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1.0 out of 5 stars Turns your beautiful, slim, sleek, Kindle into a house brick!, 10 Jan. 2013
This review is from: Amazon Kindle Case / Cover With Integrated READING LIGHT for Amazon Kindle / 6 inch / 2012 generation / Book Style - TECHGEAR SOLUTIONS (Electronics)
One of the great things about the 6" Kindle is how small, light and portable it is - significantly more so, even, than the original version. That being so, I'm looking for a case that's substantial enough to protect the unit from the odd knock or drop, without adding much to its overall size and weight. Unfortunately, this case doesn't fit the bill. I'm surprised that a lady reviewer here has even taken the trouble to upload a video to demonstrate her concern about the 'page refresh' issue of the Kindle which disappoints her so much, but yet raves about a case which doubles both the bulk and weight of the Kindle - which I would have thought would be of far more serious concern to most Kindle owners. If you're one of the many who carry your Kindle around then you're going to find this hulking great case turns your reader into a much greater burden requiring significantly more space in your handbag (and as for inside your coat pocket - forget it!).

A lot is also made of the great value of this case, which it is compared to the top whack price of the Kindle case and a few others. But when you take into account the repeated outlay for the expensive batteries for that 'impressive' light source - and the fact that you can pick up cases and independent clip-on light units in supermarkets and even pound shops which fit the bill sufficiently well, then this case becomes less the outstanding deal that it might first appear to be.

For all its benefits in terms of quality and functionality, there's no way I'd consider a case that turns a slim 170 gram unit that's no bigger than your hand into something that's twice the weight and five times the thickness and bulk. If these considerations are of no concern to you, then go for it. But if, like me, you want something which compliments rather than eradicates the Kindle's super lightness and portability, then there are far better (and cheaper) alternatives around.
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