I broke down and ordered one of the second generation Nexus 7 tablets the other day. As much as I love my iPad, I really wanted to see what the latest generation of Google’s tablet has to offer. Knowing it is on the way, I wanted to make sure I had a good way to carry and protect it. Thankfully our friends at Waterfield have some great cases that will keep the new Nexus 7 pristine when on the go. Let’s take a quick look at just a few of the cases that are sized perfectly for the slightly smaller — but oh so much more powerful — Nexus 7 2.
CitySlicker Tablet Case: I love the CitySlicker I have for the 11″ MacBook air and can see it being a terrific case for the Nexus 7. The CitySlicker offers three layers of protection— impact-resistant plastic and high-grade neoprene and a padded liner— that will keep the Nexus tablet safe and snug. Beneath the leather flap there are multiple accessory pockets. Options include handle, D-rings, and strap with prices starting at $89.
: If you like a simple slipcase this is the case for you. The Smart Case offers multi-layered padding that includes a high-impact, rigid insert and an Ultrasuede scratch-free liner. Under-an-inch thin, the Nexus Case sports enough padding to not only look good but to also keep your Nexus 7 snug and secure. Available in six colors, it has an MSRP of $57.
Nexus 7 Ultimate SleeveCase: Made from a water-resistant, ballistic nylon shell that envelops shock-absorbing neoprene, for ultimate protection. A plastic insert offers screen-protection that keeps the gorgeous screen on the Nexus 7 2 safe from damage. Various trim colors and optional d-rings and a strap are available with the price starting at $59.
Nexus 7 Travel Express: This is the “ultimate grab-and-go” case for the Nexus 7 Tablet.
Ideal for those who want to carry and protect the tablet and a few key accessories, it features scratch-free interior pockets, a foam lining and an impact-resistant, screen-protecting, plastic insert. The option to add D-rings and a strap is also available. The Travel Express starts at $59.
Nexus 7 Slip Case: For those who want simple protection the Slip Case is just the thing. It is thin and light but offers a padded interior and a screen-protecting, impact-resistant insert. A bottom tab make it ease to get the tablet out when you need to use them.
The Slip Case is available in six different colors and is just $29. Check them all out here.
Outback Tablet Sleeve: Rugged and bold are the best ways to describe this case. It offers the vintage look of time-worn, waxed canvas but adds in the protection of neoprene. A sturdy leather enclosure snaps shut to keep your Nexus 7 safe and secure.
The Outback Sleeve for the Nexus 7 2 is just $39.
Nexus 7 Suede Jacket: This is the simplest of all the cases Waterfield offers for the new Nexus 7. It offers a, “snug-fitting, scratch-free, TSA-friendly Ultrasuede sleeve” Small pull-tabs on the side and bottom make it easy to put the tablet inside and, more importantly, pull it out when you need to use it. As an added bonus, the Suede Jacket doubles as a screen-cleaner! It is just $19.