When I bought the new Kindle Fire HDX 7", I didn't immediately buy a case for it. The few cases that were on the market were so expensive that I decided to wait awhile. When I saw the Poetic case on sale at an introductory price of 95¢ with free shipping, I jumped on it. I figured if it was a piece of junk, I had wasted a dollar, no big deal. Now that my HDX is in the case, I'm very glad that I waited a few days. It's an excellent case with some features that I never expected to see in such an inexpensive case.
The case is made of a nice-looking faux leather material (polyurethane) with a soft microfiber lining inside the front cover to protect the HDX's screen. The openings in the case perfectly match the tablet's speakers, ports, and controls. Most importantly to me, the HDX snaps into a plastic frame that holds it very securely. (If you have the Amazon case for the Kindle Paperwhite, it's the same kind of system.) One of the features I like the most is the magnetic lock/autowake function. It serves double duty - the magnet ensures that the cover doesn't flop open, and it wakes the tablet from sleep mode when you open it. The articulated front cover allows propping up the HDX in two positions in landscape mode - about 20 degrees from horizontal, and about 75 degrees from horizontal. I weighed the case on our postage scale, and it was just over four ounces. Added to the HDX's 10.7 ounces, the tablet and case together are less than a pound.
Those are my impressions of the Poetic Slimline Case. I reviewed a lot of cases for the original Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD, and I have a good idea about what makes a case stand out from the rest. Considering the overall quality of the case and the features it includes, the Poetic Slimline case is definitely worth considering when you buy a case for your Kindle Fire HDX.