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61 of 64 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 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.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on July 25, 2011
I have had a Kindle for the last 2 years.

I bought the original KlearKase for my first Kindle and loved it! I'm a beach goer and love to read there and at the pool but that zipbag just was not doing the trick, so I was so happy to find a case that I did not have to worry about sand, or the occasional splash.

When I moved to the new Kindle I was very dissapointed that there was no KlearKase available yet so I put my name on the notification list and made do with a less perfect cover.

When I did get word that the cover was ready I ordered it immediately and my KlearKase was in my mailbox 2 days later!!!! This new version is very easy to install, no extra pieces like the original, just snap on and you are ready to read!

I have to say, it was worth the wait.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on July 22, 2011
I got mine yesterday and it is by far the BEST case out there for the new Kindle. It took a few minutes to get it to snap on all the way but once the case was on, I could tell that it was a perfect fit and would offer the best protection. I was really scared to take my Kindle near water or on the beach but now I am not worried about it. I have had a few cases in the past that offer a little bit of protection, but its so easy to shatter the kindle e-ink screen even while its in a bag or if it falls off a table so I am glad they finally came out with a hard shell case. This is a must have!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on November 18, 2011
This is my second KlearKase. When purchasing the case for my Kindle 2 I was shocked by the price - seemed quite steep for a plastic cover, but like any name brand item you pay for the name. However, after assembling it (8 pieces I believe), I was impressed with the security it provided the kindle. Heavy duty plastic without the overly heavy weight. I liked that it had sliders on the top and sides to secure the kindle in place and also kept it water resistant and would not come apart unless you took it apart. All in all, Kindle 2 cover was a godsend as I frequently, not on purpose mind you, dropped my Kindle on every surface imaginable. I never had a problem with operating the keyboard or the page buttons through the cover either. Loved it. Well, on to the Kindle 3 cover. Again, price gave me a kringe but after the protection my first provided I had no qualms about the purchase. Well, to my disappointment they had changed the cover. I received a two piece only snap on frame. I have issues with the cover speedily changing pages on me, which I wouldn't mind so much if I read that darn fast and the cover comes apart on me regularly and that is without dropping it. I also have problems with the rubber stopper that covers the on-off switch, this seems to fall off frequently, luckily I find it every time, to date. All in all, I feel like I got ripped off and unless KlearKase goes back to the Kindle 2 type secure assembly I DO NOT ADVISE PURCHASING THIS ITEM.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2011
When I first installed my new KlearKase for Kindle 3, I was afraid there would be too much glare on the screen. There is some glare from the plastic covering the screen, but it is tolerable. It's still much easier to read than an LCD screen.

Installing my Kindle in the case was easy. It came with clear instructions. I did have a small issue though. I have cats and I found that the plastic was attracting stray cat hair like a magnet. I had a hard time getting the case closed without trapping cat hair inside. Also, the cat hair sticks the flexible part that covers the buttons, but I found that if I just get it a little wet I can wipe it clean with my fingers.

Using the Kindle while in the case works just fine. It's no heavier than when it's in the leather Amazon brand kindle cover.
The page turn buttons are easy to press and the keyboard buttons are usable through a flexible membrane. I did find it difficult to reach the power switch. You access the power switch by removing a small plug in the bottom of the case, then stick your finger in the hole to slide the power switch. I found that the opening is a little too small to fit even my pinky finger in completely, so I have to use my fingernail to catch the edge of the switch. After I trimmed my fingernails I had a hard time switching the power switch.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on July 23, 2011
I purchased my first KlearKase and have found it to be a great product for both moisture and shock protection. My Kindles are used by my kids and I feel this is a wise investment to avoid (1) cost of replacing the Kindle hardware and (2) the time hassle of getting a new Kindle when (not if) the accident happens.

The KlearKase is simple and easy to put on the Kindle and offers great protection. I am placing an order for a second KlearKase for my other daughter's Kindle. Works great so I want to protect both Kindles.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 4, 2011
this thing is great i no longer have any worries about where i set my kindle down, or where i bring it. in the few weeks ive had it ive spilled soup water gatorade sand dirt sawdust and who knows what else on this thing without a second thought. just wipe it of and keep on reading. the weight is noticeable, however, with the zigzag ridges on the back it is easier to hold and i no longer feel like it is going to fly out of my hands when i move. i was pretty disappointed in the fact that mysteriously the screen was (lightly) scratched somehow before i got a chance to put a screen protector on it. i recommend adding screen protectors to your list of things to buy. i am glad it didnt happen to my actual kindle screen though. the silicone plugs are easier than i though to open but every once in a while they will get stuck in there really good and my stubby fingers have a hard time prying it apart. i am getting better with practice though. the buttons arent as hard as anyone says they are to push, the klearkase actually feels a little less like you will break them off the kindle while in the zone of your favorite book. overall totally satisfied with the klearkase, definitely recommend it if you often read in hazardous environments, such as any place outside of your bed. and even there sometimes. i would not read anywhere without it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2011
I've had my KlearKase for Kindle 3 for a few days now and I'm pretty close to completely satisfied. For protection I think it's great (haven't tested it, but it feels pretty solid and safe). For weight, it's good. Yes, it nearly doubles the weight of the kindle package, but that's still pretty light. For ease of using the Kindle while in the case it's excellent. All the controls are quite reachable and audio books are still quite audible, though perhaps the sound is a little blurred. I haven't tested the splashproofness, but I think I'd be confident to read in the bath with the KlearKase on.

My gripes with it are all small things. The biggest would be that it's far more reflective than the kindle screen. Considering the non-reflectivity is a major advantage of the kindle, this is the big thing that makes me less inclined to keep the kindle in the KlearKase all the time. That said, it's see-through enough that it doesn't detract from visibility any more than reading a book through a glass window does. The other three small disadvantages are a) I think the surface might scratch quite easily, eventually resulting in a less clear viewing, b) you need a quarter (or a 10c piece if you're Australian) to be able to open the case and take the kindle out, which can be a bit tedious, and c) the silicone sections pick up dust and hairs really easily, which means I had to put in-take out-put in-take out-put in just to get the inner side of the silicone parts hair-free (I have a fluffy cat at home).

Overall, it's like Mary Poppins - "practically perfect in every way" :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2012
I bought this case, thinking that a tough-looking, water-resistant case would be nice for reading at the beach, or in the tub (albeit carefully). What I found was a difficult piece of plastic that won't even let me read my Kindle! Not only did it take forever to get all the joints to snap in place, but once I did, I found the usability of my Kindle Keyboard was severely compromised! The left-hand forward button now takes me to the previous page instead of the next one. And I can't, for the life of me, remove the darned thing. I am so sorry I wasted my money on this item. I should have gone with one of the leather cases, like the ones I had for my Kindle 2.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2011
This case turned out to be much heavier and bulkier than I expected it to be. It more than doubled the weight of the Kindle itself and tripled the thickness. In addition, the cost of more than $50 with shipping seemed very high for what it was. In its defense, it does seem as if it would be very protective, but for my needs it was too big.
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