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SD TabletWear Google Nexus 7 cases with magnetic sleep capability (gallery)

The Nexus 7 tablet from Google is a hot 7-inch form factor tablet running the latest Jelly Bean Android OS. SD TabletWear has a couple of slick, inexpensive cases that support the magnets in the Nexus 7 to turn on and off the display when you open and close the cover.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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The SD TabletWear SmartCase and Stand and Type cases come in simple plastic retail packaging.

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The Stand and Type case came in Navy blue while the SmartCase arrived in white. There are several color choices available for each case design.

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The cases are designed with the same openings and securing method on the right side, but the covers are different due to two different methods for propping up your Nexus 7.

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SD TabletWear Stand and Type


The Stand and Type case has two grooves on the top cover where the case bends. The functionality of this is shown in a later image.

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SD TabletWear SmartCase


The SmartCase model has two grooves on the top cover that are evenly spaced. This top cover looks more like the iPad Smart Cover and functions in a similar manner.

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SD TabletWear SmartCase


The right side of both models is similar and as you can see the display is fully viewable and there is an opening above the display for the front facing camera.

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The front facing camera is completely usable with your Nexus 7 in the case.

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The microphone and four dock connectors are visible on the left side with your Nexus 7 in the case.

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There are openings for the power and volume buttons on the upper left side.

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There are openings for the microUSB port and 3.5mm headset jack on the bottom of both cases.

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SD TabletWear SmartCase


This photo shows how the SmartCase can be used for a more upright scenario. The top folds over into a triangle to prop up the Nexus 7.

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SD TabletWear SmartCase


You can also place the SmartCase on a table in a lower angle. I prefer this for typing with an external Bluetooth keyboard.

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SD TabletWear SmartCase


It was enjoyable to watch Transformers with my Nexus 7 held in place by the SmartCase.

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SD TabletWear Stand and Type


The Stand and Type case can also be propped up at a high angle, which is great for watching movies.

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While the SmartCase folds in on itself to prop up your Nexus 7, the Stand and Type case uses a flap on the back that holds the top in place. This feels like a more secure mechansim.

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SD TabletWear Stand and Type


The Stand and Type case can also be set down for a lower viewing angle.

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Movies again look great with the SD TabletWear case around my Nexus 7.

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There is very little bulk added with this case around the Nexus 7 and the package still feels light and portable in your hand.

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This image shows the full back of the Stand and Type case.

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SD TabletWear SmartCase


And here you can see the back of the SmartCase. Note there is not latching mechansim here.

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SD TabletWear Stand and Type


Both cases have five openings cut out over the speaker so your speaker can still be heard even though most of the time you will probably be using headphones.

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