Really special case for Nexus 7
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Really special case for Nexus 7

There are several cases now available for the new Google Nexus 7 Tablet…most are pretty pedestrian in design..they do the job but with no style. Not so for the cases from Oberon Design. Not only do they protect your device they d0 it with serious style. Good hand tooled leather with hand cast pewter fittings.

Oberon cases are hand made to order in their Santa Clara CA studios…they have been at it since 1972…and their cases are small works of art. I have always liked the look and feel of hand tooled seems to be an almost lost art with a few artisans like Oberon still at it.

Oberon cases are available in a multitude of designs and colors..I chose the DaVinci design in Saddle..a nice shade of brown. The first things I noticed..aside from the stunning design..was the feel and smell of real leather. No question, this is a luxury case.

Now, great design is nice but I also want my good looking case to protect my Nexus 7..and the Oberon does that in spades. The simple but sturdy attachment system uses two leather straps at the bottom and two bungee cords at the top. You will also notice a long bungee cord loop at the left..that is part of the neat system that turns the case into a sturdy stand.

It also uses a bungee cord that loops around a pewter button to keep the case closed…since it is a folio case all the controls are easily accessible. Now how sturdy is all this you may ask…watch this short video..bear in mind that is my Nexus 7 in the case.

The Oberon case for the Google Nexus 7 is $69.50 from the company’s web site. Shipping charges are among the most reasonable I have seen..$6.75 U.S.P.S First Class International Parcel to my home in Beaconsfield, took 8 days. In the US, Priority Post to CT for example is $7.30. Faster methods are offered at extra cost.

Oberon designs makes cases for most e-readers and iPads plus a whole bunch of leather stuff ranging from notebook covers to handbags. It also offers a line of hand cast pewter jewelry. Do browse through the may find something you want or the perfect gift for that special someone.


Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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