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The Sleeve Is Too Hard To Offer Reassurance
on 7 December 2012
This item appears to be pretty average in build quality (basic black threaded needlework is visible throughout). Although the Timbuk2 is made to serve a very honourable purpose - to protect the Kindle Fire - I have some reservations about the hardness of the build. This item is unique in it's 'armour like' quality. The memory foam is a great idea in theory, but this must be the hardest memory foam I've ever encountered. It is similar to the hardness of 'hard toffee'. Imagine pressing a toffee sweet between your thumb and forefinger.
Essentially, the pouch is far too stiff. It actually feels like it could, in some circumstances, CAUSE impact damage simply by the hard walls of the pouch hitting the item at force. The design of this particular pouch (nobody is forced to choose this design, there are others) is ugly. I can't find another way to accurately describe it. It looks like the purse that an elderly woman might carry.
The 'faux fur' lining is quite a strange claim. The inside is underwhelming. A very thin layer of soft black fabric that barely comes close to anything resembling fur.
If you want to insert a few extras such as headphones, there is room, but the hardness of the walls could cause the very impact damage the item is designed to protect.
In summary, I don't think this item offers enough reassurance and protection due to the stiff memory foam build being too firm.