The DODOcase is a Nexus 7 cover
that is well made, protective and downright classy. It would be at home alongside any leather bound books as that's essentially what your Nexus 7 will look like once it's stuck in. It is quite literally stuck in, at first you open the case and it looks like your beloved tablet is going to be held in with double sided tape, but after peeling away the paper a surprisingly tacky adhesive is revealed that holds in the Nexus in literally any condition. This has a number of advantages over cases which hold the device in by surrounding it on all sides; Firstly all the ports are accessible and it looks much nicer.
"It would be at home alongside any leather bound book"
The adhesive holding in the tablet is reusable and doesn't leave any residue on the back of the Nexus which is a plus. The DODOcase makes use of the Nexus' sleep function where opening the case up automatically wakes up the device and the screen comes on without a single button being pressed. The hard leather casing ensures the tablet is protected and the screen in particular is very well protected.
It's surprising considering the case covers the Nexus's speaker that the sound produced from it seems just as good (or bad depending on your opinion of the speaker) and even balances some of those ear knifing high pitch tinny sounds that come from it.
Using the band used to hold closed the case you can also put the tablet into a landscape viewing mode by bending the front cover backwards wrapping the band around it. I found the angle a little too steep for close up table use which may not be suitable for commuters but for a normal table the screen is held at a perfect angle for movie watching and emailing by the DODOcase.
"you can also put the tablet into a landscape viewing mode by bending the front cover backwards"
The HARDcover's claim to fame is it's "Handmade in a San Francisco bookbindery by true craftsmen" which makes it all the more luxurious.
The only gripe I had with the DODO is a peculiar creaking noise which occurred in the first week or so of use when opening and closing the cover. However it doesn't seem to be a defect and once the hinge was broken in all seemed fine.
For £24.95 at MobileFun
this is a premium case, however it certainly looks and feels like it is worth every penny.