Kindle Case – Another Option

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Like Judie, I unboxed my Kindle VERY carefully. The Kindle wasn’t inexpensive, and having read Rob Bushway’s tale of woe, I didn’t want a repeat. So… while I had not initially bought a case for my Kindle (hello Amazon, talk about cheap! Include SOMETHING case-wise for crying out loud), I did order the standard case as quickly as possible.

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The Kindle came Wednesday and the case arrived yesterday. It is sweet!

I love the look of the Cole Haan cover Judie ordered, but the Amazon cover has two big advantages.

First there is price. At $30 Amazon’s case is less than a third the price of the Cole Hahn cover.  You get what you pay for, and for $100 you get a luxury case of super-soft leather. The cases are apples and oranges, but you can get a lot of apples AND oranges for the $70 difference. (Oh, and my $30 cover includes advertising…)

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The second difference is a biggee in my book (pun intended). While the Cole Hahn case holds the Kindle with elastic straps, the Amazon cover is designed to take advantage of two small, reinforced slots in the Kindle’s side.

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As a result the Kindle is held super securely, AND you get Kindle and cover… and that’s it.

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The cover is as streamlined as can be and… I love it.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

4 Comments on "Kindle Case – Another Option"

  1. I love that this case uses the built-in clip slots; it does look amazingly sleek! :-))

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  3. Does the case stay on — my first generation case is awful and is very easy to knock off.

  4. locked in tight as can be. not as nice leather-wise as Judie's but VERY functional