When I first saw this case I was
surprised how small and thin it was compared to all of
the other UX50 cases I’d tried. It reminded me of
my old Vaja I-volution case that I was using with my NR70V.
The leather is very slim and durable and hugs the UX very
Another thing that
surprised me about the case was all of the included accessories.
The back of the case has a clip attachment that Krusell
calls the “multiadapt”.
Five different belt clip options are included with this UX
case, which I will get into a bit later.
The Krusell case comes in two parts: a slip
on case for the bottom half as well as a slip on case for
the top half. Both halves of the case are held together by
a button closure. It is initially a little difficult sliding
UX into the case, maybe because this case is very new and
the leather is still stiff. Hopefully it should loosen over
time. The outside of the case is made of nice leather. Inside,
the UX is held down by a clear plastic piece that covers
the entire keyboard on the bottom half of the case, and 3
strips of clear plastic that cover the corners of the screen
side for the top half of the case. The reset pin and speaker
holes are easily accessible on the bottom of the case.
When the UX is inside
the Krusell case, there is barely any difference in size.
The case hugs the palm very tightly and adds practically
NO bulk whatsoever. If you’re looking for protection
for your UX and want the slimmest case available, the Krusell
is IT. Construction is rock solid and it offers a very
tight fit. A nice metal Krusell emblem is located on the
With the slim profile comes a couple of quirks:
The bezel of the UX is not protected at all
and may be easily scratched.
Since there is a giant
clear plastic piece covering the entire keyboard, this
makes typing a bit difficult. The keys are thus not as
easy to press down, though you may grow accustomed to it
after a while. I’m just glad
that they left a cutout for the jog dial. However the Back
button and the 3 application buttons are covered by the plastic
Another noticeable quirk is that the UX50
cannot be used in tablet mode easily. In order to use the
UX in tablet mode, one must pull off the tight fitting upper
half of the case from the screen section. This does not bother
me as I almost exclusively use my UX in clamshell mode and
never use it in tablet mode.
Some might complain
that this case does not offer extra card or memory stick
pockets, but in Krusell’s
defense, adding extra pockets would also add extra bulk to
the case. I prefer the slimness of the case without these
Krusell’s “multiadapt” system
offers five different belt options: a belt loop, 3 belt clips
and a swivel clip. You are not limited to one option only.
These clips are easily interchangeable with the Krusell"multiadapt" system.
Simply slide the attachment off and snap in a new one. This
is the most flexible system for a case that I have seen and
other case makers should take note.
In conclusion if you’re
looking for the slimmest case with no frills available
for the UX, look to Krusell.
- Super thin, slimmest UX case available
- Flexible belt clip options
-No protection for back of bezel and camera.
-Difficult to use in tablet mode
-Difficult to type with the plastic over the
-Can't charge unit while in case
Price: $20 (price may vary depending on which
reseller you purchase from) www.krusell.se