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Motorola XOOM gel case review

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As with any product these days, accessories are the must have items. Anything from laptops to DAP’s, you have to have cases, bumpers, and whatever else the guys on Madison Avenue (check out Mad Men) tell you to. The same is true for tablets. Accessories are cheap to produce and market, so they’re usually easy profit centers for established companies. Motorola wants to cash in on as well, so they decided to launch their own line of accessories for the XOOM. Let’s see what they bring to the table with their gel case.

This gel condom retails for $29, but can be had online from $12-$25 (check Amazon). However, if you intend on purchasing the XOOM from Costco (like yours truly), and intend on using their 90 day warranty to decide if the XOOM is for you (like yours truly), then you get the gel case packaged in for free. Not a bad deal at all considering it costs $10 cheaper ($589) at Costco vs everywhere else.

As far as the case goes, it’s a gel case. It’ll keep it from getting scratched up, though the XOOM seems to be built well with excellent materials. It feels fine in the hand, but I prefer the feel of the metal backing much better. There are precise cutouts for the ports, headphone jack, camera and rear speakers which is what you should expect from the company that makes the tablet. It fits pretty well on the XOOM with no complaints to come across.

Really, there isn’t anything bad to say about it. If you like gel/silicone cases for your gear, then this will suit you. Personally, it just isn’t for me. I’d much prefer a full jacket for the tablet (Moto’s portfolio case is pretty bad from what I hear) or a 2 mode level of protection with a soft interior and a hard outer shell like the Speck Candyshell. That way I know the device is protected fully. But, you can’t go wrong with it for the price.

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Allen Schmidt

Allen is a former contributing editor at Nothing But Tablets, which was merged with Pocketables in 2012.

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4 thoughts on “Motorola XOOM gel case review

  • I like gel cases, I have one on my player. The only thing I don’t like is that it picks up a lot of lint and dust and stuff.

    But for a tablet, I suppose I’d like something more.

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  • I don’t like gel cases at all. They seem to attract more dust and what not.

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  • Avatar of samiam78

    Dust magnet but I’d bet you will return the Xoom anyway. If you keep it you can always pony up fr a better case.

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  • How can i order that jelly for my tab?tnx

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