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Very nice, practical case for Nexus 7
on January 3, 2013
This case is well designed and is a custom fit for the Nexus 7, including cutouts for the microphone, camera, USB and headphone ports as well as for the power and volume buttons.
The simulated leather cover has a nice leather grain and feel, and traditional stitching around the edges. The interior is gray suede-like material. There are pockets for business or credit cards and a space under it that could hold a slender stylus, currency, checks, a cheat sheet, or whatever. One very nice feature is a hidden magnet that automatically signals the Nexus to sleep or wake when you close or open the cover.
There is a tab that lets the case form a stand for the Nexus, but in landscape mode only. Actually you can get it to stand up on the narrow edge, but it's not very stable.
The case can be opened and folded back for hand holding in portrait orientation, and there is an elastic strap that your hand can fit under to aid it holding it for longer periods, as when using as an e-reader.
The opening for the screen shows all of the active part of it, but covers the bezel. It's a little hard sometimes to get a touch to the very bottom edge of the screen with a bare finger, but easy with a stylus.
The bare Nexus is 12 mm thick. Add the case and it's 21.3 mm thick, nearly double. It also adds about 13 mm (1/2") to the length and width of the nude Nexus.
This case provides some drop protection for the Nexus, and it's a nice looking wallet or folio style case at the very low price of only $10.95 when I got it from Amazon on 12/15/12.