Next up in our quest for the perfect Nexus 7 case is the Supcase Slim Fit Leather Case, which has garnered a bit of an Amazon following for its affordable price. It's also available in nine colors -- pink, black, green, red, white, deep blue, deep pink, purple and sapphire blue.
And after even just a few minutes, we can confidently say this one's worth taking a look at.
Read on for some more thoughts.
The Supcase slim-fit case is a simple enough product. Housing the Nexus 7 folio-style, the tablet is secured from the front around all four edges, and it's locked in via a Velcro attachment on the left edge that connects to the back panel of the case. This thing ain't going anywhere. And note the hole on the Velcro attachment -- that's to allow the pinhole mic to continue to function. (There's another pinhole mic on the back of the Nexus 7, but it's left exposed by the case and doesn't need a cutout.)
Closed, the Supcase looks and feels like a decent enough case. The leather's obvious not of the highest quality, but we're not afraid to show it in public either. There's a deep crease in the front panel for the stand function, and the Supcase logo is inprinted in the lower-right corner.
The spine of the case has a bit of a curve to it. It's not completely rounded, but neither is it completely straight.
Around back you'll find holes to allow sound out of the Nexus 7's rear speaker, and a little tab that's used to stand the tablet in either horizontal or vertical orientation. Bend the front flap around the back and tuck it into that tab, and you've got a stable way to watch videos at a low or high level.
Open the case, and you'll find that your Nexus 7 has turned itself on -- that's the result of a magnet hidden in the front flap interacting with the tablet. There's another hole for the front-facing camera, and one on the bottom edge so you can charge the Nexus 7 without having to remove the case first.
The power and volume buttons are accessible, but they're also a little hard to get to. That's not the case's fault, though; the buttons are angled toward the back of the device and aren't easy to get to in any case we've tested, save for ASUS's official case.
- Leather is of good-enough quality.
- Easy to insert and remove the tablet.
- No fear of the tablet falling out.
- Cutouts are where they should be, so you can use the camera, buttons and microphones
- Hidden magnet wakes the tablet when case is opened.
- The tablet is not as slim as the name implies. We measured it at about 0.82 inches thick, and not the 0.5 inches thick that Amazon lists.
- Pulling down the notification shade can be difficult because of the leather along the top edge.
The bottom line
This isn't a bad case at all. It's $15, available in a number of colors, and fits the Nexus 7 nicely. The leather and stitching are good, and your tablet should be well protected.
The Supcase slim-fit leather case for the Nexus 7 is available from Amazon (new) for $14.99.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Technostalgia: A series about the Golden Age of mobile tech
Join us for a look back at the best (and worst) of Android and Google over the years in our series Technostalgia.
These are the best Android phones you can buy right now
There are so many great Android phones to buy, so it can be tough to know which one to buy. These are the best of the best at each price point.
Microsoft doesn't need to justify the existence of the Surface Duo
Some people, including our Andrew Martonik, think Microsoft shouldn't get the benefit of the doubt with the Surface Duo. This guest editorial from SomeGadgetGuy's Juan Carlos Bagnell disagrees.
With a phone as beautiful as the LG Velvet, you'll want to get a great case
It can be tough to find a great case for a new phone, especially for a phone with a unique and wonderful design like the LG Velvet. But thankfully, there are a lot of solid case choices out there and these are our favorites to keep your LG Velvet safe from when "life happens".