Waterfield Slip Case for Nexus 7 2013 Review

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The other day we took a look at Waterfield’s Suede Jacket Sleeve for the 2013 Nexus 7. It is the thinnest, lightest and simplest slip case you will likely find for the latest 7″ Nexus tablet. If you need more protection than the Suede Jacket Sleeve offers, then you might want to check out the Waterfield Slip Case. The Slip Case offers serious protection in a simple package.

Available in Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Red, and Silver, the Waterfield Slip Case is available for a wide range of tablets and laptops. This review sample is from the Nexus 7 2013 collection, and it is the perfect size for the latest Google tablet.

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As you can see, the Slip Case for Nexus 7 2013 is a simple pouch that it opens on one end. Because it is a single piece of material that is folded over and sewn on two sides to create the enclosure, the Slip Case has as few seams as possible.

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The only thing breaking the clean lines of the Slip Case is the black tab on the bottom. This is there to make removing the Nexus 7 simple, since it allows you to grab the tablet with one hand and the tab with the other; from there it is a simple matter to pull the tablet from of the case.

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The Nexus 7 has an absolutely gorgeous screen you will want to protect. Thankfully the Waterfield Slip Case has you covered on this count, thanks to some impact-resistant plastic hidden between the waterproof outer shell and the padded interior lining on one side. Of course that means you will want to put your Nexus 7 2013 into the case with the screen facing the side sporting the plastic. There is, unfortunately, no way to know which side that is except by feel. A small, subtle indicator sewn into the case so users could visually determine the protective side would be nice.

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Like the Suede Jacket Case we previously reviewed, the Waterfield Slip Case for the 2013 Nexus 7 is as simple as it gets. It, however, offers both scratch and bump protection and, thanks to its availability in six different colors, is both a practical and an attractive way to keep the tablet safe. You can learn more and order yours.

MSRP: $27

What I Like: Simple but effective protection; Waterproof outer shell and a soft, padded interior; Impact-resistant plastic keeps the tablet screen protected; Available in six colors

What Needs Improvement: No visual indicator so you can know which side offers the screen protection

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.