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My life with the Google Nexus 7

Stephanie, from our Marketing Team, shares her experience of the Google Nexus 7 with us all in this quick blog post…

Google Nexus 7

When I was given a Google Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas I was in pure shock. I have to say that my touchscreen skills are not the best so I was a bit scared when I saw this cute 7-inch mini tablet in my hands.

Now I have been using it for nearly four weeks and I have to say that it has changed my life completely, here is why …

It fits in most of my handbags and even in some of my coat pockets so it’s very easy to carry around with me. The best thing really is that I can hold it in one hand as it’s so light, much lighter than the Kindle Fire.

Apps can be downloaded within seconds and with Google Maps you have the ability to save offline maps to your device whilst staying connected within the Google cloud.

Oh yes and my nightmare of touchscreen displays was ungrounded as this display is the most responsive one I’ve ever seen or used.

I wouldn’t use it as a camera anyway but it only has a front facing camera and the photo quality is not the best. It’s also not the best when writing very long documents or emails, might be better to use a laptop or computer to do that.

Life changing?
Yes! I am using my Google Nexus 7 for nearly everything now: Banking, recipes, BBC iPlayer, eBooks, games, emails, Skype and browsing.  Just unfortunate that I can’t use it as a phone 🙂

If you’re looking for a Google Nexus 7 Case, make sure you check out Proporta for a good selection.

Got a Google Nexus 7? Keep it safe with Proporta

If you’re one of the lucky ones with a brand new Google Nexus 7 tablet, then you’ll probably need to prize your eyes away from it for a moment to look for a suitable protective solution (unless you’re reading this on your Nexus of course).

We know how valuable a new tablet can be, not only in terms of money spent on it but also what it means to your daily routine. That’s why Proporta’s leather-style Google Nexus 7 case is the ideal accessory you’ll need for keeping it safely protected while looking great.

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Made from a lovely faux-leather, this classic black Nexus 7 case feels soft in the hands and has a slimline design so it can be taken anywhere without any dramas.

This Google Nexus 7 case allows you take advantage of all features and functions whilst keeping it tucked away out of harm’s reach.

The leather-style Google Nexus 7 case is now available to buy at Proporta.

Google Nexus 7 Case – Behind the Scenes with Proporta

Ever wondered how Proporta makes its fine products, including the brand new Google Nexus 7 Case – Leather Style? Well you’re in for a treat, as we take you behind the scenes showing you our hand-crafted cases being lovingly made ready to keep your gadgets snug and protected.

Our Head of Product, Lynnette Prigmore, recently gave an interview on Geek Native about how we decide on new products, as well as giving some insight into the Google Nexus 7 case and its manufacturing process and we’ve got all the best bits right here for you. Plus, we’ve got some great photos of how our cases are made, including our highly anticipated Google Nexus 7 case.

Q. When/how do you decide the time is right to create a case design for a device? Is it purely a commercial decision based on how well the gadget is selling?

A: This is our trickiest challenge, but one we’re pretty used to after 16 years in the game. We assess a number of things and how well the gadget is selling can be part of it, but often our retailers and customers want the accessory at the same time as they buy their gadget so we don’t always have this information to hand. If this is the case then we look at customer pre-interest, how well a predecessor or similar gadget has performed and add a little bit of gut feel too.

Q. Are you surprised at how well the Nexus 7 is selling?

A: Not at all, given the marketing efforts and price point they’ve positioned the Nexus 7 at. It’s made this sort of gadget much more accessible to anyone who wasn’t too keen on forking out hundreds of £s on a tablet device.


Q. How long does it take to design a case for a tablet?

A: A lot depends on the style of the device and what materials we choose to use, but in our industry we have to move pretty fast so we usually have key times of the year where we put a range of designs together and then we can gain a much faster turnaround – At our busiest times this can be just a matter of hours. We have an excellent in house design team!

Q. What sort of inspiration do you draw on when thinking about tablet case design?

A: We look at the market and what else is available out there, we survey our customers and also use the different devices as much as possible in order to gain a real feel for the device and its needs in terms of accessories from the customer perspective.

Google Nexus 7 Case - the finished product

You can find our new leather style Google Nexus 7 case at Proporta.

Google Nexus 7 Tablet has now arrived at Proporta HQ

The brand new Google Nexus 7 Tablet has now landed at Proporta’s office to some very excited people. We prized it away from a gaggle of Proportians to unbox it officially in our traditional way. If you’re looking to buy a Google Nexus 7 Tablet, check out our unboxing video below to get a good old look at what comes in the box and the welcome screen. Keep your eyes peeled for some great new Google Nexus 7 cases on the way from us too. Find out more about Google Nexus 7 in our recent blog post.

Google Nexus 7 tablet announced

The Google Nexus 7 tablet was announced by Google at their developers conference in California yesterday (Wed 28 June).

In an extremely fast-moving market, this latest addition to the tablet computer crowd has some pretty impressive features and will be very affordable indeed.

So what will the new Google tablet boast?


Google Nexus 7

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Features
– 7-inch tablet running on Jelly Bean Android software
– 1.2-megapixel camera
– Available with either 8GB memory or 16GB
– 1280 x 800 high resolution display
– Scratch-resistant glass screen
– Battery life: 8 hours of HD video playback, 10 hours web browsing
– 600,000 apps available on Google Play
– Built by ASUS with quad-core Tegra 3 processor
– WiFi and Bluetooth
– Accelerometer, GPS, magnetometer and gyroscope

Google Nexus 7 Dimensions and Weight
– 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
– 340g

Google Nexus 7 Release Date
The new Google tablet is available for pre-order now and will ship in a few weeks time.

Google Nexus 7 Price
This Google tablet will retail at £159 (8GB) and £199 (16GB), giving it a strong advantage against the current range of tablets that may be out of a lot of people’s budgets.

Google Nexus 7 cases…
Yes, Proporta is already on the case (pardon the pun) and a range of protective cases will be made available very soon. Please check back on our blog for updates on this.