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Great for added protection, not everyday use.
on August 17, 2011
While this case does offer a fair amount of protection for your Kindle when you are out and about, there are several serious downsides to it, as well.
The main issue is that the plastic case totally negates the amazing no-glare no-fingerprint-showing screen of the Kindle. This hard plastic case will have a glare to it even when used indoors in normal lighting. The plastic also smudges up like crazy, something that drives me crazy.
Once snapped on securely, the case offers decent protection from splashes and minor dirt and debris that you might run into if you were out at the beach, camping, or taking it to a cafe to read and have a bite to eat. It is easy to turn the pages and the keypad is still relatively easy to use, but playing games can be a bit difficult due to the thickness of the rubberized material that is covering the keypad.
The other issue that I have with this case is the weight. While it's only a pound, it nearly doubles the weight of the Kindle and does stress my wrists a bit after holding it for a while. I read for hours at a time, so it does tend to be a slight annoyance for me.
If you are the type of Kindle owner that goes everywhere with your device, then maybe you will not have the same issues as we have had with this. I do appreciate this case in situations where it might encounter splashes, dirt, or children, but for everyday usage I do not recommend this case.