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REVIEW: INCIPIO Feather Ultralight Hard Shell Case

The Incipio Feather

Before becoming the owner of a Nexus 7, I really wasn’t exactly a connoisseur of device cases.  I want to protect my Nexus 7, but at the same time, I want to make it easy to access and use.  I’ve read many postings in the Nexus 7 community that say, “I hope Incipio makes a case for the Nexus 7.”  Well, I have in front of me Incipio’s first case for the Nexus 7, the Feather.

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REVIEW: Travel cover for Nexus 7

When I purchased my Nexus 7 back on June 27th, I didn’t want my tablet to be unprotected, so I also ordered the (OEM) Travel cover for Nexus 7 by ASUS.  When my Nexus 7 arrived, I put it directly into the case.  The case appears to be made of TPU material. At the time of my order, the case was only available in “Dark Grey.” Other colors are now available.  There is a cover that has no way to securely fasten close. The cover just flaps around.  The cover also does not have a lining and it just rests on the screen of the Nexus 7.  I am concerned that over time that this could cause damage to the tablet’s screen.

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Nova Launcher Prime is only 25 cents

Sorry that I didn’t report on this earlier, but Google has been pricing a few apps at 25 cents last week.  Today is the last day.

I would like to draw attention to a specific app that may be of interest to Nexus 7 owners:

Nova Launcher Prime is a replacement launcher.  One thing that it does that would benefit Nexus 7 owners is that you can override the rotation lock on the home screen so that you can rotate to “Landscape Mode.”

I installed it on my Nexus 7.  I haven’t had a chance to really play with it, but it looks to be very close to the stock Jelly Bean Launcher.

More details about Nova Launcher Prime can be found on their website.

Here are some articles from Droid Life on the Nova Launcher.

Welcome to Neal’s Unofficial Nexus 7 Blog

Hello, I’m Neal and welcome to my blog.  I’m the proud owner of a Google Nexus 7 Tablet by ASUS.

First a little introduction to my tablet experience.  Last August, like many other people, picked up an HP TouchPad during the fire sale. This was my first tablet experience. I liked the TouchPad a lot, but because of the uncertainty of the webOS platform, I was looking for something else.  The TouchPad is capable of running Android via CyanogenMod, so I decided to install it. I found that I was using Android more than I was using webOS. Since I was using Android, I wanted to go with a true Android device. I heard that Google was coming out with their own tablet and that it would possibly be available in July. I sold my TouchPad and placed my order for the Nexus 7 as soon as it was announced.

So, there’s the short version of how I became a Nexus 7 owner. 🙂

I decided to start a blog because I’ve been reviewing different case/cover options for the Nexus 7 and I wanted a place to post. This blog will be used to post my reviews and to spout random musings about my experience with the Nexus 7.