The $1 Used Bookstore Nexus 7 Case

The $1 Used Bookstore Nexus 7 Case

Gregory Han
Sep 7, 2012

The Nexus 7 is proving to be a popular tablet alternative to the iPad for its combination of size, performance, and price (alongside shipping with buttery smooth Android 4.1 Jelly Bean). And that means owners are already busy DIYing their own solutions, like dudervoog's $1 protective book case...

From dudervoog's

I didn't take any pics of the process, which was unremarkable. There are plenty of tutorials online that deal with hollowing out books. The one modification that I made was to use watered down wood glue instead of the standard Elmer's. It worked really well. Then I lined the inside with some felt that the wife had, which keeps the tablet nice and snug, and stops it from rattling around.

I feel like this does a good job of camouflaging the tablet, while also protecting it. My sister's book bound cover for her iPad cost her almost $100. That company makes a case for the Nexus as well, for about the same price. There was no way I was about to pay $100 for a case for a $200 appliance. This cost me practically nothing, and took about 45 minutes to make.

Not sure most iPad covers are "almost $100", but nobody can argue dudervoog's is the more cost efficient course. The addition of lining the cut-out interior with felt was an excellent touch, alongside the book title he chose to disguise his device. I'm still not sure I'm a proponent of destroying even a book with a $3 value, but I can appreciate the effort here.

(Image: dudervoog)

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