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DustJacket Kindle Case From Speck: Gets the Job Done

When it comes to my Kindle case, I have a strong preference toward book-style cases, and most of you agreed with me. So when a box of cases from Speck arrived at Sugar HQ, I jumped at the chance to test out the DustJacket. My initial thoughts: it's a little bit bulky for the slim Kindle — I was expecting it to be more Moleskine thick, not novel thick — and it's a little heavier than I expected. But it's super padded, and the Kindle snaps easily into plastic holders that keep it in place. Plus, the sleep/wake button and charging port are easily accessible.

After carrying the DustJacket around for a few days, I'm pleasantly surprised! Turns out, it's not too heavy (as I initially feared), and provides enough protection for my Kindle that I'm not worried about bruises and scrapes from quickly tossing it into my bag. It also has a picture frame-like stand to prop your Kindle for easy reading. I have to admit, I haven't used this feature (except to display the Kindle's screen saver for my co-worker), but it works nicely, if a little lopsided. Overall, I'd definitely recommend the Speck DustJacket to protect your Kindle, and at $35 it's on par with many of Amazon's cases.


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Jmartens
Jmartens
Nice looking...I like the stand it has and also that it doesn't appear to use the Amazon hinge system which is reported to cause cracks. However, I found that I personally just love reading the Kindle 'naked.' It is so slim, light and easy to hold that adding an attached cover is just to much for me.
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