A good sturdy bump case would be really good to have for the Eve V. I bought my Surface Pro 2 because of its Wacom digitizer, but I quickly realized that the SP2 had virtually no cases made for it, never mind ones with lots of thick padding. so what I ended up doing was taking the bump case from a Motion Computing LE1700…
and cutting it down to fit the Surface Pro 2
With a lot of products, even ones from giants like Microsoft and the like, there usually isn’t a very large aftermarket for the first couple of generations of a given product line. Those aftermarkets are usually where you get the heavy-duty cases for tablets. I don’t mind carving up another LE1700 case for the Eve V as well, if that’s what I need to do to get that level of protection, but not a lot of people are willing to go to such lengths, and having a first-party option for the Eve V from the get-go would be good.
Sturdy as the Eve V may be manufactured, this isn’t a magnesium-framed IBM T60 we’re talking about, where you could cave an assailant’s head in and go straight back to work. This is a thin, light, sleek aluminium tablet. Like it or not, it’s fragile, and people are going to treat it that way unless they have something that can do a good job of protecting it from normal use. Drops, spills, being shoved in a bag by someone in a hurry, you all know what these devices go through.