Samsung P3 Noreve Case Review

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We have lately been taking a look at many of the new Noreve cases for some of the recent MP3 players. For those unfamiliar, Noreve makes high end leather cases for many electronic gadgets. The selection is quite extensive covering nearly all of the MP3 players featured on this site. Additionally, the product line extends to gaming devices, cameras, and even some netbooks.

The cases get pricey and fall in at the high end of the scale, but from the several Noreve cases I personally own, I feel that the price is warranted. The absence of brand price inflation is subsisted for good materials and quality craftsmanship.

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A case can have great material and great craftsmanship, but fails to intelligently design the product to fit all the ports and buttons of a device. This can affect the overall functionality of a player, for instance if the transfer port is blocked you may be forced to take the player out of the case to charge it. This was the case (pun intended) for the Cowon S9. It’s the best case I have seen for the S9, but the design of the player didn’t allow for access to the transfer/charging cable.

With the Samsung P3 case (also see P3 player review), Noreve was able to engineer it so that you would never have to remove the player- all ports and buttons are available. The case lacks a kick stand for viewing video, but I found that the case will stay comfortable propped up with a slight twist of the back cover. This is sturdy enough for watching at your desk, but may fall over if you were in a car or on an airplane or on a boat.

This case is another solid case from Noreve, not surprisingly since we have given a thumbs up to all the others. However, I’ll give it an extra thumbs up to this case for making all ports available at the same time keeping the player securely in place.

This case comes in no less than 16 different combination of colors and styles ranging from $51 to $64. You can pick them up directly from NorveUSA or their global site Noreve.com.




7 Comments

Hai Thar on May 6, 2009 7:18 AM

“on a boat” ahahahah

Chris on May 6, 2009 9:17 AM

Why bother with cases anymore? If you essentially can’t scratch the screen (according to experiments performed by a certain anti-ipod website) and can get a covering (http://www.zagg.com/invisibleshield/index.php) to go over the rest of the player that is paper-thin, clear, costs half as much as the case in this review, and as tough as the screen already is, I don’t see the point.

Grahm on May 6, 2009 12:04 PM

The screen might be wicked tough but it might not survive a fall. This case will protect it from drops.Invisibleshild is one of the ugliest products to grace electronic devices IMO. Invisible at first but once dust and dirt piles up around the edges it look horrible. $25 for NON-reusable thin sheet of plastic is highway robbery.

runescape accounts on May 7, 2009 5:39 AM

Great

Damo on May 10, 2009 12:00 AM

Grahm: I have been using BSE’s (Same material as IS) on all my devices for years, and none of them have picked up dirt under the skin.Even if my player had a glass screen (My phone does), i would still use one, as it gives the screen a better texture to touch.Also, i have seen ipod touch screens that are scratched to hell, so i doubt that glass screens are scratch proof. The biggest issue is though, if you drop it, the glass cracks. I would pick hard plastic over glass any day. (Off topic to this review i know).By the way, nice review.

stikfigure on July 3, 2009 7:30 PM

great review! i am looking to buy a case for my p3 but i dont know whether to buy this one or the one from Qdossound. can you please review the leather case from Qdossound, thanks.

DKotex on August 3, 2009 9:34 PM

I hate these cases. I own two similar ones and thought my player was fully protected. Well I accidentally dropped my player but I fell right on it’s edge and was damaged. Now, for whatever idiotic reasons there is no leather (as in pic 13) on 3 edges of my cases so 3 edges of your player are not protected! Putting a little leather here would considerably decrease the shock when the player falls on a hard surface. But no they don’t do it. N_o_r_e_v_e is just an incredibly stupid company so don’t rely on these cases for good protection. Also, manufacturing quality (crooked seams, opening for controls not fitting) of the case does not justify the high price.

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