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The Nexus 7 is one of the most popular Android tablets, and for good reason: it's slim, trim, powerful and affordable. If you want to keep it safe, you'll need a decent case or protective sleeve for it -- one that can protect it from drops, bumps and other objects in your bag. This week we're looking at five of the best Nexus 7 cases, based on your nominations.

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Ah, shopping. Well, shopping for gadgets. It's almost like weekends were designed to separate your dollars from your wallet, purse or other currency container of choice. If you're in the mood for an Android tablet, particularly Google's second generation Nexus 7, there are a couple local retailers selling it at a discount.

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When the 2013 edition Nexus 7 went on sale in Australia late last month, it was only available in retail stores. If you prefer going direct, you're now in luck: from today, the Nexus 7 is also on sale through the Google Play store. Also revealed: Australian pricing for when the LTE/4G version eventually becomes available.

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Google unveiled two new pieces of hardware today: an update to its Nexus 7 tablet and the Chromecast, an HDMI device which plugs into your television to enable video streaming from a wide range of services, supported by a software development kit (SDK) that allow new apps to take advantage of the service. Unfortunately -- and as is often the case with new Google hardware -- Australian users won't see them right away.

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Those in a gadget-spending mood today will be happy to know Kogan is selling both models of Google's Nexus 7 tablet at a discount, with the 8GB version priced at $199 and the 16B at $249. Even adding $19 for delivery, it's a very nice deal.

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When the Nexus 7 hit the market, we wondered if it would force other manufacturers to lower their prices without lowering the specs on new devices. We're going to find out later if Amazon has taken Google's warning shot on board, but in the meantime, the Kobo Arc tablet has just been announced and it's seriously impressive. Be afraid, Nexus 7: the Kobo is coming to ruin your Christmas.

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The Nexus 7 is one sweet chunk of Android tablet goodness, but some buyers have found that the screen is loosely fitted on one side and can make an irritating creaky noise. Lifehacker reader Gabriel shares a quick video on how to fix the issue.

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While the Nexus 7 started shipping today in the States, Aussies will have to wait until the end of the month before the tablet will be available here. That doesn't mean you can't sort yourself out now with a pre-order and while you're at it, save a bit of cash on the purchase. To that end, which shop should you be hitting up for your Nexus 7?