Google is already selling zip-up sleeves and some stylish cases for the Nexus 7, but now you can add the new folio case to the list. This is essentially a bumper case with a front flap that can fold back and be used as a stand. It actually looks pretty neat.

2013-12-10 13_58_18-Nexus 7 Folio (Bright Red) - Devices on Google Play

The folio case comes in black and bright red, just like the Nexus 5 bumper. Unlike the N5 bumper, this is more of a bumper design with the back of the N7 exposed. In fact, the URL calls the case a "folio bumper." The buttons on the N7 folio appear to be separate pieces, not the mushy plastic buttons from the N5 bumper. 

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This is a pricey case, but might be a good option if you need something with a stand built-in. It ships in 1-2 days if you're interested.

[Nexus 7 Folio: Black, Red]

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  • TY

    Strangely, this bumper (175g) is heavier than the case (118.7g)...what.

    • AK


    • DaveDeutsch

      My doctor doesn't allow me to lift that much. I'm gonna have to pass on this one.

  • http://4cm4k1.com/ Anthony C. Maki

    Any info on whether this case uses a magnet for the auto-wake feature?

    • Alberto

      The description of the item says it does (AT LAST, ON AN OFFICIAL CASE!)

  • darkdude1

    So bright..My eyes.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      I'm guessing this is the same color as the red N5 bumper case. If that's so, then it's exactly as blinding in real life.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/77537273@N03/ Herman

    Is there some kind of Google conference going on right now that I am not aware of?
    So. much. new schtuffz..!

  • runderekrun

    Man that looks amazing. But, seriously, 50 dollars? A fourth of the tablet cost? Yeah sorry can't swing that.

  • Dude!

    Interesting button and notification bar transparency you have there, mr. press render.

    • Walkop

      You sir, just won.

      Nexus 7 with GeL launcher is your prize.

  • Shane Bloomfield

    Better off with a Poetic SlimLine for 12 bux...

  • Allen

    So is there any benefit to one of these official cases as opposed to buying a 5 dollar one on Amazon? Do these official ones fit better or something?

    • Ricardo A. Fragoso

      Ohh... ok, it's really expensive. But you have to admit that Bright red it's da hell sexy color..

      I'm sure there will be other options like this from now...

  • Justin

    $50 is apple accessory prices :/ I got my poetic slimline case designed near exactly like this for $6...

  • downlinx

    I will stick with my Poetic slimline, nice and all but $50 i dont think so.

  • Robb Nunya

    Question: Do people really drop $50 on a case like this? I usually go the $10 route through Amazon.

  • andy_o

    Dunno. Looks, um unfinished.

  • Steve Freeman

    F that. I bought 3 or 4 (I can't remember now) different cases, all which had the magnet shutoff/waken features, when the new N7 came out, all for under $25 with shipping. There's no WAY I would pay $50 for this.

  • http://www.emuparadise.me/roms-isos-games.php rarely online

    You can get better cases for half the price.

  • lute70

    Glad to see that others bought the poetic slimline. It look like Google made one that a combination of the Poetic and an Otterbox. I paid $12 for mine on Amazon and its great. $49? I think not.