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Official Nexus 7 Sleeve hits Play Store, but it'll cost you $50 (incl. shipping)

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Official Nexus 7 Sleeve hits Play Store, but it'll cost you $50 (incl. shipping)
The new Nexus 7 has gotten its first official accessory, and it is possibly one of the least worthwhile accessories that you'll find on the market. If you're one to go for a case/sleeve to protect your device, sure the Nexus 7 Sleeve will likely do a good job in protecting your new tablet, and it is designed well, but it still doesn't seem worth the price tag that you'll be looking at.

The official Nexus 7 Sleeve has a base price of $29.99, which is already pretty steep, but once you add in the shipping it gets completely unreasonable. Google's shipping costs on the Play Store tend to be pretty high, but for the Sleeve, the cheapest option available is Ground Shipping for $17.98. Add in the tax for your state and that could easily bump the total cost over $50 for the Sleeve. 

Of course, if you don't mind getting a case that isn't official, there are plenty of options on Amazon for much cheaper. 

source: Google Play

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posted on 13 Aug 2013, 16:47 2

1. JojoGo101 (Posts: 211; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)


Official accessories aren't really good, except the Smart Cover by Apple, that's pretty good as a stand.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 16:53 1

2. Shatter (Posts: 2023; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Wait or 3rd party version thats same thing for $10.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 16:58 1

3. Tayab (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


$50 for this... even in Pakistan where inflation is at its peak doesn't even worth 500 rupees $1 = 102 rupees

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 18:20

4. dorianb (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Designed to protect your Nexus 7 while on the go, the form fitting neoprene sleeve features an asymmetrical zipper for quick and easy access. The sleeve is both padded and lined with microfiber fur for double the cushioning. A convenient outer pocket keeps all of your accessories close at hand. Compatible with all models of Nexus 7.
-Description from Play Store.

For that I'll just jump right to a Portenzo.
https://shop.portenzo.com/new-nexus-7/

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 19:51

5. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Why on earth would someone waste $50 on such a useless accessory? You can easily get a cover for only $10 off Amazon.

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 01:14

6. roscuthiii (Posts: 1791; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Crazy. I found an old sleeve from a netbook from a while back. It's a little big, but I'm also clinging to an old OG Barnes & Noble Nook (which I still find e-ink best for extended reading) and they both fit in there nicely. Finally, that netbook paid off for something. Wonder whatever happened to it...
:-/

posted on 14 Aug 2013, 01:54

7. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


f*ck that shipping price.

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