Product Type: Marware Mobile Phone Case
Newest Review: ... out in the sun reading my Kindle (it would be indecent to do anything else in this weather!), I have found that the case does get qu... more
Protecting My New Toy
Marware Atlas Kindle Cover
Member Name: dkm1981
Marware Atlas Kindle Cover
Advantages: Lifetime warranty, Comfortable to use, expensive looking
I finally made the switch from traditional to E- book after a very generous birthday gift from my husband this year, which also included this Marware Eco-Vue kindle Cover from Amazon. Not one for surprises I have obviously since looked at it on Amazon and, although it is very pricey I think it is worth it and I am so far very pleased with it.
The cover is available in three colours - black, brown and pink - and I have it in the black. I think it is probably the most sophisticated looking one of the three although it is perhaps a little plain. I am a girl of simple tastes though and I think it does look expensive, which is always nice. I also think that the choice of colours is a good one because even though there is only three choices, the three make sure that there is something suitable for everyone. There is only one issue that I have found with the black cover and it is thanks to the unseasonably hot weather that we are enjoying that I have discovered the problem. When I am sitting out in the sun reading my Kindle (it would be indecent to do anything else in this weather!), I have found that the case does get quite warm. It is an issue because I intend to take my Kindle and its cover on holiday with me and I intend for there to be sun. It doesn't get boiling hot but it is a black surface in the sun, so you can imagine. I'd think for this reason the pink, or even the brown cover, would be better suited.
The cover isn't leather, but does feel like it. It is very comfortable to hold because it is nice and squashy, whilst feeling sturdy enough to keep my Kindle well protected. The Kindle fits into the cover really easily. There are four little elastic pieces on each corner of the inside of the cover that you simply slide the Kindle into. They are quite a snug fit, which is good because it holds the Kindle in place perfectly. I haven't even felt it budge a millimetre so far and the elastic feels and looks to be strong enough that it will last. In snooping on Amazon I actually noticed that the cover has a life time warranty, which is comforting to know even though I hope to never have to use it. The elastic pieces are doubly good because they mean that very little of the device is covered. It certainly doesn't impeach on any of the buttons in any way, making it completely functional. In fact you hardly even notice that it is not part of the Kindle itself. I though it may make it difficult to press the buttons at the side that turn the pages backwards and forwards, but thankfully this is not at all the case.
There are some other features to the cover, some of which I have used and others that I don't think I ever will. One of the best things about the cover is that it folds over the Kindle to make it a bit like reading a traditional book. I think it makes it feel more comfortable and familiar. Coupled with the fact that it is so comfortable to hold, it makes taking the step from normal to E- book a lot easier - it's just a shame they can't make it smell like the pages of a book!!
The cover has another elastic strap that hooks over the front of it when it is closed to hold it in place, like a folio folder. Again this one is quite snug and sturdy and does a fine job. It can also be used to hold the front cover open. On the inside of the front cover there is an elasticated panel that is meant to be a holding strap for when you turn the cover backwards. I can't quite understand the purpose of this, I can only assume that is designed to be easy to hold if you are trying to read in an awkward place - I have read some say it is handy on the Tube for example. I have tried to hold it this way and my hand does fit into the grip comfortably, but it is just as easy for me to hold the book in the usual way so I doubt that I will ever use it like this. I am also slightly concerned that it would damage the spine of the case.
The cover is currently available on Amazon for £29.99. Like I said, it is pricey, but I think it is worth it because it does look and feel expensive and fit for purpose. I think it would have been a shame to waste money on an inadequate case that wouldn't offer the protection that this one does. Plus, with a life time warranty, you know it is good for life.
Summary: Recommended, but expensive
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