I don’t know about you, but I personally never got too comfortable with my Kindle’s original case. It was free and was functional, but if you are putting down $399 (probably $350 for some of you), pay a couple of extra bucks to protect your investment is a no-brainer. M-edge Leisure Jacket is currently the case that I am using on my Kindle. After trying it out for quite a while, I have decided to share my thoughts on it.
Protection: the original Kindle case was good for what it was, but it was not convenient. I always thought that having a see-through case would be the best option for on the go Kindlers. M-edge is a see through Jacket, which is great to protect your Kindle against dust, moisture, and in my case coffee. I am doubtful that this case will protect your Kindle against drops but even the toughest cases can’t protect your Kindle if you decide to drop it on a regular basis.
Portability: M-edge Leisure Jacket for Amazon Kindle is very portable. I had no trouble carrying it around airports. I did have to open it up once as a security guard wanted to see what it was but other than that, it is very easy to carry around. And best of all, you don’t have to worry about it slipping through the case and dropping on the floor.
Design: going back to the previous point, M-edge Kindle Jacket is well-designed. It’s probably not the best fashion item to carry with you, but it does the job and does it well.
Price: $29.95. The price is not too high, though it would be great if Amazon took a page out of Microsoft’s book (premium earphones with the Zune) and provided a high quality jacket free of charge with the new Kindles.
Verdict: 8.5/10. The jacket is well-designed and very portable. It is water resistant and can protect your Kindle against tea, coffee, rain, and dust. But it’s not water proof. Now, I don’t know many folks who want to use their Kindle under water, but it would be a nice option to have that luxury. Overall, well worth the investment.