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Do you recommend Leather Case and Screen Guard for a New Kindle?


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Initial post: Aug 20, 2014 12:37:00 AM PDT
Hi all,
I am Prabhakaran. I recently bought a Kindle and using it. Amazon keeps recommending me a Leather Case and a Screen Protector to buy. Do you think I (A New Kindle User) really need that? Do you have those?

P.S:
One of my friend told me that it will complicate the reading process (The Leather Case) and make the touching feel weird (The Screen Protector). Please share your thoughts...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2014 12:51:12 AM PDT
CatChat says:
it's a completely personal choice as to whether you choose to buy either one of those.
there are several different brands and types of cases/covers, so do a search on the site before deciding on one to make sure what you choose fits your needs.
personally, I prefer to buy the "rooCASE" brand of cases and covers for all of my kindles, but, like I said, there are so many brands and types, and also prices that that brand may or may not work for you.

as far as screen protectors go, I like to get them for my kindle fires, but since the paperwhite has a slightly different texture than the fire tablets, the screen protectors don't really work for those. I'm not sure if all the kindle ereaders have the same type of screens as the paperwhite, but keep that in mind before deciding on getting one or not.
start out with a cheap, easy to apply screen protector just to make sure it's something you really want or not. the type of glass that amazon uses for all of the kindles are well enough that you don't really need a screen protector for scratches. it's mostly needed if things like fingerprints/smudges are a real problem for you. I get them for the kindle fire's mainly because the little kiddies in the family all play with my fire's, but not with my paperwhite, which is another reason I do not get them for that.

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 8:52:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2014 9:12:13 AM PDT
I don't use screen protectors with my e-ink devices or tablets. I think they create more problems than they solve. However, I do recommend some sort of protective case or cover.

When searching for available styles and price ranges, don't limit your search to the Kindle store. Most of the ones you'll find there are the expensive Amazon-branded or other "name brand" cases.

If you search in the electronics department, you'll find many more, and much lower-priced ones.

For example, searching in the Kindle store for Paperwhite cases shows 125 results: http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_15?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=paperwhite+case&sprefix=paperwhite+case%2Cnull%2C421

The same search in the electronics department produces 6,676 results, including many top-rated, inexpensive ones: http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=paperwhite+case&rh=n%3A172282%2Ck%3Apaperwhite+case

I've had very good results with MoKo cases for all models. Also, for my Paperwhites, I've had good results with Omoton cases. I never spend more than $10 to $12 for a case.

Generally, I prefer folio-style cases that open like a book. Depending on which model you have, they may feature the auto sleep/wake function, which I like. For my large-screen tablet, a Nook HD+, I prefer a silicone case such as this one: Nook HD 9 Case - Poetic Nook HD 9 Case [GraphGRIP Series] - [Lightweight] [GRIP] Protective Silicone Case for Nook HD 9 Tablet Black (3 Year Manufacturer Warranty From Poetic) coupled with a zipped sleeve such as this one: Mivizu Shell 10.1" Sleeve Case for iPad Air, 4 3 2, Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 The current price is much more than I paid for mine, but there may be other, less-expensive ones if you search for them.

Whatever style and price range you prefer, get some sort of protective cover or case. Just be sure it's designed to fit your model and read the customer reviews before buying. You won't regret it.

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 11:05:19 PM PDT
Thank you Guys...
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