There aren't that many cases around specifically for the Dell Venue 8 Pro yet, so my choices were limited to this and that other IVSO/VSTN case that only comes in black. I like colors so I got this one in navy blue.
The case is exactly the same color as on the picture, so that pleased me. It fits the Venue extremely snugly, and it's thick enough that I have no fear of dropping it. The material used does not feel like plastic at all, but rather a grippable faux leather. Overall it looks very clean and stately.
This is definitely NOT a skin-tight design, it doubles the thickness and increases the width by about a centimeter. Even so, it's a small device so this additional girth is not prohibitively bulky; it's still very light and compact. There is a convenient loop for the stylus that the other one doesn't seem to have. Why did you purchase this tablet if you didn't want the pen with you at all times??
The stand mechanism takes a little breaking...
The product itself does a good job protecting the tablet but I found the following shortcomings: > the case it very thick, it almost double the depth of the tablet. > the cover is stiff and hard to flex to use as a stand. Maybe this will soften over time. > although the edge outline fits the display, it gets in the way of the swipe gesture such as swipe to switch apps and bring out the windows menu. It should be a little bit further out.
It does protect the tablet so 3 stars but the secondary functions are not well implemented.
The Venue 7, it must be said, has a very strange, wrong-handed design. Not left or right, just wrong.
The switches are in awkward locations and the power/charger socket is placed on what is the "inside" edge when the tablet is mounted in ANY case -- even the lame-o's that don't fit.
Instinct tells everyone but the Venue 7 designer that the power plug goes on the outside edges. Like, hello?
But this case, while it doesn't overcome the dumptitude fo the "7" designer, it does fit properly and does not turn off the device arbitrarily nor does it cover up the disastrously placed power socket.
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