Google Nexus 7 2013 Case - Poetic Google Nexus 7 2013 Case [Slimline Series] - [Lightweight] [Ultra-slim] PU Leather Slim-Fit Trifold Cover Stand Folio Case for Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013 Black (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)
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- Combined with Polyurethane FRONT + Poly-carbonate BACK material
- Built-in magnets draw the case to Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen for a perfect fit
- Not only protects, but also wakes up, stands up and brightens up your Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013
- Perfect fit to all corners, connector jacks, camera lens, speaker, screen and buttons
- Allows access to all ports and controls
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UPDATE: Wow, I came home today and was pleasantly shocked to find a replacement Poetic Slimline case in my mailbox. It's the latest version and totally fixes the problem mentioned above. Frankly, it was the only problem I had with the case, so I definitely had to bump up my review to a well-earned 5 stars. Great product and awesome service!
This case solves the dilemma of wanting to retain that light, slim profile and have the device protected. And the rolled up "stand" mode is handy, too.
To start out - I'm a big fan of long-term reviews. You know how many reviews are pretty much "just got it, it looks great, 5 stars" versus "it works reliably (or not) after X months or X years"? Well, I'm putting my money where my mouth is, and writing my first long-term review here!
PRODUCT DETAILS AND OVERVIEW
(If you want to get to the longterm review, skip down to the next section!)
Let's talk about this case and get the minute details over with. This case sports the smart magnetic cover, with the top being a leather-like texture and the bottom being a felt that protects the screen. The material feels pretty great, and the felt definitely does a good job of protecting the screen. You can fold it in the default configuration, landscape standing up. You could hypothetically do a balancing act and have the landscape angle drop down, or even do a vertical 90 degree portrait orientation. In reality, the only practical orientation is the one they advertise - the landscape upright position. (Some other cases like to advertise pretty looking but awkward orientations, so good on Poetic for being honest!)
It's important to note that this is NOT a kid-proof case. Kid-proof cases are generally those enclosed with lots and lots of rubber. This will not protect the tablet from your kid, especially if the kid spills stuff on it, throws it around, etc. A different case from Poetic might do the job: Google Nexus 7 2013 Case - Poetic Google Nexus 7 2013 Case [Turtle Skin Series] - [Corner/Bumper Protection] [Grip] [Sound-Amplification] Protective Silicone Case for Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013 Black (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)
I used to use a different case (the rooCASE Google Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen Tablet Dual-View Folio Case Cover - Black (with Pen Stylus) Nexus 7 2 2013 Model) for my Nexus 7 2013. However, I ditched it for this one because it was awful at protecting corners. (If you look at that case, you can imagine, in slow-motion, your tablet flying out of your hand, your tablet slowly poking itself out of the case through those unprotected corners, and then smacking itself right into the concrete... and yes, this happened with me!)
This case, without a doubt, has been great at protecting corners. My Nexus 7 has since sustained no damage at all, thanks to the protectiveness of this case. The only thing I wish is that the case wouldn't break so easily from the drops - it has sacrificed itself quite a bit when it comes to protecting against falls. One of the corners has broken off as a result, baring my actual tablet corner to become the asphalt's next victim! That said, despite the breakoff, there is still a nice 0.5cm of plastic between the tablet and the outside of the case. Because of that, no damage has been sustained to the tablet ever since. Maybe it's because I'm lucky enough to not drop it on that corner, but... for me, using it daily for everything, it seems to be 100% fine. I wish the corners were stronger, but despite the broken corner, it still protects my tablet very well.
Let's talk about the smart cover. Initially, the smart cover worked really well. However, after about a year or so, my tablet started to glitch out - it kept turning off after I logged in, and sometimes it didn't respond at all to the power button. I had to yank it out of my case, recalibrate the magnetic sensor using an app, and then place it back in to make it work again without any issues. This seems to be an issue though with the actual tablet, since many users have reported this issue online. I saw a review here stating that Poetic may have mitigated the tablet issue by weakening the magnet, so things may work much better now. Honestly, considering the numerous other issues with my tablet (namely, touchscreen connector problems, USB port problems, etc.), it's almost certainly a device issue, not the case. That said, good on Poetic for stepping up and working around this problem!
Around the 2 year mark, the center magnet for the smart cover fell out. Despite attempts at putting it back in, it eventually fell out and got lost. Shortly afterwards, the case itself broke at the part where the magnet used to be, probably due to the fact that the magnet was acting as support for the case structure. That said, to my surprise, the smart cover still worked! Thanks to the second magnet located next to the center magnet, things still worked as usual! It's great to see that they placed a backup magnet, probably for this potential issue.
Cosmetics are a bit iffy - the Poetic cross fell off quite quickly (a year after I got it). I tried sticking it back on, but it eventually got lost. Nothing to really complain about here, though - didn't really want to bother them with an RMA, just for a silly logo issue! One other issue is that the felt inside will slowly get stained and/or wear down. It's very slight though, and you wouldn't really notice it at all. (Honestly, this may have been my fault, since I accidentally placed scotch tape on my tablet, and when it tore off, it took some felt with it... you can see the tape marks in the pictures.) Nevertheless, these are just minor nitpicks - the case definitely stood up to time - still looks and works great after 2+ years!
At this point, you're probably wondering - isn't this a 4 star review? Why is it 5 stars? Well, it's pretty simple - their support makes up for their problems! I emailed them about the magnet issue (with pictures and proof, of course), and they sent out a replacement, no questions asked. They didn't even ask me to send it back! Not only that, but they did all of that... within 20 MINUTES of me sending the email. Out of all of my RMA/warranty experiences on Amazon, this is the first one where I've gotten a response within <1 hour. Heck, no one else I've emailed has ever responded in less than a day!
Without a doubt, I'm happy to recommend this case to anyone looking for a good case. It has its faults - it does wear down a bit, the corners do break off on strong impact, and it certainly has issues with the magnets staying in. Despite that, this case has survived longer than my tablet - seriously! My tablet has experienced significant, feature-breaking problems that I have to workaround on a daily basis. This case, on the other hand? No workarounds needed - the case still protects and offers its full set of features, despite breaking down! Not only that, the support from Poetic has been phenomenal - VERY, VERY FAST response, and awesome support! Not to mention their dedication to improving their product, as seen with a few other reviews here. This is all in contrast for my Nexus 7 - let's just say that dealing with Google/ASUS has been... interesting...
Reliable, protective, comes with great support, and lasts longer than the device it protects. What more can you ask for?