Did you know at least 53 percent of American adults use a tablet? Even with revolutionary smartphones and lightweight laptops, there's no denying the convenience and power of a good tablet.
They do cost a lot and you'll need strong accessories to keep safe. Even the most careful person could drop a tablet due to unforeseen circumstances.
You can't always buy the first tablet case you find! The cover might not fit right or offer the level of protection your device needs. Some tablet covers offer more than shock protection too so you could miss out on valuable features.
If you're looking for a few tips to get the right case, we've got you covered. Keep on reading this list below to learn what to look for in a tablet case.
Start with the Brand
The first factor to consider is your tablet's brand.
A case for a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 won't work for an Apple iPad Pro. Forcing one case for a different device could break either the case or the tablet. You also won't be able to properly access volume rockers, the power button, or the camera, and other important ports and heat vents may be blocked.
What can you do if your tablet's brand doesn't release official cases? Look for universal tablet cases. You'll often find generic cases that work and fit most tablets these days.
The only issue with universal cases is that they might not be a perfect fit. You might struggle a bit to slide your tablet in or to plug in a charging cable.
Specific Model and Size
Knowing the brand is only the first step. Keep in mind that many brands release multiple tablets every few years.
A case for an iPad mini won't fit an iPad Pro. The case that works for a Samsung Galaxy S7 won't work for a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7.
It's also not enough to simply know you need a case for an iPad mini. Which year or model of iPad are you shopping for? Apple releases multiple iterations of the same device and each one has a few design and size variations, requiring different cases.
The only way around this is to purchase a carrying sleeve that any tablet fits in. This only protects your device while on the go. You'll still have to slide your tablet out to use it.
Tablet Case Material
Not every tablet case uses the same protective material. Some utilize thick leather and cushioning. Others rely on gel substances, reinforced polycarbonate plastic, or EVA rubber.
Toughness isn't the only focus.
Make sure that the tablet case offers some kind of shock protection. Dropping your tablet isn't only about keeping its external parts together. You also need to ensure the pieces inside don't break or fall loose.
Stand and Handles
Most cases are simple slip-on protectors. Fit your tablet into one and call it a day. Some cases offer a bit more.
Look for a trifold or folding case. This means you can arrange the panels to prop your tablet up. Some cases only allow for horizontal standing but others also allow you to prop a tablet up vertically.
A case with a stand allows you to attach external keyboards, a mouse, or a Bluetooth controller. Now you can play video games, watch movies, or type documents with comfort and ease.
If you have kids, look for a case with handles. This will give them a tighter, firmer grip on the device.
A lot of tablet protectors offer more than back and side protection. You might find a few that come with a Bluetooth keyboard or a front cover flap, too. If you get one with a keyboard, make sure it either connects to your device via Bluetooth or your tablet's supported USB port.
These become essential accessories for people who use tablets for work or school. You need to be able to type comfortably even when on the go.
Look for cases with a stand, ventilation ports, or a stylus holder. For luxury users, you may want to look for a tablet case that comes with a magnetic holder for credit cards and ID.
A tablet protector should last months, if not years. These accessories have to survive through multiple drops and exposure to heat, rain, and cold. Cases also have to last through constant use, showing little signs of wear and tear.
What's the point in buying a tablet case if it breaks after one drop? High-grade cases go through drop tests. Look at the product description and read how well the case performed. If you see that the case has passed military drop test standards (a real thing), it should be able to handle most everyday drops and falls.
Read Customer Reviews
How do you know a particular iPad case is one of the best accessories in the market? The solution is to always read reviews. Reviews matter because they come from previous customers.
The majority of shoppers trust reviews as much as they do a friend's recommendation. Many eCommerce sites, like Amazon, won't allow people to leave reviews unless they bought the product and can prove they used it. This gives further credibility to customer reviews.
What should you look for in customer reviews? Check if the product is as advertised. Check if it fits the tablet model right and if the customer had any complaints about the case's durability, features, and feel.
Find the Best Tablet Case
Now you know what to look for when shopping for a tablet case! Take your time to check your tablet's model, size, and the kind of case materials you need. Always read reviews and hunt down cases that offer the extra features you need.
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