I FOUND IT! I FOUND A PERFECT FIT COVER FOR MY OLD SAMSUNG GALAXY TABLET 2 (7.0)
If you've read my previous post(s) about trying to find a cover for a very old Samsung tablet (circa 2012 maybe? A LONG time ago.) I finally GAVE UP and made my own. I had tried off and on for probably a year or two to find one that would fit and it was almost impossible. I checked all the obvious places - including Samsung's site, Best Buy, online at Walmart.com, Target.com, in retail stores like TJMaxx, etc. And of course I obviously spent hours upon hours at Amazon reading through descriptions, reviews, looking at photos....
Here is part of the post on when I finally made my own - which barely touched on the frustration I had with trying to find a cover I KNEW would fit.
"I went online and found some at Amazon but after a while my head was swimming with the conflicting information on sizes. There are SO MANY different tablets and readers available now than ever before, and they are all different sizes. The problem is that my tablet is OLD so it's not even listed. I had the exact measurements of my device but even that got confusing as the exact item by two or three different sellers found some saying it would fit and others saying it would not."
My self-made cover was good and I was happy with it, but I still wanted a legit tablet cover if I could ever find one (I had pretty much given up). AND THEN I FOUND ONE!!!
I found it on Amazon - and here is the information directly from the listing....
- COMPATIBILITY: Made to fit Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3110 / P3100 / P3113
- MIXED MATERIAL: Made of synthetic leather and textile fabric for a trendy look and protects your tablet from dirt, dust, scratches and fingerprints
- FULL PROTECTION: Slim and durable cover protects against shocks, falls, bumps and drops
- STAND FUNCTION: Place tablet in landscape view to watch movies and videos comfortably. Just sit, relax and enjoy!
- EASY ACCESS: Precise cutouts on flip case enable easy access to all buttons, ports and camera
- 8.78 x 7.23 x 0.71 inches
AND IT IS A PERFECT FIT!
Here are some photos I snapped of my tablet in this cover.
It has the flip case capability I know a lot of people like as they use their tablet to watch movies, surf the net, etc. I don't care about that as I literally only use this tablet as my ereader. As a matter of fact, the flip capability is a small "con" for me as I would have preferred it to be solid - like a hardcover book. I know I could remedy this by using some sticky velcro on the back of the reader and the cover to hold the 'half fold' solidly in place.
But for anyone who wants it to 'stand' for movies, or to read a recipe online while they cook, etc., yes it has it.
It has a cut out for the photo lens in the back as well!
It's a canvas material on top with a fake leather strip across the bottom. There are button covers built in and the only thing I can think of that is a 'con' (but barely) is the power button is hard to operate with this cover. I did read a reviewer cut out the power button to make it easier to access and press; which I totally 'get' because I've done the same thing on a couple of my cell phone covers that made it hard or impossible to press the power or volume buttons. However, this one doesn't bother me enough yet to cut it out with an exacto-knife - but it would be very simple to do.
At the time of this posting the cover is just under $15. I'm THRILLED I finally found a cover after so, so long searching.