Top positive review
Extremely happy with this case and it’s grippy, robust design. Very reasonable price. A few small issues too.
May 6, 2018
My MaoMi Fire 7 case has a grippy, bold, rugged design, and a pleasing blue color. After exactly one month of use, I am extremely happy with this case. I can hold it very securely in one hand, with the thumb against the upper edge of the case and the fingertips engaging the deep “tire treads” on the back. I cannot speak to the shock absorbing capabilities since I have never dropped it. I found the case easy to install on the Fire 7. The apertures for the camera, micro-B USB, microphone, and 3.5 mm stereo ports are all perfectly aligned. No problem recharging the Fire 7 in this case. The price is very reasonable, given these features and benefits.
However, there are several issues to consider. 1) There is no aperture in the case for access to the microSD card slot. Using the microSD card slot will require removal from the case. 2) Zero documentation. I had to go back on the Amazon website to be sure I had things properly oriented and aligned. 3) The kickstand supports only “landscape mode”, no support for “portrait mode”. 4) I found the initial deployment of the kickstand to be very challenging. Resisting the urge to employ a large, sharp tool, patience and a thumbnail finally opened the kickstand with no damage. 5) Three sides of the case have plastic surfaces which are knurled, greatly improving grip. Inexplicably, the fourth side has no knurling. 6) The initial pressure to activate the power button seemed excessive, but has diminished to an acceptable level with use.
Despite these issues, I would promptly purchase this case again. I hope MaoMi will soon offer this case upsized to fit my new Fire HD 10.