Acer Tablet Portfolio Case review
While Acer’s 10-inch Android tablets have always been capable devices, the company has definitely played it safe when it comes to offering something that really gets consumers excited.
Luckily, that kind of restrained philosophy has only marginally affected its tablet case design. The Portfolio case offers two different stand heights and a snug fit, but its downright weird-feeling texture and design misstep of covering the charging port makes it a less appealing and useful case than it could have been.
When you first open the Portfolio, you’re greeted to a large plastic strip covering an equally large adhesive. Peeling off the plastic strip reveals a sticky panel the tablet adheres to when placed in the case. There are no additional straps to lock it in place, but the adhesive has no problem holding it firm.
Take your Acer tablet and slap it on this. That’s more instruction than Acer provides concerning how to attach the tablet to the case.
The case is compatible with all Acer 10-inch Android tablets, but I used the Iconia Tab A510 for this review. Sticking the back of the tablet to the adhesive requires that you line the edge of the tablet with the creases on the inside of the case. This took me a few tries to line up properly and unfortunately, there was no indication as to what the proper orientation of the tablet in the case should be.
Once the tablet’s in the case, the opposite cover is folded over the screen and the flap from the adhesive-side cover folds over that. Now you have a sharp-looking case that resembles something you’d secure a few particularly important legal documents in.
Sharp. That’s how I’d describe the Portfolio case. Sharp and important-looking. The material is also kind of skeevy-feeling. Yeah, sharp, important-looking, and skeevy.
The cover is dark gray and the material of the case feels like cheap polyester, leisure suit pants — grippy leisure suit pants that just feel weird in my hands but that I do enjoy touching.
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