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Old September 23rd, 2012, 08:19 AM   #551 (permalink)
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Anyone get their new (updated) Poetic slim case? Supposedly got shipped last week but I was out of town. I got an email promising that everything is fixed now.

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sleep is convenient but it still drains battery. i think it makes a diff on the n7.
Really? I have not heard this or experienced it. There's no reason why it should; it doesn't rely on the device's CPU or anything. It's just a magnetic field sensor.

Could it be that the cover is wiggling and keeps waking the device up and then putting it back to sleep again?

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I have the new Poetic case and it's definitely improved.

Back lays flat, the magnets hold the lid down, and the stitching/sealing actually appears to be a little bit tighter (though that might just be case variation).

I like it. I wish there were something thinner, but it'll do for now.
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Been rocking a CruzerLite Androidified Clone Army case in smoke. I've been using one on my Galaxy Nexus since I got it and figured I'd give this one a go as well. I definitely dig this case; while the 7 was very easy to hold to start with because of its textured back, this case made it even easier. The Andy's on the back are textured giving you that little bit of extra assurance that you're not going to drop your Nexus, not that you should anyways.

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Has anyone tried any of the portenzo or rook cases for the nexus? I'm a little curious just because I was considering the treegloo case from the post a page or so back but after reading a ton of bad reviews from iPad users that said they never received their case or it was cracked I tend to shy away especially considering that much money on a case. After poking around a little it looks like portenzo and rook case offer similar cases for cheaper and better reviews so anyone have any experience?
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I got the m-edge case and targus stylus from Staples last weekend. It's not bad, the magnet will toggle the screen when I set it up to view at an angle if I put it on it's left side (buttons up).

Been seriously considering returning it. It's alright, but I just don't seem to like it. I like the stylus though, it's good. Sketchbook Mobile Pro is pretty good with it.

Edit: I just realized if you turn the n7 on the side (buttons down) you can make the case a triangle that puts it a really great angle for use on a tabletop. The other angles are good, but this is better. The edge of the screen near the case are harder to use, and the buttons are difficult to get at though. Returning today.
I bought the same case while I was picking up my n7 at staples. I like the look and feel of the case, how easy it is to view at an angle, and it seems that it would offer a good amount of protection as the leather is pretty thick.

However, I agree with you that it is extremely difficult to access the power / volume buttons. I also don't like that there isn't an wake feature to the cover as it is magnetized. Did you wind up returning the case and if so, which case did you get?
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email away. Seidio monitors this forum but let them know they have some ready sales. I prefer their active cases to otter box. I expect it would be a neoprene shell with a hard clip on back that protects the corners. Check out their web site for active cases for tablets to see what a Nexus case might look like. Seems like a kickstand would work on the Nexus 7 form factor. If they could put a cover on the charging port it would be pretty bullet proof.
Not sure if anyone has noticed yet but SEIDIO | Google Nexus 7

I'm looking at getting as soon as it hits amazon. I have a credit to burn. Not sure about the cover yet though...

I'm using the Moco case now and the quality is very good... Still haven't had any problems but I find myself not using the stand much and feel the extra bulk just gets in the way (For me and how I use it).
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I'm looking at getting as soon as it hits amazon. I have a credit to burn. Not sure about the cover yet though...

I'm using the Moco case now and the quality is very good... Still haven't had any problems but I find myself not using the stand much and feel the extra bulk just gets in the way (For me and how I use it).
I've been waiting on this too, although I was hoping they could somehow work a kickstand into the case.
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I've been waiting on this too, although I was hoping they could somehow work a kickstand into the case.
The active one with multi-purpose cover has a kickstand.
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The active one with multi-purpose cover has a kickstand.
Yeah I see that the cover has a stand which allows for multiple viewing angles, which I like. I was hoping for a kickstand in the case itself like the Active for the Gnex. I'll probably get the cover.
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Just a warning, I put my Nexus 7 in a Blurex case (same as the Moko, Poetic, etc.) and I loved it...until I dropped it from a height of about 2.5 feet onto an edge. This case does not protect the sides of the tablet and the edge caught one of the exposed sides. The result was a shattered screen that no longer works.

Had to shell out $273 for a new one + a protection plan.


EDIT: Another issue with this case, I haven't even had it for a month and already the curved bit that protrudes from the side to close the case is no longer holding as well. If I turn the whole thing upside-down, the front cover easily falls out.
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I use this one the most, but I am not 100% happy with it. I did not pay anywhere near that though..

M-Edge | Products | Incline Case

I also bought this one: The keyboard works well, but I do not like the texture of the case, and it does make it pretty bulky. I do NOT like how it latches closed, what a PITA.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008QJXPAY/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00

I am considering one of the Treegloo cases, but don't know for sure that I want to drop the hammer @ $70 after shipping
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Is it also a smart case. ??
I have the same case in a different color, and yes it is a smart case.
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I received my Gumdrop Droptech yesterday!

After using it for a day I am impressed. Very rugged - thick silicon and a solid, plastic ring. Built in screen protection. Access to all ports and holes for ventilation all in the correct locations.

I would have preferred the interior plastic had a second piece that ran on the bottom as well (similar to my phone's otterbox), but thats my only negative comment.

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Why does it have those extra flappy things at the ports? And where are those ventilation holes?
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I'm thinking those "flappy things" provide cable plug support and could save some possible damage to cables and the ports themselves. On more than one occasion I've caught the charge cable on something while picking up my N7 and was truly worried that I may have damaged something. Enough times doing that and I'm sure the micro USB/charge socket will be damaged. Same goes for the earphone port. If I wasn't so broke right now I think I'd grab one of these cases. Looks like a pretty nice piece.

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Why does it have those extra flappy things at the ports? And where are those ventilation holes?
Haha those little vents holes are tough to see. TurboJoe is right those are covers for the USB and headphone ports.

I agree at 50 bucks its a tad pricey, but IMHO the protection it gives is worth it. I like what basically amounts to off road tire tread on the back - this thing does not slide at all.
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Haha those little vents holes are tough to see. TurboJoe is right those are covers for the USB and headphone ports.

I agree at 50 bucks its a tad pricey, but IMHO the protection it gives is worth it. I like what basically amounts to off road tire tread on the back - this thing does not slide at all.
Oh yeah, I couldn't see how those aligned to the plastic earlier, I was looking from a 3.7inch screen
Should be handy if you take it outside a lot, prevent dust from getting in your ports. I don't see how TurboJoe is right tho, I can't make much sense of his cable argument.

It looks really cool with both covers on, but as you said it's quite pricey. To me it wouldn't be worth it, I wouldn't spend a quarter of my tablet's price on a case. But that's just me, knowing the alternatives
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I don't see how TurboJoe is right tho, I can't make much sense of his cable argument.
Unfortunately there isn't a view of the ports with the case fully assembled. Look at both halves and you'll see that those "flappy things" are on both sides of the case. I had to look closely to figure it out. It looks to me like it will keep plugs from getting yanked out at an angle and possibly damaging the connectors on the board. Just my take based on what I see in the pictures. I could be completely wrong though. Wouldn't be the first time.

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I think they're on one side, since they need to be able to close. If anything were to provide support against cable movement, it would probably be the plastic part where the flappies go in That rubber would provide little to no support.
But I don't know, those plastic holes seem a bit too wide to provide real support.
Hard to make out tho.
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Hey what's a good case for the galaxy s3? Ive been looking for a while but I want something unique and cool not some crappy plastic cover...
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Hi @ all,
I'm new in this forum and I'm from Naples Italy.
I'll be a Nexus 7 owner, just waiting for 32GB version.
Anyway I'm looking for the perfect case for my future baby :-)
In a first moment I'll look at Tregloo case, very beautiful and stylish.
So looking on the net for similar cases I found the Portenzo's cases.



It's similar to Treegloo but a lot of people say that it's better (searching in google "Tregloo vs Portenzo ipad2 case").
Any one have got one ?
Having to make order from Italy would be sure to buy a good product.
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cool case never heard or seen of it but I heard of a cool case today called the BAK case...looks pretty cool..its a leather phone case that is basically like a wallet that connects to your phone..i've seen others like it but this one seems pretty nice! Anyone know anything about it?

http://www.bakcases.com
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I wonder if you're able to get any good audio from the speakers in that wooden case.
The bak one seems like a startup business with the S3 as their only product, I don't know if you can count on a N7 case anytime soon...
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I wonder if you're able to get any good audio from the speakers in that wooden case....
Portenzo has created what they call an “Audio-Flow Sound Chamber” which is suppose to enhance audio quality.

More info on Portezo site
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Is that what that semi circle black thing is?
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Yes it is.
Look @ 4:30 of the following video review:

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The bak one seems like a startup business with the S3 as their only product, I don't know if you can count on a N7 case anytime soon...
I just saw that the s3 is the only case they make but I have an s3 so im interested and the quality looks good and i really like the design..thinkin about picking one up and ill let everyone know but ya only one case kinda sux
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My Seidio Active with cover just arrived. The case itself is very nice and solid just like the one I have on my Gnex. I'm not sure about the cover though. When snapped onto the front of the case, it adds about 50% to the overall thickness. To get it off, you have to loosen three corners to get it to pop off. I will say that using the cover as a stand works well - multiple viewing angle adjustments and it works in portrait as well as landscape.
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Just installed the Gumdrop Droptech case on my 12 yo son's 7. I like it so much, I think I'll get one for mine! It fits perfect, and seems to offer more protection than any other case I've seen here. The built in screen protector does not seem to effect screen sensitivity much, if at all. I also like the fact that there are no moving parts. Hit the power button and go. Nothing to fold open, or hinges to fail!

Couldn't be happier with the case quality.
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Just picked this up last night. I like the naked look of my N7, so this was a cheap and easy way to keep it safe when taking it out of the house.

Sorry if the pic is huge, can't figure out how to resize it from the N7.

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My Seidio Active with cover just arrived. The case itself is very nice and solid just like the one I have on my Gnex. I'm not sure about the cover though. When snapped onto the front of the case, it adds about 50% to the overall thickness. To get it off, you have to loosen three corners to get it to pop off. I will say that using the cover as a stand works well - multiple viewing angle adjustments and it works in portrait as well as landscape.
I was looking at the Seido case on their website. Is the cover hinged or does it come all of the way off. I'm wondering where it goes if you are using the tablet without putting it on the stand.
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I was looking at the Seido case on their website. Is the cover hinged or does it come all of the way off. I'm wondering where it goes if you are using the tablet without putting it on the stand.
It's not hinged. It just pops off. You can put the case in the cover with the screen facing out if you want but it adds considerable width. I generally just put the cover aside if I don't need it for a stand. I really like the case itself. Feels like it will stand up to just about any kind of drop. The edge of the case next to the screen is raised which makes holding it with one hand nicer - it gives your thumb a good place to rest without having to touch the bezel or accidentally touching the screen.
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I'm getting the 32 GB when it comes out and I'm trying to decide on what kind of case to get. I have it narrowed down to types:

Something along the lines of the smart cover that Apple introduced. They're slim and stylish, have the auto-sleep magnet, and fold back flat.
Black Smart Slim Folding Stand PU Leather Case Cover for Google nexus 7 Tablet | eBay or Multi-color Slim Magnetic PU Leather Stand Case Smart Cover For Google Nexus 7 | eBay

And the CaseCrown Ace. It looks like it's really well built and probably offers better protection, but it's bulkier and more expensive. Unlike some similar cases it doesn't have the "hook" that keeps it closed - instead it has an elastic band, which I think I'd prefer. A hook would keep it from sitting completely flat when the cover is folded back.
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Since electronics stores don't tend to have either of these exact types in stock, I don't really know what they'll actually be like. What are people's thoughts on these two types? The slimmer kind would be nice and less obtrusive but they just don't seem that sturdy.
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I bought it for my 8 year old.. And he has made a mess with this thing.. That was a week ago.. Today within my 14 day window i took this 8gb N7 back to office Depot and got the 16gb for the same price.. And the pulled the N7 out of the case in front of them.. Not a scratch or smudge on the device.. Oh and you can clean the built in screen protector with windex and a rag.. I feel 100% ok letting my messing boy take off with his N7 and it will come back in one piece..
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Any thoughts on what the best available case is for the Nexus 7? I'll hand it to Apple, I do like the SmartCover's design and it's ability to turn the screen on and off as it opens / closes. Is something similar to that available for the N7? I also wouldn't mind something a little more professional looking. What are you guys using and what kinds of innovative designs and features have you seen?
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I have the i-Blason case. It has the magnetic on/off and comes in a variety of colors. It's a slim design. I'm very happy with it. It's $19.95 on Amazon.
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Amazon.com: Blurex Ultra-Slim Case for Google Nexus 7 inch Tablet -- With built in Multi-Angle Stand + Premium Screen Protector Film (Clear): Computers & Accessories

I ordered the Blurex case from Amazon, $14.99 with a screen protector (which I may not use). It will be here tomorrow, but the reviews I have seen are pretty good.
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I have the i-Blason case. It has the magnetic on/off and comes in a variety of colors. It's a slim design. I'm very happy with it. It's $19.95 on Amazon.
I have the same case and am also happy with it. One small complaint is that it makes it hard to reach the edge of the screen with my fingers, but otherwise great and the only one I've seen that you can stand up in portrait or landscape.

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I have the Poetic Slimline Case. It's great. It does a tad extra than what the official Asus case does. I can't complain. It protects my N7 without adding bulk to it. Most of the cases by Moko, BluRex, or i-Blason tends to make my N7 look like a prop from the 1980s (I believe they were called DayPlanners or DailyPlanners).
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I just got this Blurex case (I figured an android tablet needed to be in a green case :-). It came with not only the case, but a screen protector (which I probably won't use) and an OTG cable. It is yet another version of the similar case from Moko and YooMee. The magnet in this one finally appears to be exactly the right strength, turning it on and off reliably, but not turning it off when I fold the cover back. It has the nice elastic strap to hold the cover open and the wide strap for slipping your hand under to hold it. I think this is the best version of this case so far.
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I ordered the Blurex case from Amazon, $14.99 with a screen protector (which I may not use). It will be here tomorrow, but the reviews I have seen are pretty good.
I ordered the same case and have been impressed by it. Doesn't add much bulk. Haven't used the screen protector. Never been a big fan of them on any device. I did receive an OTG cable with it.
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I got the I-Blason slim folio case in black. I love this thing.

It is not too bulky at all, and provides protection where it is needed (specifically on the front, back, and corners). It feels great and looks great too.

The fit is snug, so I don't really worry about my N7 escaping the case into the evil clutches of gravity. I really like that the case wakes up my tablet when opened and puts is to sleep when it closes. Also, I the easel is great.

I'd recommend it.

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Just picked this up last night. I like the naked look of my N7, so this was a cheap and easy way to keep it safe when taking it out of the house.

Sorry if the pic is huge, can't figure out how to resize it from the N7.

That logitech sleeve was the first "case" i got for my N7. It's awesome for protection.
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I received my Gumdrop Droptech yesterday!

After using it for a day I am impressed. Very rugged - thick silicon and a solid, plastic ring. Built in screen protection. Access to all ports and holes for ventilation all in the correct locations.

I would have preferred the interior plastic had a second piece that ran on the bottom as well (similar to my phone's otterbox), but thats my only negative comment.

here are some pics as well!
That case is awesome I think I will def be picking one up! Curious what system monitoring widgets are you using there?
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I got the I-Blason slim folio case in black. I love this thing.

It is not too bulky at all, and provides protection where it is needed (specifically on the front, back, and corners). It feels great and looks great too.

The fit is snug, so I don't really worry about my N7 escaping the case into the evil clutches of gravity. I really like that the case wakes up my tablet when opened and puts is to sleep when it closes. Also, I the easel is great.

I'd recommend it.

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Amazon.com: i-Blason Auto Sleep / Wake Google Nexus 7 Inch Tablet PC Slim folio Case With Built in Stand Hard Back Cover 8GB 16GB (Black): Computers & Accessories
How is the unhinging to open the front flap & the unhinging to prop it up?

Read some reports it is tough to get it open or propped.
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How is the unhinging to open the front flap & the unhinging to prop it up?

Read some reports it is tough to get it open or propped.
Both "unhingings" are easy. I have the Blurex variation of this case (there are alot of names for this case but they are all obviously the exact same).

Amazon.com: Blurex Ultra-Slim Case for Google Nexus 7 inch Tablet -- With built in Multi-Angle Stand + Premium Screen Protector Film (Clear): Computers & Accessories
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