Trapper Keeper returns from the 70s and 80s as a tablet case

Kensington has bought the rights from Mead to sell a series of universal tablet cases that have the distinctive Trapper Keeper design that was popular for school folders in the 1970s and 80s.

The cases are designed to hold most 8-inch and 10-inch tablets, and while in terms of construction and features they are pretty basic the main attraction are the colorful Trapper Keeper designs that are available. Yes, now you can make your tablet look like it came from the era that also bought us MTV, big heavy metal hair and "Square Pegs."

Kensington is selling the 8-inch Trapper Kepper tablet case in a red design for $24.99 while the larger 10-inch version is available in blue for $29.99. However, the bad news is that both cases won't actually start shipping to customers until sometime in September, which means that you may have to wait until after school starts to encase your Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet inside a Trapper Keeper.

How do you feel about this effort by Kensington to go after folks who lived in the 70s and 80s with these Trapper Keeper tablet cases?

Source: Kensington

John Callaham
  • Sweet! Posted via Android Central App
  • Can I get a Dawson's creek one? Posted via Android Central App
  • If you do.. I'll get the Dawson's Creek Trapper Keeper Ultra Keeper Futura S 2000! Posted via Android Central App
  • Win. ಠ益ಠ
  • I don't want to wait for my trapper keeper to be over Posted via Android Central App
  • Dukes of Hazzard is the one that I want our maybe The A-Team. Posted the the intergalactic ghetto, Earth.
  • I remember having these for school in the 90's as well.
  • That's what I was gonna say! Haha... Had these things in the 80s and 90s.
  • Came here to say the same thing. These things were awesome. We even had on teacher in my 6th grade class who told us we couldn't use them because she hated the noise they made lmao Posted via Android Central App
  • My first Trapper Keeper had Optimus Prime on the front and Megatron on the back. If I could find a tablet case like that, I wouldn't even look at the price before buying it.
  • In that case... Working on one right now for you!
  • Yup, I had that same exact trapper keeper. Posted via Android Central App
  • LOL. Mine was transformers too with Prime and Megatron. Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm getting one...maybe two Posted from the Avengers: Age of Droid Ultra
  • I remember having these back in the day!! I would get one now if I could. Posted via Android Central App
  • Loose leaf loosers Posted via Android Central App
  • Ah memory lane... Posted from my Nexus 5 via Android Central App
  • Why no 7in version Posted via Android Central App on my awesome Z10
  • Lol because 7inches is not big enough to do anything with. Or at least that's what she said! Lmao!
  • Wow, now the jokes are headed back to the 90's as well. Lol Posted via Android Central App
  • She's been cheating on you with other men that's why. Posted via Android Central App
  • Make a case that looks like a Pee Chee folder!
  • Kensington is making one.
  • If its made out of trapper keeper materials then its way over priced.
    For a folder thats going to start splitting apart in 4 weeks Posted via Android Central App
  • lol this. drop a trapper keeper on the edge and the edges split revealing the cardboard underneath.
  • Hellz yeah!! Hook this geeky sista up with a couple of them.....preferably a Thundercats (for my tomboy side, lol) and Lisa Frank (don't even laugh dammit, so what if I got down wit THAT, lol) versions! Ahh the memories....^_^ Posted via Android Central App
  • I would die if they made Lisa frank designs.... I'd buy every. Single. One. Posted via Android Central App
  • Cool! Posted via Android Central App
  • This made my wife and me, both children of the 70's, smile. Posted via Android Central App
  • To quote Tony Stark from "Iron Man 2"... "I want one."
  • WANT
  • SOLD!!! Posted via Android Central App
  • So... Does it have the Trapper Keeper Velcro closer, or is it just a magnet?
  • Lisa Frank would be a throwback...whatever happened to that brand anyways? Oh yeah, Ed Hardy did. Posted via Android Central App
  • Will it have the old school Velcro noise when opening?
  • I still have my trapper keeper. Using to this day. Has sweet Irish setter pup on it. Need to bring them back. Sweet idea for a tablet case! Posted via Android Central App
  • This made me laugh. I would have expected some extra pockets to hold physical paper though. Sometimes you need some non electronic papers.
  • Must have one!! Brings back so many good memories.
  • OMG! This is really hilarious! I would get one for my Nexus 7 in a heartbeat if I knew it would fit, since it's for 8-10 inch tablets, it might be too small for a good fit. But it's coincidence that just this past Thursday, I was throwing some old stuff out of my closet and I found an old Trapper Keeper of mine from the 7th grade in a box! That thing was built like a tank!
    Posted from my Verizon Galaxy S III via Android Central App... And Don't Eat Yellow Snow!
  • Ah the nostalgia... Although if these cases are really made with trapper keeper materials then they are way overpriced. Those things couldn't last half a year without splitting along the borders revealing the cardboard inside.
  • We are trapper keeper! Posted via Android Central App
  • The sound of the velcro when you would open it. Like music to my ears.