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Excellent Cover. More Color Choices, Please.
on January 14, 2012
My husband purchased this for my new Kindle Fire. All in all, it's an excellent product if a bit on the pricey side compared to some alternatives. Fit and finish is excellent. No complaints about its construction. Protection of the KF is excellent, especially with the cover closed. I'm not going to experiment, but I suspect it could be dropped on concrete from six feet without damage.
From what we could tell, the Marware cases (some models) are the only ones that include both a built-in stand and an elastic hand strap. This particular model has a better designed stand than other cases. Provides a stable platform with no chance of collapsing if it's bumped. The ridges that hold the KF in place on the stand could be a bit "deeper" but they're serviceable.
On the minus side though, using the stand requires removal of the KF from two of the four clamps that hold it in place. Takes a bit of practice to understand the procedure but the enclosed instruction sheet solves the puzzle. No worry about KF falling out of the stand but over time it's possible the repeated removal/replacement might weaken the two clamps that must be removed from the KF when the stand is used. Not much chance, frankly, but it's something to keep in mind.
The elastic hand strap is a big plus, especially if you want to read in crowded conditions (e.g. bus, subway). The case, itself, provides excellent "grab points" but the hand strap is a great alternative for one-handed operation. And if you're not using it, it makes a great place to hold a small cloth for cleaning the KF screen or a small pair of earbuds. (Unlike some other cases, there is no "pocket" for such accessories in this case.)
Our biggest complaint is the color selection. Black, brown, or charcoal would have been fine as far as my husband is concerned. Not for me. And I didn't want to inflict pink on him when he used the KF. That left us with the olive green as the default choice. How about deep blue, a forest green, or a burgundy red?