Recently, we purchased a Kindle DX device to put against an iPad and a Xoom in a review article. Anyone who owns a Kindle knows how fragile these devices can be especially when used without a protective case. The trouble is we had such a hard time finding an affordable case for Kindle DX. While premium Kindle DX cases are still available for sale, a large number of cheaper ones are out of stock.
This could seem like a fluke if only a few cases were out of stock. But it seems the majority of Kindle DX cases are no longer being offered on Amazon. Even M-Edge has a number of cases that are “no longer available.”
It could just be that Kindle DX is not as popular as Kindle, so accessory makers do not have a reason to offer too many options to shoppers. Or maybe some of these accessory manufacturers have gotten a hint or two from Amazon about Kindle DX’s new design. Maybe Amazon is completely redesigning the product, making the current crop of Kindle DX cases useless for it.
Of course, we have not been able to get an ounce of new information from Amazon on Kindle 4 and Kindle DX 3. We will know more about Kindle DX and its future before the start of the next Fall semester.