Portfolio case scratches the xoom! (video)

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    It doesn't scratch the xoom itself. It leaves a bit of a scuff but it rubs off with your finger. I'm not too happy with the case though. Ill be looking for a different one soon.
     
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    I'm waiting for more case options, too. In the meantime I bought the silicone cover to protect the back and edges - it's actually pretty nice.
     
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    It works better on my Tab. This one has a lot more plastic, and it is much harder to get the Xoom into and out of.
     
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    I'm frustrated that the there is not a hole in the bottom of the case to accommodate charging without having to leave the cover open!
     
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    THIS. This case just seems poorly designed. I resorted to turning my Xoom upside down to be able to charge while closing the case. :\
     
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    The Verizon lady tried hard to sell me this case. I passed on it. Good thing I did after seeing this. With my luck, I'll most likely end up breaking my Xoom!! :(
     
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    I too discovered that last night at work. I went into our tool room and got an awl and made a hole. I then took some really sharp scissors and trimmed it up a bit. It's not the best and I'd surely like to have better, but until a new case from OtterBox or something like that comes out. It'll have to do.
     
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    THIS.

    Who in the heck designed the Xoom? If I am using the case I can't charge while using. Kind of dumb IMHO.
     
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    That stinks. Why would they put the ports on the bottom. So there is no case that works like a stand that you can have the power and hdmi out plugged in while in the case?
     
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    Seems like the only option would be for the dock. I have an HD dock coming my way tomorrow (shipping). I've heard that the dock and the case is compatible
     
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    I remember reading that they were compatible as well, but I own the case and I don't see how it could fit onto the dock. It wouldn't be the first time I missed something obvious though...
     
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    Have a dock coming tomorrow as well - also read that the two are compatible. At this point it's the only case I can see that provides usability/protection like the OEM Ipad case that I love.

    I'm not worried about the "Scratch my XOOM" posts
     
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    You can fix the scuffing by taking sandpaper or a sharp nice and taking the little catches off did this the second I got my case, and with the no cut outs one the bottom, nothing a sharp knife and a steady hand couldn't fix.

    Sent from my Xoom using DroidForums App
     
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    I think the portfolio case works fine with the dock. You fold back the case as if you were using the case as a stand. The back half the case stays folded behind the dock. I'm not worried about the "scratch" thing either. If you use your thumbs to spread the case a little when pulling it back, it doesn't mark the Xoom at all. I also used a razor blade to shave off the raised numbers inside the flap that the video complains about. A nice leather case is going to be a tempting purchase; but the portfolio case may end up being the most functional since it works so easily with the dock. The rubbery surface of the case also provides a secure grip when carrying.
     
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