As much as I like the look and feel of most Google Play accessories for Nexus devices, many have been disappointments, especially at their price points. The Nexus 5 Bumper was close to being perfect, but the sticky button situation killed any hope it once had. The Nexus 7 Folio was similarly good in theory, yet couldn’t deliver on fit and finish. So with the current 25% off Nexus accessory sale through Google Play running for a limited time, we were trying to decide if any of the cases should really be considered by you. I think we found the one. Maybe.
We went ahead and picked up the official Nexus 7 sleeve after being critical of its price back at launch, since it now runs $22.49 through this sale instead of the fully bloated $29.99. After holding it for all of 2 minutes and then sliding the Nexus 7 inside, I could tell right away that this was a case worth checking out, assuming you are interested in a sleeve.
It feels incredible in terms of quality, fits as good around the Nexus 7 as any case I’ve ever used, sports “Nexus” logos in numerous places, and comes in four fabulous colors. As you can tell from the pictures, we went with Bright Red, though the grey, neon yellow, and black look spectacular as well. The case seems to be perfect for the traveler or someone that needs ultimate padding and style for their case. The single downfall lies in the fact that it’s a sleeve and forces you to pull your Nexus 7 out all the way should you need to use it, but again, that’s how sleeves roll.
Check out the video below to hear more thoughts. (Plus a tease of a contest.)