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Devicewear Ridge case forAsus Google Nexus 7

on October 15, 2012 8:00 am

I’m a bit fussy about the cases for my devices.  They mustn’t add too much bulk or weight, they mustn’t cover the bezel, and they must have some sort of stand functionality.  Well it looks like The Ridge from Devicewear might meet all my criteria.  Adding on only 7 mm and 4.2 ounces, the folio-style case allows you to use your Nexus 7 at 6 different angles.   Made of vegan leather with a micro suede interior, it also has embedded magnets to make use of the smart on/off functionality.

It’s available from Devicewear  for $49.95.

Comments

  1. 1
    chriszzz says:

    Looks good, but a $50 cover for a $199 device ??? Did the manufacturer miss the point of a cheap device ?

  2. 2
    Ian Lim says:

    chriszzz you can get it from Amazon for $25.25 ( if you live in the US :( )

    Oh and make sure you don’t look at the Piel Frama then :)

  3. 3
    Richard says:

    I bought one for about $30.00 from Amazon. It really is thin and while it was vinyl/plastic (“vegan leather”) it did not look cheap. The ridges were deep enough to stop the Nexus 7 from falling over. But, one of the clips that keeps the cover shut broke after 3 days of very light use. Also, if you read in portrait mode and folded back the cover, the magnets switched off the device. I returned it and got a full refund. The seller was very courteous and i have to give them top marks for customer service. They suggested I got a faulty unit. There are however many other covers for about $8 from Amazon or eBay that look as good and are very much less expensive. I bought a different one for $8 and am very pleased with it. I think it is overpriced even at $25.

  4. 4
    John says:

    They are all over ebay for around $10 in many colors.

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    Ian Lim says:

    @Richard , was wondering about those clips :)

    @ John , you referring to the Devicewear one or the generic covers (expect a review of the generic cover to be post here soon ) :)

  6. 6
    John says:

    @ Ian – I was referring to the generic ones…they appear identical to me and I’ve seen a number in person at a few night markets recently.

  7. 7
    Ian Lim says:

    @John – I’ve got the “generic” one, and there’s threads coming loose, suede lining coming off and cracks in the corners. I’ve already got a replacement from the seller and it’s just been put on today. It’ll be interesting to see if I just got a single lemon cover, or if the build quality is bad for all of them. Review is just awaiting publishing :)

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    chriszzz says:

    I’ve always used generic covers. I don’t really see the point in buying $50, $100, or even $30 covers that basically do 1 thing : wrap the device. These are not high-tech, complicated equipment. Quality is usually pretty good, and many sellers will offer a replacement if there’s any manufacturing issues out of the box.

    I have a generic cover for my iPad, my phone, and I’ve just bought a generic one for my Nexus 7. This one’s a “book style” cover, wraps around the tablet completely in all directions, is fairly thin, and has the smart-cover functionality. For $12. Very happy with it so far.

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    Al Brockman says:

    Learn from my experience. DO NOT buy a DeviceWear cover. I bought one for my iPad3. It looked great and worked well. However, after a few months of really very light use, the edges and corners began to wear badly. The surface color just disappeared and the under material wore badly. Very poor quality control.
    I called DeviceWear customer support and was told that the warranty was 90 days and too bad. What kind of product exposed to any wear factors has a 90 day warranty. Am I expected to buy a new one every three months?
    Bottom line – looked good but in terms of quality – JUNK

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