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Initial post: Nov 9, 2011 8:56:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2011 8:56:58 AM PST
Jason Koenig says:
I realize it's all speculation, but something bugs me about Amazon's covers for the Touch (Kindle Touch Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple) and the fact that the speakers for the Touch are on the back. Won't the cover effectively muffle the speakers? At first glance this appears to be a design flaw with the covers. Not that I plan on ever using the speakers, but still.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 8:56:55 AM PST
T. Cook says:
Same as they handled the Kindle Keyboard (K3).

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 8:58:19 AM PST
Jason Koenig says:
Thanks T. Cook. This will be my first time owning a Kindle, so if you could expand on that comment I'd appreciate it. :)

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:03:39 AM PST
My iPad covers don't have a cutout for the speakers. Nor does the cover for my iPod. It has never interfered with the sound for games, etc. When I listen to movies, I usually use headphones.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:04:17 AM PST
AmeliaAT says:
I have the K3, and the speakers are in the same place. I use an M-Edge cover (M-Edge Executive Kindle Jacket, Navy Blue (Fits Kindle Keyboard) and the speakers are just fine. When I listened to it in the car, I did take it out of the cover and turn it upside down, but I didn't think that really did much. I was surprised that the sound wasn't more muffled with the case on it, but it was pretty clear. Of course, as this is an ereader and not an MP3 music player, and I was listening to books, the sound quality itself wasn't an issue and I didn't notice that the sound quality changed. The few times I've used the music player function on the Kindle, I've used headphones.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:11:10 AM PST
It is a very fair question. It does not appear that the case has any cut-outs for the speakers. The previous K3 case from Amazon did enclose the Kindle in the same manner.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 9, 2011 9:11:52 AM PST
T. Cook says:
Ah, wasn't sure if the speculation was related to not owning a Kindle or just not owning that Kindle/Case.

Think of it this way.
1) If you listen to music while reading, you want the music to reflect towards you, not be broadcast away from you for everyone else to hear instead.
2) If you use Text to Speech while reading along with the words, again, you want the sound to reflect towards you, not be broadcast away from you.

So the case would reflect the sound to the person who actually wants to hear it.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:25:36 AM PST
Jason Koenig says:
Interesting - thanks for the replies.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 2:51:21 PM PST
Alison says:
I have a JavoEdge Flip case for my Kindle Keyboard, and it does have cutouts at the back for the speakers. Nice feature! (I also like the way it stands up.)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 3:58:52 PM PST
Fud53 says:
It's only nice if there isn't anyone around who doesn't want to hear it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 1:25:35 PM PDT
I think this case muffles the speakers. I'm returning mine because of that problem.
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