|Nexus 7 in Keyboard Case|
Then when I learned they made keyboards as accessories for them I saw a lot more possibilities. That is why I made the keyboard part of the original order and not something I'd plan to get later. For this makes the Nexus 7 as much a writing machine as a reading machine. And that's huge.
|Naked Nexus 7 on ASUS Aspire|
Sure it is still a laptop and still small enough to pack around. Technically it's portable.
But practically it isn't. It is always a major production to get all the cords untangled--power, headphone, USB chargers--all the aps shut down to save battery, and then packed up with whatever accessories I can't do without--mouse and mouse pad, thumbs, earbuds...
It can take longer to do this than it takes to get dressed.
So I seldom moved it off it's desk. Whether away from home or just to another room, I rarely took it with me.
This had another repercussion in that I hated to be without it so I resisted going places.
|Nexus 7 Keyboard Case Closed|
The view above is of the side the tablet is ensconced in. The round hole top left accommodates the camera. The nearly square flap with a lifting tab in the middle is the stand that props the keyboard at the right angle for typing as seen in the top picture.
|Closed Nexus 7 Keyboard Case Side-by-Side with|
the Hacker Rules for Writer's
a 5X8X1 inch book
|ASUS Netbook Cradles Nexus 7|
The pictures above and below compare its size as a unit with my netbook and Aspire.
|Nexus 7 on the Lap of Aspire|