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Samsung Galaxy Tab kickstand case roundup

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the most popular Android tablet that is available on all four major US wireless carriers. In this gallery, with accompanying article and video, you can see three carrying cases with the ability to prop up the device for viewing video content and using an external keyboard.
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the most popular Android tablet that is available on all four major US wireless carriers. In this gallery, with accompanying article and video, you can see three carrying cases with the ability to prop up the device for viewing video content and using an external keyboard.

Make sure to check out the full ZDNet Mobile Gadgeteer article that includes a video walk through each of these cases.

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The case available at the Sprint store is the official Samsung model that sells at the store for $39.99.

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The Scosche case is the one found at T-Mobile. It is the most expensive of the ones I looked at with a price of $49.99.

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The Incipio Silicrylic case is available online for $39.99 and is designed for serious protection around the edges and back.

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Here is a shot of the Incipio Silicrylic case without the Tab inserted.

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The Incipio Silicrylic case is constructed in two pieces with the silicone internal piece on the left and solid plastic piece on the right.

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Here you can see the Galaxy Tab in place in the Silicrylic case.

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As you can see on the back, there is an opening for the camera with the closed up kickstand.

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There are no adjustable viewing angles for the Incipio Silicrylic case, but it does prop up at a decent angle for viewing video content.

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Front view of the Incipio Silicrylic case shows you how it looks if you want to watch video content.

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There are openings for the speakers and docking port on the bottom of the Silicrylic case.

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The silicone material covers the power button and volume keys on the upper right hand side, but you can press them and easily activate them.

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The silicone material adds some thickness to the Galaxy Tab experience as clearly shown here.

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There are openings around the case, including on the upper left corner for the 3.5mm headset jack and microphone.

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab case is made from high quality leather material with durable stitching. As you can see on the front there are different textures.

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The back of the Samsung case with the elastic strap that is used to keep the case closed.

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There is a metal label on the spine of the Samsung case.

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There is soft suede material lining the entire inside of the Samsung case. The frame on the right is where you slide the Tab into place.

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There are two pockets under the area where the Tab is inserted, one clear and one solid material.

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There are three available viewing angles that you can use by simply setting the Tab in the proper groove.

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This side view shows how the case works to support the kickstand configuration on the Samsung case.

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There are openings in the Samsung case to access all the buttons and ports of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.

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The official Samsung case does add some thickness to the Galaxy Tab with the multiple layers of leather.

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There is an elastic strap that flips around the end of the case to hold the front of the case closed.

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The Samsung case is an attractively designed case that fits in one hand.

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This view of the bottom shows the openings, added thickness, and strap around the end of the Samsung case.

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The front of the Scosche case is plain black leather that is well constructed and attractive.

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The back of the Scosche case has an opening for the camera. The indented area of the center is where the case bends to let you change the viewing angle as it acts like a kickstand.

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The ridges on the front/left side are where you place the left side of the Galaxy Tab to prop it up. In addition to the two ridges you can rest the Tab against the front closure lock for a total of three viewing angles.

The inside is covered in soft suede material. There are four corner tabs and two others to the right of center that help hold the Tab in place.

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The Tab is held in place without covering anything on the front.

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The right side buttons and ports are fully accessible, even when the front of the case is closed. Here you can see the microSD and SIM card slots.

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The power and volume buttons are also accessible in the upper right of the case.

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There is a clear opening for the camera and flash on the back.

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The Scosche case fits well in the hand and is quite attractive.

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Everything is open along the bottom of the Scosche case and there is very little added thickness to the overall package.

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The front folds back easily so you can read the Galaxy Tab with the device in the case.

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The Scosche case also acts like a kickstand with three viewing angles.

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This side view of the Scosche case looks similar to the Samsung case.

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There are two middle tabs that help hold the Galaxy Tab in the Scosche case.  They do not wrap all the way around the front because that would then not allow the front cover to close all the way.

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The center tab secures the front cover of the Scosche case around the Galaxy Tab.

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Galaxy Tab case gallery 1

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Galaxy Tab gallery 2

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