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TeckNet Kindle Keyboard Cover
Member Name: mummy2harry
TeckNet Kindle Keyboard Cover
Advantages: Really good value for money, lovely colour, protective
Disadvantages: None for me
The cover is made by the company Tecknet, not one I heard of before. However, the reviews on Amazon sounded really good, and for that price, I decided it was worth a try. The cover isn't leather, but is a high quality synthetic leather, called PU leather. When you look at the item, you wouldn't initially know it's not real leather, and it certainly feels okay to me as well. The stitching around the outside is very well done, neat and tidy, and the same goes for the inside. I really love the colour, it's not as bright as the picture above shows, but it's a nice soft purple colour that I think looks great. When the cover is closed, it gives full protection to the front screen and the back of the Kindle, and it's snug enough that nothing should be able to get in the sides either, so in that respect, it's a good enough cover to be able to shove your Kindle in your bag and not worry about it.
When you open the Kindle cover, you will notice that the clasp is back-to-front compared to what you would expect. While it took a while for me to get used to this, there is a sensible reason for it and that is so that when you open it, you don't constantly have a metal clasp scraping on the delicate screen, instead it is folded behind if you choose to use the cover that way, or just on the opposite side if you open the cover like a book. On the left side, there are 4 credit card style slots which are a good idea, but not something I'd use as I wouldn't want to run the risk of scratching the screen with the embossed letters on a card. There are also a couple of storage flaps too which could prove useful if you needed to pop a bit of paperwork in there. However, I don't use these slots so I can't comment any further.
Now to the important bit - how it works with the Kindle. It's really easy to use, you just slot your machine onto the right side of the cover, making sure you place each of the corners inside one of the protective corners which hold it into place. The bottom two corners are more solid leather holders, so pop the kindle into these first, and then pull the elasticated top holders over which hold it firmly into place. Although they are elastic, they don't move at all unless they are pulled, so no danger of your Kindle falling out at any point. The corners don't obstruct any of the buttons at the bottom of the Kindle either, so it's been well thought of in that respect. The front cover is fairly solid as well so it isn't too flimsy and is therefore very protective of the screen, and when it's closed, it feels really sturdy and you have faith in it that it won't let you down and end up with a smashed Kindle screen!
Overall, this is a very good value for money Kindle cover that certainly does a good job of protecting your hardware. I really like the colour, and the fact that isn't real leather hasn't bothered me at all. It's solid enough to protect the machine and the screen from any knocks, and I really like the fact that they have put the clasp on back-to-front so you don't damage your Kindle when reading. At less than £10, it's far cheaper than Amazon's official cover, and for the money, you really can't go wrong. It's well constructed, shows no signs of wear and tear on mine after 3 months of usage, and looks great too. If you're looking for a protective cover that won't break the bank, look no further than the Tecknet Premium Kindle Folio Case, I love mine!
RRP: £19.98, although Amazon.co.uk are always selling it for at least half that price. Only compatible with the Kindle keyboard.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: A great Kindle cover
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