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Axis Leather case for Kinde Fire HD 7 inch
on November 30, 2012
This is a very nice leather case that uses quality materials. However, I do not feel it is a valuable product for use with the Kindle Fire. The problem I have with this case is that it is bulky and does not provide good control when using the hand strap. First, the bulky part:
This case is twice the thickness of other cases and weighs almost as much as the Kindle does. When you go to close the unit, the leather hand strap presses upon the glass of the kindle. You must bend the cover slightly to get it to close and then depend upon the strap to keep it closed. I am not sure if this will cause issues with the display, but it is worth noting.
Second, Loss of Control with the hand strap:
In order to use the hand strap, you MUST keep the strap at the bottom when you insert your (either left or right hand) hand so that you can use your thumb to keep the unit from flipping open!!! The pivot point that allows the unit to perch for viewing has no restraint when using the hand strap. Thus, if you move your thumb off of the Kindle, it will probably flip away from you! This is not only annoying, it also is a potential issue as it opens with enough force that the Kindle could come loose and decide to take a journey to the ground. Not only that, you look like a real dork when it happens.
I give the company credit for innovation and quality of materials, but do not feel this is ready for the consumer until they address these two major issues. I would NOT recommend this product at this time.