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Kindle Fire Lightweight MicroShell Folio Case Cover by Marware, Pink (does not fit Kindle Fire HD)

4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,709 customer reviews)

Color Name: Pink
  • Certified "Made for Kindle" accessory (Kindle Fire)
  • Hard polycarbonate back piece with a soft protective lid for protection against scratches and impact
  • Soft fabric lid folds to function as a stand for viewing
  • Convenient elastic strap holds the protective lid in the open or closed position
  • Designed specifically to be lightweight and slim-fit

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Made for Kindle
(Does not fit Kindle Fire HD 7" or Kindle Fire HD 8.9") This product is designed to fit a Kindle Fire.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches ; 3.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005HSG3VK
  • Item model number: 602956009344
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,709 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at September 22, 2011
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Marware: The Leading Wave of the Mobile Community.

Marware MicroShell Folio Kindle Fire Cover

The Marware MicroShell Folio is a sleek, lightweight cover that protects your Kindle Fire and stands it horizontally for hands-free reading and viewing.

Lightweight Protection

The MicroShell Folio features a hard polycarbonate back shell fused to a rubberized front lid that offers ultra-light protection from scratches and mild impact.

Convenient Elastic Strap

For added convenience and protection, the elastic strap is heat-fused to the back shell and secures the MicroShell Folio open or closed.

Stands Your Kindle Fire

For hands-free reading or viewing, fold the front lid back and insert it into the groove on the back of the polycarbonate shell. The weight of the Kindle Fire will stabilize the cover in the standing position.

Sleek, ultra-thin protection
Sleek, ultra-thin protection
Protective lid with rubberized exterior, polycarbonate structure and soft felt interior
A.) Rubberized exterior B.) Polycarbonate C.) Soft felt
Thin profile.
Form-fitted profile
Stands your Kindle Fire
Stands your Kindle Fire

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4,570 of 4,661 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just As Described November 15, 2011
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I am a little surprised by the reviews. When I read them yesterday, I was ready to return my case when it arrived today.

I bought this because I wanted the lightest case possible that would provide protection. It is very light. As the product description explains, the case is polycarbonate (an impact and scratch resistant PLASTIC) which has been rubberized on the outside, and the cover is a soft fabric (rubberized with a felt layer on the inside. Yes, the elastic strap is glued, but so what? Glue is a good thing.

It feels "cheap" because it is very light (so light I thought the package was empty). According to my postage scale, it weighs a tad over 3 ozs. The stand does not stay in place unless it is weighted with, of all things, a Kindle Fire inserted into it. Then it works perfectly.

It is exactly as advertised: a very light, form-fitting case that offers good protection for the device with a simple display stand. Nothing fancy. Certainly doesn't have a designer name. But, it does what it is intended for and I am very happy with it. Obviously, I can't comment on durability, but the materials seem of high quality and the finish is excellent.

UPDATE 20 Nov 11:

It is time for an update because I have been using the case for almost a week of intensive enjoyment of the Kindle Fire. It is really an outstanding case! If you are looking for a good balance between weight and protection, I can't imagine there is a better choice. I will address myself to a few issues based on use:

1. The stand function is very simple. You insert the leading edge of the folded cover into a slot on the back. This has worked well for me, although I notice a number of reviewers have commented that it doesn't work well for them.
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1,090 of 1,163 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Basic Tour of the Microshell Folio Cover by Marware December 12, 2011
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Length: 2:14 Mins
Just a basic look at the case, so you know exactly what it is you're getting into.

Also, I didn't talk about the inside of the flap at all. It's felty, so it kind of doubles as a screen cleaner as well. I'm kind of a spaz about finger smudges, but they mysteriously go away due to the inside of the cover flap.
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517 of 565 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I actually like this case! November 16, 2011
Color Name:Graphite|Verified Purchase
I am puzzled with all the bad reviews for this case. I was expecting something terrible to show up when I saw the reviews start popping up yesterday. The case is basically a plastic shell on the outside for the back, and a thin synthetic type material for the front, very similar (but thinner) to Apple's smartcover for iPad 2. The device fits inside the plastic shell perfectly. There is no room for it to move around at all.

The plastic part has a elastic band on the bank which can be used to insert your hand and hold the device when reading on it, or it can be brought to the front to securely close the front flap on the case. Overall it is a slim profile case that adds only marginal bulk to the device. The front flap has in inner velvet lining which comes in contact with the screen and keeps is safe.

Parts that could have been better - the front flap is slim, but a little too thin. I'm sure it will protect the device adequately, but it feels lacking in terms of protection. Not a big deal for me personally because I use the device only at home and am fairly good with keeping my devices safe. The second, the most important drawback of this case is that the stand just plain and simple - sucks! It is very flimsy, again because of the thin material on the flap. There is no way the device can be held on the stand when reading on the Kindle in my lap, for example. The only way the stand stays firm is if it's kept on a flat surface like a table or something. I think if they wanted to keep the material thin, that would be fine, except they should have added some weight in the middle part of the front panel that folds around - this part takes the weight of the stand, and if it was made slightly thicker, it would have worked very well.
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110 of 116 people found the following review helpful
Color Name:Graphite|Verified Purchase
Earlier this morning I read the not-so-good reviews on this cover, so I was a bit skeptical. Right away after putting it on my Kindle Fire I knew this COVER WAS A KEEPER. What's to like? NICE AND SNUG - fits like a glove. I'm a frequent traveler, so I will be using it to prop up the Kindle Fire for movies. It worked well for this - only watched a few minutes, but I liked what it did. STAYS CLOSED when you want - I like the elastic strap that secures the whole unit. Seeing that they lowered the price today is an added bonus. WEIGHS NEXT TO NOTHING - I like my electronics to weigh as little as possible since I'm always toting them with me. If you think you will be dropping your Kindle Fire, then this is probably not for you. IF you are like me and want a cover that has a low profile, weighs very little, protects the screen and can be used to prop up the Kindle Fire to watch movies then this is a great option.
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260 of 282 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Case November 16, 2011
Color Name:Graphite|Verified Purchase
This really is my first review here, but after reading most of the initial reviews of this product I had to speak up. Like another individual, those early reviews had me wishing I could cancel my order for this case; however, I received it today and I am delighted with it. I have 3 other Kindles (of varying ages), each with a different case. My favorite was the one with the built in booklight until I got the MicroShell. This case holds the Kindle snugly, feels good in my hand, doesn't get in the way and doesn't add any weight to an already comparatively "heavy" Kindle. It maintains a sleek appearance and acts as a perfectly sturdy stand as well. Now, if only it came in red or yellow or purple.....
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