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What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?

Case/Cover/Skin
28 (66.7%)
Stand
0 (0%)
Screen Protector
5 (11.9%)
Stylus
2 (4.8%)
Mouse/Keyboard
4 (9.5%)
Audio Dock
2 (4.8%)
Other:  I'll Tell You In The Comments!
1 (2.4%)

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Offline Babyfacemagee

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What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« on: July 15, 2012, 05:45:09 PM »
What Accessories Do You Plan On Buying For Your Nexus 7?  Let us know what case, screen protector, stand, stylus or any other accessory you plan on buying to outfit your new tablet. 
« Last Edit: July 15, 2012, 05:46:46 PM by Babyfacemagee »


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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2012, 05:51:38 PM »
Is a screen protector even warranted?  It has gorilla glass on it so why bother?
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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2012, 05:54:19 PM »
I got this case that was originally shown by someone else on this website, very nice find and very nice price.

I put my wife's kindle fire into it to try it out and it is indeed very nice.  I love the handstrap and magnetic seal!!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083P0MI4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00
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Re: Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012, 06:07:09 PM »
Is a screen protector even warranted?  It has gorilla glass on it so why bother?

Screen protectors are an on going debate, but it comes down to preference, as choices are more available we can discuss it in depth.
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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2012, 06:11:37 PM »
Doesn't it say "glass by Corning" and not Gorilla Glass?  If not Gorilla Glass hopefully something equivalent - or even better.

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Re: Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2012, 06:12:40 PM »
Is a screen protector even warranted?  It has gorilla glass on it so why bother?

Screen protectors are an on going debate, but it comes down to preference, as choices are more available we can discuss it in depth.

I guess i would consider it to keep the actual screen clean.  I have a screen protector on my phone which has gorilla glass for the sole purpose of keeping it clean. 
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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2012, 06:14:33 PM »
Doesn't it say "glass by Corning" and not Gorilla Glass?  If not Gorilla Glass hopefully something equivalent - or even better.

Corning is who makes gorilla glass.  so i am guessing its the same thing
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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2012, 06:29:47 PM »
It's actually called Corning 'fit' glass.  I did an article a while back about it.  It is a scratch resistant glass and similar to gorilla glass but apparently not the same thing.
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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2012, 06:31:59 PM »
a 3 pack of nice screen protectors is 9.99 at verizon for my phone.  i wonder how much a screen protector for this would be?
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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2012, 08:44:26 PM »
If you buy overseas, not much:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=nexus+7+screen+protector&_sacat=0

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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2012, 08:56:47 PM »
Maybe I'll see what Best Buy has for it soon.
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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2012, 08:59:41 PM »
The 'Gold Standard' of screen protectors are usually considered to be the 'Invisible Shield by Zagg'.  They are pricey though...usually like $29-$39 depending on the tablet.  They haven't put up on their site one for the Nexus 7 yet...but if we go by the price of their Kindle Fire one they start at $24.99 and go up depending on if you go screen only or full body and some other options.   Frankly, I'm not sure if it's worth it at that price.  Another decent one is 'ArmorSuit' which is more reasonable at $14.95 which gives you lifetime replacements as well.

Of course you can get generic ones for much less all over eBay and Amazon but it's luck of the draw if they're any good.

As for if the Nexus 7 screen can be scratched?  Yes...even Gorilla Glass technically 'can' be scratched so i'm sure this Corning 'Fit' Glass can be too.   The glass is hardened so that it resists most scratches in normal circumstances but let's say you drop the thing or if you happen to have a sharp object hit the screen in just the right way...it can still scratch it.   Now if you keep your tablet in a case normally a screen protector might not be necessary.   If you plan on using it without a case however a screen protector might not be a bad idea.   Also there are some screen films/protectors that are anti-glare in case you don't want that reflective screen so that's another use scenario.
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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2012, 07:39:47 AM »
A keyboard and mouse for sure, and hopefully I can find a case with this built in.  I'll buy a dock only if someone finds a way to add HDMI out through the dock pins.

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Re: What Accessories Do You Plan To Buy For Your Nexus 7?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2012, 07:42:28 AM »
Maybe I'll see what Best Buy has for it soon.
Best buy tends to be way overpriced, gives you a real hard time on returns.  Their house brand is dynex, recently, I looked at an sd reader that was a $30 part, that was 1 on meritline and others.  They also kill you on cables.  If you need cables - monoprice is excellent.

 


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