2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum

Linksys VELOP Whole Home Mesh Network

Fitbit Alta HR

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2016 Ford Flex Limited

Timex IQ+ Move fitness tracking watch

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature

2016 Mazda MX-5

Sennheiser PXC-550 Bluetooth headphones

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4MATIC Sedan

Sudio Regent Bluetooth headphones

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

VisionTek SoundTube PRO Bluetooth speaker

Fitbit Charge 2

2017 GMC Acadia Denali

Apple AirPods

Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)


Game of Thrones Season Six Blu-Ray

Michelin Premier all-season tires

Tom Tom Spark 3 Cardio +

Google Daydream View VR headset

ASUS ZenBook 3

Jaybird X3

JBL SoundBoost Speaker Moto Mod

Moto Insta-Share Projector for Moto Z

Google Pixel XL

Apalon's My Alarm Clock app

Lenovo Moto Z

Apple Watch Series 2 and watchOS 3

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Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum

Dyson V8 Absolute Cordless vacuum

Tablo by Nuvyyo

Samsung Gear Fit 2 fitness wearable

Ulysses for macOS and iOS

Epson SureColor P600 Wide Format inkjet printer

HBO's Vinyl Season 1

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Piper all-in-one security

JayBird Freedom headphones

SF MoMA app

Fitbit Blaze fitness tracker

UA HealthBox

Dyson Pure Cool Link

Lola by Blue

HTC 10

Apple iPhone SE

Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

Dell XPS 12 with 4K Ultra HD display

RHA S500i Noise Isolation headphones for iOS

Samsung Galaxy S7

2015 Mazda CX-9

Moto 360 (2015)

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear headphones for Android

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Review: Incipio Samsung Galaxy Tab Silicrylic hard shell case with silicone core

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a pretty sturdy tablet specially since it's got the Gorilla Glass front panel protecting the screen but the device's polycarbonate body won't stand up to too many drops. We've been testing the Incipio Samsung Galaxy Tab Silicrylic hard shell case for about three weeks and find that it manages to offer superb protection at the expense of a little added bulk.

Essentially two cases in one, the Incipio Silicrylic case combines a smooth rubbery silicone skin with a hard polycarbonate exterior shell which also has a useful pop-out kickstand to prop up the Galaxy Tab for watching videos or for use with an external keyboard.

Installation is pretty easy, specially when slipping in the silicone part. The precision design of the skin is such that the Galaxy Tab fits in like a glove. Putting on the polycarbonate shell, on the other hand, requires a lot more effort. 

The challenge is getting the Galaxy Tab, the silicone skin and the protective hard case all in line and it requires some coercion. Once in place, the Galaxy Tab feels infinitely more secure and protected. There are cutouts for the rear camera and LED flash, the microphone and the charging port. All the buttons are completely secure as well. 

The screen part of the Galaxy Tab is completely exposed, however this is probably the sturdiest part of the device and we added a matte screen protector just to reinforce it and cut the glare. It would have been cool if there was a cover for the screen when it was not in use. 

While we were first a bit averse to bulking up the Galaxy Tab with a case, we soon realized that there are benefits to using the sylicrilic hard shell. The inclusion of a kickstand is simply brilliant, whether we're listening to podcasts, watching videos or simply propping it up on a table, it is just so convenient to have a leg to lean on when you need it.

The ridged corners and rubber texture of the Silicrylic hard shell case also make the Galaxy Tab easier to hold and give it more grip. The two layer protection secures the device and helps disperse the impact of a drop plus absorbs scratches to all the sides and the rear of the device. 

If we were to have just one case for the the Samsung Galaxy Tab, we would go for the Incipio Samsung Galaxy Silicrylic case which adds ruggedness to the device's already impressive resume. We bought our unit from a T-Mobile store in the US for $35, but Incipio has also made it available online. A completely worthwhile investment for your Galaxy Tab, the Silicrylic case epitomizes the best third party quality build, look and feel.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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