Last week we showed you that the Nexus 7 was set up for smart covers. Now a lot of devices are in the same boat so it remains to be seen if we will ever see actual smart covers for the Nexus 7, but if you’re clamoring for one, you can make one for as less than $10.00. By the way, if you don’t know what a smart cover does, it will toggle your screen on and off when you open or close the cover. How does it work? With magnets. I know some of you might be afraid of Do It Yourself projects, but trust me, this one is easy. Hit the break to get started.
There is a generic case for the Kindle Fire on Amazon for $5.99 (link below). If you’re a Prime member, you can get it shipped in two days for free. If you’re not a member, you can still get it shipped for free, but it will take a little longer.
This case will fit your Nexus 7 leaving all ports and buttons exposed except for the speaker in the back. It also has a hand strap which lets you easily hang on to your Nexus while you read, but it also happens to be the perfect place to insert a magnet. Most fridge magnets will work, but it can’t be too weak or too strong. All you have to do is glue the magnet in the hand strap and when you close the case, your screen will turn off, and when you open it, your screen will turn on. Now if you have the slide to unlock or any other lock screen, it will turn on to that, but if you turn off your lock screen, it will open to where ever you left off. Check out the video showing it in action.
The black version of this case seems to be out of stock at the moment, but the red version is ready to be shipped. For your convenience I linked both below.