I have the i-blazon folding portfolio - 20 bucks shipped on eBay and it comes with a stylus that works like a champ. The nex 7 wakes when you open and sleeps when you close the cover - guessing it's sensing the magnetic latch. Fit is very nice. Didn't think I'd like a stylus, but I haven't used my finger since I got it.
I got the OEM case and its OK. For the money I would say not worth it. Its not smart so no waking up or sleeping, in fact it can mess up your current screen if you close without shutting your screen. Second and even bigger deficiency is that you can lock it shut. So it it drops it might open. Other than that it feels good ,it fits well ,doesn't add any bulk and has the nexus branding on it. I am neutral on it so far.
For $6 I picked up a case off of Amazon and a few days later I got an email saying that after they shipped it they started making an updated version that includes a smart cover, and they would ship me that one for free. So for $6 I got two cases.
The case is alright, maybe not worth the price, but it looks fairly nice and isn't very bulky...I would appreciate it more if the flap locked instead of just covering loosely but it's usually setting on a desk so I'm not too worried.
It falls into that category of "good but could have been better." I like the protection it provides and it isn't very bulky. The fit and feel is good too. If it had magnets for wake-from-sleep functionality and if some of the edges didn't look like they were cut by a dull ax, it would be much better. Still, it's pretty good.
I actually really like the stock case design, I love the skin tight gel/tpu types. However I'd prefer to lose the flip cover and add a kickstand. Anyone know of something similar? I hate the ones that cover the bezel all the way around, I like it to just lip over the edge and be unobtrusive and not add a bunch of bulk that makes it hard to slide into a pocket. If the stock one can be turned on it's side the the flip cover is stiff enough to hold it up like a kickstand, then it's probably what I'll get.
I like what Google and ASUS are doing in providing quality at a low price. No, it doesn't have wake and it doesn't prop up the N7, but it fits like a glove, doesn't add bulk and you can still slip your N7 in your back pocket. One other I haven't heard mention is that NFC works with case on. Now, its being called a "travel" case, so I'm curious to see the other offerings to come. Lastly, the N7 without case feels good and solid when carrying, with this case, you still have that good build nice to hold feel. What more can you say for $20....