09-04-2013 06:45 AM
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  1. douglerner's Avatar
    The new Nexus 7 went on sale here in Japan on the 28th. I called over to Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara (the big electronics town in Tokyo - center of electronics for the known universe) and it is available there, plus they have cases and other stuff.

    My house is just 6 stops on the train (just 16 minutes) from Akihabara, so after breakfast I'm heading over to see what they have there. I'm also curious how they have the Japanese keyboard set up for the Japanese model and if they did it the same way I did.

    Anyway, I'm particularly interested in getting a protective case. Preferably one with an iPad-like "smart cover" which turns the Nexus on and off automatically using the magnets.

    I might also be interested in a portable charger that runs on batteries - or even solar.

    Any suggestions about accessories I should be on the lookout for?

    doug@when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping
    08-30-2013 09:26 PM
  2. douglerner's Avatar
    Well, I'm back from Akihabara. Since it just came out a few days ago, there was a very tiny selection of cases. Maybe 3 or 4 total, none of them worth writing home about. Compare that with the iPad for which there are probably 300 different kinds of cases on the racks.

    However, it was not a complete waste of time. I'm sure everybody will be very excited to hear that I glanced at the Japanese model settings and saw they were using a much more Japanese keyboard than the one I downloaded, and I was able to download that from Google Play right on the spot and switch over.

    doug
    08-31-2013 01:33 AM
  3. ragnarokx's Avatar
    Maybe try amazon.co.jp

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 4
    08-31-2013 08:38 AM
  4. patruns's Avatar
    There are a couple of cheap MoKo cases on Amazon with the magnet that sleeps and wakes that you are referring to. I am waiting for one to be delivered now.

    Update: Received the case and it is a fairly nice case for $10. (I think it is $15 now.) It is very similar to an iPad case in looks and function and just snaps on to the back of the Nexus 7.
    08-31-2013 08:51 AM
  5. Lactose The Intolerant's Avatar
    Poetic Slim Line case... definitely! (make sure you source the new case to allow for the rear camera)

    08-31-2013 10:47 AM
  6. HalizDad's Avatar
    I like my iBLASON case...it just took them 12 days to actually ship it.
    08-31-2013 11:22 AM
  7. markdek's Avatar
    Yeah, leave it naked.
    08-31-2013 05:16 PM
  8. douglerner's Avatar
    I actually like the way the back is constructed by that somewhat rubbery substance which is like a built in case. But I would like something that protects the screen when in a backpack.

    Also, any thoughts on a portable charger?

    Anything with a micro USB port will do?
    08-31-2013 05:51 PM
  9. techiecappydog's Avatar
    I goto both iblason in orange and the moko I like the moko the best. The iblason had horrible smell and the tablet really didn't fit very tight. I got both at Amazon. Iblason refunded my money and told me to keep the case. Pretty cool on there part

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
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    08-31-2013 09:15 PM
  10. douglerner's Avatar
    I goto both iblason in orange and the moko I like the moko the best. The iblason had horrible smell and the tablet really didn't fit very tight. I got both at Amazon. Iblason refunded my money and told me to keep the case. Pretty cool on there part

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    Does the moko have a magnet for smart on and off like the poetic?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-31-2013 09:19 PM
  11. King Howie's Avatar
    Does the moko have a magnet for smart on and off like the poetic?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    I bought the leather moko slim fit multi-angle stand case, and it had the magnet. I like it and would recommend it
    09-01-2013 08:03 AM
  12. patruns's Avatar
    Does the moko have a magnet for smart on and off like the poetic?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    Yes, it is almost exactly like the small iPad case. Here is a link on the US Amazon site for reference: Amazon.com: MoKo Google New Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Case RED (With Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep Feature): Computers & Accessories
    09-01-2013 10:11 AM
  13. HalizDad's Avatar
    I goto both iblason in orange and the moko I like the moko the best. The iblason had horrible smell and the tablet really didn't fit very tight. I got both at Amazon. Iblason refunded my money and told me to keep the case. Pretty cool on there part
    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    iBLASON gave me my money back too after I posted my review on Amazon...The "smell" went away on my black one a few days after I got it. Chinese shoe polish, with a spritz of Cadmium, probably...
    09-01-2013 10:42 AM
  14. techiecappydog's Avatar
    Yes the moko I have does. Got on amazon

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    09-01-2013 01:54 PM
  15. chram893's Avatar
    I recommend getting the Poetic Slimline case! I've had it for about a week already. I am completely satisfied with the case! It still keeps the my Nexus 7 feeling slim and light! The leather texture around the case gives it a nice premium look and feel. It also has the magnetic sleep/wake feature! Even though the case is a little bit more expensive than the similar Moko case, you can't go wrong with the Slimline case!

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-01-2013 03:52 PM
  16. physioprof's Avatar
    So far I am liking the Poetic better than the Moko. It's more comfortable to hold in one hand in portrait orientation with the cover folded back.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    09-01-2013 04:18 PM
  17. douglerner's Avatar
    Thanks for all the suggestions people. I decided to order the Poetic. It was just $12.95 on Amazon with free shipping too.

    I'm having my sister forward it to me in Japan. If Amazon sent it it would be $25 for shipping, and I think it is probably small and light enough to ship much cheaper. Amazon Japan wants at least $32 for it.

    Anyway, onward!

    doug
    09-01-2013 07:15 PM
  18. fdkatz's Avatar
    I'm very happy with my poetic. I think you'll be too.
    09-01-2013 08:58 PM
  19. Fearless Freep's Avatar
    I had the Moko on my 2012 N7 and now the Poetic. I like the Poetic much better.
    09-01-2013 09:22 PM
  20. douglerner's Avatar
    I wish I could see them in person before ordering, but from the pictures the Poetic seemed to be a nicer fit. One thing that bothered me was that one of the edges at one of the corners looks in the photo like it "curves outwards" if you know what I mean, and I wonder how that feels. But I shall see.

    Thanks,

    doug
    09-01-2013 10:05 PM
  21. WestOkid's Avatar
    I noticed that none of the official cases have magnets for auto-off feature, yet all the cheap cases do. I also can't find any official support for auto-off using magnets. I looked deeper and found several reviews about magnets damaging the OG nexus 7. Can anyone explain why this isn't a concern?

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
    09-02-2013 06:31 PM
  22. WestOkid's Avatar
    I noticed that none of the official cases have magnets for auto-off feature, yet all the cheap cases do. I also can't find any official support for auto-off using magnets. I looked deeper and found several reviews about magnets damaging the OG nexus 7. Can anyone explain why this isn't a concern?

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4


    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk 4
    09-02-2013 06:32 PM
  23. douglerner's Avatar
    What cases are "official"?

    doug
    09-02-2013 06:55 PM
  24. WestOkid's Avatar
    What cases are "official"?

    doug
    http://www.amazon.com/Nexus-Official...cUvbUpU3040879

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Nexus-Off...cUvbUpU3040879

    Both have been reviewed by Android central
    http://www.androidcentral.com/nexus-...-premium-cover
    http://www.androidcentral.com/nexus-...and-it-s-cheap




    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 4
    09-02-2013 07:42 PM
  25. douglerner's Avatar
    Well... why would they include that capability if it was bad for the device?

    doug
    09-02-2013 07:57 PM
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