The 10 Best Google Nexus 7 Covers, Cases and Screen Protectors

by WillApse

If you want protection for your new Nexus 7 here are some of the best cases and covers to choose from...

In the perfect world your Google Nexus 7 would never need a cover or a screen protector. But until grit, sticky fingers, kids and dogs are finally eliminated from the universe it is prudent to get some protection. Besides, those kids and dogs are probably worth keeping,,,

So here is a roundup of what is available at launch of what is certainly the best 7-inch tablet around including:

Leather covers....Folio cases...Hard-shell cases...Soft covers...Economical screen protectors...Full body skins

A few of the cases for the Google Nexus 7
A few of the cases for the Google Nexus 7

Folio-style Leather Cases for the Nexus 7

  • Genuine, good-quality leather looks, feels and smells good. With a little padding, leather covers offer good protection against falls as well as scuffs and scratches.
  • Synthetics offer better prices, look and feel pretty good and are completely waterproof. It is hard to really love synthetics, though!
Cases can make useful stands...
Cases can make useful stands...
i-BLASON Genuine Leather Case

i-Blason have some of the best genuine leather cases for all kinds of electronic devices. The leather exterior is soft and flexible but a good tight fit (specially designed for the Nexus 7). The soft polyurethane interior will not scratch your screen.

The case opens to make a stand with three slots for the bottom edge of the tablet. This means you can adjust the viewing angle to a comfortable position for either portrait or landscape mode.

It will automatically send the Nexus 7 into sleep mode when closed.

You can choose from black, pink or blue (pics below).

All port are fully accessible.

i-Blason cases also come in blue and pink
i-Blason cases also come in blue and pink

The genuine leather RooCase offers complete enclosure for the Google Nexus 7 (unlike the i-Blason) and might be a better choice for people used to treating their personal electronics harshly. It will keep out dust, grit and rain- important for outdoor people.

It has a similar multi-position stand capacity and will send the tablet to sleep when closed.

The inner case detaches (Velcro fastenings) for ease of use.

Right now. the RooCase is only available in black but expect that to change. RooCases for the iPad and Kindle fire come in all kinds of variations.

rooCASE Dual-View Multi Angle (Black) 100% Genuine Leather Folio Case Cover for Google Nexus 7 Ta...

Keep your Google Nexus 7 stylishly well-protected while you're on-the-go against damage due to shock, soil, moisture, and scratches in the rooCASE Dual-View Leather Case for Goo...

Only $15.21
KaysCase Two Piece Detachable Case

This is one of the better polyurethane synthetic leather cases and comes at a good price for a fully functional folio case.

It will not send you tablet into sleep mode and it will not smell as good as a RooCase. On the other hand it is absolutely waterproof, the case will never stretch and the colors are very attractive.

The pink, blue and mauve KaysCases pictured below are just a few that can be found online.

KaysCase Two Piece Detachable

Multi-angle viewing case for the Google Nexus 7

KaysCases come in many colors
KaysCases come in many colors
FINTIE Synthetic Leather Folio Cases

FINTIE have some well priced cases with a big choice of colors.

There is an external stylus holder and a free stylus is included.

The only real drawback with FINTIE cases is that when used as a stand there is only one position available (see picture right)

The two-tone black and brown case is surprisingly appealing in a stylish, retro way.

Smart Black and Brown
Smart Black and Brown
FINTIE ® Duarable Synthetic Leather Cover

Protect your Google Nexus 7 with this Fintie Folio Stand Case at all times! This case sports a simple and classy design made from syn...

Other colors from FINTIE
Other colors from FINTIE

Hard Shell Case

CaseCrown Hard Shell Case

The Nexus 7 gets a high level of protection with full, zippered enclosure and a hard, waterproof outer casing. The soft inner surfaces protect against scratching.

The case will act as a stand.

At around $5, this has to be one of the most economical options available.

The downside is that it is difficult to use the tablet while it is encased. And I don't trust the retaining straps...

CaseCrown Hard Shell Case

CaseCrown Hard Shell Case is ideal for use while traveling. The all-around full zipper closure and strong hard exterior guara...

Only $30.21
I-Blason Leather Slim folio Case With Hard Back Cover

This a leather finish folio case with a extra protection. The rigid back helps prevent the kind of damage that can come bending as well as impacts.

It is much more slender than the hard shell case above and works well as a multi-angle stand.

The price point is pretty good for a stylish, well-cut, well-stitched case.

Hard backed folio
Hard backed folio

TPU Soft-gel Cover

KaysCase S-Line TPU Back Cover

Probably the best back cover around. The firm non-slip TPU (a sort of superior silicone like material) will not slide off polished surfaces and it will not show scratches easily.

It is especially good at absorbing shocks and wraps around to protect edges and corners- the parts most easily damaged.

All the ports on the Nexus 7 are easily accessible and their is never any need to remove the case.

Couple this cover with a good screen protector this is all the protection you will need if you are a careful person and use the tablet indoors most of the time.

There are plenty of colors to choose from including clear (pictured right), hot pink, blue, purple and black.

TPU Cover
TPU Cover
KaysCase S-Line TPU Case Google Nexus

TPU Soft Gel Cover Case for Google Nexus 7 tablet can protect your device from scratches, dust, fingerprints, other daily damage and da...


Soft Covers

Zip Sleeve Covers

The soft, velour fabric feels good in the hand. The full, zippered enclosure keeps out dust. The Android figures are cute. The padded interior provides protection against bumps and knocks. 

There is plenty to like about this case.

Unless you happen to be male.

Would I seen be dead carrying it? No. Would I give it to the woman in my life? For sure.

Soft covers
Soft covers
7 Inch Tablet Zip Sleeve Premium Cover Case Bag for Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire, Nook Colo...

This stylish tablet sleeve by MOFI provides optimal protection for your Kindle Fire or Nook Color tablets while you are on the go. The lightweight material, slim profile, and zi...

Only $29.99
Soft rooCASE cover with Super Bubble Neoprene Protection

This rooCase is a more of a man thing. It has huge neoprene bubbles that are excellent at absorbing shocks. If you had to take your Nexus 7 snowboarding this would be one of the best cases for the job.

Drop it on a hill and it should safely bounce all the way to the bottom.

The only drawback is that it is pretty fat.

Neoprene bubbles reduce impact damage
Neoprene bubbles reduce impact damage
rooCASE Super Bubble Neoprene Sleeve Case

Limited Lifetime Replacement Warranty on Case and 1 Year Replacement Warranty on Electronic Hardware. Like a kangaroo safely carries her young in her pouch, rooCASE offers prote...

Simple application
Simple application
KaysCase Screen Protector Film

Screen protectors that are applied without adhesive are the easiest option for a bubble free finish.

This KayCase is invisible and stays in place by simple static attraction.

To fix you peel away the bottom layer and smooth the protector into place. Then the top layer can be removed and installation is complete.

KaysCase Screen Protector Film for Google Nexus 7

The most elegant, cost-effective, and convenient way to protect the screen of your ...

ArmorSuit Kit
ArmorSuit Kit
ArmorSuit MilitaryShield Full Body Skin

Some people are deterred from using full body protectors and dislike wet applications. The truth is it can be a nightmare if you don't follow the instructions carefully.

The payoff is a real tough protector that will resist attacks with sharp instruments.

Recommended for the patient.

Not recommended for the clumsy!

You could check out the video below if you have any doubts.

ArmorSuit MilitaryShield - Google Nexus 7 Screen Protector

This kit includes: MilitaryShield for your device, installation card, application solution, micro-fiber cloth, detailed instructions manual & ArmorSuit Lifetime Replacement Warr...

Only $14.97

ArmorSuit Application

This is demoed on an HP Touch but the procedure is the same for the Nexus7
Updated: 11/09/2012, WillApse
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very good!!! I like it!

er on 07/28/2012

Excellent review of select cases! FYI, I like TPU skins with screen protectors. Thx.

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