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Just what I needed
on May 15, 2009
I prefer to read my Kindle without a cover or case, especially since it primarily resides at my bedside where I do most of my reading. However, the new Kindle 2, while sexier in appearance, is also more problematic in that the metal backing is slippery if I set it down on top of a stack of books or other surface. My Kindle has taken several nose dives off some stacks, fortunately not far and onto carpet, but my original Kindle never took a nosedive once since it was designed with a rubber back.
I went hunting for a silicone sleeve for my Kindle 2 and decided on this version hoping it would solve my problem. It's perfect. It is clear and all of the buttons are visible through it if they are covered in silicone. The keyboard and 5-way have cutouts for easier access. I chose the pink color, but this comes in several transparent colors. It's not distracting and it fits well, no gaps or other issues.
Best of all, my Kindle 2 doesn't slide off surfaces anymore. I can also lean it up against a pillow for reading and it won't budge. I'm happy even if I find all silicone sleeves--be they for the Kindle or other electronics such as iPhones--to be rather overpriced. Still, this one was priced well for the market pricing, well, it was actually less expensive than most of the others I considered.