1. Verdes8891's Avatar
    Has anyone seen or found a decent shockproof case that would be similar to an otterbox or something? Trying to help a friend out who is a paramedic and is always dropping his ipad in its otterbox. He would like to get an n7 but wants to make sure there is a really rugged case out there for it.
    09-01-2012 05:48 PM
  2. dralezero's Avatar
    I haven't seen any yet. I suppose you want to easily be able to use it in the case.
    This looks like more for transporting.
    Amazon.com: Pelican 1055CC HardBack eReader Case w/Liner - Black: Electronics

    This is funny... maybe iBallz stretched over a TPU case and a good screen protector.
    The Original Universal Tablet Stablizing and Shock Absorbing Harness | iBallz

    This says its impact resistant. Maybe do a search for Silicone Gel or TPU cases. I don't know much about them but those keywords might help you find something. I guess the gel ones are usually thicker.
    http://www.amazon.com/BoxWave-Google...cUvbUpU2128289
    09-01-2012 10:56 PM
  3. jrwatson's Avatar
    This is funny... maybe iBallz stretched over a TPU case and a good screen protector.
    The Original Universal Tablet Stablizing and Shock Absorbing Harness | iBallz
    LOL I can't believe that actually exists. That made my day--four mini tennis balls and some elastic = a case...

    If I were you, I'd keep tabs on some notable shockproof case brands--I'm sure many are in the process of developing cases for the Nexus 7. None have cases yet, but here are their URLs:
    Trident Case - Shop Products
    Google Nexus 7 Sleeves > so far they have sleeves, I'm sure actual cases will come out soon.
    Tablet Cases | Gumdrop Cases
    Accessories for Tablet Devices | Griffin Technology

    honestly, your friend will probably be fine with any decent quality TPU case.
    09-02-2012 02:58 AM
  4. Toast95135's Avatar
    The Gumdrop ballistic case will be coming out in October.

    Drop Tech Series Google Nexus 7 Case | Tablets | Gumdrop Cases

    It's your best bet for lots of protection.
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    09-02-2012 08:55 AM
  5. flacousa's Avatar
    There is a restaurant in central Florida that uses iPad 2 for customers to order and they use the Gumdrop case for protection, they hand each guest an iPad that they leave at the table, I asked the hostes how many have been damaged by dinners dropping them and he told me so far none.

    Check out their web site http://www.carmelcafe.com

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    09-03-2012 10:00 AM
  6. BhamItGeek's Avatar
    yeah..the gumdrop case is for sure the one I am waiting on...
    09-29-2012 08:54 AM
  7. JET4's Avatar
    Seidio has one coming, it's on there web site
    09-29-2012 03:58 PM
  8. Meriarijim's Avatar
    I'm wondering if anyone has had a chance to actually try any of the sturdier shockproof cases? Are they really bulky? Are you able to then fit them into a case for portability that would protect the screen as well?

    What is the best way (in addition to a warranty and uber parenting) to protect the N7?
    And should I have a front screen shield? Or is that primarily necessary if I get a sleeve vs a case?

    I'm looking to purchase a Nexus 7, however the primary user will be my 4 year old son. Ideally something to keep him entertained while waiting for older sister at dance \ swimming etc. Unfortunately though we are a tech saavy household, we can't afford to be a high tech household Our current phones are still flip phones, and our laptops are carried in cases... so we have no experience with the Tablet \ Phone cases available. Any assistance, comments, thoughts are appreciated.
    10-02-2012 10:28 PM
  9. gummyrabbit's Avatar
    How about this one? It's more of a sleeve.

    Extreme Sleeve 7" Tablet Case - G-Form LLC
    10-03-2012 02:35 PM
  10. flacousa's Avatar
    Well protected while in the sleeve but what happens when is naked outside the sleeve?

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    10-03-2012 02:59 PM
  11. MJKearney's Avatar
    I'm looking to purchase a Nexus 7, however the primary user will be my 4 year old son. Ideally something to keep him entertained while waiting for older sister at dance \ swimming etc. Unfortunately though we are a tech saavy household, we can't afford to be a high tech household Our current phones are still flip phones, and our laptops are carried in cases... so we have no experience with the Tablet \ Phone cases available. Any assistance, comments, thoughts are appreciated.
    I'd say that Gumdrop case that member Toast95135 posted looks like it would be ideal for child-proofing. Add a screen protector and you should be set.
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    10-03-2012 04:29 PM
  12. Toast95135's Avatar
    The ones they sell for the iPad come with a thick plastic cover for the screen, I hope the N7 one comes with one too.
    10-03-2012 05:19 PM
  13. ajbrsb's Avatar
    Just got my Gumdrop case in today and i have to say i like it alot, built in screen protector and the silicone cover is very solid feeling. Definetly wont be so scared to let my kids play on it now!!
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    10-11-2012 11:11 AM
  14. brandonx1000's Avatar
    Just got my Gumdrop case in today and i have to say i like it alot, built in screen protector and the silicone cover is very solid feeling. Definetly wont be so scared to let my kids play on it now!!
    could you post some pictures of it?
    10-16-2012 07:37 PM
  15. Meriarijim's Avatar
    Did it bulk up the size quite a bit? And does the built in screen protecter change the reaction with the screen? I'm concerned about it being a floppy screen on top and not feeling like part of the N7... I also feel like it also makes it much bulkier for little hands? yes\no... thoughts?

    The Seidio case seems like it would be great with the added stand... anyone have this for the n7?

    We've been using it without any protection for a month and so far so good... but I end up carrying it around wrapped in a towel in a little fuzzy kids backpack Hoping for something better for on the go \ in the car \ protect from drops and weather \ but still keeping he nice feel of the n7... I know - sorry - seems like a wishlist of big requests
    10-22-2012 12:55 PM
  16. ajbrsb's Avatar
    I really dont think it bulked it up a whole lot, a little as would be expected but overall its nice. The built in screen protector is well designed in my opinion and fits nicely, no bubbles or any of that crap. My 3 and 5 year old still play on mine just fine and i dont have to worry so much about it.
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    10-23-2012 11:18 AM
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