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DISCOUNT: Get 10% off of a Portenzo Case (2013 Edition Nexus 7)

Thank you to Cult of Android for tipping me off about this:


Until midnight tonight, you can get 10% off your order for a PORTENZO case for your NEW (2013 edition) Nexus 7 by using the coupon code: NEWNEX


This offer expires at midnight tonight.


Man-PACK: Not just a plain ordinary bag!

I will post photos and video later, I just wanted to get this posted ASAP, because the Kickstarter Campaign ends on Thursday.

When I got my Nexus 7 last year, I wanted to find a way to carry it with me out of the house.  There had to be a carrying bag out there that was suitable and masculine. Ladies have their purses. My wife can fit everything in her purse. I think Jimmy Hoffa is in there!  My wife is from Detroit. Hmmm… I wonder…. Okay, maybe not Jimmy Hoffa, but she can fit a lot in there, including her Kindle, which she takes everywhere.

I saw the Man-PACK via some advertising and thought that it would be just the thing I needed to transport my Nexus 7 and probably some other things.  I decided to pick one up.  Now before I go any further, those of you that have followed my other reviews know that I always give a full disclosure statement.  A majority of the Nexus 7 cases I have reviewed have been furnished to me by the manufacturer for the purpose of writing a review.  In this case (no pun intended), I did purchase the Man-PACK.  The creator of the Man-PACK, Aaron Tweedie, lives in my town. I met him in person and I purchased a Man-PACK from him.

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Case reviews – A comparison study

Now that I’ve had the opportunity to review six different cases for the Nexus 7, I just wanted to give some brief thoughts about each case.  I will link to each of the reviews here on my blog.

NOTE: This entry was originally written in January 2013. I am just now getting around to posting this. 🙂

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Speck Products FitFolio: Sold Out?

It appears that my review of the FitFolio from Speck Products caused a buying frenzy and the case is now listed as being sold out on their web page:


Did my review of the FitFolio cause an ordering frenzy?

There’s no need to fear. I spoke to Speck today and they told me that the case is being redesigned for the new HSPA+ version of the Nexus 7.  It seems that the HSPA+ version of the Nexus 7 has some changes in the location of the microphone, headphone jack, and other ports in order to make room for the SIM card slot.  The new case will be a universal case and will accommodate both the Wi-Fi only and the HSPA+ version.  There is no ETA on the arrival of the new case, so you may want to choose that “Notify me” option.

REVIEW: Portenzo BookCase

Portenzo, located just outside of St. Louis, makes high quality, premium cases for the Nexus 7.  The case I reviewed is the BookCase, but there are other varieties available. Each Portenzo case is handmade in St. Louis, Missouri. Each case is made-to-order. They don’t start making your case until you place your order.  You will need to visit their webpage in order to see all the color choices and options available. There are many to choose from.

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