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BUILT Neoprene Kindle Envelope Case, Black, fits Kindle Paperwhite, Touch, and Kindle

4.4 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews

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  • Official Made for Kindle product ( Kindle and Kindle Touch)
  • Soft fuzzy inner lining is lint-free and provides soft protection for the screen
  • Proprietary hourglass shape provides an instant, BUILT-in bumper system for extra protection
  • Front flap has a small Velcro closure; front pocket under the envelope flap fits charger; Sleeve lays flat when not in use
  • Neoprene sleeve keeps your Kindle secure and is designed for readers on the go
  • Sleeve lays flat when not in use

Made for Kindle
Compatibility
This product is designed to fit Kindle, Kindle Touch and Kindle Paperwhite.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.7 x 7.7 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005I6DIY6
  • Item model number: E-KE4-BLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 87 customer reviews
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2011
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Product Description

Amazon.com: BUILT Slim Cover Case for Kindle and Kindle Touch: Kindle Store

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Why We BUILT It

Because you want the very best protection for your Kindle with a little something extra. This case delivers in spades: Its lightweight design looks great on the go and it converts into a sturdy viewing stand when you’re ready to read. Yeah, we thought of everything.

The Best Of Both Worlds

The Slim Cover is the perfect combination of fashion and function in a durable, lightweight folio. This cushioned Kindle case protects a Kindle Paperwhite, latest generation Kindle, or Kindle Touch from bumps and scratches without the bulk you’d find in a hard case. The Slim Cover folds backward and secures with its elastic strap so you can hold this super-slim case in one hand. Prefer to read totally hands-free? This Kindle case also converts to a sturdy stand so you can put it on a flat surface and read horizontally. Inside, a dual security system of form-fit elastic mesh corners and anti-slip silicone pads ensures your Kindle stays put inside the case. There’s even a microsuede lining for added protection against nicks. Unobstructed access to all ports and buttons means there’s no need to remove your Kindle cover to use it or charge its battery. Great for travel or just popping around town, this Kindle case is ideal for any avid reader who’s always on the go.

Features overview:
  • Certified "Made for Kindle" accessory
  • Fits Kindle® Paperwhite, Kindle Touch, and latest generation Kindle
  • Lightweight cushioned cover and micro-suede lining provide total protection for Kindle
  • Cover converts to sturdy stand for hands-free reading or viewing
  • Anti-slip silicone grips stabilize Kindle in stand position
  • Form-fit elastic mesh corners and anti-slip silicone pads secure Kindle inside case
  • Elastic strap secures front cover in place when open or closed
  • Direct access to all ports and buttons
  • Travels easily in bags


Anti-slip silicone grips stabilize Kindle in stand position
Silicone piping helps prevent the Kindle from slipping in the stand position when on a flat or angled surface
Form-fit elastic mesh corners and textured grips secure Kindle inside case
Elastic mesh corners and silicone grips inside the case ensure the Kindle won't shift around or slip out
An ultra-slimprofile adds no bulk to your device
An ultra-slimprofile adds no bulk to your device
An elastic strap secures the front cover in place when closed or folded backward for reading
An elastic strap secures the front cover in place when closed or folded backward for reading


Which BUILT Kindle cover is right for you?

BUILT BUILT Slim Cover BUILT Twist Top Sleeve BUILT Slim Neoprene Sleeve BUILT Envelope Sleeve
Slim Cover Twist Top Sleeve Slim Neoprene Sleeve Neoprene Envelope
Certification Made for Kindle Made for Kindle Made for Kindle Made for Kindle
Compatibility Latest generation Kindle
Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Touch
Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire HD 7"
Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
Kindle Fire (does not fit Kindle Fire HD) Latest generation Kindle
Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Touch
Kindle Fire
Kindle Fire HD 7"
Kindle Fire HD 8.9"
Latest generation Kindle
Kindle Paperwhite
Kindle Touch
Construction Firm, lightweight folio with microsuede lining and silicone grips Super-lightweight neoprene (the wetsuit material) with plush inner lining Ultra-lightweight neoprene (the wetsuit material) with plush inner lining Protective neoprene (the wetsuit material) with plush inner lining
Security Elastic strap secures front cover Unique zipper-free design secures Kindle in place Unique zipper-free design secures Kindle in place Fold-over closure with Velcro tabs
Care Spot treat Hand wash, drip dry Machine wash cold, drip dry Machine wash cold, drip dry
Lining Microsuede lining Plush inner lining that helps clean the screen Plush inner lining that helps clean the screen Plush inner lining that helps clean the screen
Accessory storage n/a n/a n/a Inner zip pocket for charger and charger cable or cash/credit cards

ABOUT BUILT

BUILT designs fashionable and functional bags, totes, and cases that make life on the go more enjoyable. Our roots in the tradition of American industrial design guide us in the belief that form is as important as function, and color is the glue that binds them together. Drawing inspiration from the city that never sleeps, we apply color and pattern to laptop sleeves, Kindle cases, lunch bags, wine totes, and more. Whenever you’re on the go, BUILT keeps you covered in style.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Color: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased this product along with the new "Kindle" (the new smallest $79 version) because I've liked Built products in the past (great digital camera cases). Everything but the lining of this envelope-shaped case is made of tough, thick, neoprene-like material. It repels water and will certainly hold-up to normal transport and wear and tear. The case is held closed by industrial grade velcro tabs on each corner of the envelope's flap. The velcro is strong enough that this is not going to pop open. Once you open the top flap, there is a zippered, flat pocket on the front of the main "pocket" part of the envelope. It spans the entire width of the envelope and perfectly fits the USB charger cord that comes with any of the Kindles. Note: You would not be able to fit anything bulky in this pocket, like a clip-on light or USB electrical outlet adapter.
The lining is made of a very plush and soft, synthetic material that feels like a luxe throw blanket. It adds a little extra cushioning to this product and will absolutely never scratch the screen of your kindle. Also, the product is fairly light weight and doesn't add unwanted bulk and weight to traveling with your Kindle.
Even with buying the smaller Kindle, this envelope is a secure fit and the Kindle does not move around in the case, and it certainly will not fall out. I can tell that the Touch would also fit, but this evelope would be more of a sleeve-type fit for the slightly bigger Touch.
I would definitely recommend this as a great case for the Kindle or Touch.
UPDATE: I now own the Kindle Touch (which is fabulous) and this case does work fantastically. As I suspected, this case is a very true fit, like a sleeve, when used with the Touch. But you don't have to struggle to slide the Touch into the case.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I purchased this Envelope because I was tiring of repurchasing different sleeves and covers every time I got a new Ereader or upgraded. I had the Built Open Sleeve for my old K3, which I liked, but it's considerably too large for the new Kindle. It fits, but without a closure and snug grip, the ereader is liable to fall out if it's accidently turned upside down or sideways.

I've also previously purchased the Timbuk2 nylon envelope for a older version Kindle (K2), but I disliked its stiff bulkiness.

This Envelope gets 3 1/2 stars for the following reasons:

Pro: The shell is very well padded and secure, and the interior is plush and soft, with no chance for scratches. Also, it smells fine. I've never received anything from Built that had a smelly Neoprene stench.

Note/Observation: For those that are curious, no the K3 (Kindle Keyboard) does not fit into this envelope. It's a little over 1/2" too long. I have a feeling the new Timbuk2 envelope for K4/Touch might, since they usually run big. But just to be clear, this was not a concern of mine.

Cons: The shell is already well padded, just like their other Open Sleeves, but the flap closure is just as padded and creates added bulkiness, that really isn't necessary IMO. I also really don't understand the side zipper pocket. I personally will never use it, unless I'm traveling for an extended period of time. There is also a bit of clunkiness in regards to it in the closed state. It does not exactly lay flat and flush (puffs out on the front top sides).

Overall, I'm a bit disappointed, especially for $30. I already have other sleeves that sort of work, so I don't need another I don't really care for. I'm returning this one and trying out the new Timbuk2 soft envelope.
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By annied on November 15, 2011
Color: Scatter Dot Verified Purchase
My last cover for my K2 was a really nice pale pink leather case. I really liked it. But this one serves my purpose much better as I like to read my Kindle naked. This case is very well made, and lightweight. I love that I can just slip my Baby Kindle inside, close it with the velcro closing and know that it is safe and sound. It also has a zippered pouch just under the flap that will fit the charging cord. I cannot imagine a better case....thank you BUILT.
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Color: Scatter Dot Verified Purchase
I have mixed emotions about this case, and here's why:

It's very well padded, and with the screen taking up so much of the "real estate" on the Touch, I think the extra padding under the flap IS necessary.

What really surprised me is that this case makes the Kindle Touch feel very heavy. I have a Timbuk2 memory foam envelope for my Kindle Keyboard which works fine for the Touch (though there is extra room.) The Touch feels considerably lighter in the Timbuk2 envelope, and the protection is superior. (I checked out the Timbuk2 envelope which is designed for the Touch, and it is so slightly smaller that I decided it wasn't worth the expense, since the Touch works fine in my older one.) The BUILT case really does weigh 4oz, so you are increasing the weight of the Touch by more than 50%, and given the compact size of both the device and the case, it is concentrated weight. This case will almost double the weight of the Kindle4.

The other thing I really don't care for is that when opening this envelope, you really have to pull on the velcro, and at that spot the material is thin. I'd be surprised if the sleeve doesn't become misshapen at that point, and if the velcro will hold up for any length of time.

Be aware that the look of this case will depend on how the fabric is cut: mine is cute, but most of it is solid blue with dark gray dots. The photo is much brighter and "spunkier" looking.

A couple of positive notes: The case offers good protection. I had no problem getting both my charging cord and outlet charger into the pocket, but I'd never do it: I'd be afraid that any pressure on the charger would crack the Kindle screen.
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