Official Nexus 7 (2013) flip case can be yours for $50, via Play Store

by: Andrew GrushOctober 9, 2013


Looking for more than just a sleeve to protect your Nexus 7 (2013)? You might want to consider the brand new official Nexus 7 case.

The flip-style hard case comes in a variety of colors, including gray/blue, gray/red, black and white/red. The case also functions as a kickstand with two different angles, so you’re covered regardless of whether you are trying to type or are just watching your favorite movies and TV shows.


Now for the downside: It’s $50 – or rather $57.48 when you factor in taxes and Google’s “Saver” (5 -10 day) shipping. That’s a fair amount of cash for just a case.

Is it worth the cost? Yes and no. If you’d rather go with official products you know will fit to your device without worry, the Nexus 7 official case is  certainly an attractive option that is considerably more useful than the Nexus 7’s official $30 sleeve. For those that don’t mind going the 3rd party route however, you’ll find plenty of cases that offer similar functionality for a whole lot less.

A quick stroll around Amazon turns up several cases for under $15, including the Poetic Slimline Case, MoKo folding cover case and the rooCase Dual-View Folio Case. Again, no guarantees that these cases will fit your device perfectly, though all three seem to be highly rated by Amazon customers.

For those that have your heart set on going the official route, you can pick up the case now, directly from Google Play. What do you think, is the case worth picking up or not?

  • Mohammed Sahib

    Pricey case for a price-conscious tablet.

  • Not sure why I’d get this instead of the poetic case, which has great reviews on Amazon.

    • John Garlits

      Get the Poetic. It fits perfectly. There is actually a tri-fold though, so that function is slightly different, but I like it just fine.

  • bomber

    Personally, I wouldn’t buy the Poetic case or any Poetic product for that matter. I’m still annoyed – the magnets on the Poetic case I got for my old Nexus 7 rusted and stained the sides of my tablet. Now the stains won’t come out.

  • John Garlits

    LOL, looks exactly like my Poetic case I got for $10 on Amazon.

  • John Garlits

    I guess if Google is giving such a great deal on Nexus devices it has to try to screw you elsewhere?



  • Dario 753 a.C. .ex androidiani

    i’m from italy and here it’s not yet available :(

  • Junaid Ansari

    You can get a very nice Poetic Case which is made of Extremely Good quality for around $20. They imporved a lot since their last model of cases. This is a rip-off Google and you guys usually help me save money :S

  • Albert Anthony

    Bought my case for a penny on Amazon! It fits perfect with the back camera eyelet and sound holes for the speaker.It doesn’t have a kick stand but for a penny I can rest it on objects.