When you are considering a case for your Motorola Xoom, or looking for a home in Grand Forks, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re going to get when you open the package. Trying to imagine what the protective case will look like once it’s out of its box can be frustrating and, the truth is, there just aren’t that many reliable reviews readily available on the Internet. A brief paragraph listing the technical specifications of the carrying case in question isn’t going to help you much in your search for the right one for you. Fortunately for you, I have filmed my completely comprehensive, hands-on review of the Protective Portfolio Functional Flair Case.
There have been some recent reports online saying the Portfolio Case has actually scratched the Xoom while in use; which is the one thing that can turn any Xoom owner off a product. I have been using this case continuously since launch day and am happy to report there are absolutely no scratches or blemishes in my Xoom’s surface whatsoever, even after some pretty rough use. My hands-on video review also shows that this Xoom case is literally the “perfect fit” for your beloved Motorola tablet.
What’s really great about the Functional Flair Case, besides being the perfect fitting protective case, is its overall sturdiness and protective quality. As you can see from the video, it folds over your Xoom like a shell, but the case’s protective qualities extend to when the Xoom is upright on a desk and being used. In my video I shake the heck out of my desk during the review and the Xoom doesn’t budge. Even being partially fastened into the case, when shaken, the Functional Flair Case proves to be the perfect fit. Unlike some other slide-in Xoom cases, this one is meant to stay on and keep your Motorola device shielded at all times. To this end, the Functional Flair Case gives you the ability to prop up your Xoom at three different angles, depending on how far away you are sitting from it, or to just lay it flat in your lap.
While you might be sold on this particular case, especially after watching the video review of it, there are some other Xoom cases for you to conside before making your purchase. The CaseCrown Hard Case is a little bit cheaper than the Functional Flair and might be worth considering if price is your only concern. Motorola also makes a protective gel case that – just by the looks of it – doesn’t appear to be half as sturdy as the Functional Flair is. USA Gear makes a soft case that will protect your Xoom from abrasion scratches and zips up to look quite sharp. Whatever Xoom Case you end up getting, the lesson to be learned is: a hands-on review that you can see is the best way to research a product.
We will continue delivering in-depth reviews for all Xoom accessories from Motorola and other manufacturers, so stay tuned!