Series 7 Slate cases

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  1. johnmcd

    johnmcd Scribbler - Standard Member

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    I tend to be somewhat obsessive about cases for my devices (much to my wife's chagrin), so I made a wooden mock-up of the S4 (my new name for the Samsung Series Seven Slate :cool:) to see how it fits various cases I have sitting around. Some good news:

    - An A4-sized case fits the slate nicely, with an inch or so left over on the width (perfect for storing the pen). A4's not a size that's commonly available in the US (I happen to have some from various trips to Europe and Aisa), but it's available from a number of places online. I have a Dr. Ion A4 portfolio case that I picked up in Japan that fits well and has exterior pockets that'll hold the docking station, pens, etc.; it's not padded but it should be able to hold the S4 in a neoprene slip case inside with no problem. It's available online at Rakuten: If Dr. Wakil Stationery Stationery - ion Kutsuwa 104DRBK black A4 size - Multi-Work Case- Shopping Japanese products from Japan
    - The S4 is almost exactly the same size as the 11" Macbook Air, and there are hundreds of cases available for that.

    I realize that we'll probably see some third-party options for the S4 sometime after it starts shipping, but I'd hate to carry it around unprotected until they become available.

    John
     
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    Oops - that link to the Dr. Ion case only ships to Japan. Sorry about that.

    John
     
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    sacvql Pen Pal - Newbie

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    thanks, john for the info on the A4 size.
    you are absolutely correct about the 11" MacAir.
    I bought this case for it (it's made for the MacAir)

    Review: Moshi Muse Sleeve for Macbook Air 11'' - YouTube
     
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    It's too bad that there's not likely to be any slim bumper type cases, or even better something like the iPad2 SmartCover. That'd be more than enough for me, honestly, I just don't see it happening.
     
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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I bought a Leather Writing Portfolio from OfficeMax for $15, it zips around and matches my leather messenger bag :)

    33486 Cambridge® Zipper Padfolio

    Took the Paper out and it works well, even a place for the stylus....
     
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    Can you post some photos?
    Thanks
     
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    I will be able to post some photos in a bit, the machine is docked to a 24" Samsung LCD currently :)
     
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    Another option to consider is ordering a custom-made leather book cover that fits the S7 - I've done that for other slates in the past. Order the basic cover without any slots/tabs (just basically a rectangular cut of leather with finished edges), then glue some thin (1/8" or 1/16") plywood covered with felt to the inside front cover to protect the screen. I use a couple of velcro dots on the inside back to attach it to the slate.

    John
     
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