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Hands-on with the swanky Galaxy Tab S accessories
We’ve already looked at the official info that Samsung released on the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 accessories, and in this post, we want to show you how the book covers and Bluetooth keyboards for the two Tab S devices look and feel in “real life.”
We spent a little time with these accessories following Samsung’s launch event, and we have to say, they look very nice and integrate well with the tablets, just as we’d expect from a first party product.
The book covers for the Tab S come in several colors, and we particularly liked the slate and the electric blue versions, which you can see in the video above. We liked about these covers that they snap in very securely, thanks to those circular nubs on the back of the tablets, unlike other covers that rely on magnets or good old friction to stay in place. The covers look and feel luxurious, fit the devices very well, and can be folded in several ways to act as a stand.
Moving on to the Bluetooth keyboards, we found that, just like the book covers, they fit the devices very well, both in styling and in functionality. The clasp at the front lets you secure the tablet to the keyboard, just like you would with a small notebook, so you can throw it in your bag without worries.
We did find that the keys were excessively squishy, and the 8.4-inch version in particular felt cramped, but if you want to use a Tab S as your primary computer, these keyboards may be a good investment. Of course, we’ll need to see the price before we make any recommendations; Samsung has yet to release price details of the Tab S accessories line.