Cases for Galaxy Tab 10.1
Anyone know where I can find a good case for a 10.1 online? I ended up winning one of the Tab 10.1s at the NYC meetup last week and all the ones I've found online are out of stock or look cheap. Anyone who bought one at Best Buy in NYC know if they were selling any there? i know they were giving them away but curious if they had any others on hand to buy.
- 06-12-2011, 05:02 PM #2
Hey! I won one too and went into the Union Square BB to look for a case last week. They only had 2 right now, but neither were something that I was looking for. I really want this case Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 Leather Book Cover Case | Samsung Mobile, but it doesn't seem to be available yet. I think we just have to wait until it's officially released on Friday.
- 06-12-2011, 05:05 PM #3
- 06-13-2011, 02:42 PM #5
i love it so far. Its great having this much screen real estate (compared to my droid pro it is massive). Only disappointing thing is the lack of netflix. Also been having issues with my wifi reconnecting after the screen turns off. Sometimes it reconnects automatically and other times i have to turn the wifi off and back on. You will not be disappointed though, overall its an excellent device.
- 06-13-2011, 03:20 PM #7
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- 06-13-2011, 05:25 PM #10
I agree with deeler. It's a great device. I definitely prefer the wide screen format to the iPad's 4:3 ratio too. The widescreen actually allows you to use your thumbs to type when it's in portrait, which is a nice plus. One of the things I like the most about it is its size and weight. It's very thin and very lightweight. According to the specs, it's ever-so-slightly thinner and lighter than the iPad2 (though I only have the first generation to compare it to). But compared to the first gen iPad, the weight actually makes one-handed use a viable option.
I have the same wifi settings and experience the same issues as deeler. Though to be fair, our first gen iPad does the same thing. In fact, the iPad will actually drop the wifi signal mid-use occasionally.
The only issues I've experienced so far is the lack of Mac support out of the box, and very few apps designed to take advantage of the screen/processor (though I'm sure that will come in time). I just found out there's an app that needs to be installed on Macs to allow it to work with Android 3.0 and later. (Android.com) I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I'm guessing it should work.
- 06-14-2011, 09:59 AM #11
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I picked mine up at the union square best buy as well. I'm debating returning it just so I can get the grey version, white is cool but I feel like it will get scratched and marked up.
I am also looking for a case and I would love something like the Ipad 2's smart cover, I just want something there to protect the screen as i pull it in and out of my bag.
Overall the device is great, you obviously can't go into it expecting the same fluidity as you would get with IOS and the ipad 2 but then again it only took me a couple minutes of playing around with the ipad 2 to get frustrated with the interface. Its ridiculously thin and light, I feel like this is the future of technology, a device that can do anything but is just literally a screen in your hand.
I havent had any of the wifi issues mentioned above but there are some issues that have become apparent. First there is significant keyboard lag when typing into some text fields on websites. For instance typing right now has a fair bit of lag (I'm on my tab). Secondly, and i cant believe this issue hasn't received more press, is the Tegra 2's lack of rotational hardware acceleration. This means that if your not holding it in the default view which is landscape with the camera on top you get a significant drop in frame rate across the board. This makes swiping between home screens choppy, choppy app drawer scrolling and choppy multitasking scrolling. This is a documented issue and I believe many thought the problem would be fixed in 3.1. Thankfully there is a lock rotation switch right in the notification bar settings so I just stick with the standard view and everything stays smooth.
- 06-14-2011, 10:25 AM #12
I've also experienced the same issue with wifi connectivity. It's been perfect about 98% of the time, but in the week I've owned it I've had to reconnect to my wifi about thrice. It's not a deal breaker in any way and more than anything it's only a minor inconvenience. Love the tab all around.
- 06-16-2011, 03:27 PM #13
I've definitely experienced the choppy animations when in portrait, but not something that is overly concerning to me at least. It would be nice to have it smoothed out, but not a major flaw I would really complain about.
In fact, there is really only one flaw that I've come across so far. I still can't get it to cooperate with my MacBook Pro. I've installed the Android File Transfer program on my MBP, but it never recognizes that it's even plugged in. I'm not sure what else to do with it at this point since there seems to be very little documentation about it still.
Do any of you that already have it use it with a Mac? If so, I'd love to hear what's working or not working for you.
- 06-16-2011, 04:02 PM #14
- 06-16-2011, 04:40 PM #15
I just got off the phone with Samsung and the guy told me it's basically an issue between the Mac OS and Linux. He said they're currently working to enhance their Kies software to include Macs, but nothing yet. So Samsung's twitter account pointed me to the Android File Transfer program, but when I called he said he couldn't speak to it since it's a 3rd party application.
In fact, I called back a second time to talk to someone different and he basically told me the same thing, "It's a compatibility issue." He did say, however, that there would be a communication about an update (likely the Touch Wiz UX) over the "next 2 business days" that should address this. So take that for what it's worth at least.
It's just surprising to me that Android's own program (that says it's supposed to allow Macs to work with Android) doesn't actually work.
- 06-16-2011, 07:01 PM #16
Also got my tablet at the union square best buy, using it right now as a matter of fact. Just ordered a case on amazon that will ship on the 20th.
Amazon.com: rooCASE Multi-Angle (Black) Leather Folio Case Cover for Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi / 3G 4G LTE: Electronics
- 06-16-2011, 07:09 PM #17
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- 06-17-2011, 12:18 AM #20
I bought both of these Belkin cases from Best Buy and will return which ever one I like the least once mine comes in on Tuesday.
Belkin : Slim Folio Stand for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Belkin : Verve Folio Stand for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
- 06-17-2011, 05:07 PM #21
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- 12-26-2011, 04:32 PM #24
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Re: Cases for Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 > Artificial Leather CLIP Case
I think ill be trying this one, seems to get good reviews!
- 12-26-2011, 05:12 PM #25