In a world where it’s hard to differentiate one tablet accessory from the next, it’s often hard to make an informed choice about one case in particular. Will it fit properly? Does it provide enough protection? Can I use it as a stand? These are just some of the more standard concerns for shoppers, and hopefully that’s where reviews like this come in handy. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand, so let’s dive in and see what’s what.
What’s in the box
There’s not much to the The Snugg‘s packaging: what you see is what you’ll get and you’ll be getting the case, and all the lovely air and packaging on the inside.
The Snugg case adopts the folio form factor and uses a velcro-secured case to harness the tablet much like the one we’ve seen on roocase’s folio cases. As the name of the brand might suggest, the Nexus 7 does fit extremely comfortably into the allotted space and leaves ample space on all sides and access points.
The case is covered on the inside and out with PU leather, also known as bicast leather, which generally uses a combination of leather and polyurethane to give a slightly glossy appearance that is fairly durable and easy to keep clean. The result is a case that looks like leather, feels great to hold and has just enough grip not to be a drop hazard. The case we are reviewing today is also available in several other colours including Baby Blue, Distressed Brown, Electric Blue (which we have here), Orange, Candy Pink, Red, White and Black.
You will notice on the inside of the front cover, there is a lack of card holding space which is a bit of a bummer, however in it’s place is something that looks like a strap; we’ll look at the application of this a bit later.
On the back of the case is the leather stopper that will allow you to turn the Snugg case into a stand. It’s solidly made despite being made from leather, though it is a bit stiff to manipulate at first. Using the stopper, you’ll be able to prop up your tablet in the upright, landscape position, and if you’re so inclined, you would also be able to stand your case in the portrait direction at 90 degrees.
To hold the case closed, the cases uses two simple magnets, one at the top corner and the other at the bottom corner, which makes for a really tight seal. As you might expect from a folio case, it doesn’t provide particularly heavy duty protection, but would be most comfortable in an office/home setting.
The Snugg case also has a sneaky inclusion at the bottom of the case which is a pen slot in case you want to store your stylus or pen for safe keeping.
Let’s go back to that strap on the inside of the case’s cover. When the case is in the stand position, the strap can be used as a hand strap which is aided by the fact that the stand acts as quite a good handhold. What this results in is quite an ergonomic way to operate and hold your tablet with one hand without fear of dropping it. I’m not 100% if this is what you’re supposed to use the strap for, but this is definitely the best way I’ve found to use it and I found it really neat.
As a case overall, I have to say that the Snugg case is overall missing a few features that would make it even more useful, including slots for cards and money. The pen holder is obviously a nice touch, but I can’t say that it’s the most practical seeing as most pens don’t have their clips in the middle of the pen; securing a pen in this pen holder would result in a pen that sticks out when stored. That said, it does exactly what the label says and it is a well-made, high quality product.
There’s really nothing particularly revolutionary about the Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand; it operates as it’s supposed to and it has a fair list of features. What it does do, however, is does everything it offers extremely well, and for that it should be commended as a very solid product. I would have no issues using this as my everyday case, and actually have been since I reviewed it; it feels premium and it does the job well. What more can you ask for in a case?
The Snugg Nexus 7 Case Cover and Flip Stand is normally sold for MSRP $39.99 USD, however The Snugg is currently having a sale where the price of the case has been slashed to just $24.99, an exceptional price for such a solid, quality case. If you want to take advantage of the sale, you can visit its product page at the link below: