The Nexus 10 Book Cover went on sale just a few short days ago and the moment that it did, my bank account was $30 lighter. It shipped Friday and I spammed the refresh button on the UPS tracking site constantly. Anyway, it got here yesterday afternoon and like a kid on Christmas I ripped open the package and squealed a scream of glee. So here it is: a review of the Nexus 10 Book Cover.
The package that greeted me was pretty nonchalant much like other Nexus products. Mind you, when I say nonchalant I mean not a lot of fluff with the product itself doing all the talking. You can order the cover in either Scarlet or Black. I opted for black. I debated Scarlet but I felt that the black would be more sleek and stylish. Like other Samsung cases it comes with a felt backing that blankets the screen and feels pretty solid.
The cover snaps onto the removable back plate and comes over the front like you would expect. The nicest thing about the cover is that it has smart cover capabilities. Basically, flip open the case and the screen turns on. Unlike other smart cases that I’ve used on other tablets this one doesn’t bypass the lock screen and I still have to unlock the tablet myself. On the plus side, it’s one less button I have to fumble over.
The book cover works as you would expect. It protects the screen and looks good. However the biggest feature I would like to write about is the added little details that Google and Samsung packed into the cover. Besides the felt back that protects the screen, they added a notch into the design that allows for the use of the back camera.
Seriously I can’t express how awesome it is. It has been my biggest pet peeve in every other Book Cover style case out there. It covered up the damn camera! Not only is that inconvenient, but it detracts from being useful. Google and Samsung must have figured that out because it’s no longer an issue. Not that taking photos with your tablet is a something you’re going to do, but it’s nice to know that your prized Nexus can be protected while still having the ability to take photos quickly.
To conclude, the Nexus 10 Book Cover works as expected. It protects the screen and looks cool. The smart case feature adds some convenience. The kicker is again, in the details, and the notch that was added for the camera is a godsend. The case is well worth the $35.98 ($29.99 cost + $5.99 shipping), and if you own a Nexus 10 and are in need of some screen protection, then I would hands down recommend this cover. Hit the source links below to get the Book Cover in either Black or Scarlet.