Protect your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 with this Samsung EF-BT810PFEGUJ book cover, which features an auto on/off function to wake your device up when opened and put it to sleep when closed. The strong polyurethane material ensures durability.
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Expensive but fantastic
Posted by: nija726 from: on
Love this case, and it is funny how dramatically it improved my experience with the actual device. I purchased a cheaper case first, and promptly returned it for this one
Pros: -stylish, classy, and sleek looking
-the auto wake/sleep feature is really nice and saves me battery life.
-the snap system, which attaches the case to the device is extremely sturdy (Def not slipping out of the case ever) and keeps the case very slim. The snaps are the real reason I bought this instead of a cheaper knock off version
-well built and sturdy, seems to give real protection
-the did viewing angles work well and are a breeze to switch between. The benefit here is the use of magnets, which means you dint have to do all that weird rolling and folding to switch between views. You can even swap some views with one hand
-when closed, the narrow magnetized portion on the right folds over for more protection (unlike other models that leave the left side open to the elements
Cons: -difficult to attach the snaps. Fine if you only do it once, but if you plan to take it off regularly it will be a pain. I seriously feels like you could break the glass with how hard you have to press down (probably unlikely, but scary any way)
- hard to open that small flap when its fully closed, seems like it will improve with wear.
-very awkward for portrait use. This is the biggest con for me. There's no easy place to hold this in your left hand, since the places you can get a better grip are all on the right. Lefties, who hold with right hand to type with left, would be happier with the design. But for me it's VERY uncomfortable. maybe I'll adjust. But since the cover is also a bit hard to remove, I find myself using landscape mode even when I'd rather not.
-the different viewING angles can slip easily. The magnets make it easy to move around. ..even when you don't want it to. Not really a problem for me thus far.
-expensive! Really seems over priced, kind of outrageously.
-top and bottom of device is left open. Corners bump out for some fall protection, but still slightly open to the elements.
19 out of 19 found this review helpful.
Nice match to the Tab S2
Posted by: Acb8791 from: on
I bought this to go with my new Tab S2 and almost brought it back because it was so difficult to put on. It snaps to the back of the tablet and I was afraid I was going to break something putting it on. The trick is to lay it on the table and snap it in. At first I was trying to do it while I was holding it.
Once I got it on, I loved it.
7 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Nice and skinny
Posted by: JohnJ from: on
Nice case, acts as a stand and keeps the lightweight feel of the tablet. As for the comments about the magnets, they are actually snaps that have to be pushed into place, once it's snapped it it is nice and secure.
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
A must-have for the S2!
Posted by: TiasTechy from: on
I love my Galaxy S2, and I believe that why I love it so much is in part due to this amazing case. I hesitated for a while on whether or not I was going to trust such a thin case to protect my new device (especially since I'm such a klutz and have a tendency to drop and knock things down) but in the end that allure of having such a nice and sleek case had me buying it and I am so glad that I did.
I'm happy to say that the tablet has survived multiple falls (mostly off of end tables, recliners, and beds) without any problems, and that the case is sturdier than it looks, the front and back are made out of a thin, yet surprisingly hard material, most likely a hard plastic, though it could be a lighter weight metal as well. There is also a slight overhang on the sides to give a little protection to the edges of the tablet, though not much.
This case is designed by Samsung specifically for the S2 and it shows. The case clips on to the S2 by popping the metal studs of the case into slots already ready and waiting on the back of the S2. Once you muscle them together (thinking the whole time you're going to break the tablet) the case is securely attached to the tablet and it is unlikely they will come apart unless you are actively trying to get them apart.
I have to say, this case is designed to be USED. I've had cases in the past on old devices that it felt like the whole time you were trying to just keep the case out of the way so you could use the stinking tablet. There are a few different places on the case that are magnetic. You can fold the cover back and then take the flap and magnetize the front cover to the back of the case to keep it seamlessly in place and out of the way without you even having to think about it, this was the feature I was most excited about once I got the tablet and realized it worked like that. It is also the way I have the case most of the time when the tablet is in use.
Of course then there are the three different ways you can prop the tablet on the case (low angle, medium angle, and high angle) but I don't really use those features very often because I don't sit at the table with my tablet very often. I can say that compared to similar, cheaper made cases, this case holds those positions much better with the help of the magnets. It doesn't topple over if I tap the screen too hard and I don't have to get it back into the right position to get it to sit up if I pick the tablet up and move it over to another spot on the table.
All of that being said there is an obvious question to ask yourself before you get any case for any valuable electronic: What kind of user are you and would it be a better idea to get a lifeproof case that can survive you?
Will it protect your device if you leave it on the top of your car and drive down the highway: no, probably not.
Will it protect your device if you use it in the bathtub and drop it in the water: nope
Will it protect your device if if falls from chest height and lands on it's corner on concrete: maybe not
Will it protect your device if you are a more gentle user that has a tendency to knock things off of your lap/coffee table/bed/chair/counter: it has for me so far!!
5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
sleek and versatile
Posted by: lakegirl from: on
The cover works well. The only issue is I had a bit of difficulty attaching it to my tablet. After watching a You Tube video I was able to attach it with no problem.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 cover
Posted by: Yanni from: on
The cover has several very convenient positions providing multiple angles for viewing. It is thin and doesn't add any bulk to the tablet when carrying it around or taking it on trips. The only issue I had was getting the tablet to snap into the locking features on the cover. This took a significant amount of force that seemed very high and I was concerned of damaging the tablet. However, once they are both snapped in place the tablet and cover work nicely together.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Does the Job
Posted by: Snapper from: on
Nothing spectacular. Covers my Samsung tablet pretty well. A little bit of a nuisance to fold the small flap back.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Colamomof1 from: on
I would love this cover so much more if there was a strap for the hand holding the tablet
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Decent cover, but the price?
Posted by: PappyCholo from: on
This is a pretty solid cover which uses magnets to keep it in any of the three positions offered. The crazy thing is, none of these three positions are portrait, so if you use for example, the Best Buy app, it only works in portrait mode and the case becomes less than useless, it is an annoyance. Also the price is ridiculous and I only bought it as I had a discount and reward certificate.
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Not the best
Posted by: Julie from: on
Didn't care for this case much. In fact I returned it. It holds tablet well if not using it but if your wanting to use it for a stand also it doesn't work. Tablet slides out of it and won't stay put.