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January 16, 2012 12:23 PM   Subscribe

What cover should I buy for my Kindle Fire?

Looking for a cover for my new Kindle Fire. There seem to be two types, sleeves and the wrap-around units that also double as stands. I think I'd prefer the latter since my daughter likes to watch movies on the unit, but I want it to be steady and also serve as a protective case for transport and some reviews of those units leave me wary. Hive mind owners, what case/s are the best? I'd prefer to buy from Amazon since I have birthday money to spend there, and am not interested in anything with leather.

Guide me oh wise ones.
posted by tr33hggr to Technology (5 answers total)
 
I know two people who are pleased with the MicroShell case from Marware. It seems to protect the Fire quite well, but isn't ridiculously bulky. The stand works just fine.
posted by missmerrymack at 12:43 PM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Be aware most of the 'leather' cases in the $20-30 range are probably not real leather - "PU leather", "polyurethane leather", or "leather-like" abound, and even some that say 'leather' are really not the hide of anything except the mythical Nauga...
posted by pupdog at 1:14 PM on January 16, 2012


I too have the microshell case - Which works well enough. The one downside is that the velvety interior of the cover is exposed when you fold it back or use it as a stand, so you have to be careful not to put it anywhere too messy or it will pick stuff up.
posted by Artw at 1:26 PM on January 16, 2012


That's the case I was considering. Thanks for the feedback.
posted by tr33hggr at 3:26 PM on January 16, 2012


I don't have specific cover recommendations, but if you'll be carrying it around in a bookbag or briefcase with a bunch of other stuff, I would suggest you get a cover that zips closed all the way around. I admit the book-like covers do tend to look better, but the zips-closed covers keep out dust as well as anything like pens or keys that might try to poke in there. Get a good-quality case: it may cost more, but considering how much your Kindle + books cost, it's worth protecting the thing.

(My Kindle 3 aka Next Generation is in an M-Edge cover, which has a nicely padded interior and is stiff enough to provide extra protection to the screen, as well as that zipper to keep out dust and dirt and pointy stuff.)
posted by easily confused at 6:06 PM on January 16, 2012


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