Cases for A100?

Discussion in 'Acer Iconia A100' started by jschall, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. jschall

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    I haven't received my 8GB A100 yet - I just ordered it yesterday for $300. But I know I will need a portfolio case real soon. I know Acer makes a nice case, but I haven't found any online shop to buy it. (I am in Canada, sometimes that limits my online purchase options).So, what have you found in the way of cases for your A100?
     
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    I have the one by Acer... it sucks...
     
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    Thought about returning the tablet based solely on the lack of accessories.
     
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    Far from a perfect solution but it's better than no case.
    Another issue is that the official Acer cases "stink" as in they smell terrible

    I needed a case so I bought one at Walmart .
    Walmart.com: M-Edge Accessories Latitude Jacket for Kindle, Purple: Computers

    The case is a Latitude Jacket from M-EDGE the site is medgestore.com .
    It holds the A100 in the case snugly but uses 4 corner straps that are snug. It zips up fully but opens up like a book.
    The outside of the case has pockets but the largest one I filled up with the foam inset that came with the case for screen protection.
    The outside is a rugged nylon web type material that won't scratch like a leather case will.

    Their are a few color choices like black,magenta,grey and god awful violet.

    Not the best solution but it's a start hope it helps
     
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    Well, my A100 arrived today, and I realized if I didn't get a case soon, it would ,surely take a fall.

    I was in La Source on other business, and they had a few cases for the Galaxy Tab. Sure enough, the Griffin Elan Passport fit perfectly! It's only a temporary solution, though, because it doesn't protect the sides, and it blocks the rear camera. But at least my A100 is fairly secure.
     
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    I bought the Acer folio cover and it looks great. My only complaint is that it has a leather frame around the tablet that holds it in the cover. When there is a link near the very edge of the screen then it is very difficult to touch the link. I ordered a similar looking knock-off folio case from eBay and it has corner straps that hold the tablet in place. I hope that it is better suited for full screen access. It is coming from China and will take a few weeks to get here.
     
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    Yeah I concur - I have the Acer case and it does suck. Not real leather partly disables the capacitive Home Screen button
     
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    Use a Galaxy Tab case. It works, blocks most ports/etc but most are $3.99 at your local big box shop.
     
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    Jeff, AKA jschall-- is there any way to add USB functionality to the ACER A100? I saw your post on the USB question in the other thread. I ordered a case from an Chinese Ebayer. It arrived in 6 days and am extremely please with it. All the cutouts for buttons, cameras, line up perfectly. Seems like real leather nut not sure bout that. It fold open like a book. Does not add bulk to the A100. Keeps it slim profile.
     
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    You can pick up a USB male micro to USB female adapter , they're cheap on eBay, and use the micro plug on the A100 with a thumb drive. You will need a file browser like Astro or Documents-to-Go and read right from the flash drive. That is a feature of Honeycomb. Previous versions will not read flash drives.
     
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    Thanks jgumphress I have ordered the USB adaptor and was hoping it would work. I 'll let you know in a few days. I have Astro already installed, ready to use. I am now looking for a app that reads .azz or .crd files. I use cardfiles as a rolodex in my business and was hoping Android Market had an app the would let me export my existing azz and crd files. Thanks again
     
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    I took the good advice from this thread and visited The Source yesterday and bought the GRIFFIN ELAN PASSPORT FOR GALAXY TAB, a leather case on half price for $19.95. The Galaxy is slightly shorter but the A100 fits and leaves all the ports on both ends available. I suppose a quick hole could be cut for the rear camera if that is important but at least the screen is now protected.
     

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