Tablet Case Review: Manvex Slim Leather Folio Case for Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Review
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 5
What's Hot: Slim and perfect fit, all ports and buttons are accessible, built-in stand offers several viewing angles.
What's Not: None.
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
It's quite easy to find cases to protect your iPad tablets, but it isn't so easy to find cases for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, let alone a perfectly form fitting one, as opposed to all purpose pouches that fit any 10"-ish tablets. Manvex Slim Leather Folio Case not only fits the Transformer Prime like a glove but it's also incredibly affordable. The Manvex case protects the entire tablet and comes with a screen protector film in the package.
The Manvex Slim Leather Folio Case for the Transformer Prime is made with black PU leather with smooth grain patterns. The case has hard inserts and molded stiff corners to provide strong protection against shock and bumps for the tablet. The case has some soft padding on both exterior and interior, though it's not thick on either side to keep the case slim. The padding feels nice in hand and protects the tablet even better. The Manvex Slim Leather Folio Case has micro fiber lining on the inside to prevent any scratches to the tablet when you put it in or take it out of the case. Strong stitching holds several layers of protection together well.
The portfolio style case has corner and side clips to hold the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime in place. The clips are stiff and sturdy, and can hold the tablet securely. You can slip the bottom corner clips off the tablet to work with the front cover as a built-in stand. The front cover also has a secure clip that you can latch onto the tablet to shut the cover securely. The Manvex Slim Leather Folio Case also comes with a screen protector film.
The Manvex Slim Leather Folio Case has well-placed cutouts for the ports, buttons on the Transformer Prime as well as the rear camera/flash and the speaker. The case tapers the cutouts so that the buttons on the curved tablet body are easy to press. You should have no trouble using any 3.5mm headset or sync/charge cable while the tablet is in this case. The cutout holes over the rear speaker grill lets audio out and the opening on the side leaves out the mic for audio in.
Thanks to the design, you can undo the bottom clips that hold the tablet and swing it out to position the Transformer Prime in four viewing angles. The front cover has three grooves that can hold the tablet up steadily, and the clip on the front cover also works as a part of the stand providing an additional viewing angle.
The Manvex Slim Leather Folio Case for the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime is a very well designed case that's very easy to use. It feels solid and very protective, and it fits the tablet perfectly. The case manages to be slim yet sturdy with a soft padding. The cutouts are well places to ensure you have access to all ports and buttons, and the built-in stand offers enough viewing angles for media playback, browsing, video chat and more. The best part is its incredibly affordable price, much cheaper than most iPad cases we've seen.