Top positive review
Great engineering, nice aesthetics
Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2018
I realized quickly after purchasing my Kindle Fire it needed a cover. The cover for my old Kindle is thick, heavy and awkward: so I wasn't sure about the covers for the new versions. This is better than I expected. It's ultra thin, light and even turns the device off and on when opened and closed. The only downside to that is I have to unlock my Kindle each time. That becomes a pain, depending on how I am using the Kindle.
After looking at all the loud and gaudy covers, I chose this one. It's subtle, mature, and understated, but not a one-color plain Jane. The leather is warm in my hand and has enough grip so it doesn't feel slippery. I like the suede like texture on the inside. This not only gives me traction when the cover is held open, it is great when propping the device up on a surface for hands free reading or movie watching. At first it felt a bit clumsy when it was open, but I learned to fold the first flap over. That way the rear facing camera is exposed and I also have a good grip.
Later on I may buy the more colorful covers, but I really like this.