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on July 31, 2012
I have overall mixed feelings about this case. For the price, I think it is a very good keyboard for the Nexus 7, and it's a great way to protect it as well. It simply has a few oddities that make it a decent product rather than one I'd recommend in a heartbeat.

Build quality is fairly good, so no complaints about that. I also like how the keyboard is fastened to the lower half of the case with a magnet. No velcros, tabs, or anything that would wear out. Very well done. It's also a fairly good price overall for a Bluetooth keyboard with its own battery and the added convenience of a Micro USB charging port.

Now,I realized from the pictures that the case seemed a little big for the Nexus 7. Of course, nothing can actually compare to actually having the product in front of you to really notice how bad the size discrepancy is. The side where the tablet goes is about 2 inches bigger than it needs to be. If the keyboard needed that much space I guess I'd understand it, but the keyboard half of the case also has about 2 inches of nothing. I know it's a Bluetooth device, but I own other Bluetooth keyboards that are much smaller than this, which makes me think it doesn't need that much space for its electronics. Basically, first impressions were bewilderment as I suddenly have this oversized case for the Nexus 7. It seems like it was originally built for a much bigger tablet and then repurposed for this one.

There's also the problem with the magnets. So it wakes the Nexus 7 when the case opens and puts it to sleep when the case closes. Cool feature, I enjoy that. Unfortunately, if I am holding the Nexus 7 in portrait orientation (which is uncomfortable due to the size issue as then the left side of the case is empty space) and wrap the keyboard side around, emulating a book, the magnets sometimes interact with the Nexus 7, putting it to sleep. That's a problem, and I'm looking to see if I can deactivate that magnet feature.

Anyway, at the end of the day I am not sure if I like the product or not. I mean, for the price it's not a bad Bluetooth keyboard at all. It also protects my tablet. My plan is to use the case when I'm transporting the tablet to keep it safe. The keyboard will always be used whenever I have need of it, but I don't envision myself actually using the tablet while inside the case. It's just too inconvenient for that kind of scenario. So, once again, I can't really recommend it, but I don't consider it as a bad product either.
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on August 2, 2012
The pros:
The case is well made. Bluetooth keyboard is actually good (honestly, I wasn't expecting much here). It has a very genuine feel for faux leather. Keyboard can be removed for those times you don't need it and don't want to carry it around. The stand part is rigid and supported so you don't feel like it will buckle under the slightest pressure. It comes with a stylus holder as well.

The cons:
The case is rather thick, even without the keyboard attached. The keyboard also uses a rechargable battery. This requires you to have to charge both the keyboard and the tablet...which is fine in and of itself, but since the keyboard charge doesn't last as long as the tablets charge, you might be charging it twice per day if you use it often.

The end result:
Even though there are cons, this is an excellent case and I would strongly recommend it for those wanting a keyboard based case. The keys do take a little getting used to, but for me, I can still type much faster on the keyboard than using the on-screen one. I would buy this case again if needed. I don't really see a purpose to a stylus, so I will us the stylus holder as a cable route for a OTG-USB that can be attacked to the space between the tablet and the keyboard. 32GB MicroSD and OTG cable, here I come!
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on July 31, 2012
Love the look and feel of this case. Nexus is safe and secure. The keyboard uses its own battery and it can be detached from the case. This is exactly what I wanted. Highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a way to protect the device.
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on August 14, 2012
+Fits the nexus 7 perfectly. The camera, all the buttons and ports on the sides of the tablet are left unblocked when inside this case.
+The kickstand has a nice "locking" flap built in that I accidentally discovered during use.
+Bluetooth keyboard works great, automatically sleeps to conserve battery life and attaches to the case via 4 magnets. This is a very nice feature as the case can get a bit awkward to open/close with the keyboard attached. On a flat surface, however, the keyboard is awesome, though it'll take a day to get used to how small it is.
+Stylus/pen holder built in. I use an amazonbasics stylus with my tablet and it fits perfectly (the loop that holds the stylus is nylon so it will fit almost any size).
+Automatically puts the nexus to sleep when you close the case and awakes it when you open it. I didn't think this would be a big deal but it's pretty convenient.

-Can be a bit awkward to open/close with the keyboard attached.
-Stylus holder blocks the micro usb port when you have a stylus in it. Not a big deal, personally.
-Tab key on the keyboard clicks. Still works correctly though, so it might be intentional?

Overall, I am very happy with the case. It looks great and does everything I expected it to. Would definitely buy again.
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on August 27, 2012
After receiving this keyboard / case I charged the battery first. I then attempted to connect to my Nexus 7. After many (15-18) attempts to get the device to register, I was finally successful and able to test the keyboard. I find the keyboard to be too flimsy for normal use. The entire thing flexes too much to allow touch typing and "hunt and peck" is just as fast on the on screen keyboard. I also find the build quality of the case itself to be very poor. I would not recommend this product to anyone, it's a waste of money.
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on August 2, 2012
I bought this so I could use my tablet as a laptop replacement when traveling, so that I can answer emails without typing onscreen. I'm comfortable with very small keyboards and so thought this would be great. The bluetooth works nicely with my nexus 7 but that is about it. The case part is really cheaply made. The part that the nexus snaps into is crooked and the nexus sits crookedly in it as well. The keyboard itself is ok, but the fact that it is sunken down into the case makes it so my thumbs bang the case each time i try to hit a bottom row key (space bar for instance). Sends me right back to two finger typing. This is getting returned.
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on September 5, 2012
This keyboard is too small and very difficult to use. It is awkward, and does not stay open well-the picture is misleading. I would not wish this product on anyone. The only good thing about it is that can be used to protect the device.
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on September 8, 2012
OK I'd certainly pay extra for an actual leather version of this product, but I'm not complaining. It's a little large but it fits beautifully. You will have to get the rotation app from google to get it to run in the landscape mode, but that app is free. This is a must buy if you are planning on doing much typing. The keyboard is attached with magnets so it is easily removable in case you want to type across the room. The kickstand for the case is not secured so be careful moving it around while in use. With the keyboard you have to hit the keys in a staccato fashion. if you don't then you get "ffffffffffff". But you get used to it. The case however is well made and well thought out. This case is for those who want to turn their Nexus 7 into a really mini laptop. Hey they cost around $29.95 with free shipping! A regular cheap case with shipping is going to cost you $20.00 I really doubt that you will be disappointed with this purchase.
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on August 28, 2012
I feel bad about giving this little case a poor review, but the truth is I can't really use it. The keyboard has excellent feel and responsiveness, but the keys are just two small for me to type properly. I can type almost as fast on the on-screen keyboard.

In addition, the pop-out tab on the back to hold it up works fine on a desk, but not on my lap which is a frequent need for me.

Using the bluetooth keyboard requires me to hit a key on the keyboard several times to wake it up almost every time I use it. I'm not sure if this the fault of the tablet or the keyboard, but it makes it very painful.

Final note - the holder for the stylus blocks the usb port for charging, so if you have a stylus you can't charge it.

Well built, but not well thought out.
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on August 7, 2012
This keybook fits and holds the Nexus 7 well. The keyboard, although tiny (as was expected), is much more convenient and accurate than using the one on the screen. And it leaves the image alone to fill the screen.

However, and I'm not complaining, if you want to read in Portrait mode and you fold the cover over, like a book, the magnet is so strong, it puts the Nexus to sleep.

So, there you have it. Great little keyboard that will put your Nexus 7 to sleep if you're not careful.
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