Gumdrop Drop Tech Series Case for Kindle Fire

4.6 out of 5 stars 210 customer reviews
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  • Certified "Made for Kindle" accessory (Kindle Fire)
  • Dual material construction for multiple layers of shock absorption
  • Reinforced rubber bumpers on the corners
  • Includes replaceable integrated screen cover for protection during use
  • Offers shock absorption, drop protection, and extreme ruggedness

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If you're looking for the most rugged, durable yet ultimately affordable Kindle Fire protection, you found it in the Drop Tech Series Kindle Fire Case.

  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • ASIN: B006K120UG
  • Item model number: DT-KINFIRE-BLK-BLK
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 23, 2011
  • Average Customer Review:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 210 customer reviews
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Let me first say that I'm a big fan of the Otterbox cases for electronic devices. I've got a few of them and when I purchased the Amazon Fire, I thought that Otterbox would have a case for it and I would certainly purchase it. Case closed, end of story, ( yes, pun intended ---- sorry ) or so I thought.
Well, as many of you probably know, Otterbox doesn't make a case for the Fire, nor, as far as I know, do they plan to. ( I wonder why )
So I checked out many of the cases available for the Amazon Fire both online and at local stores but couldn't find one that I was happy with.
Then I came across a post on the internet regarding cases and the Gumdrop line of cases was mentioned and given very good reviews. Plus, they had one for the Fire! I checked their website and sure enough, there it was.
It looked good. Sturdy, thick rubberized material around the edges and it came with a " plastic (?) " built in screen cover.
I ordered it and I'm glad I did.
The case is great! I have no fear of dropping the Kindle while it's protected by this case. It's extremely well made and the grooves around the entire case make holding it very secure. It won't slip out of your hand.
I'd certainly recommend this case to anyone looking for top-notch protection of their Kindle Fire. I would even go so far as to say that it's in the same league as the famous Otterbox line of cases.
I do feel however that the $50.00 price tag for the case is a little too high. Forty dollars or so would probably make this case
a better seller. Also, although the all black is nice, a small touch of color ( maybe a stripe around the border ) would add to it's beauty.
Again though, all in all, this case is a winner ----hands down! Michael K.

UPDATE --- one hour later.
I just checked the Gumdrop website and see that they now offer the case in green or blue too.
It does however say that those colors are back-ordered until March 2012
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
If you want to protect your Kindle Fire, this is a must buy. I am going to list the pros and cons of the case and you decide if it is worth buying:

Pros:
1)Great fit for Kindle Fire, perfect size
2)Silicone makes it easy to hold on to Kindle Fire
3)The built in screen protector protects it from getting scratched
4)The case is very well built, very durable
5)The case looks awesome on the Kindle Fire (wish they had more color)

Con:
1)The price; $50 dollars is a lot of money for average consumers to spend on a case

Overall, the pros outweigh the con. Yes, it may be an expensive case, but this case is worth every penny if you really want to protect your Kindle Fire. Thank you for reading my review and hope it helps you decide if its is indeed worth investing
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Color: Black
Today I left my Kindle Fire on the roof of the car and drove off completely forgetting it was up there. At somewhere between 35 and 40 mph my heart sank as I heard it thunk across the roof and eventually fall to the road behind me. I was certain that my brand new and most favorite toy was gone forever. Shockingly though my kindle is as perfect as ever. My case has one small knick on the corner, but other than that, Kindle and case are as good as new. This case is worth every penny.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
This case fits the Fire perfectly. It was exactly what I was looking for. A strong durable case for extra abuse from kids. I like the extra plastic layer that is replaceable for the screen. My 2 year old daughter can easily hold it due to the rubber molding on the sides and back.

Audio comes out fine, dont know if the rubber hinge for the USB charging will last long but we shall see

Only downside is the cost is a bit much $50.00. The $30.00 range would have been more comfortable based upon the total fire cost of $200 only reason it lost 1 star. The product is great.
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By VickyV on February 8, 2012
Color: Black Verified Purchase
**UPDATE******

Well my kindle over heated.... :( SOOOOOO mad! I was so happy at first it was awesome because it was so thick never thinking that the rubber would hold in so much heat. I wasnt thinking I guess. Now my kindle overheated!!
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
I really wanted to love this case. I couldn't wait for it to get here after a 3 week backorder.

I put it on with no problem but the screen cover gave me the impression the screen was greasy or there was a sort of film I didn't remove from it.

The rubber is very nice and durable but it attracts lint, dust and every single hair within range of it. Not awesome if you have pets.

The biggest problem is the Kindle Fire produces a fair amount of heat on the back. The rubber of the case is almost exclusively around the back of the Kindle. There is really no way for it to vent at all. I noticed I was having to plug in to charge for every 45 minutes of use when normally I can get at least a few hours of running apps before a charge.

The only plus was that my son dropped the Kindle on my kitchen floor and the case saved it from damage. But I still had to take it back off before it killed my Kindle.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Great product! i really think they could have made this waterproof it they just covered the speaker holes with flaps, that's how good and sealed it is. The built in screen protector does not make it less sensitive as i had originally thought it would. Would definitely protect it from a 2 story drop! Only reason for 4 stars is the price. I could get the 2 year warranty that replaces it for any reason for the same price. I mean really, 50 dollars??
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