I had purchased a Kindle for my wife for her birthday and decided that she definitely needed some kind of protective case for it. Her favorite color was purple and I didn’t want to spend an arm and a leg on a case so I did some looking around and found something that I thought was going to work perfectly for her.
It was purple, it was zippered and protected the Kindle but still allowed access to the charging port and didn’t feel like you were adding a lot of bulk to it.
In steps the M-Edge Latitude Jacket for the Kindle Keypad.
- Does it come in purple?
- Does it zip up?
- Does it provide protection?
- Does it add a lot of bulk to it?
- How much does it cost?
- Around $35.00
Yup, that’s the one for me.
So I picked one up and she is thrilled about it. It’s the right color, not a lot of ‘fluff’ doesn’t take up a lot of room and doesn’t add much weight at all to it. It’ll keep it protected and is easy to insert/remove the Kindle from it when she wants to.
So here’s the breakdown.
It’s got a velvety soft interior so it won’t mar or scratch the Kindle in any way. It’s also got four ‘corner straps’ that hold the Kindle in place unlike some of the cases out there that hold it in place using a little tab that inserts into the side of the Kindle. I feel that the strap is a much more secure and easy way of holding something in over the little insert tab deal. I also think that the four corner plastic clip style of retention system that’s on some of the other M-Edge cases would work well with this one too.
The exterior of the case almost seems like it could be semi-weatherproof. Although I’d rather not take the chance and spill anything on it just in case. But it’s nice to at least feel like you don’t have to ‘baby’ the device either. It’s a nice textured feel to it that won’t slide around if you put it on your dashboard or sit it on a leather seat next to you while you’re in the car.
It has an exterior zip up pocket on it that won’t hold a lot (not designed for it anyhow). It will hold a travel charger (tight fit) and a charge cable fairly easily though. Maybe a few business cards or a small pocket note pad similar to the small Moleskine Cashier Soft Cover or the Volant Notebooks.
The back of the cover also has two pockets. One large enough for again a small notebook or paper notes and one for either a pen/pencil or a small Kindle book light (designed actually specifically for the book light, but a pen/pencil would fit nicely).
They didn’t skimp on the zippers or pull either. The zippers are a high quality not too loose, not too tight fit. They glide smoothly and haven’t bound yet. They even went so far as to encase the zipper pulls in rubber with their logo on them. The extended zipper pull with rubber is a nice touch, it keeps the case quiet as well as being able to grab and pull the zippers open/closed even with gloves on. And with two zipper slides on the primary opening, you are able to utilize the charger and keep the case zipped up at the same time with only a little opening for the charge cable to slide through.
With the Kindle in the case it is very comfortable to hold and easy access to the side controls, no interference. And you can even flip the cover around back to hold one handed with no issues.
Overall, I like the case. If I had a Kindle myself I’d most likely end up with at least one of these cases from M-Edge. It’s a fairly decent price comparatively and it’s very low profile. Overall just under an inch thick and about a quarter to half inch at most added to the top/bottom and left/right side of the device.
I’d say it’s definitely worth the money to pick one of these up. You can get them either directly from M-Edge for $34.99 plus shipping or over at Amazon.com for $34.99 and eligible for free 2nd day shipping if you have Amazon Prime.
It comes in a variety of colors;
- navy blue
and for a number of different devices;
- Kindle Fire
- Kindle 3 (keyboard)
- Iriver Story HD
The dimensions of the product are:
- 4.5 ounces
- 5.5 inches wide
- 8.25 inches tall
- 1 inch deep
Definitely something that would make a great stocking stuffer this Christmas for your Kindle or Kobo owner in the family.