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[Review] My accessories (case and screen protector) A101
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Author:  Harfainx [ Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:03 am ]
Post subject:  [Review] My accessories (case and screen protector) A101

Just wanted to share some pictures of the case that just arrived in the mail today.

This is the screen protector I got: http://cgi.ebay.com/Anti-Glare-Screen-Protector-Archos-101-Internet-Tablet-/260690095378?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cb2572d12

This is the case I got: http://newmp3technology.com/a101case.htm

Anyone that was wondering what they actually looked like on a real device, here you go.

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My personal impression of the case: The case is sturdy. The leather feels very solid. It doesn't feel 'cheap' at all.
The A101 fits well inside the case, quite snug, not much 'wiggle room'.
The right side seems to stick slightly further into the viewing area (you can see some of the bezel from the right), and I can't seem to get it to stay centered. This does not affect the camera, or using the screen at all (even the farthest part to the left). It's just kind of annoying if you want it to be perfectly centered.
The closing strap is quite sturdy as well, almost too sturdy. When closing it up (flipping it forward to cover the front), it holds tight, even though it only slides into place.
When closing the strap from the back (to stand it upright to watch), it's actually kind of difficult to put the strap in. Not because of the case, but because the strap is quite rigid (I'm sure the holder piece will stretch a bit). Once the strap is in place to stand it up though, it's definitely sturdy.

My personal impression of the screen protector: It gets the job done. Cuts down on glare by quite a bit (I sit at my table under a 5-bulb hanging light about 4 feet above me).
The touchscreen isn't effected at all by the protector, still just as responsive as ever (can hover your finger ~1mm away and have it activate).
The protector fits perfectly over the touch part of the screen if placed carefully. It's cut to be just slightly smaller than the actual screen area. It sits in ~0.4mm from the bezel on all sides.

I hope this helps anyone that's questioning whether or not they should get these accessories for their A101.

Note: These pictures were taken when the case came in right out of the cold (~12 degrees outside, I live in Alaska). The case was rigid and hard, so the 'bend' you see in some of the pictures is due to that.

Author:  DocRob [ Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:23 am ]
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Thanks a lot for the review. I am glad to hear you say that it doesn't 'feel' cheap because, in all honesty, when I first found this case, it screamed cheap. It looks like one of those China cheap, almost plastic feeling cases they include with some cell phones. I may have to pick this one up.

Author:  mke73 [ Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:40 pm ]
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+1 in thanking you for the review and photos. I couldn't get a good feel about this case from the one photo on their site.

Author:  Harfainx [ Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:01 pm ]
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Oh, and I forgot to mention, the middle of pictures two and three, where there seems to be something on the flap.

That seems to be a stylus holder. I tried my Targus stylus, and it fits quite well in there.

Honestly I'll never use it, but it is a 'feature' that I forgot to mention.

Author:  101luva [ Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:06 am ]
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Author:  Dession [ Wed Dec 08, 2010 5:48 pm ]
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Thanks so much for the review! Just ordered my case :D

Author:  Srontgorrth [ Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:56 pm ]
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How does the screen protector work in darker areas?

Author:  ashram [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:37 am ]
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about the case.... how does the 101 sound with it on??? does it muffle the sound any?

Author:  Harfainx [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:43 am ]
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The screen protector doesn't really make it any darker, so I haven't had any issues with the screen protector in the dark.

The sound is just fine, I haven't noticed any sound loss. Maybe just a tiny bit, nothing really substantial... I'm not really sure to be honest with you.

Author:  TempestDK [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:19 pm ]
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Do you have any pics of the tablet with the screen on? :) ... so it easier to see how the anti-glare cover works

Author:  cajl [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:48 pm ]
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thanks
i wait my case now !

Author:  hl655 [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:04 pm ]
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I noticed that your seller doesn't have screen protectors for the Archos 70. Can anyone comment on screen protectors for the A70?

Author:  Harfainx [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:03 pm ]
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I'll take some pictures with the screen on after work today. I'm just lazy and don't have anything interesting on my screen, so I figured it would be better to have it off :lol:

I don't have any working knowledge of the A70 screen protectors. My wife uses our A70, and she just uses it without one. I'm sure someone here has some experience with the 70's that can help though.

Author:  gibbo [ Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:28 pm ]
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Use coupon code TJOOS for 10% off your order @ newmp3technology.com

Author:  mothy [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:31 pm ]
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gibbo wrote:
Use coupon code TJOOS for 10% off your order @ newmp3technology.com



how long is the coupon good for

Author:  gibbo [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:02 pm ]
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mothy wrote:
gibbo wrote:
Use coupon code TJOOS for 10% off your order @ newmp3technology.com



how long is the coupon good for


Good until it stops working! :)
No idea!

Author:  smarg [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:07 pm ]
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Great pics thanks! Can you stand the 101 up in portrait mode using this case also?

Author:  Harfainx [ Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:02 pm ]
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smarg wrote:
Great pics thanks! Can you stand the 101 up in portrait mode using this case also?


No, unfortunately it doesn't stand that way. It stands just as it does if you were to use the kickstand.

Author:  sannennas [ Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:38 pm ]
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Nice pictures :)
Great case, but it looks like the Archos can fall out from the top. Can you show me a picture from the top and bottum please?

Author:  mothy [ Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:33 pm ]
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any chance of some pics with the screen on?

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