Google’s had to stop taking orders on the Nexus 7 16GB for now. The cost effective but powerful Android tablet is selling very well and already Geek Native has learned that Comixology will be making updates to their app to better support the device.
The question is – will the Nexus 7 benefit from the same love and attention the iPad has had when it comes to impressive and geeky design accessories. Will the Nexus 7 have a range of geek quality cases and covers to select from?
This post goes to Etsy, home of the handcrafter, to look at the options already available and is accompanied by the Nexus 7 Heaven treasury list.
3 Starving Artist’s Batman sleeve
This sleeve came up in a search for teh Nexus 7 even though the Asus device isn’t mentioned in the product description. Instead, this Batman sleeve scores high on the geek fashion score and suggests its suitable for a range of 7″ tablets. We’re remending to check the measurements of our own devices before ordering.
Nexus 7 Green and Blue case by RooKCase
Designed to look like a boot and yet hold the Nexus 7 firmly. This case is currently on pre-order which means a wait – but it means the case wasn’t just an adapted Kindle Fire cover. This one has been designed with the Nexus 7 in mind.
Skull and Crossbones by Momma Bear’s Aprons and More
This eReader cover scores points on the geek design – can you go wrong with a skull? However, it’s another example of a style and design first introduced for Kindles and Nooks and later adapted for the Nexus 7. The store owner asks that any order mentions the exact model of your device, though, so the cover can be made appropraitely. This is a good sign.
Bird design by Dory Designs
This bird design might – perhaps, maybe – evoke something of Twitter and therefore just edge its way onto the geek fashion scale. It’s certainly worth noting that Dory Designs use a water resistant fabric for this case so as well as being padded, this Nexus 7 case is water resistant.
Herringbone Nexus 7 case by Bertie’s Closet
Beartie’s Closet lists all the 7″ devices that the design suits and asks that you mention at the checkout which tablet you are buying it for. This is a good sign but not that failure to do so gets you the Kindle Fire optimised design! The herringbone design gives this case, I think, a rather more corporate look and perhaps well suited to geeks who want to take their Nexus 7 to meetings.
Nexus 7 book cover by ReAuthored
This design uses a real book case, saved from the shredder and turned into a Nexus tablet case. When it’s closed it certainly looks like an old book. If you want – you can supply your own book too. Is this a use for some of those dusty old RPGs in the attic or are they sacrosanct?
Nexus 7 leather sleeve
This handmade leather Nexus 7 case comes with free monogramming. Once again we’re asked to be explicit about which device we’re ordering the case for as it could be tweaked to fit a range of 7″ tablets. I think this style choice; dark brown leather with the yellow stiching creates a wasp like effect on the side.