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Very good, professional finish
on 5 December 2013
I purchased this Nexus (2013) Black 2 case for my new Nexus 7. Let me sum it up overall firstly: well worth the money, offering good protection.
The product is well designed and has cutouts in all the necessary places. The leather finish is very classy and the stand works pretty well. The lower angle/"flat" stand works better than the upright stand as it is more sturdy and easier to set up. I felt as though you kind of need to push the device onto the surface to its proper place when having the device in the higher angle/"upright" stand. However, once you've pushed it down and got it to stand, it won't loosen easily - its just the initial setup (but hey, we cannot complain for this price). To be fair, if they made it easier to stand, some of the padded protection in the case would be lost.
The device does not fit perfectly as such, you have to keep nudging it back to one side to have it fit perfectly since it's nice and tight (every time you close and open the cover, it dislodges a tiny bit basically). Perhaps once the case is more worn in, this may not be an issue... but we'll see.
To get the case to stand on either side, you need to lift up the little flap on the back (see product image) and then wedge the front cover into it. This at first was annoying, and again it may change once the case wears, however as annoying as it may be, once you wedge it, it isn't going to slip out at all - so think of it as a good thing!
The automatic sleep/wake function works a treat for me. Other reviewers have complained that it does not work but I do believe this was a Nexus issue initially and not any case's fault (research it and you'll see). Perhaps Upgrading to Android KitKat resolved the issue with the device - I'm not too sure, but mine currently works as I expect!
Karmor have also been very nice and have listened to us comsumers who have suggested the idea - they've added a stylus holder at the top of the case to hold the stylus provided. This is a one inch wide elastic loop with a ring large enough to comfortably hold the pen without it slipping out. Thanks Karmor for listening to our reviews!
This case is one of the cheapest here on Amazon, I got mine for £7.99 and this is well worth the price.
The cover itself is nice and hard and your Nexus definitely feels safe. With the Nexus inside, the case is 1.6cm thick - enough protection I should think. The case also protrudes the device ever so slightly on all edges which gives you that peace of mind that if you do drop it on it's edge, it wont smash to bits. I mean, I would imagine the rigidness of the case would protect it - but please don't take my word for it... I don't plan to drop my device to test this!
Additional notes: As for the wireless charger, this is something which I haven't tested with the case on. The back cover is about 4mm thick so if you intend to purchase a wireless pad, please ensure it provides connectivity to 5mm and above, just to be on the safe side.
Oh and one more thing, the free stylus also works beautifully!
I definitely recommend this case to Nexus users who want to protect their device.
If you want a very easy, floppy and slim case then this is probably not for you but I feel those slimmer cases would NOT protect your device in case of a drop - so choose wisely!
Happy buying :)