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Quick Look: Cruzerlite Nexus 7 FHD Cases

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As of this morning, we have a number of cases in transit for the new Nexus 7, all of which we plan to show off and share thoughts on to some extent over the next week or so. The first batch to arrive is from our friends at Cruzerlite, who sent over an entire box of almost every single color or design they currently offer. (Yes, that means a contest will be in store before long.) These are their TPU cases, which they have continued to sell successfully for more devices than I can probably keep track of. 

They offer a wide range of colors and styles. From the three picture located here, you can see the Experience (top), Androidified (bottom-left), and Circuit (bottom-right) covers, many of which will look familiar if you have followed Cruzerlite at all over the last couple of years. In terms of colors, you’ll find everything from neon green to bright blue to pink to purple to red to fog to black. If you were looking for something to warm up that cold black slab of a tablet, a simple TPU case can certainly do the trick.

On a fit and functionality front, the TPU cases from Cruzerlite fit incredibly well. In fact, you have to put in a little work to get the last corner wrapped around the bottom, something I appreciate because it assures me that this case was made to fit perfectly. There is nothing worse than a case that’s soft or floppy on the edges – we’re looking at you official Asus-made Nexus 7 travel cover. They also included cutouts for both speakers, USB port, all buttons, mics, and the camera. No functionality is lost with one of these cases attached.

All of Cruzerlite’s Nexus 7 cases drop in at $17.95, which is a reasonable price. There are cheaper options on Amazon that offer front covers and sleep-wake functionality, but these are well made and from a company that has been doing this successfully for some time.





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Via:  Cruzerlite

  • Alicia Browder

    Wow! I love those rubber cases because it is made to protect our tablet and our other gadgets as well. It also has a lot of color choices and designs too. -http://www.aurorapackaging.com/

  • Liz McCoy

    I ordered Cruzerlite cases a week for my GNex and Nexus 7 (original). Then I upgraded to a Nexus 7 FHD this week and have yet to buy a Cruzerlite for it but have had my eye on the Circuit one! 🙂 They feel just perfect in hand.

    • Liz McCoy

      I did however find the Sline on Amazon for under $5 and bought a Poetic for about $6 the other day!

  • Ry Sav


    get a Cruzerlite Sline case for $3.00….

  • Skip Flem

    I like the MOKO better than the Poetic. It GRABS and HOLDS my stylus. I’d
    like to find another stylus that likes to be held…

  • Rithvik Rao

    Definitely waiting on the giveaway of these! 🙂

  • Trevor

    I like the way you manhandled that red case.

  • Jared Muskovitz

    Got this case for my Nexus and I recommend it highly.


    Low profile, great fit, very thin. Has a great soft leather feel and has magentic on/off.

  • Inquizitor

    I just want a decently slim one with a magnetic cover, like the iPad’s smart case.

  • ToddAwesome

    $18 for this case? Good gravy, what is the markup on these things?

  • boybert

    I’d definitely recommend N7 owners get a case, at least a back-cover like these Cruzerlites. I’ve dropped my N7 a couple times and both times suffered cuts on the left side. Seems like the soft-touch plastic is pretty susceptible to scratching/damage.

  • Kiril Vatev

    What does FHD stand for?

    • boybert

      Full HD, I think, since the new display is 1080p

  • Andy Stetson

    Received the Poetic Slimline case the other day, couldn’t be happier with it. Went with the Lime Green version.


    • chris420o

      yeah i got one on my og n7…wish i didnt get white though…n not a fan of their branding…but so far so good i dont see why anyone wouldnt want this type of case for a tablet with the case covering the sceen and also propping it up and being as thin as possible while doing so

  • FknTwizted

    only issue i have with tpu is that i comes over the edges and puts pressure on the screen protectors and often peels them up.

    • Cowboydroid

      Screen protectors are almost obsolete with the advancements in screen quality. I don’t use them anymore, and I don’t have scratches on any of my devices, which includes both Nexus 7s, a Nexus 4, and a Galaxy Nexus.

      • FknTwizted

        I use the zaggs style screen protectors, i just find that they work better to keep the screen from cracking if dropped. Not saying this is the all end all for that but, When i worked at VZW i saw both with and without zagg style screen protector phones and a lot more have been broken without

        • Cowboydroid

          There’s a causation/correlation fallacy there…a thin piece of plastic weakly adhered to the surface is not going to provide enough strength to prevent the screen from shattering. Most people use screen protectors to prevent against scratching, but screens are so hard these days that it’s almost pointless in the vast majority of environments.

  • Detonation

    Their generic SLine version is only $5 shipped, but I think its coming from China because the delivery estimate is 2-3 weeks.


    • Jeremy

      Germany I just ordered one. It’s coming via Deutsche Post. I emailed them and asked “What’s up?” and they said its coming via Germany because all US Amazon warehouses are out…. LOL kind of bummed but the price is right.

  • I have 3 Cruzerlite cases that I rotate on my phone. I love them.

  • 2 words: Poetic Slimline

    • Fozzybare

      do they stay closed? or do they flop around? ive been wondering what kind of case i want for my n7

    • Mitch Joa

      I just got my poetic in today, the magnet strip on the right doesn’t secure the tablet properly. It’s not going anywhere, it just clips on and off.

    • boybert

      Just got my poetic too. Very happy with it so far – great fit

    • Inquizitor

      Looks bulky, ugly, and with the grossest logo I’ve seen on a case.

      • Qwerty

        glad I’m not the only one who can’t stand the logo

      • Hoffman

        The logo isn’t pretty, but it is VERY slim. Works nicely and it feels almost as if nothing is on the N7 while using it. I highly recommend the Poetic Slimline line.

  • bobbymay1

    Any chance you could do one of these for the Moto X Cruzerlite cases?

  • Kyle Cordiano

    The new Nexus 7 has such a wonderful screen that I need to make sure it is covered. I got the Poetic Slimline for $8.

    • turdbogls

      jumped on the moko cases. got 2 different kinds for $14 shipped. best money i have spent in a while.

      • Kyle Cordiano

        I was going to get that one but they were sold out at the time.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Still rocking an androidified cruzerlite case on my gnex.

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  • joejoe5709

    Sounds awesome, but I’m a pretty big fan of cases with a front cover and/or stand. I’ve been reasonably happy with my Moko considering I only paid $5 for it.

  • DanSan

    wish they had that experience case for my GS4…

    when i had my old nexus 7 and gnex i think i had almost every color, it was an addiction. especially buy 2, get 1 free on amazon..

  • I had an awesome Cruzerlite case for my 2012 N7, will get another one before I buy a 2013 N7 for sure!