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5.0 out of 5 stars Otterbox Kindle Cover, 21 Dec. 2013
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High quality protective cover for the Kindle 8.9" HDX. There is a rubberized edge and back to the cover that peels off, then the rigid plastic inner case has two clips on each edge. Once opened, the Kindle sits perfectly inside the case, which has an integral clear plastic sheet that lies flush on top of the glass screen. Clip it shut, reattach the rubber outer and you have an excellent protective cover. The edge of the case is about 1/2 inch proud of the screen, making a good frame. There are cut-outs in the case for both the forward and rear facing cameras and the speakers, and lift-up rubber plugs to access the usb connector and earphone socket. Robust plastic buttons on the back of the case work the Kindle power and volume switches.

A rigid plastic cover clips over the screen when not in use (I guess it probably is proof against a young child opening it), and this doubles as a base, containing a hinged stand that allows you to use the Kindle near vertically upright or at a 30 degree angle in either portrait or landscape mode. Four little rubber feet set into the lid/base mean it doesn't slip.

I have to compare this with the Kindle 'origami' cover I bought with the tablet, and I must say I prefer it. The superb protective qualities aside, I find it easier and more secure to hold, with my thumb hooked over the bevelled edge of the case, and the lid/base means it stands very securely on a desk or other flat surface (I found the origami case slipped badly on my desk at work).

Yes it makes it bulkier, but I feel happier to slip it into a bag and be confident it will be undamaged - it's actually not that much heavier either.

Power and volume buttons work fine - of course you don't get the 'sleep' function as you do with the magnetic origami case, but it's just a case of a quick touch of the power button or set your display sleep time to less than the default five minutes.

I worried I would lose touchscreen sensitivity with the added layer of plastic, but it doesn't appear that is the case and I have had no issues to date.

Rubber cut-out flips open to access the usb socket, and the charger seems to sit more securely than with the origami case, where it was forced at a slight angle.

I am very pleased with this cover and would unreservedly recommend it.
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