- Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.9 x 0.6 inches ; 3.7 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
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- ASIN: B005HSG3VK
- Item model number: 602956009344
- Average Customer Review: 3,752 customer reviews
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- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2011
Kindle Fire Lightweight MicroShell Folio Case Cover by Marware, Pink (does not fit Kindle Fire HD)
- 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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From the Manufacturer
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.
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.
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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. Read more ›
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.
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. Read more ›