Cases are an important line of defense against damage to any tablet. I can not imagine using my tablet naked, especially since I throw it in my bag a lot. The case I am reviewing today is the MoKo Slim-fit Cover Case for the Nexus 7.
The outside of this Nexus 7 case is made of “Premium” PU Leather and looks very sleek. The interior is lined with a soft, microfiber material that will not damage the screen. I was pleasantly surprised by the high quality look and feel of the case.
Features: stand, sleep/wake, stylus holder, hand strap, elastic band
Summary: Good product, great price
Protection is a major concern with cases. Chances are, it is the main reason you are looking to buy a case. The MoKo Slim-fit Cover Case offers basic protection from drops and scratches. As you might expect, all the ports, buttons, and the speakers are left open and exposed on the case. Although there are exposed areas of the tablet, it should never make contact with the ground directly. However, it could still hit the corner of a table and potentially be damaged.
This “Cover Case” is similar to a book cover. You open up the cover and find the Nexus 7 snapped snugly into the corners of the case. The cover is also snapped onto the Nexus 7 when it is closed. I wish it stayed shut with magnets because it requires a bit of force to snap and unsnap it. The tablet is secure inside of the Moko Slim-fit Cover Case though. It does not even budge when opened up and shook about.
This Nexus 7 case has a lot of features for such a small size. It packs in a magnet to wake up and lock the Nexus 7, stand, stylus loop, hand strap, and elastic band to keep the cover in place when open.
The Nexus 7 has an unannounced feature to wake up and lock the tablet with a magnet. This case takes advantage of it and it works fairly well. It takes about a second to turn on, but will lock seemingly instantly.
As much as I enjoy being able to hold the Nexus 7 in one hand, sometimes it is nice to set it on a table to watch a video. The built-in stand works marvelously for those situations. It is a little harder to set up the stand than I would have preferred, but it is not unreasonably hard. Two notches on the inside of the front cover provide two different landscape angles for the tablet. You can rotate the case to view the Nexus 7 in portrait, but it is clearly not built for that.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 might be the stylus king, but a regular capacitive stylus can come in handy from time to time. Unfortunately, the stylus loop is terrible. I tried to hold two different styli in the loop. The first took a lot of effort to fit, but the second slid in easier. They both protruded from the case at weird angles though.
The hand strap and elastic band to keep the cover open both seem to work well. It is much easier for me to hold the Nexus 7 without the strap, than using the strap and the elastic band. You do not technically have to use the elastic band, but it helps keep it closed when you are using the hand strap. The elastic band is fairly useless for how I hold the tablet most of the time.
This case is an amazing deal. It is available for $15 on Amazon. I do have some concerns about the longevity of the snaps, but it comes with a lifetime warranty. And even though all of the features are not useful to me, they do not make the experience any worse. Definitely consider this case for your Nexus 7.
Average Critic Score: 87/100
Processor: 1.2 GHz Tegra 3
RAM: 1 GB
Screen Size: 7 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 800