Tablet Case Review: Noreve Samsung GT-N5100 Galaxy Note 8.0 Leather Case Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Provides solid protection for the entire tablet, easy access to all ports and pen, comes in a large number of colors and textures.
What's Not: The case adds no small amount of weight to the tablet.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Fine leather case maker Noreve has released their traditional leather case for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android tablet. This portfolio style case is super protective of the entire tablet, but gives you easy access to all ports, buttons as well as the digital pen silo. The case comes in 8 distinct finishes and dozes of colors, some of which are available to ship while others will be made based on your own design. The Noreve Galaxy Note 8.0 case also offers belt clip options as well as gift-wrapping option.
The Noreve Samsung GT-N5100 Galaxy Note 8.0 Leather Case has an elegant look that speaks quality and craftsmanship. The case opens like a book with a tablet holder on the right that has reinforced casing. It's form fitting and it's easy to put the tablet into the case and take it out. Edges of the case near the left have molded curves that hold onto the tablet to keep it in the case. The front cover latches onto the tablet using similar design: the cover has a lip that fits tightly on the tablet when closed. There're not magnet pieces in the cover.
Both the front cover and the tablet holder have strong inserts and can certainly protect the tablet from serious pokes, bumps and scratches. The tablet holder has more rigid inserts and hugs the corners (exception the one with the pen silo) of the tablet, providing more structural support and drop protection. The front cover has extra padding to protect the front display. The interior color also adds to the attraction of the case. In this Blanquinasso version of the case, the interior color is red with Noreve logo and location symbol printed in white. The case is well designed that you can handle the tablet in or out of the case easily.
Noreve offers the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Leather Case in many texture and color options. The regular nappa smooth leather finish (Perpetuelle) and the stitch patterned smooth leather finish (Perpetuelle Couture) come in 12 colors, the Amibition, Ambition Couture and Exception selections have more textured leather surface and each comes in 10 colors. The Pusion, Illumination and the new Tentation Tropezienne collections offer unique finishes and come in small numbers of color options but they all fit the finish well. Each of these cases has its name and nearly 20 of them are ready to ship within 24 hours of your order. If you want something other than the ready-made ones, you can design it with the color and texture you desire with or without a belt clip in either plastic or metal option.
The Noreve Samsung GT-N5100 Galaxy Note 8.0 Leather Case is a highly functional case thanks to the carefully placed cutouts that expose the buttons and ports on the Android tablet. The bottom of the tablet holder has generous cutouts for the speaker grills and the charge/sync port. You should be able to use any cable with the port when the tablet is in the case. The bottom corner cutout gives you access to the pen, and it's big enough for you to slide the pen out and in easily. The side of the case has a long cutout for the power button, volume rocker and the IR port. The top cutout gives you access to the 3.5mm audio jack. The back cutout centers around the rear camera and gives full view to the lens.
The Noreve Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 case also has a built-in stand. Swivel the right side of the tablet out of the tablet holder and prop it in one of the padded ridges inside the front cover to position your tablet in 4 landscape viewing angles. The positions are well suited for watching multimedia content or browsing.
There's no doubt when you look at the Noreve Samsung GT-N5100 Galaxy Note 8.0 Leather Case you think words like "classy", "well made" and "quality leather". The case comes in a large number of options and it protects the tablet front to back. The case is accessible and easy to use. We loved the padded front cover, no magnet construction and the convenience of the built-in stand. For the strong protection and excellent quality, you do pay a good price for it. The case also adds 8.8 oz. additional weight to your Galaxy Note 8.0.
Price: Starts at $86, prices vary for different selections and colors. Web site:Noreve