A formidable question is whether tablets really need cases. Many people and companies seem to think so, both for protecting the screen and device altogether, as well as possibly making the device more stylish and/or more comfortable to hold. With the Samsung Galaxy Tab, users can opt to put down $50 for a hard leather case, or carry it around free and naked.
I prefer the former.
Samsung’s Leather Notebook Case for the Galaxy Tab is an excellent accessory to the device for a few very important reasons. First, it gives users peace of mind when throwing the tablet into a book-bag or tossing on the couch. This could be said about any tablet case, but the Notebook Case’s hard shell adds enough weight to the Galaxy Tab to make it feel even more solid, without bulking the handheld excessively.
More importantly and impressively, carrying the Galaxy Tab with the Leather Notebook Case is far more comfortable than without it. This isn’t only because both sides are closed, so users can hold the tablet as they see fit without worrying about smudging the screen. No, the actual feel and texture of the case is made specifically for grip. I’ve held it for over an hour and it never once got too uncomfortable to hold. The light weight of the Galaxy Tab and the sturdiness of the case combine into an excellent handheld to hold, even for long periods.
The Galaxy Tab locks into place gently on all four corners, and is easy to take out and put into the case. One oddity is that the flap opens from left to right, which is interestingly more comfortable when holding the device in the right hand. The felt surface keeps the screen safe while also sticking to the screen ever so slightly, keeping it in place so the flap doesn’t open in a bag.