updated 03:06 pm EDT, Tue July 31, 2012
Premium Nexus 7 cover uses genuine leather, fiberglass
Details of official accessories for the Google Nexus 7 have leaked online. Presentation files received by Nordic Hardware show two covers and one dock for the tablet, with availability expected in August. These will be the first official accessories for the device, which arrived alongside the quick-selling ">Nexus Q streaming media player that has already been released.
The Asus Travel Cover comes in two separate varieties. The standard edition is a soft thermoplastic polyurethane cover that protects both the back and the front, and will be available in six different colors. A more expensive premium version will use genuine leather, microfiber and fiberglass. Having a limited range of four colors for the leather, it will also weigh 3 ounces instead of the 4.5 ounces of the standard version.
A Nexus Dock will be out at the same time as the two covers. The simply designed black wedge has only a single speaker socket to go with the microUSB port, used for charging and data transfers.
All the accessories are set for release in late August, although preorders are appearing on online stores now. The standard Travel Cover will go on sale for $20, with the leather Premium version at $40. The Nexus Dock will cost $50.