After a few days of the N7 being announced, Amazon was flooded with different (but similar) cases up for pre-order, with all of them being really cheap. As of this writing, the MoKo case is now $7.99 + 5/shipping. The case also comes in an assortment of colors for your choosing.
Here’s the rundown on the specs for the case, straight from MoKo’s Amazon page:
- Designed specifically for Google Nexus 2 7.0 Inch Android Tablet by ASUS. Access to all features and controls.
- Automatically wakes or puts your device to sleep when the lid is opened and closed
- Premium PU leather exterior and microfiber interior. Built-in stand with several angles: perfect whenever you type an email or watch a movie.
- Padded front cover and hard plastic back offer enhanced protection, at front, back, and all CORNERS.
- Lifetime warranty. Search “MoKo Nexus 2 7.0” for other styles and color options offered by BSCstore.
Looking around the case, all ports and cuts are right in line and where they’re supposed to be. The camera and top speaker both have precise cutouts. The camera has no problems taking pictures or videos and the speaker isn’t muffled.The bottom speaker cut-outs are no different and you can see the little indention for the USB port.
Both the power button and volume rockers are easily accessible. The backside of the case comes right up the point of both controls, while still giving enough protection to the back. They also made sure not to cover one of the mics right there.
When the case is closed, the main “claw” of the case hugs the side of the N7. It doesn’t hug as much as I would like (more on this later) or maybe it’s by design, but my previous MoKo case for the old N7 felt more snug. You can also see the little piece of elastic that the case has for a stylus.
The bottom right part of the case has the “MoKo” insignia stitched into it. All stitching around the case is pretty solid. Both the headphone jack and the USB port are open and there’s no problems attaching any cords to either of them.
Once you open up the case, you’ll find the soft micro-fiber material all over the inside of the case.There’s no worries here about scratching your N7. On the inside, you have a set of claws at the top and bottom that hold the tablet in place. These are covered by the mirco-fiber material, so there’s no need to worry about scratches.
The inside of the flap cover has two indentations running across for when you want to stand your tablet for video consumption (more on this later in the review), and two elastic straps, one chunky and the other is skinny and thin.
The big strap is there for you to use the tablet one-handed. Think of it like a baseball glove. I didn’t know if I would use the strap, but after using it, it really is a big help when you’re using it with one hand.
The other smaller strap is used to hold your N7 in place for using it at different angles. If you’re not using the hand strap and at any sort of angle, the tablet tends to flop down and gets really annoying trying to hold it shut with your thumb. The straps are a small and such a small detail, but very helpful.
This case is a multi-angled case and works great! Before I call it a night, I usually watch some YouTube and/or Netflix and since there was no cases yet, I had to prop up my N7 against a book on my nightstand. The result ended in the N7 sliding down and it would never still propped up for any sort of comfortable time. This was the main selling point in a case like this.
The one thing I found wrong with the case, was that the big “claw” that hugs the N7 while closed isn’t as snug as their previous N7 (1st Gen) case. This leaves a little bit of play while the case is closed. It isn’t bad enough to where it makes the case unusable, and might be that I was used to the other case. My case is most likely one of the first batches produced (I pre-ordered) so I’m not sure if this is something that can/will be looked at going forward. In any case, I’ll keep an eye out to see if MoKo releases anything regarding this.
Rating: (8 Androids out of 10)
The MoKo Slim-Fit isn’t a bad choice for a case and has many useful, helpful features. Regardless of the small flaw it has, it doesn’t take away the overall protection it offers and the pros outweight the cons by a healthy margin.
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