The Duragadget Leather 360 Degree Rotating Case is a case for the Nexus 7 in the popular ‘book style’, meaning that the entire front cover folds over in one piece, just like a book. The front cover of the case can be secured down with the use of the elasticated strap which can be wrapped around the back of the device. This is especially useful if you’re packing the device in a bag and you don’t want the case to accidentally pop open. If you’re leaving the device at home, the magnets and weight of the case cover are sufficient to keep the cover closed.
On the front of the case, we have a minimal amount of Duragadget branding in the form of a chrome and red logo measuring about 3/4 of an inch across. At the very least, it adds a little colour to the black PU leather exterior.
Flipping the case open reveals the soft microfibre-esque fabric which will both clean and protect the screen when closed. Beneath this fabric are the magnets which allow the automatic screen on/off function of the Nexus 7 when the case is opened and closed.
The interior fabric is attached to the PU leather exterior with a contrasting white stitch. On the whole, the stitching makes the product look and feel much more polished, however in places there were a few loose threads or visible knots. These imperfections can of course be easily removed yourself at the slight expense of possibly losing a little durability.
Thanks to the gaps in the backplate of the case, it leaves the 4-pin accessory port full access.
In the same way, the power button and volume rocker are very easy to access. In fact the case makes the buttons very easy to find as they are depressed from the coated plastic backing.
The Nexus 7 fits perfectly into the case’s back, and a small lip around the plastic edge means that the device has no chance of falling out. Notice the spaces for the accessory port, power button, rear speaker, headphone port, etc. The large circle in the middle is the rotation device of the case and allows for the backplate to swivel a full 360 degrees.
To stand the device horizontally, you simply prop it up in one of two grooves on the inside cover of the case. The two grooves allow for two different angles.
For vertical viewing it’s simple to rotate the back plate of the case 90 degrees. Once again the device can make use of the two different slots for two different viewing angles.
Constructed from what seems to be a single piece of aluminium and formed into a tapered hexagonal prism, the stylus seems to be suspiciously identical to the Just Mobile AluPen.
In fact, the smooth, depressible, rubber tip of the stylus seems to be near identical too.
For what seems to be a permanent sale of around £12.99, the Duragadget Leather 360 Degree Rotating Case seems to be one of the most functional cases available at this price point. The build quality will be sufficient for most people and if you don’t object to the large circle being cut out of the back of the case, it would seem to be a very good choice. The professional features such as the magnetic sleep wake, multiple viewing angles, horizontal and vertical rotation in addition to the classy black-grey-white colour scheme make this case especially appealing.
Looking something different? Take a look at our review for the SD TabletWear SmartCase for Google Nexus 7