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Fintie Swivel Case for the Amazon Fire HD 10 2017 series
December 29, 2017
I received my case yesterday and love it. It is just what I was looking for. I had to replace my Kindle after my fire HD 8.9 gave out after years of wonderful use, so I splurged and bought the Fire HD 10, which also meant buying a new case. My old one sat on a swivel in its case so I could turn it both vertically and horizontally, which I loved so I wanted a case for this one which also turned.
Yes it is heavy but then so is the Fire 10 compared to the Fire 8.9. This doesn't bother me because the sturdy case with its swivel does the work for me, sitting where I want it to.
I think that there is some misconception about the protective cover. The package comes with a clear peel off shield on both sides of the case's cover. Both of these protective shields, which some say are filled with bubbles, are meant to be removed and thrown away. I suppose that if a person really wants to use the outside one for extra protection, then just make sure that the case face is totally clean free from lint, smudges, etc and dry before trying to reapply the piece of plastic. Place it on very slowly, making sure to get rid of any air bubbles that may be there. A small craft roller may help with this. But as I mentioned, this really is not needed.
The case cover (with this shipping film discarded) works flawlessly with the touchscreen of the Kindle. I must note that I have very sensitive fingertips and like with using a laptop touching the screen a lot to use different features, for instance going from reading my book and turning the pages to checking my mail, my fingertips become sore, so I usually use a stylus. They are so inexpensive to buy. I prefer the ones that are a stylus on one end and a pen on the other, so I have a pen handy when needed.
The case fits very snugly over the Kindle. The instructions say to place the Kindle face down over the cover's face plate, (make sure you have it facing correctly with the ports of the Kindle lining up with the port covers on the case) then snap on the back starting at the top and working around the sides to the bottom. I found the rubber-like lip material rather difficult to work up and over the bottom side of the face plate but after a few minutes it settled into place.
The only drawback to this case is that it doesn't have a cover to actually close my Kindle like my other one had. This is not possible with this case because the stand/handle on the back does stick out about 1/2 inch. I will just have to make sure to place nothing on top of the Kindle. No product is totally perfect, but this case comes close. I bought the purple cover just to have something different and yes the color shown is true to the product. I have given it 5 stars (even though it has no cover flap) because of its excellent quality.