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    Default Best case for under 20 in the UK

    I'm looking to buy my wife a case for her Nexus 7. She had a cheap one from ebay, but now she doesn't trust it after she has to return the Nexus 7 for fixing (she believes it knackered it).

    She now has a Neoprene 'sock' for it.

    Can anyone recommend and decent case for under 20?

    I looked at the official ASUS one and the reviews don't look overly good for it.
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    The only *official* case so far is the rubberized travel case. I havn't tried it yet but I know it has no sleep function.

    The case I'm currently using does, comes in at 19.95, works well for me, and seems reasonably well regarded.

    Poetic Slimline Portfolio Case for Google Nexus 7: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
    Mike

    UK

    2012 Nexus 7 on 4.4
    2013 Nexus 4 on 4.4
    2013 Chromecast
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    What does she need the case to do? Will the tablet be living in the case permanently, for instance, or is it more for protection when it's being put in a bag to take out? Does she want the case to function as a stand? Something slimline? Or something with a hard shell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indigoquilter View Post
    What does she need the case to do? Will the tablet be living in the case permanently, for instance, or is it more for protection when it's being put in a bag to take out? Does she want the case to function as a stand? Something slimline? Or something with a hard shell?
    Permanent
    Stand
    Hard shell

    oh and

    Pretty.


    The Poetic Slimline that @Minkey1 highlight looks good (in different colours) however I wondering how does the front facing panel stay down? When it is in her bag for the bus I would want it to flap open and allow her keys to dance all over the face.
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    The act of closing the cover puts the screen to sleep, and magnets hold it closed. Works well.

    The drawback with any of this style of case is that the pogo pins are obscured, but AFAIK the only
    accessory which currently makes use of them is the official dock. I'm due for mine tomorrow. For dock use I'll have to take the case off.
    Mike

    UK

    2012 Nexus 7 on 4.4
    2013 Nexus 4 on 4.4
    2013 Chromecast
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    Forgive my lack of knowledge but what are pogo pins?
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    The 4 little brass looking pins on the side of the device. They sit on 4 similar pins in the dock and pass or receive power, data, and audio. The dock itself had the device's sockets duplicated behind as this pic shows:

    Mike

    UK

    2012 Nexus 7 on 4.4
    2013 Nexus 4 on 4.4
    2013 Chromecast
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    I never knew. Thank you for that.
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    No worries. My dock has now arrived and you can see the connector pins on it in this pic:

    Mike

    UK

    2012 Nexus 7 on 4.4
    2013 Nexus 4 on 4.4
    2013 Chromecast
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    Learnt a bit more. I may look at buying the dock for Wifeys desk at work.
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    Worth some brownie points, that

    Rarer than rocking horse sh*t though. ASUS UK is the only stockist over here, and they actually deliver from der Nederlands.

    In and out out of stock so needs watching:

    ASUS Shop - Nexus 7 Docking Station
    Mike

    UK

    2012 Nexus 7 on 4.4
    2013 Nexus 4 on 4.4
    2013 Chromecast
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    Im after a case too, ill take a look at the Poetic case from Amazon.

    Although saying that Im not sure if id pay 20 for 1.
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    Have a squiz at this from UK
    BLACK LUXURY PROTECTIVE LEATHER WALLET CASE WITH STAND FOR ASUS GOOGLE NEXUS 7 | eBay

    Bloke in the Whirlpool computer forum here in Australia put up the link, looks OK to me so I ordered one !
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    Default Re: Best case for under 20 in the UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Villordsutch View Post
    I'm looking to buy my wife a case for her Nexus 7. She had a cheap one from ebay, but now she doesn't trust it after she has to return the Nexus 7 for fixing (she believes it knackered it).

    She now has a Neoprene 'sock' for it.

    Can anyone recommend and decent case for under 20?

    I looked at the official ASUS one and the reviews don't look overly good for it.

    Poetic Slimline gets my vote - loads of colour choice and less than 20 GBP - available from Amazon or eBay.

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