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Fits, looks great, but way too slippery to hold comfortably
July 23, 2017
This case looks very nice, is very flexible, and fits the 7th generation 2017 Fire HD 8 perfectly. All the buttons and holes are in the right place.
They problem, and it's a big one, is that the case is too slippery. I believe this case is silicone, and while there is a honeycomb texture on the back it doesn't help my grip much, and there is no texture of any kind on the sides. That's important, for example, when you are holding by the sides for thumb typing, swiping, and playing games. My old 8.9 HDX had the Amazon FreeTime case, and it was great. It was flexible but more firm, and had a slightly textured rubber feel that kept it from slipping down in my hands while holding the sides. My 8 year old will share this tablet with me and I am somewhat concerned it will slip out of her hands a few times. Maybe it will be better when she gets it as sticky as she did her last tablet case. Even with just one problem it's a big one, and I am very disappointed with this case.