Posts tagged: protect

Kindle Fire – got it covered!

By , December 16, 2011 7:04 pm

Every once in a while something comes along that is such a great deal that I have to tell the world. No, it’s not the Kindle Fire, but the cover I just got for the Kindle Fire from Amazon! For about 2 weeks I used the Fire naked and I was starting to get concerned that it was bouncing around in my bag. So I went looking for a nice leather cover.

After a bit of poking about (hours) on Amazon, I saw this all leather cover with a unique built-in stand. It cost all of $9.99 and looked too good to be true. It was also eligible for Amazon Prime, which means that they would ship it to me in 2 days.

Super snug fit and made of excellent leather.


Sure enough the cover arrived extremely well packaged at my desk at work. I took it out and immediately smelled the rich leather aroma. Nope, no cheap leather here. Take a look at the nice stitching and finish in the picture above.  It feels really nice as well, but how would it fit? Well I didn’t need to worry long. It is a perfect fit. The Fire is held snugly and it’s about as slim as you could ask for.

OK, how does it work as a stand?

A perfect angle for taking on a show

I like how the cover disengages from half of the Fire and folds to create a stand. This is a much better design than some other cases which overlap for a hinge causing the thickness of the cover to increase. I always avoided those covers after having gotten one for my iPad. I like my devices slim and trim.

There are two indentions in the cover that allow the Kindle to sit at two angles. I find that I like it slanted back a lot. It’s perfect for the desk height that I use and also perfect for an airline tray. The grey material inside appears to be some kind of synthetic suede or microfiber. It also feels soft and is padded to protect the screen of the Kindle.

In summary, I can’t believe that this cover only goes for $9.99 and includes free 2 day shipping! They are giving this away. If you got the Amazon provided cover at $49.95, it wouldn’t even be as nice or functional. Seriously, if you got a Kindle, BUY THIS COVER NOW!

Blurex Kindle Fire Cover on Amazon

You won’t be sorry.

Update: I just checked an the price is now $14.99. Still, it’s a steal at that price. Highly recommended!


Silicon Sheet Keyboard Condom

By , May 19, 2009 7:52 am

Here’s something a bit weird and wonderful. I saw these keyboard protectors for sale. They protect your laptop from food, spills, and dust. Since it was so cheap at $7, I thought I would give it a go.

This label has sime odd translations on it.

This label has sime odd translations on it.

I prepped it by dusting off the keyboard and then I just laid it on top. It’s not the most attractive thing, but we’ll see if it’s a keeper. I’m usually pretty careful not to eat or drink directly over my laptop, but you never know.

Also notice the funny benefits that are on the package. It’s another case of something being slightly lost in translation.

  • Made the best Japanese Silicon, soft touch
  • It is flexible, easily fixed and helps muffle typing noises.
  • Make you enjoy foods while operating your PC
  • It is washable and Make virus away from your fingers.

So how does it all work out in the end? Not so sure. It fits well enough, but the plastic isn’t exactly clear so it picks up a lot of reflections in overhead lights. I have a backlit keyboard, so the reflection is less of a problem when it’s dim and the backlight comes on. Also, it’s kinda stick and makes the typing experience very odd. My fingers don’t glide from key to key as easily when typing quickly.

Although it protects, it also makes it harder to see your keys.

Although it protects, it also makes it harder to see your keys.

I first saw these when a friend of mine from Singapore was using it on her Toshiba. It seemed a good idea at the time. it does protect from spills and dust. Somehow, it reminds me of the plastic that comes on some car seats or furniture. It may be functional, but I think you should take it of before you actually use it. So overall, I think this classifies as a “FAIL” for me. It’s coming off soon.

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