Even before the Nexus 7 exploded onto the scene it was apparent that this was one Android tablet that would definitely make a mark. As such, it should come as no surprise that numerous accessory manufacturers were ready with their cases and covers as soon as it launched.
Let’s face it, cases and covers are pretty much a ‘must have’ accessory for any tablet. Not only do they protect your tablet (to a degree) but they also allows you to carry it around much more conveniently. There are a ton of Nexus 7 cases and covers that can help you with that, but some stand out from the others due to their unique nature.
Here and now, you’re going to unearth the top 10 Nexus 7 cases and covers so that you can see for yourself what makes them so special.
1. FocalCase Nexus 7 Keyboard Case
From the name itself you should be able to guess what makes this particular case stand out. Not only is it a class synthetic leather case, but it also includes an extremely handy Bluetooth 2.0 keyboard. If you’re the kind of person who writes a lot of emails, articles or notes on your tablet, that could really help you to type a lot faster. Of course, the downside is that it makes the case a bit bulkier, but that’s the price that you have to pay – on top of the $55.99 price tag, that is.
2. GelaSkin Nexus 7 Cases
Admittedly these are more ‘skins’ than actual cases and they measure only 1 mm thick, but they’ll protect your Nexus 7 back cover and bezel from scratches all the same. More importantly however, the GelaSkin series of cases look stunning with a wide selection of artwork and even the opportunity to customize the design to a degree. If you want your Nexus 7 to stand out while still protecting it a little bit, forking out $29.95 is a small price to pay.
3. TreeGloo Nexus 7 Case
At first glance, the TreeGloo Nexus 7 case resembles more of a book than a tablet casing – just like the Moleskin notebook cover that has been ever so popular recently. It is made out of sustainable wood and fabric, and comes in a variety of customization options that allow you to pick the colors and materials that are used in the case itself. Although the prices of the TreeGloo Nexus 7 cases start at $34.95, it might be a good idea to add an extra $15 on top of that for the Kinetic Latch that will allow the case to be propped up in landscape mode.
4. DODOcase HARDCover Nexus 7 Case
DODOcase is probably more renowned for their iPad covers, but they’ve come up with the equivalent of those for the Nexus 7. These cases resemble the TreeGloo cases as well, and share similar features except they focus more on functionality rather than aesthetics but still manage to look good all the same. One nice feature in this particular cases is the Smart Cover functionality that causes the tablet to sleep when the case is closed and wake when it is opened thanks to an embedded magnet. It can be found starting from $34.95.
5. Waterfield Nexus 7 SleeveCase
When it comes to safety while you’re lugging your Nexus 7 around, there are few options that are as good as the Waterfield SleeveCase. For quite some time now they’ve been manufacturing SleeveCases for various tablets, and they all feature the same cushioning and protection. Now that they’ve added a size specifically for the Nexus 7, you can grab one for $59 and maybe even add in a shoulder strap if you like.
6. Proporta BeachBuoy Waterproof Nexus 7 Case
Want to take your Nexus 7 into the pool when you go for a swim? If so, you’re going to want to get yourself one of these cases first. Not only are they completely waterproof but you can even use the touchscreen when in the water. Make no mistake, you’re not going to be taking your Nexus 7 on deep sea diving trips, but in shallow water it will come out completely unscathed and that is certainly something worth spending about $26 on.
7. FocalCase Rotating Leather Nexus 7 Folio
It may appear to just be a regular leather folio designed for the Nexus 7, but when you open it up you’ll find that not only can the case turn into a stand when in landscape mode, but you can rotate the Nexus 7 into portrait mode and prop it up as well. Assuming you tend to switch between landscape and portrait a lot when you’re using your tablet, this might not be a bad idea and you can pick it up for $19.99.
8. i-BLASON Nexus 7 Rotating Leather Case
Roughly similar to the FocalCase Rotating Leather Nexus 7 Folio above, the i-BLASON features the same rotating concept. It does add a little bit of class with its genuine leather surfaces, and so it is really up to you to choose which style you like best. At $25 or so, there isn’t much of a price difference between the two either.
9. KHOMO Carbon Fiber Folio
Looking for something lightweight and yet durable? As the name implies, the KHOMO Carbon Fiber Folio is made from extremely hardy carbon fiber that looks good and will last for ages. It is relatively form-fitting and won’t make you feel as though you just added a lot of bulk to your nice and sleek Nexus 7. On top of that, it is fairly cheap as well and can be purchased for as little as $6.99.
10. Timbuk2 Plush Sleeve
Although these may not be the most stylish Nexus 7 cases around, they contain memory foam on the inside that will keep your Nexus 7 clean and protected while it is stored within. The main reason why the Timbuk2 Plush Sleeve deserves a mention is because it is one of the best cases use when transporting the Nexus 7 within some other bag or luggage. It is even TSA approved so you can leave it in the case while you go through airport security.
As you can see, each and every one of these cases offer up something unique that makes them stand out from the numerous other Nexus 7 cases that are out there right now. So if you’re looking for a case that will really protect your Nexus 7 while looking great and keeping it very usable at the same time, you should find something within these top 10 Nexus 7 cases and covers.