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.
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?
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!
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!