|My Nexus 7 anxiously waits to try on its new outfit.|
Picking up the case, you will notice that the feel of the "leather" material on the outside feels good in your hand. Opening up the case, the inside has a gray suede like material that while stiff, feels soft to your touch. This material will not scratch up the glass or the "soft touch" backing to your Nexus in any way and it feels like it has decent shock absorption. The case walls are just thick enough to absorb a fall but thin enough to not add any unnecessary bulk to your Nexus. Of note, there is no branding anywhere on the case which gives it a very clean and streamlined look.
To protect your Nexus from impact the four corners of your tablet are well covered while still allowing full access to your ports and buttons. The speakers are not covered so there will be no muffled sounds and the case also has a snap on "latch" on the side to help keep the cover in place. Additionally there is a stretchy nylon piece to further lock the case down and prevent the tablet from popping out in case of a fall. The back of the cover has a cut out for the rear camera that aligns well and will not get in the way of your photography.
The ever popular sleep and wake magnets are built into this case and work as intended. Open the case door to wake up the device and close the case door to put the Nexus to sleep. It's a simple and elegant solution. As mentioned earlier the tab on the door snaps shut to keep it in place.
There are two viewing angles on this case which work well to watch movies. There are no angles that work for typists though I cannot fathom any one attempting to type on a seven inch touch screen as if it were a physical keyboard.
Those who like to read one handed will be happy to know that there is a strap built into the case. Its positioning is such that those that are left handed will be able to utilize it comfortably. Right handed users will find that the case feels awkward when using the strap on their dominant hand. You can turn the case upside down to somewhat alleviate the issue but not all apps rotate 180 degrees so it will not fully solve the issue for many users.
Overall for $9.50 (current price) plus tax and shipping, this is a sturdy and well built case with a quirk that could be a deal breaker for right handed users depending on their preference. It will protect your tablet from minor falls and allow you to watch movies and surf the web in comfort.
Currently there are six colors available for this case.