Video look at the useful $15 Blurex Nexus 7 case

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Earlier this week, I mentioned the Blurex Ultra Slim case for Nexus 7 tablets and my order arrived yesterday. After just a day with this case, I’m more than happy with the purchase. First of all, $15 is a steal for this case, even without the special features it offers. The case is $5 cheaper than Google’s(s goog) own Nexus 7 case and it’s one is far more versatile. Take a look and see: Besides protecting the device, the magnets automatically wake or sleep the little slate.

39 Comments

Jaime

Fantastic review. Much appreciated. If you happen to snatch a ChromeBook, I’d love to get your review. Thanks.

Adam

Great review, I actually have a similar case for my iPad. That elastic strap is actually to secure the tablet when using the hand strap. It goes around the bezel on the right side so the cover stays together.

B Miller

My question is, I see your lock screen goes landscape mode – how’d you do that? Did you use a lock screen replacement? What did you do / use? Thanks!

James

Re: Orientation lock. You don’t need a 3rd party app, simply deactivate the orientation lock from the notification shade. once that’s done even the lock screen will go from portrait to landscape. Works for me!!

Scott

Great demo. I just bought a case with a build in keyboard, it’s great for when I’m sitting on the couch I just place it on the coffee table. If I want to use it while I’m out it’s really awkward and the keyboard is useless, I’ll be grabbing one of these, seems perfect for when I want to take it with me somewhere.

Tim

Great review, thanks! I’m ordering mine now. FYI, from another review, it seems the elastic is designed to keep the case open. With the cover folded all the way back, the elastic goes around the front of the tablet so it won’t flap when holding it one handed.

shaggytdawg

Great pick! I actually bought this case a week or two after getting my Nexus 7 (which I bought off of someone who got in a first wave preordered), and only just now saw your video. Glad I managed to pick a well liked case.

One comment on your review: I think that elastic strap is mainly meant to (or at least alternatively meant to) be used when the case is open. You strap it around the right bezel of the from on the Nexus 7, so that it keeps the cover from flapping around while you’re holding it. This also makes the hand grip you pointed out much more convenient since everything won’t wiggle around as much.

The only case I think I’ll consider getting to replace this one is one from Marware, if they ever make a Nexus 7 variant of this case: http://www.marware.com/microshell-folio-kindle-fire-cover . I read rumor on a forum somewhere that it was in the works.

Uri Shabtay

Thank you! I bought it through Amazon thanks to u and your review. You saved my Nexus 7 tablet

Mark DeAngelis

Why not use YouTube player? It is a Google world. Though I am a huge Adobe products fan and user. Love there creative cloud suite.

Mark DeAngelis

Check your link/code it tries to play the flash version on my nexus and does not work.
@Bobber_what does “side load mean?”

Brian

Great advice, I ordered it nd love it, I was even happier with the screen protector and usb dongle included.

Tanks for some very helpful info!

flinchböt

Based on your review I went ahead and bought it. So far so great!

Adam

Thanks for the review! As soon as I finish typing this, I’ll be ordering this case. Ironic that I had to email the address of this review so I could watch the video on my iPhone. Plays fine on my 3GS, but the Nexus 7 thinks it needs flash.

michaelgier

Hey, your video WON’T PLAY on a Nexus 7! Requires Flash, not supported beyond Android 4.0.x. #FAIL

Kevin C. Tofel

That’s odd… the video plays fine on an iOS device, which of course, doesn’t have Flash. We stream the vids in both Flash and HTML5 containers, depending on the device request. I’ll check with our video content provider as it may have something to do with the user agent string for Android 4.1 devices, such as the Nexus 7. Thanks!

irongamer

Same here. Could have at least offered an HTML alternative. Can’t watch the video on my Nexus 7. Can’t install flash from the Play store. This does have a classic fail feel to it, sorry.

Kevin C. Tofel

Irongamer, see my comment above. The video plays on iOS devices, so therefore we do offer an HTML alternative. ;) Again, checking with our video content host on the issue. Thanks!

acabtp

So what ever happened with that video? It still won’t play on the Nexus 7

acabtp

So what ever happened with the video host? It still will not play on the Nexus 7

Panda

Wow thank you for this review! It sold me on finding a good case that unlocks and locks the device when you open and close it and has a place to store my stylus!

j

How ironic! Can’t view the video on my Nexus 7 because I need flash?

Bobber

Just sideload the flash apk. The latest Flash for ICS works just fine on Jelly Bean.

Enjoy.I

Mmmmmmm, we’ll it looks almost exactly the same as the C.E.O. Hybrid case from marware… I have mine for the playbook

P Messier

Regarding video playback problem. My default browser on S Galaxy tab running froyo is dolphin vs 8.7.?. It will not play the video. If I paste url address into most recent FF browser video will play. If I paste url into stock browser that came with pad, it will also play.

Jacob Bockelmann

Blurex sent me a replacement case and the magnet is functioning great. Go Blurex!

Kevin C. Tofel

Hmmm…. working fine for me here and for a few other GigaOm staff. What browser/platform/device are you using? I don’t doubt there’s an issue; just trying to get some info. Thx!

Quenin

Great review, but I’m unable to view the video on my NEXUS 7 because the video requires flash. The absence f flash is my only complaint about the nexus 7.

Krysten Smith

Great review, Thanks!!!!!

Do you have an update on the Samsung Samsung Standard Battery Charging System? I was wondering there was a system invented that charges the battery IN the phone as well as docks it!

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