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A Great Case For the Price, But Note That It Only Fits the Kindle Fire HDX 7
on December 28, 2013
Having just returned home from a trip with my new Kindle Fire HDX 7, I have to say that I am perplexed by the negative reviews from people who say that their Kindle does not fit this case and that the holes for the speakers and controls do not line up. My guess is that those people either (a) are trying to use this with the Kindle Fire HD 7 (it only fits the HDX 7), or (b) they are putting the Kindle in upside-down, or (c) they were sent the wrong item. First of all, this case measures 7 1/2" x 5 1/4" when closed. If your case is bigger than this, you got the wrong item. Second, there are four cutouts on the back of the case, two for the speakers and one each for the power button and the volume control. If you can't see the speakers and the controls when you put your HDX 7 into the case, you put it in upside-down. Another way to check is to see if the camera lens is visible. If it isn't, the HDX 7 has been put in upside-down.
Once the HDX 7 is put in the case correctly, it works just fine. Closing the case automatically puts the HDX 7 into sleep mode. The USB port and the earphones port are easily accessible, as are the power button and the volume controls. Including a stylus/pen and an elastic loop in which to stone it is a nice plus. Inside are slots into which you can put a credit card and driver's license, a useful feature for air travelers now that you need a credit card to buy drinks and something to eat on most flights. It beats having to dig through your wallet or purse.
I deducted one star because the stand is not quite as sturdy as I would like. You have to press down on the front of the stand or it will tip over backwards. Once you get the hang of it, it works reasonably well.
Mine had a slight odor when I opened it, but it dissipated quickly.
For the price, this case is a bargain.