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Read the description.... I didn't ....
on 3 January 2014
Fits the current (212dpi) Paperwhite Kindle like a glove
Front cover opens to180deg (hold the Kindle like a book) or folds back on itself at 360deg (hold the Kindle like a small tablet)
Magnet clasp is strong enough to prevent accidental opening, even with moderate 'rough handling'
The open to wake/close to shut down feature works perfectly (should help extend the Kindle's battery life)
Approx 15mm wide band of the top/bottom and one edge of the back cover is formed of rigid plastic, which will prevent wear and tear... I can easily see the cover out-living the Kindle it was bought to protect!
Due to the above construction, I would be confident that a Kindle would easily survive an accidental drop from waist height, in addition the semi-rigid front cover flap is robust enough to prevent point load damage to the screen
Once fitted cover barely adds 3mm to both the width and length of your Kindle
The 'back' is approx 2mm thick, with the 'front' flap approx 3mm thick, meaning that once fitted the cover increases the overall depth/thickness of your Kindle by ~50%
Inevitably due to the robust manufacture of the cover, it does add weight to the Kindle
Whilst some may consider this a 'Pro', I found it very very difficult to remove the cover once fitted. Not a problem if you want to fit & forget, but not ideal if you want to swap the cover.
Lastly,.... This is NOT a leather cover.... I know it clearly states in the description that it is not 'real' leather.... But the headline title is misleading as it boldly states 'Leather'. I wanted leather as my fingers sweat on faux leather/PVC... so am a little peeved that I ended up with something different to my requirement.
The case is sufficiently good & well designed that I will keep it for now, but as the seasons get warmer I shall be looking for a GENUINE leather case to replace it ;)