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    Now that I have the Xyboad I went looking for a case.
    I love the Otterbox cases so whent there... No Xyboard case.
    Went to Android Central, surely they would have one... Ah nothing.
    Amazon next, not much there just a couple of cheap looking pleather cases that are not very appealing.

    So has anyone been able to find any decent cases?
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    Fortte makes excellent cases but none are available yet. I contacted their support team and they told me that the cases will be available by the end of February. I used their Keeper case on my Xoom and loved it.

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    I got a sleeve for my 8.2" Xyboard from . It's a bit pricey, but high quality and they made a custom size for me at no extra charge (size 34-23, it's not listed in the options).
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    I got the incipio folio that Verizon sales. It's fits good and protects the tablet well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f4systems View Post
    I got the incipio folio that Verizon sales. It's fits good and protects the tablet well.

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    This is what I ended up getting. I asked Otterbox and they said they have no current plans to make a case for this device.
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    Can someone take good pictures of the Incipio case? I'm waiting for the Fortte cases, but would love to see some real world pictures of the Incipio so i can see if i want that more.

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    This is the case I use on my Xyboard from Incipio:



    It is a very nice case and it looks very professional. It has openings for all the ports (camera, speakers, microusb, hdmi, headphones, IR, power, and volume) without obstructing them.

    The lid keeps closed with an elastic band (much like you would see a book cover or a portfolio.

    I have not tried nor seen any of the other covers. I'm curious about the official Motorola cover but this one is very nice.

    I also see that Fortte has their cases for the Xyboard available:

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    The official Motorola case is absolutely terrible. As for those Fortte cases, thanks for the link but I'm disappointed. I wanted their "Keeper" case that I had for my Xoom but it's not available.
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    Official case is better than no case. Yes, it is not perfect. Probably will buy smth new, thanks omarcastz for links.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kempiniux View Post
    Official case is better than no case. Yes, it is not perfect. Probably will buy smth new, thanks omarcastz for links.
    True, but it doesn't stay closed nor does it offer a great option for standing the tablet up. I'm using it until I find out if Fortte is making a Keeper case for the 10.1 and than if not, purchase the Incipio.

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    The cases for the Motorola XyBoard 8.2 and 10.1 are now available at

    You can review the options as we have posted 3 versions of cases for both and we are updating regularly.

    We wish to welcome any suggestions to create new solutions, write us at any time to

    The links are:





    Our Blog
    also has all the information updated for the Motorola Androids, we welcome suggestions to hard to find cases, or perhaps unique solutions. We also invite androidcentral forum members to help us in the development
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    Fortte,

    Thank you for the heads up. I ordered the Xyboard 10.1" Keeper 360 case and I'm hoping it's just as good if not better than the Keeper case for the XOOM.
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    I received my Keeper 360 case from Fortte the other day and I've had some time to use it. This is the same case that I had for my XOOM a while back except it allows me to rotate the tablet and use it in any way I like. Fortte had to produce this case from scratch so it took a couple of weeks to receive it but it was well worth the asking price. As usual, Fortte uses high quality materials so you just know the case will last a very long time. The only disadvantage to this case over the OEM Motorola case is that you cannot have it closes while charging unless you rotate the tablet so that it's ports are open. By rotating the case, you move the headphone jack to be covered but open up the charging and HDMI ports. Still, not a big deal considering the point of a case like this is to allow the tablet to stay open and in a viewing angle without any effort. Unlike the Motorola case, which from my experience folds up and closes by itself for no reason, this stays open. It doesn't use a flimsy cover that folds to hold it up but rather takes the tablet portion and holds it within the designed grooves.

    To make a long story short --- buy this case. I do not work for Fortte but when I sold my XOOM to my friend, she loved the Keeper case. Because the XYBOARD did not have one when I bought it, I had to reluctantly deal with the Motorola branded case. Well, no more because the case I have been waiting for is here!

    Pros: Excellent quality, great feel, great viewing angles, rotates so it can be used in portrait or landscape mode.

    Cons: Charging ports are blocked by design when case is closed, but can be remedied by rotating case.

    Edit: Please read my reply that's below this post. I have a few concerns regarding this case after using it for a while.
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    awesome, i buy Fortte lander and is perfect, thanks for the tip, also i will proves the top slider, I placed my order. regards
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    As you can tell, I was very happy with the Keeper 360 case by Fortte for my Xyboard 10.1". Sadly, that honeymoon phase is now over and I wish I hadn't purchased this case as it wasn't cheap by any means. My main complaint is that I chose this case over the Incipio case because of the magnetic closure. I had the Keeper case for my XOOM and it had a strap with a magnetic button to keep the case securely closed. Instead of that strap, Fortte used a magnet within the cover to hold it shut. In theory, this should work just as well and as far as it's strength, it works without the tablet in the case. However, once I insert the tablet, there is absolutely no way this magnet is strong enough to keep the case closed. Disappointing to say the least and due to this annoyance, I'm ready to go the Incipio route. I'm going to contact Fortte regarding this issue and see if there is any solution to my problem, but in all honesty, I think I'm stuck going the Incipio route.

    UPDATE 4/13/12: I sent an e-mail regarding my complaints to Fortte because I wasn't happy with the 360 Keeper case. I was assured that the mechanism for the 360 is the reason some design changes had to be made from the original Keeper case and as such sacrifices must be made. However, that's the bad news and in all honesty, Fortte is an excellent company and has provided me with excellent news! Peter, a representative at Fortte, has offered to custom make me a XYBOARD Keeper case based off the original design. This should clear up my issues with the case and be just like the case I had for my XOOM. My suggestion to everyone who decides to get a case, and if the 360 turning isn't a big issue to you, request a custom made case. I believe it's possible based on what I've been told by Peter.

    Once again, Fortte has done right by me as far as I can tell. I will report back once I receive the case, but he assured me that it will be just like the original Keeper so I'm extremely excited!
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    By the looks of it, Fortte has discontinued production of the Keeper 360 and is now selling the standard Keeper. That's good news because that case was always if high quality. I can't wait to get my replacement in the mail.

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    eclipse2k good data, all for taking them into account. regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by hector11 View Post
    eclipse2k good data, all for taking them into account. regards
    No problem, I will keep my posts up to date once my case ships and when its received.

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    I have received my standard Keeper case by Fortte this afternoon. I will post my impressions later on when I'm on my computer, but initial impressions are nothing but positive.

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    incipio is great for xyboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3a4yI7aTiY View Post
    incipio is great for xyboard

    While I found the Incipio case to be of good quality, the grooves that hold the Xyboard upward were not designed well.
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    I don't have a lot to say about the Keeper case I received from Fortte the other day. And to be honest, that's the best news because that means my complaints are at a minimum. I've been comparing it to the case I had for my XOOM and it's nearly identical in every way.

    First, the main difference I noticed was the lack of credit card slots like my XOOM case had. I never used them and prefer not to have them anyways. Why would I want to keep my credit cards in a tablet case? Overall, this case is made with excellent quality, but one area that disappoints me is around the camera. The magnetic strip closes and secures right over the camera area. Obviously, this doesn't hurt the operation of the camera because the case must be open anyways, but it does make it just a TINY bit more difficult to close. On a scale 1-10 of difficulty to close due to camera, it's still a 1 (easy) but not as good as the XOOM. Why is this? Simple, Fortte had no choice but to do this because unlike the XOOM, which had a camera located in the back by the power button, the 10.1" Xyboard placed it's camera dead center on top. I wouldn't even let this bother you, but I figured I'd mention it.

    I have used 4 cases so far, but here is my opinion in order from best to worst:

    1.) Fortte Keeper (BEST CASE OUT THERE!)
    2.) Incipio DROID Branded Case (Good case, but terrible design to hold case in landscape mode)
    3.) Fortte Keeper 360 (Appears to have been discontinued right after my complaint)
    4. Motorola (AVOID AT ALL COSTS!)

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    Thanks for the great info Eclipse!


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