Product Type: Marware Mobile Phone Case
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Pretty, Pink, Practical and Protecting!
Marware Atlas Kindle Cover
Member Name: Meggysmum
Marware Atlas Kindle Cover
Advantages: Looks good, protects Kindle well.
Disadvantages: Cheaper covers are available
The cover he selected for me was a Marware Atlas cover in bright pink. I immediately loved the colour. I wouldn't say I am a particularly girly type of girl but my phone and my diary are both pink as well as I then find them easy to spot in my handbag so I think he had used that knowledge to select the perfect colour for the cover and he said he read a few reviews to try to find a good one.
===The Design of the Cover===
The outside of the cover is synthetic but it looks a bit like leather with a similar textured surface. It has stitching around the edge and Marware embossed into the surface on the front, right-hand edge. The cover is held closed by a length of black elastic near the right edge which flips over the front and holds it securely shut. I really like the look of the case when it is closed as it looks more expensive than it actually is.
The inside of the cover is made from a soft-touch suede-like fabric in grey. This provides good protection for the screen when closed and matches the colour of the Kindle when open. The cover is designed to be folded back on itself and there is a flat hand-strap incorporated into the cover which means you can slide your hand through it to provide more security when reading. If you have large hands you may have difficulty slipping your hand under the strap as there is not a lot of stretch. When the cover is folded back on itself it is secured by using the same length of elastic that keeps the cover closed, you simply flip it over.
This cover is designed for the new, smaller Kindle and the Kindle itself is held in the cover by elastic straps over each corner as the new Kindle does not have the ports in the side that allows covers to be attached to the Reader itself. The straps have an extra thickness of material sewn onto each one to provide protection from the elastic rubbing on the Kindle and to keep it secure.
===Using the Cover===
Putting the Kindle into the cover is extremely simple and only takes a couple of seconds. It slips easily under the four corner straps. I have found that the straps hold the Kindle very securely and it takes a little longer to get the Kindle out as it is held so firmly. I did read one review that said the Kindle slid out to one side but I think the reviewer may have had a faulty case as my Kindle doesn't move at all once it is strapped in. I have held it upside down and shaken it to check how firmly attached it is and it hasn't moved at all.
Once inside the cover all of the buttons are easy to access as none of them are covered.
I find that the cover bends back easily and does not require any force. As I stated there is an incorporated strap that can be used to hold the Kindle and cover but I don't find this necessary as I am usually reading quietly at home but I imagine it will come in very handy when travelling, especially if having to stand up whilst waiting or travelling by train. I sometimes bend the cover back but other times I just hold it like you would hold a book and I find that just as comfortable as I am right-handed so always use the right-hand page buttons on my Kindle. Having said that there is no real reason that you couldn't just use the cover up-side down if you preferred and then you could easily press the page buttons with the left hand without folding the cover back.
The cover is stated to weigh about 90g but mine is definitely heavier than that, I weighed it at about 120g but it still means that even with the Kindle added it does not feel very heavy. My husband has the original one and a leather cover and that added quite a lot of weight.
When closed the cover obviously adds to the size of the Kindle. When closed however it is still only 1.5cm deep, 17.5cm long and 13.5cm wide which is still convenient and compact and ideal for popping in my handbag.
I like the fact that the cover stays attached to the Kindle when it is being read, I know if I had to take the Kindle out of the cover to read it I would undoubtedly lose it so this offer a practical, secure option.
The only thing that bothers me about this cover is the quality of the elastic used. It seems to be very thick and good quality but problems may arise if it starts to get saggy or becomes unstitched as then it will not be so secure. However I did look on Amazon to find the price today which is £26.99 and noticed that it has a lifetime guarantee so hopefully if I have any problems I may be able to get them sorted out. I think the outside looks like it will stand up quite well to wear and tear and should be easy enough to wipe clean if it gets dirty.
I am really pleased with my lovely pink cover. It looks stylish and offers good protection for my Kindle and I am looking forward to using it for a long time as I have definitely become a Kindle convert already.
Summary: A lovely cover for my new Kindle
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