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Best Cases for the New Google Nexus 7 FHD Tablet (2013)

Updated on August 14, 2013

Cases Compatible with the New Nexus 7 FHD Tablet (2nd Generation, 2013)

Here are the best cases and covers for Google's new Nexus 7 tablet. This 2nd generation Nexus is almost 2mm thinner than its predecessor and weighs less too. It's a lot different, with a higher resolution screen and two cameras this time, so when buying a case, make sure you get one that fits the newer model.

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Supcase for the New Nexus 7 (2013 release) - 'Smart' cover with precise cutouts for cameras, ports & buttons

SUPCASE New Google Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Generation Tablet Slim Fit Folio Leather Case - White (Free Stylus, Elastic Hand Strap, Support Auto Wake/Sleep)
SUPCASE New Google Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Generation Tablet Slim Fit Folio Leather Case - White (Free Stylus, Elastic Hand Strap, Support Auto Wake/Sleep)

This case has built-in magnets that put the tablet to sleep when you close the case, and then awaken it when you open the case. This can help to save on battery life.

Like most cases available, it's made with synthetic leather and has an interior soft cloth material so that it doesn't scratch your device.

It has an elastic hand strap and an adjustable stand with multiple viewing angles.

LOTS of color options! The more unusual ones are yellow, pink polka dots and zebra stripes.

 

Folio Like Cases with Built-in Stands - Portfolio Cases for the New Nexus 7

MoKo Google Nexus 7 2013 FHD 2nd Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Cover Case with Auto Wake / Sleep for Google Nexus 2 7.0 Inch 2013 Generation Android 4.3 Tablet, BLACK
MoKo Google Nexus 7 2013 FHD 2nd Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Cover Case with Auto Wake / Sleep for Google Nexus 2 7.0 Inch 2013 Generation Android 4.3 Tablet, BLACK

This ultra slim case has a hard back protective shell AND it has "brains." It's smart enough to waken your tablet when you open the lid and it puts your table to sleep when you close it. The built-in stand has two angles... One for watching a movie and another for email.

 
Google Nexus 7 2013 Case, Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen Case, rooCASE Dual View Slim Fit Leather PU Folio Stand Smart Auto Wake / Sleep Cover for Asus, Black
Google Nexus 7 2013 Case, Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen Case, rooCASE Dual View Slim Fit Leather PU Folio Stand Smart Auto Wake / Sleep Cover for Asus, Black

I'm surprised that this one is so cheap because rooCase is known for making high quality cases. It has a built-in stand with Portrait view and Landscape view.

 

Rugged Case for Kids - Pink or Blue - with handle that turns into a stand

i-Blason ArmorBox Kido Series for Google New Nexus 7 2 FHD (2nd Generation) Light Weight Super Protection Convertable Stand Cover Case for Kids (Pink)
i-Blason ArmorBox Kido Series for Google New Nexus 7 2 FHD (2nd Generation) Light Weight Super Protection Convertable Stand Cover Case for Kids (Pink)

This is described as a super protective case that's designed to prevent the screen from breaking. It looks like it might withstand drops and bumps. It's designed for young girls and boys. If you're buying the new Nexus 7 tablet for your children, consider buying a case too... If you decide against a case, then the alternative is to buy an accident protection plan (see below).

 

Insure against spills, drops, and hardware failures

SquareTrade 2-Year Tablet Protection Plan ($200-$250)
SquareTrade 2-Year Tablet Protection Plan ($200-$250)

Since there aren't any waterproof cases available yet, this might be a good alternative if you're worried about accidental exposure to liquid.

Square trade's accident protection plan comes with free 2-way shipping for repairs and a guarantee that you'll receive a fixed tablet or refund within 5 days. Pretty amazing service!!

 

Sleeve or Carrying Bag for the Nexus 7 2.0 Tablet

7" Tablet Sleeve for Apple iPad Mini 2,3,4,5, Dragon Touch, Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite, S2 8.0, NPOLE, Alldaymall, NeuTab, Leapfrog, Haehne, Tagital
7" Tablet Sleeve for Apple iPad Mini 2,3,4,5, Dragon Touch, Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite, S2 8.0, NPOLE, Alldaymall, NeuTab, Leapfrog, Haehne, Tagital

If you like to use your tablet 'naked' but worry about protecting it while traveling, then this might be just what you need. It has a zippered enclosure and ample protection to keep your Nexus safe.

 

Silicone Case Cover for for Google Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen 2013 Android Tablet

Poetic GraphGrip Case for Google Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen 2013 Android Tablet Red (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)
Poetic GraphGrip Case for Google Nexus 7 FHD 2nd Gen 2013 Android Tablet Red (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)

If you're looking for a gel or rubber skin like cover, this might be a good one. This one is advertised as providing a comfortable grip, and it has a square like pattern on the back that might do just that.

It comes in a variety of colors: Black, Blue, Purple, Red, Pink and Green.

 

Case with Bluetooth Keyboard Combo - Keyboard is not built-in permanently - it can be removed

Google Nexus 7 2013 Keyboard Case - Poetic Google Nexus 7 2013 Case [KeyBOOK Series] - [Bluetooth Keyboard] PU Leather Protective Wireless Keyboard Folio Case for Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013 Black (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)
Google Nexus 7 2013 Keyboard Case - Poetic Google Nexus 7 2013 Case [KeyBOOK Series] - [Bluetooth Keyboard] PU Leather Protective Wireless Keyboard Folio Case for Google Nexus 7 2nd Gen 2013 Black (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic)

This is a leather like case that comes with a removable bluetooth keyboard. You can get this in black, purple, red, blue, brown, or white.

While there are many bluetooth keyboards for tablets, many people like the idea of getting a keyboard that fits in a case because it makes it more convenient to carry around.

 

I know that a case isn't for everyone. A lot of it depends on how you use it. If you travel with it often, then you might find a case necessary to prevent scratches or damage. If you're mostly using it at home, then I'd only buy a case if I found the tablet hard to grip. Some tablets or phones are really slick, while others are easier to hold.

Do you use a case or cover with your tablet?

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