Before I go ahead and review this product, this case comes in two sizes, one covers your smartphones, and the other covers your 7” tablets and devices. This means that even if you do not own a Nexus 7, you can get this for your smartphones, your Kindles, and even your iPad minis! I got mine from MobileFun and buying details and more information can be found at the following link:
So, just to summarize, this case claims to give waterproof protection to your Nexus 7. On the specs, it claims an IP rating of 57 and 58, which means it can be submerged up to 5m in water, and can withstand a fair amount of dust too. IP ratings are used all over in the electronics/electrical industry all over to define the ability of the unit to withstand liquid and dust. Being an engineer, I can tell you for sure that an IP rating of 57/58 is pretty impressive.
Now for the test. I was not brave enough to put my Nexus 7 in the case for the initial test. So I thought I’d put in some tissues in the case, and submerge it in water. My kitchen sink had to suffice as I let water run over the case, and then I held it under there for about 2 minutes. As expected, and as promised, the tissues came out bone dry, and there were no indications of any condensation or moisture inside the case.
This means that the case fulfils the waterproof test. However, that is not the only requirement of the case. It has to function as a case that can be used, the touchscreen needs to function, and the speakers need to operate. There is also the accessibility of the ports available on the device.
I can tell you for sure, without even trying, that you have no access to the ports on the device. Which means headphones, USB connection or charging the device is out of the question. However, let me add, you probably will not want to use those ports while your device is subject or submerged in water.
Practicality wise, this is quite good, as not only can you squeeze your Nexus 7 (or other device in), but it also has room enough if you have a thin enough case. My Nexus slid in well without having to take the case off.
Once in, you can access the power and volume buttons. Also, despite the case being wet on the outside, I was able to use the touch screen without any problem. This is a big plus as far as the review goes. This means that your device is totally practical as far as usage is concerned. Playing music means that you get a fairly good quality of sound coming out of the speakers, and once again, that is a big plus. It also packs in a strap so you can hang it over your shoulder.
As far as applications go, this case does not disappoint. It provides waterproof protection to your electronic devices, which means you can access them in the bath, by a pool or at a beach. Also means you can use it in rain, though I do not know why you would need to. However, it is still good to know that you can. I think this is a must-have for all gadget enthusiasts, and should be part of every travel pack.
I have to thank www.mobilefun.co.uk for sending this out to review for me. If you want phone accessories, mobile and tablet phone speakers, mobile phone docks, laptop/notebook accessories, iPod/iPhone/iPad accessories, or other mobile accessories, MobileFun is a great site to visit. The KeyCase Keyboard Case for Nexus 7 can be found under Nexus 7 cases at www.mobilefun.co.uk.