Cases/Sleeves/Stands for Asus Vivotab Note 8

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  1. Kumabjorn

    Kumabjorn ***** is back Senior Member

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    Not home yet. It will have to wait for tomorrow. Worst case scenario is a factory reset. PITA!

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  2. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I bought a Zagg keycover keyboard (iPad Mini size)

    It has 6 levels of keys, but no Fn keys.
    The top row is microphon, fast forward, play, pause, etc.
    I had a program Sharp Trade Keys from the Fujitsu u100 days for
    remapping, but the program does not recognize these new-fangled
    keys.

    How can I remap these keys to Fn keys?
    Will remapping affect the on screen keyboard or my other USB Windows keyboard?

    Thanks

    PS
    The Zagg keyboard does not like the Asus,
    as it too thick (sticks out 1/4" on each side)....
    unless you are armed with a file, sand paper, & pliers.
    (This most likely renders it un-returnable,
    guess I should have made sure all the keys would remap first.)
     
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  3. Avignon

    Avignon Pen Pal - Newbie

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  4. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    There is a Zagg keyboard being released at the end of this month for 8" tablets. The only one out there now is for 7"ers. There is one for the Samsung Note 8 but I don't think they're close enough in size to use (just realized that as many times as I've had the Samsung Note 8 in my hands, I've never measured it next to the Asus Note 8). Here's the link to the Zagg 8" case webpage. http://www.zagg.com/autofit?cj_aid=...e1be13905e163169a3b340b2bbc21&CID=afl10539646

    Looks nearly identical to this. http://www.ebay.pl/itm/eFabrik-Case...E_Computer_Taschen_Hüllen&hash=item2ed07ecd47 Which seems to have no magnets. Somebody in this thread got one.

    @twitfri - you ever get that bear case. Like it?
     
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  5. SAM 2013

    SAM 2013 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    That figures, the Asus "fits" the slot sort of after much
    sandpapering, filing, and bending.
    The tablet sticks out about 3/8" on each end, as the keyboard
    is only 7 7/8" vs the Asus 8 5/8".

    It does fit the Dell pretty well, but it is a bit thinner than the Asus.
    I'll probably just use it for that tablet then.
    The feel of the keyboard is actually pretty nice.
    Not the cheap, plasticy feel like the MOKO keyboard.
     
  6. NK0d3R

    NK0d3R Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi guys. Just got my Note 8 case. I opted for a cheap case so I can remove magnets and do modifications without feeling sorry for my money, but I was pleasantly surprised by this chinese no-name case : Cotechs Asus Vivotab Note 8 Tablet Case Cover With Hand Strap & Stand M80TA | eBay. It is actually really good, considering the price, you get a lot for the money. Here are some pictures : Cheap M80TA Asus Vivotab Note 8 cover - Imgur. Here's a short review:
    Pros:
    • very cheap (free shipping !)
    • excellent fit, has cutouts for speakers, camera, stylus, and they're well aligned
    • microfiber padding for the interior, you won't get scratches on the back of your tablet
    • stylus holder (the Asus stylus is too thin for that, though)
    • handstrap
    • it has only two magnets, placed far enough from the screen so they do not seem to interfere with the stylus' operation, I have bigger problems with the magnet from the top speaker, I noticed virtually no difference when using the case
    Cons:
    • smells bad
    • usable as a stand, but not very stable
    • adds a bit of thickness to the tablet
    • uses magnets
    Overall, I'd recommend this, especially since it doesn't need any tinkering (removing magnets / punching holes etc).
     
  7. lordu

    lordu Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks for posting pics. I like it, based on the pics. especially with the hand strap. Ive been using my pinky finger to hold the tablet while my using my thumb to grip the left side of the tablet. a strap is definitely needed when holding this tablet.

    - U
     
  8. tgv

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    Maki (or anyone else with this case),

    Does this case not have an option for a lower angled position? I'd like a case which offers a low angle such as the lowest one offered by the versasleeve, perfect for typing and even inking at a slight angle. But the lowest angle shown in your photobucket pics is very steep!
     
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    ToniCipriani Scribbler - Standard Member

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  10. lordu

    lordu Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Got my hands on the SUPcase. It doesnt seem so thick. With the VNT8 in it, its about the size of a thin book. It feels sturdy in it too. After reading this thread, I decided to get it, like right now, lol. Initial thoughts are:

    1) No magnets
    2) Happy
    3) Holding it in my hands is easier than the bare naked tablet. Not slippery. Solid feel.
    4) My tablet now has protection
    5) It looks sexy

    Yup, thanks for the recommendations and posts. This case is a winner.

    - U
     
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