The team at Portenzo combats consumer plastic overload with a selection of notebook style cases. These journal styled cases are the perfect complement to your gadget. They are easy to tote around and a joy to show off. Handcrafted in St. Louis, Missouri, these series of cases brings the old, book binding technique to life. They have a nostalgic look and feel of your favorite journal.
Posted by Hunter on Wed November 20th 2013
I owned the HardBack for my 2012 Nexus 7 and loved it, so I knew I'd get a new one when I upgraded to the 2013. The build quality is second to none. But it seems a few millimeters deeper than the N7 is thick. With the IntelliStand, that makes the N7 detach from the sticky pads closer to the spine when the cover's closed. The full-size pad is sticky enough that I'm not worried about the tablet slipping out, but I'm a little concerned about gunk getting stuck to the smaller pads while they're detached. Only other thing is that the IntelliStand keeps the tablet a little too vertical for my taste, though I expect it'll slouch some more as it wears in.
Posted by Unknown on Tue October 8th 2013
I just recieved my Hardback case yesterday and could not wait to get home and try it out. The quality of workmanship is second to none. My only complaint would be the intellistand. Although it does work well, I would prefer that it tilts back to a farther viewing angle. Other than that I would recommend a Portenzo case to anyone and will get more in the future for other devices.
Posted by Cyril on Thu September 26th 2013
This custom HardBack case for my new Nexus 7 is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for perfectly executing on an excellent design. (I'm so glad I didn't waste time buying one of those run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter, plastic cases off of Amazon.)
Posted by Unknown on Fri September 20th 2013
Overall I love it! Just one or two little things. It would be nice if the cutout was circular rather than oblong. Between the sticky stuff being a little hard to just attach/detach and the cutout being a little tiny, it's hard to get the camera lined up. That's just me though. :)
Posted by Ron M on Tue September 17th 2013
Excellent case for the new Nexus 7. Lightweight, thin, and feels great in the hand. However, the Intellistand doesn't work very well. The only viewing angle is essentially an L, which makes reading it while it's on a tabletop very difficult. There needs to be more fold. Great case overall though.
Posted by Rick Smith on Mon August 19th 2013
Just received my first Portenzo Hardback case and I am very pleased so far. I went with the IntelliStand and I'll see how it goes. Nice job!