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Google Nexus 7 by Asus: Accessories to help get the most from your tablet

The Nexus 7 by Asus; Google’s brand new Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean running tablet has barely had time to make a tiny hole in its new owners wallets and yet a fleet of accessories are already on their way to accompany it, in store and online. Tech site NordicHardware posted information on some of the upcoming official accessories set to grace the Nexus 7, ahead of their official release.

Although the post has now been retracted from the site, no doubt by Google or Asus, Droid-Life were quick enough on the draw to grab ahold of these leaked product images bringing us three new products to expect across August, this year.

Asus Travel Cover

These new Nexus 7 Travel Covers look set to dress your new Android tablet in one of six colours: dark or light grey, teal, orange, pink or blue. The back cover is made from a similar polymer to the back of the Nexus 7 itself, providing a familiar feel in the hand. What’s more all the important ports are covered by secure tabs so that you don’t need to worry about getting dirt stuck in your tech as you jet set around the world.

Asus Travel Covers

Pricing looks set to be around $19.99, so we predict around a £12-£15 price point here in the UK.

Asus Premium Cover

If colours aren’t enough to grab your attention, Asus is also producing a more sophisticated option to adorn your precious tab. Opting for more luxurious materials, the Premium Cover swaps out the polymer-based front cover for a leather piece lined with microfibre fabric, not unlike the iPad’s Smartcover. What’s more, there’ll be a glass fibre ‘bumper’ integrated into the back piece of the case to add an addition level of protection around the edge of your Nexus 7.

Asus Premium Cover

The price for Premium in red, tan, black or white? $39.99 or around £25 here in the UK we suspect.

Nexus Dock

The last piece of the leaked accessory puzzle is a new dedicated Nexus 7 dock. With the introduction of Google’s Nexus Q media streaming device and the default homescreen of the Nexus 7 set to a huge Google Play widget, it’s clear that Google wants to push its media services in a big way. This compact dock accessory positions your Nexus 7 in a landscape orientation, making use of that 4-pin connector on the side, providing you with easy video/movie viewing and provides a nice experience for typing a Facebook post or email if you were to tie in a Bluetooth keyboard. On the back there are ports for microUSB to accommodate power and data transfer and a 3.5mm audio jack if you want to link in some stereo speakers.

Nexus Dock

The priciest accessory of the bunch, the Nexus Dock will set you back $49.99 or around £35.


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