As you may have gleaned from my Nexus 7 versus iPad Mini article from a few weeks back, I really like my Nexus 7.
So it made me quite happy to see that the next item up for review on my assignment list from Technoodling HQ was the Speck FitFolio Case for the Nexus 7. I’m just as big a fan of Speck as I am of my Google tablet. In fact, observant TN readers may remember that a Speck Candyshell case saved my Galaxy S3 from asphalt related injury, so I’m already predisposed to like this tablet case.
And really, what’s not to like? The case is suitably slim, as befits the slender Nexus, and handsome enough, if a little somberly black and understated (the FitFolio web page shows other colors available). The materials don’t feel cheap (though it presumably isn’t made of genuine leather) and the tablet snaps into its tray with confidence; no loose rattling or unwanted gaps here. All the necessary port holes are present: headphone, volume, power, light sensor and micro USB port, with ample clearance for even the plumpest of plugs. Add to that a slim and unobtrusive grille opening down back where the speakers fire. Did I mention that closing and opening the front cover automatically puts the Nexus to sleep and wakes it up again? Yeah, baby.
As far as versatility goes, the FitFolio is quite adept. My default orientation is usually holding it in portrait like a pocketbook novel, with the front cover folded to tuck around the back – fortunately the thickness doesn’t become unwieldy. Next most used mode would be in movie watching position (as seen below), where there’s a choice of four different slots at which to rest the tablet to best avoid glare or maximize viewing. After that would be “keyboard” mode (as seen above, in this article’s banner photo) where the Nexus falls naturally under my typewriter-ready hands at a nice, wrist-friendly angle. And should I desire maximum portability and weight saving, it’s the work of but a few seconds to disengage the Nexus from the FitFolio altogether and use it completely naked (the Nexus, not the Vic).
There you have it. These are the kinds of reviews I like writing; all pluses and barely any minuses – in fact, I can’t think of any. Highly recommended if you’re in the market for a Nexus case!
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