Over the holiday, I was fortunate enough to recieve the gift of a Kindle. As an avid reader, I thought that it would make for a nice amusement, a novel toy to spice up the reading experience. Three months in, I've come to love this little device, and so it was only natural that I wanted to do everything possible to take care of this little gem.
I spent a little bit of time looking at my options, and finally settled on the Beige Atlas cover, and I'm really happy with what I got.
There are some pretty expensive covers that offer all sorts of perks and features, but I don't need zippers and pockets and all of that. I just want something that'll keep me from getting finger prints all over the kindle, something to keep me from worrying about the lil' one getting his hands on it and messing it up.
This Kindle Cover does that, while adding minimal bulk to your reading device. The substance it adds is quite nice, giving it more of a feel of an actual book than just a slab in your hand. The kindle fits in there safe and snug. In the end, I've gotten exactly what I wanted, and what I needed, and I didn't have to pay a whole lot for it.
I only have two slight criticisms. First, this notion of a hand-strap is absurd. Why anybody would want to strap a book to their hand is pretty darn silly. There are more sensible ways to read with one hand. Though, if I use the strap, it will probably be used to hold a piece of paper, a note or something. The second and more legitimate issue, the cover obscures some access to the power button. For the past three months I've been a "slide-your-finger-over-the-button-to-turn-it-on" kind of guy. Alas, these days are at an end. I'll now have to poke at it straight on. It will take some getting use to, but it really isn't anything to get all uppity over. I consider it a small price to pay for the comfort and safety the cover provides.