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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 28, 2012
I just recently got a Kindle Keyboard and wanted a protective case. After much research and reading hundreds of reviews, I decided on this one. I have a Marware case for my Kindle Fire (Kindle Fire Lightweight MicroShell Folio Cover by Marware, Graphite)that I absolutely LOVE for its durability, ease of use, the elastic strap, and very low profile. After reading the reviews of this case, I was hopeful for a similar product.

This case is well-constructed in that it seems durable, the materials are quality, and it would definitely protect the Kindle. However, I have a few complaints. The inner part that holds the Kindle makes it difficult to fully access the keyboard, especially the buttons on the edge, unless you use a stylus of some sort. My fingers are long and narrow, and I found it very difficult to use the arrow pad and hit some of the buttons. The case is much bulkier than I expected, too. While it may be relatively trim - it's definitely smaller than my husband's case with the built-in light - it still feels bulky to me. The strap on the back is good in concept, but I could barely get my hand in there, and not only was it uncomfortable for me due to the tight fit, but I had to strain to push the page turn buttons. The biggest issue is that when you flip the front flap to the back, the edge of the flap slides past the edge of the Kindle, making it not only uncomfortable to hold in the right hand but really hard to hit the page turn buttons on the side. If you try to push it back so the right edge is even with the flap, there is a huge bulge on the left side, making the whole thing off-balance and uncomfortable to hold in the left hand. I was really disappointed about that, as my other Marware case's cover folds flush against the back and is equally comfortable to hold in either hand.

If Marware had made this case in the same construction style of the one they made for the KF, I'd give it 5 stars without hesitation. However, I feel that their folio for the Kindle Keyboard leaves much to be desired. I opted for an OCTOVO Wool Felt Sleeve (Fits Kindle Fire and Kindle Keyboard) - Bondi Blue instead, and will read my Kindle "naked" instead. I'm quite happy with the sleeve and will write a review soon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2011
Being that I love color and wanted the teal Leather Folio VERY BADLY, I went to Marware's website hoping to order it from there being that Amazon was totally out of this particular product! Boy, am I glad I did!!! For $34.99 I got a "two-fer" that's two for the price of one. All I had to do was buy a black one and I could get one extra Folio in any color!!!! So, of course I went for the teal! My order is on the way and I am hoping to receive it by Saturday, August 20th. Once it arrives and I am able to use it with my 3rd Generation Kindle I will certainly come back and edit my review for functionality of the product with the Kindle. Until then, I gave this four stars for the pricing deal (at Marware's website) happy reading to all!!! :)
Update: I received my Kindle folio and I like it! As the picture shows it holds the Kindle securely. I think that the strap to hold the Kindle while reading is nice and helps me hold my Kindle in the best position to hit the "next page" or "back" button. They are not super bulky and can fit nicely in a medium-size purse. I feel that this will protect my Kindle and help me locate it (due to the color) if I ever forget where in the house I last set it down. Both my folios arrived without any weird smells, as one reviewer wrote. I am pleased with my purchase and thankful that my wait time was only two whole days. I recommend this product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2012
The cover is well made, color true (teal).
Rather stiff, but I expect that will resolve itself with use.
Problem: you can't turn the Kindle 3G On/Off when this cover is used!
The cover covers the switch. :(
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 21, 2012
This case is well designed - on the outside. I purchased it for $9.99 as a lightning deal.

Pros
- Design (the hand slip on the front cover allows you to read this one handed for hours without fatigue. Additionally, the elastic strap feels sturdy and unlikely to stretch significantly over time. There is also a compartment for credit cards and such on the inside. Given this compartment seems very small and wouldn't hold much.)
- Leather (this case is easy to clean and the leather feels smooth.)

Cons
- Color (although described as teal, this case is really more of a turquiose. The plus on this is that it matches almost perfectly with theVerso Clip-On Reading Light for Kindle (Turquoise). The color is still beautiful, just not as light as expected based on the picture.)
- Inside (the material on the inside leaves something wanting. It feels like it could become dirty easily and doesn't cover much of the Kindle. Specifically, there is no bar of fabric above the keyboard and below the screen to secure the Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers in place. The Kindle seems secure, but I have my fears about it dropping out of the case just based on the look of the inside.

Overall, this case is okay. Although some of it's features are spectacular, it falls short in several ways.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2011
I had the first generation Kindle and cover. This cover is a vast improvement. The reader slides into a soft leather slot, with perfect spaces cut for buttons and ports. There is a flap that folds to protect the top edge and makes the reader fit very securely. I also appreciate the choice of colors. I chose teal and it is easy to spot in a large bag, and distictive enough not to accidentally leave behind. I was amused by the description of a storage pocket. It is very tight and would not hold much more than a business card. I would recommend this product.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 16, 2012
This is the perfect cover/holder/case for my Kindle Keyboard. I got it in Teal and absolutely love the color; I think it's prettier in person than what the pictures let on, but I'm not sure if that'd be different from case to case depending on how the dying process happens. It looks nice, like a leather-bound journal.

White stitching along the boarders look nice and are strong, no snags or frayed parts. They don't look like they'll snap anytime soon. Black elastic band is also strong and has the right amount of stretch and tension to it for when you want your case securely shut or open. The MARWARE logo is barely noticable on the front cover, as it is embossed. On the back, there are plastic mesh triangles over the Kindle speakers, to allow for unmuffled sound to come out if you listen to music, text-to-speech, or audio books.

Some people in the reviews brought this issue up: the claim that it is leather. To be honest, I don't care if it is real leather or not. If it is, cool? If it isn't, okay? The company calls it "eco-leather," whatever that is, and strives to lessen their impact on the environment. Kudos to them. Either way, leather or not, it's pretty water-proof, stain-proof, and scuff-proof so far. I haven't had any issues with it getting dirty or dinged after keeping it in my backpack or purse. Seems pretty solid and protective for if I ever drop my Kindle by accident. And for the price? This product is awesome.

The interior of the case is nice too, with soft microfibers. The color might be less than desired, in a charcoal grey, but it could go with either style Kindle: black, grey, or white. My Kindle Keyboard is white and it looks fine in this case. The hand strap is a good size for me, but I don't forsee myself using it all too often. I don't want to fold the front flap behind the Kindle, in fear of creating ugly creases on the teal anterior side. To be honest, it's something I hated about books too: creases down the spine when you got to the middle of your story. For some of you though, I'm sure you don't mind or care, so have at it. Feel free to use the little pocket too, to hold money or a train ticket or beach pass.

Fitting your Kindle securely into the case might seem difficult at first. You have to pull out the stiff, top flap. Then you slip your Kindle in, it might take a few wiggles, but it'll fit perfectly once it's in place. Then comes the task of trying to bend the stiff flap again, to tuck it behind the top of yor Kindle. It's not bad, just slightly annoying. The holes on the interior are cut with precision to allow access to the side tabs. All buttons on my Kindle Keyboard are accessible. All headphone and USB jacks are accessible as well. You don't have to worry.

Overall, 5 out of 5: affordable price, durable materials, nice presentation, good selection of colors to choose from, does what it claims, haven't had any issues thus far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 25, 2012
I wish I had bought one sooner. It is handy and the color is perfect. I like using the hand holder.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 19, 2012
Ordered this as a birthday present to myself and I love it! Beautiful color,very well made and protects my kindle very nicely..would highly recommend it..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 6, 2012
Not long after getting a Kindle Keyboard for Christmas, I realized it would be wise to have a cover to protect it. I couldn't find one for some time that was the right size and price for my budget, until I saw this one on the Amazon site. It is very well -- and cleverly -- made; even though it snugly holds the Kindle in place, all the controls and the speakers are open, easily accessible to the reader. The black strap is elastic so that it can hold the cover closed over the screen or held back out of the way while reading. There is even a wide strap on the back of the opened cover to slide one's hand through for easier holding. This is one item where the designer seems to have thought of everything!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 16, 2012
The cover looks elegant and feels smooth in touching. However inside, the frame is a bit long for the machine. It sometimes is not easy to turn the switch at the bottom.
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