It’s the dawn of a new era for the stock Android-running Nexus gadget line, as Google intends to target the mainstream, upper-tier tech market with the family’s fresh 6 and 9-inch members. The Nexus 6 smartphone and Nexus 9 tablet are slightly tougher sells than their predecessors, costing $650 and $400 respectively.
And that’s as far as the two’s “entry-level” configurations are concerned, with $100 added on top for the N6 to pack 64 GB internal storage, and the LTE-enabled N9 flavor likely to start at around $550.
Of course, with not-so-great prices come great features, and very convenient accessories. [easyazon-link asin=”B00M6UC6LI” locale=”us”]The Nexus 9[/easyazon-link], for instance, takes productivity to heights its ancestors couldn’t dream of, courtesy of an uber-versatile keyboard folio.
Mind you, this isn’t some crappy, chintzy third-party accessory that may or may not fit N9’s unique dimensions, design and aspect ratio. It’s a multipurpose cover conceived specifically for the 64-bit-supporting 8.9 incher.
And starting today, it’s [easyazon-link asin=”B00MNOQ96A” locale=”us”]up for grabs on Amazon at $129.99[/easyazon-link]. Technically, it’s listed as “temporarily out of stock”, but the online retailer vows to deliver it “when available”, and something tells us Amazon is to be trusted with these matters more than the Play Store.
They have their ways, and so don’t shy away from pre-ordering before they completely run out of inventory. In addition to protecting your precious Android 5.0 Lollipop-based slate, and offering a nifty, handy physical keyboard, the folio accessory also packs its own battery, improving the N9’s overall autonomy.
It’s really a complete multipurpose appendage, which explains the extravagant costs. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something simpler, less versatile and cheaper, [easyazon-link asin=”B00MO4T4VQ” locale=”us”]the $39.99 Magic Covers[/easyazon-link] are themselves “temporarily out of stock”, but coming soon.
These are covers and nothing more, although they do prop up the N9 in a couple of different positions for a unique video playing experience, and they can be had [easyazon-link asin=”B00MO4T4VQ” locale=”us”]coated in black[/easyazon-link], [easyazon-link asin=”B00MO4T04C” locale=”us”]coral amethyst[/easyazon-link], [easyazon-link asin=”B00MO4T074″ locale=”us”]lime stone[/easyazon-link] or [easyazon-link asin=”B00MO4SZS4″ locale=”us”]mint indigo[/easyazon-link].