Hands-on: Lambskin Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is selling well according to reports, and some owners might find the Lambskin portfolio case by Samsung to be a fitting companion for their new tablet. The Samsung case is made of soft leather, and is designed to fit the slim tablet without adding undue bulk to the package. All the Galaxy Tab controls are accessible while the case is being used, with the exception of the camera on the back of the tablet.

The Galaxy Tab slides into a pocket that exposes the screen and all the controls on the front and side of the tablet. The outside of the case is black leather, while the interior is gray suede. In addition to using the Tab book-style in the case, it has a unique construction allowing the case to function as an easel with two viewing angles. This is convenient for watching videos or other activities while the Galaxy Tab is in landscape orientation.

The Lambskin case adds very little thickness to the svelte Galaxy Tab, yet adds a layer of protection while closed with the elastic strap that prevents the case from opening. I had the misfortune of dropping the Tab while in the case, and can attest to the protection, as nothing happened to my Tab due to the fall from four feet.

The case has two pockets behind the Tab for business cards and ID cards. There’s a metal badge on the spine of the case identifying the Galaxy Tab that is inside. The case has served me well for transporting my Tab without worries, and is available from Samsung directly for $39.99. I purchased mine from Sprint (s s) at the time of my Galaxy Tab purchase for the same price.

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