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272 of 278 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I know Amazon has a case coming out soon but did not want my new basic model Kindle to go naked. It is of high quality and fit s the new Kindle well. The straps on each corner are strong yet it is easy to place the Kindle into it. The straps have small pieces of leather sewn on them which looks nice. The case is sewn tightly and has no loose threads. The inside also has a handy hand strap so you can hold the Kindle with one hand. It also works to use one hand to hold it and use one finger to change pages. All in all I very pleased both with the looks and the function of this case.

UPDATE: Case is still holding firm with no issues.

One thing that has occurred to me is: This case works for either left or right handed folks. With the Kindle Basic having page turning bars on both sides and the cases ability to be used in either a right or left hand orientation that makes this case better than I first imagined. In fact I like the case so much that I may just return my lighted cover when it gets here. A light is nice but adaptability is far more important to me.
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2011
Color Name: BrownVerified Purchase
After a couple week wait due to backordering, my brown Marware case arrived today. The case comes packaged in a brown paper envelope, which is similar to the Amazon "no frustration" packaging, so that was a nice surprise -- and easily recycleable!

The case is very nice. The leather is soft, it's nicely padded, and the stitching is very cleanly done and even. There is an elastic band, similar to what you'd find on a Moleskine, to hold the cover shut or open and folded around back. When you fold the cover around the back of the Kindle, there is an elastic hand strap that you can slide your hand into so you don't have to actually grasp the case/Kindle while reading.

I'm glad I waited for the brown colored case, as it looks very classy with the black elastic strap. So many things are just plain black these days, so having the reserved but attractive medium-dark brown color is nice.

This case holds my new $79 Kindle 4 (non-touch) perfectly and all of the buttons and USB port are easily accessible with the Kindle strapped-in. The little bits of leather on the corner straps line-up on the Kindle just perfectly and the folding of the case doesn't have a bunch of wrinkles or anything undesirable. You can tell this was "Made for Kindle" and approved by Amazon.

Using the case makes the small Kindle easier to hold IMO. It gives you something to hold onto with both hands (open like a book) which can be less fatiguing for me at least. I spent some time with the cover folded-back using the hand strap earlier and that works nicely as well. Between the two "styles" of use, I'm sure that anyone could find a comfortable way to hold it.

Also, other than an unobtrusive Marware logo on the outside front cover, there is nothing to prevent you from installing the Kindle "backwards" so the flap is open to the right when reading, if you so desire. I'm left-handed, so I notice such things and if you're left-handed, this may be of interest.

Overall, this case is expensive, no doubt, at about 50% of the cost of the device that goes inside it. However, for that money, you do get a VERY nice product that carefully assembled of great materials that really exude class and feel wonderful in your hand. Just the fact that the stitching is nice and even and clean is one aspect that really sets this apart from the cheap cases.

I would highly recommend this case if you want a small, stylish, well-built case to provide some protection while carrying your Kindle 4 around. It's not the cheapest, but you know the whole "get what you pay for" thing...
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76 of 79 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2011
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
The case is nice. Small and fits the original Kindle like a glove. I would give it 5 stars but I still think 34.99 it is way too expensive.
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146 of 161 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2011
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
It is a nice "home" for your Kindle, and the device definitely needs one to be protected from scratches etc. The cover (I just received it today) also seems to be well made and it fits my basic Kindle glove-like. However, this cover is NOT worth 35 dollars.

I'll probably keep it nevertheless, since there seem to be no other - or at least no really cheaper - options. Unless you wanna put your Kindle just in a sleeve-thing to carry it around in. But even those sleeves made for the Kindle are not much cheaper than this cover. And it is crucial that your device fits nicely in its cover or sleeve. If you can find something else that you can transport your Kindle in, I'd go for that - and please let me know if you do. :-)

P.S.: I prefer the cover over the sleeve, because you can use your Kindle in it and flip it open like a book cover. Definitely a plus for travelling or even just killing a few minutes with reading while waiting at the doctor's office or wherever.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
For those who want to carry their Kindle around and have a more book-like experience while reading, I highly recommend this cover. It holds the Kindle securely, provides a reasonable amount of protection, and does not make it any more bulky than a smaller trade paperback would be.

This model has no light, which is not a problem for me as I never read in the dark. (Lighting is a pretty mature technology.) It has a reinforced band in each corner of one side, and holds the Kindle without impairing the screen or the buttons.

While it has a large band on the inside cover opposing the Kindle for slipping over one's hand when that cover is folded back, designed to make holding the Kindle more securely, I find it easier to hold it with the cover open with one hand as one would a regular book. If one has a long enough thumb and positions one's hand just right, one can click the page forward button and read with one hand.

There are a few things I would add, like a pen holding pocket and a small pocket on the outside (the inside "slot" is fairly small and limited), and I think the price is a bit high for what one gets. These are small nitpicks, however - on balance I am quite pleased with it.

This case allows one to protect the Kindle, hold it like a book, and read it quite easily. I am glad I got it at the same time as I got my Kindle, and recommend it without reservation.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on October 18, 2012
Color Name: PinkVerified Purchase
I normally don't rate products but I wanted to warn people that this cover does NOT properly fit the new Kindle Paperwhite. The Kindle does not fit securely in the cover and there is a large space between
where the Kindle ends and the top of this cover. I ordered a different cover and I am using a piece of foam to hold the Kindle in place in this cover until the new cover arrives. UGH!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on October 21, 2011
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
I had a lot of trouble finding a perfect case for my new Kindle 4 (non-touch screen) as it just came out and all the good, fancy cases seemed like they were either on pre-order or not available to ship yet. I didn't want my kindle to be unprotected, so I gave this one a try. For the price, I was a little worried about whether or not the product would live up to expectations. The case ended up fitting my kindle so snugly, and I'm not worried about it getting crushed in my bag with all my books. The straps keep it protected in place, and it seems like a great quality item. I had previously bought a case from ebay for $6 or $7 and you could tell by the quality of the leather. My kindle was sliding around in that and it didn't feel safe. I would definitely recommend picking this one, but make sure you read the fine print. If you are trying to get the pink or the brown one (as I previously did), it won't ship for a couple of weeks. The black one comes right away though.

Love my kindle and its new case!
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2011
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
The case is well crafted and the leather feels great to the touch. The Kindle sits firmly in place and the strap on the inside cover makes one handed reading much easier. Thanks Marware for a great product!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2011
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
The cover comes with a leather-like outer shell, with a felt-like inner shell. It keeps the new $79 kindle very snug in place. I believe this item would be best for those who want a simple, yet functional design.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on October 28, 2011
Color Name: BlackVerified Purchase
This cover is a perfect fit for the new kindle 4. The kindle fits snugly without moving around. The leather is of high quality and feels soft to touch. There is a strap to hold the cover closed or open as needed. When open fingers can be slid through a flap to hold the kindle in reading position(see my customer images above).

All the Kindle buttons are accessible without the need to remove the kindle from the cover. Even the charger socket is accessible with the cover closed. In short once inside the cover there is no need to remove the kindle for reading or recharging. Even though the cover does add a little bulk to the kindle it is still portable.
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