Keeping tabs

Will we ever find the ideal case for safely carrying our tablets and e-readers, and easily using them on the go? My tablet’s newest mobile home is PureGear’s Universal Tablet Folio, which opens like a book and folds closed securely via an integrated magnetic flap.

The folio’s right side has four flexible corner bands that grip the tablet without interfering with charging ports or other side-based controls (any camera function, however is obscured). There’s also a wide elastic loop for a pen or stylus. The left side has a big flap pocket for documents and three smaller slash pockets for ID’s or credit cards.

An additional built-in backing lets you prop up the tablet horizontally for typing or hands-free viewing. Laid flat, you can use your tablet in horizontal or vertical mode. The folio is lightweight, with a soft sueded feel, but is stiff enough to provide a sturdy solid base and cushioning protection. The folio comes in two sizes, one for 9- to 10-inch tablets; the other for 7- to 8-inch tablets and e-readers.

PureGear Universal Tablet Folio for 9-inch to 10-inch tablets is $49.99; folio for 7-inch to 8-inch tablets, $39.99 at