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Sadly, victory for function over style,
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This review is from: Amazon Kindle Touch Lighted Leather Cover, Wine Purple (does not fit Kindle Paperwhite) (Accessory)What a disappointing product!
If all you want is a cover with light and want to protect your Kindle Touch then maybe this product is for you. But if you're looking for a product that will do all that, enhance the pleasure of owning the kindle touch and is worth £50, then avoid this product like the plague.
My wife has the Kindle Keyboard. The Kindle cover with light for that product not only does the job required but is a lovely item in its own right. Made of sumptuous leather it oozes class and with the Keyboard sitting within the cover, its attractive design is still very visible.
Sadly this product falls well short of that. With plasticised leather it feels considerably cheaper than the keyboard equivalent cover. Within the cover, the Kindle touch is then encased in a plastic frame, which will helping to protect it hides the beauty of the product. Sadly a victory for function over style, where I was expecting a product that did both.
This product feels likes it been designed by the factory rather than a product designer. I am staggered that Amazon has come up with such a poor product to cover their beautiful Kindle Touch, Apple would never make such a mistake. The fact that Amazon then decide to charge £50 for such a product only adds insult to injury.
Consider this product if all you are after is a protective case with a light, avoid if you want more than that. Not surprisingly I have returned the product and hope that Amazon sees sense and develops a replacement soon.
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Initial post: 11 May 2012 21:40:19 BDT
Cheers for that, I bought a good effective 8 quid case and a 13 quid reading light... alot cheaper and looks a hell of a lot better than the images for this
In reply to an earlier post on 16 May 2012 20:21:17 BDT
Mr. S. W. Davies says:
Hi, Could you tell me which you chose? - there are so many available.
Posted on 2 Jul 2012 12:04:39 BDT
I agree whole-heartedly. I gave my kindle keyboard with it's beautiful leather cover to my mother and bought myself the kindle touch with this cover. What a disappointment, it seems like a cheap piece of cardboard covered with the thinnest bit of leather. Looks cheap and will probably not last very long. Have sent it back.
Posted on 4 Jul 2012 11:29:30 BDT
Rory Milligan says:
Agree. I wanted a case that was stylish and functional.
I keep searching for a lighted case that looks as good as the kindle touch one
Posted on 12 Aug 2012 18:24:26 BDT
Alison Wunderlan says:
Thanks. I agree. It's all the more tantalisingly disappointing, given how good the Kindle Keyboard case was.
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