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Folio Case for Nexus 7 (2013) Now Available, Black or Bright Red for $49.99

A new folio case just hit Google Play for the Nexus 7 (2013). It comes in either Bright Red or Black, and both will run you $49.99. With the case, you can keep your tablet safe by covering up its glass with the cover, which features magnets for “smart” screen on and screen off action. Plus, you can also use it as a stand while watching a movie or TV show or lower it for typing. 

Picking one up for the holidays?

Play Links: Bright Red ($49.99) | Black ($49.99)

  • AndroidUser007

    I just got this case delivered, and it is not a very good case. Fit is poor and sloppy on the long edges, making it difficult to use the power and volume switches one handed. The “With the convenient wake-up feature, Nexus 7 wakes and sleeps when you open and close the cover.” is not working as advertised, it only works every 4~6 times if that. And the top cover is very floppy. I got a return RMA from Google, but I have to eat the original shipping.

  • Andy Stetson

    Auto Sleep wake is a plus, but does the flap stay closed or does it, well, flap around? I know nobody will know right now unless a googler pops in.

    • AndroidUser007

      The flap is way to “flappy”. And the wake/sleep function is sketchy at best. I was so excited to get it and so disappointed after it was on.

      • Andy Stetson

        Bummer! Guess I’ll stick with the Poetic case.

  • This looks hot.

  • p0k3y

    As I did for Gen1, will wait till next June to get this for $3, which is about its worth.

  • Sequence of Sound…

    Hey ma, look! No black bars (notif & nav)!

  • CompCrash

    Would it be wrong to buy a Nexus 7 so I could use this case.

  • Trevor

    Still loving my $15ish Poetic case (from Amazon). It’s an excellent case – definitely high quality too.

  • James_Kernicky

    Geez, $50 to protect a $200 item…off to amazon I go

  • Arnol Lopez

    Thanks, just ordered.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    That’s a beautiful case. Looks built really nicely too. Okay Kellen we needz a review

    • LionStone

      Sorry man, any case with that kind of stand, is not built well at all.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Those cases are perfectly fine.

        • LionStone

          You ever see anyone actually try to use one of these types of stands? It’s kind of comical! 🙂

          • NexusMan

            I do all of the time. Without problem.

          • LionStone

            I’m sure you brace it with a hand to do any kind of input, suit yourself

  • sr_erick

    That is ridiculously priced. I picked up a Poetic Slimline for my new N7 and it was $15 out the door, and probably on par with the quality of this thing.

  • Shane Redman

    I already have a cheaper case for mine, but it doesn’t allow me to take advantage of my wireless charger. I may have to invest in this…

    • LionStone

      The link I posted for the blurex case ($15.) works with wireless charger and NFC.

  • Inquizitor

    And I *just* got the other official N7 case. 😐

    • jab416171

      Me too ._.

  • James VanDieren

    I **just** broke down and bought a DoDo case for my Nexus 7 2013 two days ago. Gah! I’d really like this case.

  • smokes70

    Why is this only for the 2013 model?

    • LionStone

      Because the ’12 model is not exactly the same size and well, outdated… as far as new accessories.

  • fillyo75

    A case shouldn’t cost 1/4 of the price of the tablet.

    • Eroji

      It may be expensive but good quality case is truly hard to find. Most of the $20-30 stuff out there are just ugly and horrible quality. A sleek and functional case is worth 2x the price of one crappy one IMO.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Sounds like Apple

  • droidrazredge

    Can anyone reccomend any good screen protectors for the Nexus 7 2013 ? I would like the ZAGG InvisibleSHIEL, but that only fits the Nexus 7 2012. Also how does this case compare to the ones on Amazon like Poetic Slimline, MoKo, and rooCase ?

  • Even without auto sleep/wake, I think the best case available for the 2013 N7 at any price is the official Asus OEM “premium case”. It’s beyond wonderful.

    • LionStone

      Blurex imo is the best case out with an actual stable and usable stand…with auto/sleep wake and right now about $16. w/ screen protector!


      • Joseph

        Try a Moko case I’ve had mine since about 2 weeks after launch and I love it the stand is a bit stiff but that’s minor and the magnet in it is perfect!

  • Ben Murphy

    To cover up that white….

    • jbegs

      Umm, it’s not covering up the black.

  • Ryan Powell

    Give me that in Google Blue and I’m sold. Yes, even for $50. Don’t judge me.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      I like cyan

    • Andy Stetson

      same boat… or Lime Green, i’m a sucker for it.

    • AndroidUser007

      I just got mine…you don’t want it! I already started the return process with Google.

      • Ryan Powell

        Oh no. Why is it so bad? I’ve been tempted to order every day since it was revealed but wanted to wait for a DL review of it.

  • jbegs

    Let’s you show off the new white back!

  • tyson

    looks awesome for anyone willing to drop $50

  • Daniel

    Now if only it had a keyboard on the cover like Surface tablets…are there any keyboard folios for 7″ tablets like the Nexus 7?!

  • brandon johnson

    whooo that is more than a case from poetic

    • Gordon Higelmire

      Agreed. the Poetic case I have on my N7 2013 is beyond awesome for the value (and the warranty!)

      • allabouttheoak

        I have the poetic case, while it is cheap for a good case, it could be improved.

        -wake sleep function works well overall, although occasionally fails to wake.
        -magnets hold cover firmly in place.
        -stand works really well.
        -tight overall fit.
        -interior lid material feels nice

        -my biggest peeve is the edge of the lid, it’s too sharp and often pokes me under the fingernail when i try and open it.
        -Also the edge of the lid wears to this almost cardboard like colour/texture, which really does detract from the high quality nexus 7 design.
        -the case adds a lot of weight, the tablet and case together feel almost twice as heavy as tablet
        – the logo falls off, again detracting from the quality.

        I’d be quite happy to pay double what I paid for a case for something which addresses these issues and is as well built and and aesthetically pleasing as the nexus 7 itself.

        • Gordon Higelmire

          No doubt that any product could be improved, but Poetic offers a 3 year warranty on their case–which I believe the logo falling off would be covered under. Google only offers 1 year.

          For me, it’s all about the value. The added weight is a fair tradeoff for the money I pay. In my mind, I’m actually getting MORE protection with the Poetic case (entire back is covered) AND a longer warranty for LESS money.

          Can anyone comment on if the lid of the Google case is an improvement over the Poetic design?