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  1. pete1118's Avatar
    Do any of you have experience with 'rooCase' brand cases? Amazon has several styles (duel-view, duel station, origami) for $0.01 each. (in black, $5 shipping).

    I'd also like to know more about which, if any, cases will work with a qi charging pad.
    My rooCase for Nexus 7 2013 has arrived. For $5+shipping it is not bad at all. Seems to provide at least some protection although I do not plan to drop test it! It does provide some protection for the corners so at least there is hope if dropped that way.. It is really a 2 part cover, an inner and outer cover. The Nexus slides into the inner cover and there is a kind of a Velcro tab that tucks under the Nexus to hold it in. The inner cover then fits into the outer cover which is much like a hard back book that folds to provide the stand when needed. The inner again uses something like Velcro to hold the inner to the outer cover either for travel or when using the outer as a stand. My Nokia Qi charger works fine when the inner cover is on the Nexus, with both the inner and outer cover it will not charge, but given how easy it is to remove the outer from the inner it's a none issue for me. Hope this helps.
    08-20-2013 01:38 PM
  2. knight1fox3's Avatar
    I contacted them last week to try and get a refund or get the case shipped to me NEXT DAY. They finally responded on the 15th (note: 10 days after order placement) saying they had a quality issue and were holding all orders back until the problem was corrected. Which is all fine and dandy, but they should have sent a notice out to those purchases affected to communicate the issue accordingly. Apparently it should be arriving today. Although I also just got a notice that my MoKo case shipped too. I wasn't too far off the mark in saying that my MoKo was going to arrive before my i-BLASON. LOL
    I ended up getting my i-BLASON case yesterday. So far it seems pretty nice. It fits well and doesn't slide around at all. It closes and opens easily but also firmly. And appears to protect the N7 rather well (but certainly not drop-protected). Would it be good as a travel case? Perhaps not, but I don't see why you couldn't just slide the N7 w/ i-BLASON into one of those gel cases from Target/Wal-Mart. I can post a few pics if anyone is interested. MoKo case should also be arriving soon. Curious to see how it compares.
    08-20-2013 02:12 PM
  3. stkorn97's Avatar
    Very nice! I used an Alano Tesoro with my original N7, and loved it. They're not inexpensive, but Portenzo BookCases definitely have the best workmanship I've seen (something to be said for every case being fully handcrafted) and hold up exceptionally well against the test of time.

    Couple of questions regarding the new case....

    First, is this case as 'thick' as the case for the 2012 N7? I'm wondering if they were able to make the wood tray shallower to allow the overall case to be thinner, or if they kept it the same depth to avoid loss of structural integrity. As much as I loved the '12 case, it was just a touch too thick to pocket comfortably.

    Second, is the sound channeling as effective as it was on the first? The original N7 had pretty poor volume which the Portenzo did a pretty good job of reinforcing by redirecting the rear speaker output to be forward facing. The new N7 is far better in terms of volume and clarity, but a similar improvement would be greatly welcome.
    They are roughly the same size still in the end. Just had them set side by side.

    The speaker channeling is actually really really good. It sounds alot better than if I no case on it. I was messing with some music and videos testing it, I didnt expect it to sound as good as it does considering it was more or less boxing the speakers in almost. but they came up with a great solution in the end. Worth every penny for sure.
    08-20-2013 10:58 PM
  4. Jack13's Avatar
    I received my Poetic Slimbook I ordered for $3.95 w/ free shipping from Amazon last week and I have been vey happy with it. The holes for the camera lenses and LED light line up, there are holes for both speakers and it will also hold my stylus. The magnetic cover and the elastic handle on the back that allow you to hold the tablet securely are a nice features as well. Now I just wish I hadn't wasted money on that ASUS travel case!


    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E5NOWTS/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    08-21-2013 02:10 PM
  5. CBF1's Avatar
    Does anyone have this case? Amazon.com: Google Nexus 7 (2nd Gen, 2013) DuoSuit - Slim-Fit Ultra Durable Google Nexus 7 TPU Case with Stylish "S" Design for Nexus 7 2, 2nd Gen 2013 Version (Jet Black): Computers & Accessories

    The initial reviews seem good and it's cheap. I'm interested in getting a TPU case in addition to the one I currently have, because my phone has a TPU case and has survived everything without a scratch.
    08-23-2013 01:29 AM
  6. FitzAusTex's Avatar
    Does anyone have this case? Amazon.com: Google Nexus 7 (2nd Gen, 2013) DuoSuit - Slim-Fit Ultra Durable Google Nexus 7 TPU Case with Stylish "S" Design for Nexus 7 2, 2nd Gen 2013 Version (Jet Black): Computers & Accessories

    The initial reviews seem good and it's cheap. I'm interested in getting a TPU case in addition to the one I currently have, because my phone has a TPU case and has survived everything without a scratch.
    I have that s-line and it kinda sucks. It is a little loose. I also have the "X" version, and it is great. Tight, and the power and volume buttons are much better. Also, the "X" part is shiny/smooth and is the perfect place for my index and middle finger to get a good grip. Love the X case, hate the S-line version.

    This one:
    http://www.amazon.com/KAYSCASE-X-Sha...cUvbUpU3016083

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-23-2013 07:09 AM
  7. hoosiermama2799's Avatar
    I have two cases for mine:

    The I-Blason: Amazon.com: i-Blason The New Nexus 7 2 FHD (2nd Generation) Auto Wake / Sleep [Slim Book] Stand Case Cover (Elastic Hand Strap, Multi-Angle, Card Holder, Three Year Warranty) 16GB 32GB (Orange): Computers & Accessories I like the case. I had one on my 2012 N7, and always wished it had a stylus holder. I really like that feature and the hand strap. What I don't like is their redesigned kickstand. It's just not very sturdy. Unless I have it just right, it falls over. I like the color, and didn't notice the smell that others have mentioned.

    Kayscase: Amazon.com: KAYSCASE S-Line TPU Case Cover for New Nexus 7 2013, 2nd Generation, Jelly Bean Android 4.3 (16GB / 32GB WiFi / 4G LTE),Compatible with ASUS Google Nexus 7 2 2.0 II Tablet 2013 Version (Black): Computers & Accessories This one is just a TPU case. I have a TPU on my phone and like it, so thought I'd try this on the new N7. I like that this one has grips on the side, and the back is a little textured. It feels secure when holding it and volume and off/on are easy to press with the cover on.

    I had two different 2012 N7's that were broken by drops (only one by me!), so I do like that both cases cover the sides completely (what caused the other screens to break was a drop onto the edge of the N7). I hope that these cases will give me a little more protection.
    08-23-2013 10:24 AM
  8. Wobblin30's Avatar
    I have two cases for mine:

    The I-Blason: Amazon.com: i-Blason The New Nexus 7 2 FHD (2nd Generation) Auto Wake / Sleep [Slim Book] Stand Case Cover (Elastic Hand Strap, Multi-Angle, Card Holder, Three Year Warranty) 16GB 32GB (Orange): Computers & Accessories I like the case. I had one on my 2012 N7, and always wished it had a stylus holder. I really like that feature and the hand strap. What I don't like is their redesigned kickstand. It's just not very sturdy. Unless I have it just right, it falls over. I like the color, and didn't notice the smell that others have mentioned.

    Kayscase: Amazon.com: KAYSCASE S-Line TPU Case Cover for New Nexus 7 2013, 2nd Generation, Jelly Bean Android 4.3 (16GB / 32GB WiFi / 4G LTE),Compatible with ASUS Google Nexus 7 2 2.0 II Tablet 2013 Version (Black): Computers & Accessories This one is just a TPU case. I have a TPU on my phone and like it, so thought I'd try this on the new N7. I like that this one has grips on the side, and the back is a little textured. It feels secure when holding it and volume and off/on are easy to press with the cover on.

    I had two different 2012 N7's that were broken by drops (only one by me!), so I do like that both cases cover the sides completely (what caused the other screens to break was a drop onto the edge of the N7). I hope that these cases will give me a little more protection.
    ProCase sells one with a stylus holder:

    Amazon.com: ProCase Google Nexus 7 II (2nd generation) Protective Case with bonus stylus pen - Tri-Fold Tablet Smart Cover Case for Google Asus Nexus 7 FHD Tablet (new 2013 model), 2013 Nexus 7 II 2 2.0 7 inch Tablet, Built-in Stand, with Auto Sleep
    08-23-2013 11:15 AM
  9. DeepSeaGoddess's Avatar
    I have the i-Biason case. It's ok but, I'm really wanting a different one with a more flexible front cover. The two I see that are of interest right now are this one:

    Amazon.com : MoKo Google New Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Case for Google Nexus 2 7.0 Inch 2013 Generation Android 4.3 Tablet, BLACK (With Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep Feature) : Computers & Accessories

    and this one

    Amazon.com : Poetic Slimline Case for Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013 Android Tablet Black (With Auto Wake / Sleep Function) (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) : Computers & Accessories

    What are the *real* differences in these two cases? They are both pretty cheap that I guess I could order both and then send back the one I didn't like but, just curious as to how they are really different.
    08-23-2013 11:30 AM
  10. knight1fox3's Avatar
    I have the i-Biason case. It's ok but, I'm really wanting a different one with a more flexible front cover. The two I see that are of interest right now are this one:

    Amazon.com : MoKo Google New Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Case for Google Nexus 2 7.0 Inch 2013 Generation Android 4.3 Tablet, BLACK (With Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep Feature) : Computers & Accessories

    and this one

    Amazon.com : Poetic Slimline Case for Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013 Android Tablet Black (With Auto Wake / Sleep Function) (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) : Computers & Accessories

    What are the *real* differences in these two cases? They are both pretty cheap that I guess I could order both and then send back the one I didn't like but, just curious as to how they are really different.
    I have both the i-Blason and the MoKo. There's really no difference between them IMO. The MoKo is a bit more slim than the i-Blason but operates much the same way in how it holds the N7.
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    08-23-2013 01:18 PM
  11. xweb10's Avatar
    I just ordered a Portenzo. Hopefully it is a nice case. 10% off by liking them on Facebook.
    08-23-2013 06:11 PM
  12. FitzAusTex's Avatar
    I have the i-Biason case. It's ok but, I'm really wanting a different one with a more flexible front cover. The two I see that are of interest right now are this one:

    Amazon.com : MoKo Google New Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Case for Google Nexus 2 7.0 Inch 2013 Generation Android 4.3 Tablet, BLACK (With Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep Feature) : Computers & Accessories

    and this one

    Amazon.com : Poetic Slimline Case for Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013 Android Tablet Black (With Auto Wake / Sleep Function) (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) : Computers & Accessories

    What are the *real* differences in these two cases? They are both pretty cheap that I guess I could order both and then send back the one I didn't like but, just curious as to how they are really different.
    I have both. The Poetic locks onto my N7 much better than the Moko. Also, when the cover is folded behind the N7, the Poetic cover is nearly flush with the right side. The Moko extends a half to 3/4", which complicates one-handed holding. Oh, and, the Moko is raised higher than the glass on the right, where the Poetic is flush with the glass. And finally, the magnets are larger (and there's 3 instead of 2) and seem about twice as strong on the Poetic.

    All in all, other than the logo on the Poetic, I really prefer the Poetic.

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    08-23-2013 10:19 PM
  13. physioprof's Avatar
    Some Amazon reviews claim that the Poetic is cheaply made and starts to fall apart after awhile. Any thoughts about that?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-24-2013 11:53 AM
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    08-24-2013 03:27 PM
  15. npark2012's Avatar
    Some Amazon reviews claim that the Poetic is cheaply made and starts to fall apart after awhile. Any thoughts about that?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    I've had my last Gen poetic slimline case for the nexus 7 for more than 5 months and it looks and holds like new. So far my new case is the same.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    08-24-2013 03:57 PM
  16. stkorn97's Avatar
    I just ordered a Portenzo. Hopefully it is a nice case. 10% off by liking them on Facebook.
    They are amazing cases. I refuse to use any others after having one on my 2012 Nexus. Its not for everyone as its a little bulky and not as easy to handle, but its nothing but quality in build and look.
    08-24-2013 04:25 PM
  17. DeepSeaGoddess's Avatar
    Well decided to get a portenzo hard case. Ordered it yesterday. Hopefully its nice for that price! Will post pics and what I think about it after I get it.

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-24-2013 07:52 PM
  18. philb#AC's Avatar
    I had a case with a blue tooth keyboard. When I sold old tablet I offered the buyer the case thinking with the longer bezel it would not fit. To my surprise it fits, I don't use it often but it was nice I didn't need to purchase another.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    08-24-2013 08:13 PM
  19. physioprof's Avatar
    I've had my last Gen poetic slimline case for the nexus 7 for more than 5 months and it looks and holds like new. So far my new case is the same.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    Thanks for weighing in. Mine has shipped.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    08-25-2013 04:35 PM
  20. stkorn97's Avatar
    Well decided to get a portenzo hard case. Ordered it yesterday. Hopefully its nice for that price! Will post pics and what I think about it after I get it.

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    I personally havent seen their hard case in person. I always go with the book case one. They released those after the I got mine so it wasnt really an option. Im sure it will be really nice regardless. Everything Ive seen from them is high quality.
    08-25-2013 07:38 PM
  21. Thunnda's Avatar
    Got my Portenzo Case over the weekend. As expected, amazing case (had one on my 2012 nexus 7)

    Few pics to show it off.
    How long did it take to receive your Portenzo? I placed an order earlier this month, but still waiting.
    Thanks!
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    08-27-2013 02:11 PM
  22. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    How long did it take to receive your Portenzo? I placed an order earlier this month, but still waiting.
    Thanks!
    Normally their shipping estimates are reasonably good. Being all handmade, they do take some time, and if you ordered an Alano series or have embossing, figure a little longer... but oh my, they are worth the wait! I had one (Alano Tesoro) on my 2012 N7 and loved it. Only reason I'm not going that route (at least for now) on the new one is I'm hoping to carry a more pocketable solution, and the Portenzo Alanos for the 2013 N7 aren't any slimmer than the 2012 ones.

    Best cases I've seen, though, from a luxury standpoint.
    08-27-2013 02:25 PM
  23. Thunnda's Avatar
    Normally their shipping estimates are reasonably good. Being all handmade, they do take some time, and if you ordered an Alano series or have embossing, figure a little longer... but oh my, they are worth the wait! I had one (Alano Tesoro) on my 2012 N7 and loved it. Only reason I'm not going that route (at least for now) on the new one is I'm hoping to carry a more pocketable solution, and the Portenzo Alanos for the 2013 N7 aren't any slimmer than the 2012 ones.

    Best cases I've seen, though, from a luxury standpoint.
    Definitely good to know! Can't wait to get my hands on it. This makshift Kindle HD cover blows..
    08-27-2013 02:31 PM
  24. DeepSeaGoddess's Avatar
    Yeah I'm curious too....it said 5-7 days to make the portenzo case. My order was placed Friday. Interesting that you had placed yours earlier this month but still waiting! Which case did you order? I ordered the hardback 'plaid' one.
    08-27-2013 02:36 PM
  25. Thunnda's Avatar
    Yeah I'm curious too....it said 5-7 days to make the portenzo case. My order was placed Friday. Interesting that you had placed yours earlier this month but still waiting! Which case did you order? I ordered the hardback 'plaid' one.
    I ordered the BookCase with intelliStand. My order was placed the week of the 4th, so I was hoping it would be here by now. Good things come to those that wait, right? Haha!
    08-27-2013 02:45 PM
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