Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Case (7th Generation, 2017 Release), Charcoal Black
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- Designed by Amazon to protect and perfectly fit your Fire HD 8 (only compatible with 7th Generation - 2017 release)
- Slim design with built-in stand for hands-free viewing in landscape or portrait orientation
- Full-cover case with magnetic closure keeps the cover securely shut with easy access to buttons, ports, and cameras
- Automatically wake your tablet or put it to sleep by simply opening or closing the case
- Premium fabric with a microfiber interior to protect your screen and keep it clean
Whether you are browsing the web at home, enjoying a movie on the plane, or reading your favorite book, the slim design with built-in stand allows you to enjoy your content hands-free—in both portrait and landscape orientations.
Crafted from durable woven polyester with a matching microfiber interior, the case protects your all-new Fire HD 8 and keeps your screen clean.
Product Dimensions: 8.42 x 5.04 x 0.59 inches; 5.76 ounces
Shipping Weight: 7.04 ounces View shipping rates and policies
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The exterior of the case is a fiber cover that looks stylish. It is available in canary yellow, charcoal black, cobalt blue, marine blue and punch red. The one in my video is marine blue. The top cover has magnets in it that hold the cover closed and also tightly attach it to the back surface of the case when the cover is fully opened.
The cover also has magnets in it that turn off the tablet when you close the cover and turn it on when you open the cover. I like that feature as it helps to conserve battery power. The inside surface of the cover is a micro fiber material and that protects your tablet screen from scratches when the cover is closed.
I like that the micro SD card slot is covered when the tablet is installed in the case. That helps to protect the SD card from being lost or quickly stolen. A large memory size SD card can cost $47 to almost $100 and the added security is helpful.
The tablet’s speakers are uncovered when the tablet is opened and when it is properly stood up in the landscape mode so you can watch a video. I show this in my product video. All of the top controls and ports are available while the tablet is in the case. That includes the volume controls, the headphone jack, the microphone, the power charging port and the power on/off button.
The cover flap can be partially folded to allow you to stand the tablet into the portrait mode or in the landscape mode for reading, browsing the Internet or watching movies. When the flap is totally opened and folded back it does cover the rear facing camera but to be honest, every tablet case I have ever owned does exactly the same thing on all of my tablets.
Overall this is a nicely designed tablet case. My only real objection is that it costs too much when compared to other similarly designed cases. I own 7 Kindles and this case is about double the cost of them. I rated the case at 4 stars for that reason alone. If the cost were lower it would have been a 5 star item. I also wonder how long the fiber textile case exterior will stay clean and hold together after extended use. Only time will tell.
I have attached a video of the case and I hope it is helpful for you.
The problem I had with it is that when you open the cover all the way, flat against the back, it blocks the camera lens!
They made a hole in the back of the case for the camera lens, but forgot to make a matching hole in the front cover.
So if I want to take a picture, I have to hold the cover halfway open, like an open book!
This is a very good quality cover, it fits well, and it provides support to the tablet both in landscape and portrait orientation. It's made of fabric on the outside, with a microfiber inner lining to protect the screen of the tablet when the cover is closed. It matches the color of the Fire tablet perfectly.
My only hesitation in purchasing it was the price - the case all by itself is nearly half the price of the Fire tablet! But I suppose that says more about how cheap the tablet is, than how expensive the case is (kind of).
Still, I decided to spend the money for this case. The tablet needs the protection and I know from experience that Amazon's cases are durable and will last for a long time (I've used my original Kindle Paperwhite - first generation model - with the Amazon leather case since it was first purchased).
I'll post some photos of the cover to show how it is packaged and how it looks on the tablet. I'm very satisfied with it. Notice how the speakers are visible at the top of the tablet when it is propped up in landscape mode.
The only drawback is that the yellow shows dirt easily as you could imagine. And it can be difficult to clean without the fabric fraying. I've been spraying mine with fabric protector and that has been working well to correct this minor issue.
The color is as vibrant in person as it appears on the screen.
I like to have bright cases because it makes finding my electronics easier ;)
The one thing I don't like about it is the cloth/linen texture. Feels icky on my hands. But that's a 'me' thing not a bad product thing. I just thought it was going to have the same texture as the same case I got for the 7.