you think its worth it, have you seen any other reviews?

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