Top positive review
Beautiful, vibrant colors with attractive grain
February 19, 2019
My beloved Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" died a short while ago, so I immediately ordered myself a Kindle Fire HD 10. Naturally, I had to procure a cover. I used to have a bluetooth keyboard case manufactured by Poetic to cover my Kindle Fire HDX 8.9". However, I have three bluetooth keyboards already laying around that are perfectly fine from previous kindle fire cases. So, I thought I would go with getting a very attractive case (those bluetooth keyboard cases tend to be rather boring in the decorative department) that could prop the device up in landscape position.
The Kindle HD 10 2017 snaps into the gummy plastic right side. I was very surprised at how loose and easy it is to snap the kindle device in and wondered if the device would easy fall out of it. So far that hasn't happened, and I'm not really expecting it to. The cut outs are in all the right places to accommodate speaker, charging port, power and volume control buttons, etc. The decoration is quite breathtaking in its vibrant colors. It also has a very nice grain/pattern to it. It's not leather, but like some fake leather products, there was no unpleasant lingering smell.
I am taking off a point for one reason: The two raised strips behind which you prop your kindle in landscape position could be a bit thicker. About 10% of the time when I have the Kindle Fire HD 10 propped behind the farthest strip, it slips forward to the next strip. Also, I would much prefer a soft fabric inside cover that is protective to the kindle glass. I don't know who thought up the idea to make kindle cases where you can store ID and credit cards, but it just doesn't seem smart when it could touch the glass on the kindle. Maybe the thought is that the strips will touch the glass rather than the credit cards, but they are of a scratchy material also. The loop meant for a stylus is too small to hold one. You can only clip a stylus onto it if it even has one. Otherwise, I am quite happy with this case for its beauty and functionality.