Waterfield Designs Tablet Ultimate SleeveCase Review
Cases are invaluable when it comes to protecting your Galaxy Tab. There are dozens and dozens of them so how do you figure out which to buy? We are here to help you solve that problem! This time we are reviewing Tablet Ultimate SleeveCase from WaterField Designs.
Upon first blush you can tell that WaterField Designs used top notch materials in the case. The case I am reviewing had leather trimming, a $5 add-on, which looks and feels great. My girlfriend actually commented on how soft it felt.
The case definitely has a noticeable bulk though. I had my doubts that it would fit in my laptop bag without making a bulge, but was happily disproven. The reason for the heft is for the protection it offers. It is cushioned by neoprene and wrapped in a nearly indestructible nylon shell. I was actually comfortable enough with the padding to drop the case with my precious Galaxy Tab in it. Of course it came out without a scratch.
The back of the case has a unique pocket for accessories. The pocket does not have much room so you can really only fit cables and earphones. I would be slightly anxious about them falling out of there on a trip, but it is fine for around the house.
The inside lining of the case is advertised to passively clean the screen when you remove or insert it. While this is true to some extent, you really will not notice much of a difference. You can however push the screen up against the lining and slide it in and out to get a nice smudge free screen. Or you could just put your microfiber cleaning cloth in the back pocket of the case.
One frustrating feature that was left out of the design was the lack of port access. That means to charge the Tab it must be completely removed from the case.
There are also options for shoulder straps. You can get the D-Rings and use your own strap for $5, buy the Simple Strap Mini, or the Suspension Strap Mini if you are feeling adventurous. Because of the size of the Galaxy Tab though, the straps make it look like a purse or handbag so you should consider that when deciding if the shoulder straps are for you.
This case has served me well this past week and I would recommend it if you are planning on spending $49+ on a case. If not, there are cheaper options.
You can buy it now on the SFBags website.