Most helpful positive review
56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2012
I bought this case wanting something to protect my nexus 7 without interfering with any controls or the screen, double as a stand and provide an easier way to lock / unlock the device than that fiddly side button. This case excels at all of these, and has a high quality feel to it to boot. It fits the device perfectly: it is easy to take out and put in but will not come out by accident. It props up the device at 3 good angles for landscape which will be very useful when watching videos.
Some things I wanted to know before buying but couldn't find:
* It adds around 9.5 mm thickness to the device (was 10.5mm, now 20mm).
* It adds 141g of weight to the device (was 340g, now 481g).
* It does not suffer from the problem earlier versions of similar cases had where the tablet is put to sleep when the cover is folded back.
I think the case is worth 5 stars, but I don't think it's perfect. Firstly, I think it could cover the edges a bit better. As it is I am happy putting it in a bag, but not with loose coins / keys / cables as these could scratch the edges. Secondly, it does not quite sit flat on the table with the cover folded back. The latch props it up at a small angle which isn't great for portrait use (but is actually very nice in landscape). Um, that's it. These are very minor niggles too and don't detract from an excellent case.
Oh, and it was delivered for free in just 3 days!
Update: a couple of days later and I've found another issue, though it's actually an issue with the nexus 7 so I can't dock any stars: multitouch is all over the place (registers many taps at imprecise locations) when holding it with the cover folded back. I know this is a nexus 7 problem as taking it out of the case and laying it flat on a desk (so my fingers aren't touching the back) also causes the issue. Apparently it's a grounding problem.