My old Fire was in a simple TPU cover and I had a nice padded zippered bag to slip it into, with an attached pouch for the charger. I never worried about putting it into my purse and it had a strap I could use to carry it. That's what I wanted for my new Fire -- just a simple TPU case that I could use to make it easy to grip, and I'd have kept using my old (still very nice) zippered pouch.
Well, I couldn't find anything like it for my new Fire so I got this faux leather Folio Case. I must admit, I like it more than I thought I would. It looks like leather if you don't inspect the corners that actually hold the Fire in. The stitching detail is a nice touch and the suede-like interior adds to the illusion. It even feels a lot like leather. The stand and hand-grip both work well, the cut-outs for the camera and the speaker line up well enough, and the charger rarely gets hung up on the case. I like the auto turn-on/off when I open and close the case. What's missing is a place to carry the charger and a strap to dangle my Fire from when my hands are full. I really don't feel all that secure about stuffing the Fire into my purse with this case either, although so far I've had no problem and the magnetic closure has kept the case closed. This is definitely a nice case and I think it's going to last as long as my Fire does, but it just isn't as comfortable to hold as my old TPU case. Honestly though, I don't think I would trade this case even if someone gave me a TPU for free -- I like it that much!
It fits the Fire well, the holes expose the camera, microphone, earphone jack, USB port and buttons okay. The cover folds back as a kickstand in landscape view. The stitching appears to be good, the wake/sleep on opening/closing the cover works fine, the magnetic closure lightly holds the cover closed, and the elastic closure strap has the proper tension.
I double checked the product specs and found that the handle is a hand-hold for viewing one handed in portrait view. I haven't used it for long period viewing, but it seems that it would ease some hand fatigue from having to grip the tablet.
I have one quibble with the design of folios similar to this. The opening for the screen is so close to the size of the screen that it can be difficult to touch an icon on the very edge or corner of the screen, especially if you have larger fingers or longer fingernails. A stylus can be useful in that case.
This little case is perfect. I have the new Fire 7 and needed some protection as I am putting it my purse so I can always have it with me. I loved the design of the case so I bought it. Shipped on time/earlier than expected (I always like that). Pulling it out of the box I noticed how new and tight feeling it was. I slip my Fire 7 in there and it fit like a glove. It fits nicely around the camera in back. It has just enough cushioning to keep it protected but not too much that it’s bulky. It has both a magnet closure and elastic ribbon, both of which work nicely (which will be great inside my purse). If I ever feel like getting a new color for fun, I’ll definitely order through this party again. The little pen holder is a nice add on, also. It’s not cheap feeling.
It is a beautiful picture and the material is a nice quality does not feel cheap or flimsy. It fits my Kindle fire 7 with Alexa (7th generation) perfectly and does exactly what it says. It also has a stretch band attached for extra security to make sure the front flap stays closed. Another nice feature is a holder for a stylus on the outer edge and an elastic band on the inside opposite flap to slide your hand into to hold while reading for comfort.
Fits my Fire 7 perfectly. The on/off function works nicely. Feels well made of durable materials. Landscape (only) "reading" and "typing" easel. support works fine (tho' it took a bit of testing to figure out you just turn the whole thing upsidedown).
I don't find it too bulky for comfort, and like the hand strap a lot.
My only two criticisms: - Instructions would help. - the long elastic strap is in the way of the Charger plug when it's used to secure the cover.
I think its value is surprisingly excellent for the small price.
I have purchased my fair share of covers for my reading tablets over the years and am so happy with this purchase. It has nice graphic choices, hand strap (without flopping cover), stylus loop, open-wake and close-sleep, stand, all around secure protection without being hard plastic and affordable price.
I am very pleased with this cover. I am sure i will be getting another one or two of this cover, if I can find it to fit my other devices.
This is my 2nd cover. I love the 1st, brown denim cover, and purchased this black denim cover for my other Fire 7. The denim texture makes the Fire 7 easy to grip (no slipping around), plus the auto turn-off feature is appreciated (no need for my little magnet, or to power down and then wait for startup). [Not sure if the 'leather' trim will last, but the outrageously priced 'genuine leather' cover for my iPad only lasted a year or so before flaking and peeling. If you read the official U.S. definition of 'genuine leather' you will know why!! 30% ground up what?]
This fits the Fire tablet 7 very nicely. It stands the tablet up as the photos show, but it's not the most secure design for doing that. If you intend to use this to stand you tablet up on soft surfaces then there are better choices, but if you just want to just keep the tablet secure from drops and to close it up when not in use, then this works with the best of them. I'm very happy with purchase.
Got this for a friend's Kindle but ended up using it for my daughter's Kid's Fire. It is absolutely made of good and sturdy quality. IT fitted well on my daughter's Fire. I like that it's outer layer is leather (I know it's synthetic) and the inner cover is made of microfiber. It really protected the Kid's Fire by making it's screen clean and shield it from shattering in case my daughter drops it. It's light weight too. What I appreciate the most about this leather case is, it can flip and turn the case into a stand where you can view videos or apps without holding. My daughter can watch her shows now without me worrying about it.