Review: JAVOedge Charcoal Flip Style Case for Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation

Review:  JAVOedge Charcoal Flip Style Case for Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation

I’m a big fan of the Amazon Kindle 3. It’s become a permanent fixture on my bedside table and I use it almost religiously each night before bed. Amazon’s current version of their e-reader is slim and small. So much so that I think a case actually compliments it. Like the iPod Touch I sometimes find when devices are too slim they become hard to use. While I haven’t tested a ton of Kindle 3 cases I have been using JAVOedge‘s newest offering over the last two weeks and have been quite pleased with the result.

The Charcoal Flip Style Case comes in two color variations, Stone and Dusk. It features a inner sleeve that’s lined with a suede-like material and includes a pocket for documents and one for business cards.

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The Kindle gets loaded into the case from the top and rests inside a leather looking cradle. Once seated the Kindle fits quite tight. You needn’t worry about it coming out and you’ll still have access to all of the Kindle’s ports and buttons.

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This case also features a kick-stand built into the back. If you get tired of holding your Kindle while reading simply unsnap the stand and prop it up. The Kindle gets placed into an optimal viewing angle for reading.

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Review:  JAVOedge Charcoal Flip Style Case for Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation  Review:  JAVOedge Charcoal Flip Style Case for Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation  Review:  JAVOedge Charcoal Flip Style Case for Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation  Review:  JAVOedge Charcoal Flip Style Case for Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation  Review:  JAVOedge Charcoal Flip Style Case for Amazon Kindle 3rd Generation

What I really like about this case is the level of comfort it offers. It almost feels as though I’m holding a fluffy pillow because of the soft padding that’s tucked hidden under the front and rear panels. When reading for lengthy sessions this was a welcomed addition that my hands appreciated.  If you’re looking for a case for your Kindle 3 that’s not like all those plain-jane black leather folios out there take a look at what JAVOedge has to offer.

The Charcoal Flip Style case for the Kindle 3 is available in the Stone color here and the Dusk Color here.

MSRP: $32.95

What I liked: Slim, great padding, kick-stand.

What Needs Improvement: No way to secure top closed.

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LarryGreenberg
I have always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for me with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. I've always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, I'm the first person my friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech. I have roots in the online tech. forum community. I served as the Administrator to Howard Forums.com and as a Moderator at both Treo Central.com and Blackberry Forums.net. Under the screen name “lgreenberg” I've amassed 50,000+ postings. I also manage my own YouTube channel under the user name larrygreenberg. I'm always eager to help.
  • erinlindsey524

    I love the JAVOedge covers! I have three. Two for a K2 (one of which I won in a contest here on Gear Diary. yay! thanks!), and one for my K3 (my K3 cover is the cocoa Cherry Blossom) I think that JAVOedge makes some of the best covers for Kindles.

    I really like the colors of the Charcoal flip. Your pictures seem to be a bit better than the ones on Amazon’s site. I might be getting one for my dad (along with a new K3) for Xmas. Which one has the purple-like material on the inside of the cover?

  • Larry Greenberg

    @erinlindsey524 – the purple one is DUSK.

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  • erinlindsey524

    Thanks! Now I know which one to add to MY collection of JAVOedges and which one to get for my dad.

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