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Nice to look at but...
on October 23, 2012
I received the Verso Artist Series Cover for Fire Kindle today. I was pretty excited, I really liked the artistic pattern on the outside of this cover, and how it can be set at two different angles 45 and 70 degrees. This makes it very handy when you want your hands free, or if you are watching movies, etc. However, that's about all I liked.
The cons that I could see right away are: the kindle is attached by elastic bands around each corner. If you run around like I do with my Kindle this is not a very secure way to have it. My old cover had the Kindle just snap into it and was very secure.
With the design of this cover, you have an extra half section on the back that allows you to set it at the 45 degrees. Here is what I noticed about that extra half section. When closed over the Kindle this adds bulk to your whole package, and the top cover seems to be wider than the bottom cover. This makes the whole package bulky and hard to hang on too. The top cover does not seem secure even with the extral strap in place.
While reading, I always flip the top cover under the bottom of the kindle, but with the Verso this tends to create a problem. You have that extra half section kind of just hanging out and the back cover tends to slip around in your hands. It's really hard to describe, but I can tell you it's irritating and not at all like my old cover which I had no problems with.
Lastly, the external strap that secures the front cover when it is closed has a tendency to snap back and under the Kindle device, then it is difficult to get it out from under the device.
All of this I noticed within a few hours of receiving the Verso Artist Series Cover. For the listed price I would have liked something more secure and streamline.