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nice, but not neoprene.
on 7 October 2011
I agree with all the previous comments, except for one thing: it is definitely NOT made of neoprene. Only a sort of soft foamy material, somewat fleece-like.
As a result, I think that shock protection will be entirely nil. It is a useful pouch to protect against scratches, and maybe dust/dirt, but that's about it in my opinion.
So, it is reasonnably well made, fits well, takes a minimal amount of space around the kindle, is light, but offers very little to no shock protection.
It might be useful to explain what I expected from a neoprene pouch: to be made of the same material as wetsuits are made of, i.e. rubbery, thick(ish), and offering some amount of shock absorption and water resistance (the point of neoprene for wetsuits being that it absorbs water, but doesn't let it flow).
This, is not it.
Bottom line: if you are looking for neoprene, look elsewhere (no smell should have been a give-away, actually). If you are looking for a nice material pocket, this is nice, but you could also put a couple of socks around it for similar protection.
I haven't returned mine (£5 delivered: postage price to return isn't worth it), but I don't use it, I don't understand what would be the point.