Searching out Kindle Paperwhite covers, for me it came down to the Poetic Slim Line and the TAGReat Super Slim. They’re both basically the same design, but I ordered the Poetic first, as it had a Green color that I liked. I ended up returning it because the Poetic came with a funky rotten fish like smell to it, that even after letting it air out for a couple of days, it didn’t go away. So I ordered the TAGReat and have been very pleased with it.
I like that the TAGReat cover goes all the way around, protecting both the front and back of the Kindle Paperwhite. Amazon apparently doesn’t have a companion case available for the Kindle Paperwhite to go with their Smart Cover. But that’s what I love about this case, is that the front and back are attached so the Smart Cover doesn’t come off. My hubby had an Amazon Smart Cover on his iPad 2, and while they’re nice, in less than a year he had trouble with it falling off…almost like the magnetic connector was losing some of it’s magnetism.
The case fits nice and snug on the Kindle Paperwhite.
All the cut outs for the buttons, charge port, speakers, camera and mic are nicely cut out and have plenty of room. They don’t cover anything or make it hard to get to or use.
The Smart Cover is stiff, of course being new, but it only took about one week of daily use to get it broken in. At first, there was a gap between the cover and the screen (on the left side closer to where the cover attaches to the back case) when the cover was closed and it concerned me a bit, but I’ve been using this case for about 3 weeks now and that gap is starting to go away. I folded and squished that piece between the cover and the back case a bunch and it’s helped to eliminate that little gap.
I haven’t had any problems with the triangle fold or standing the Kindle Paperwhite up on the triangle. The Kindle Paperwhite sits back on just enough of an angle that there’s no worry about it falling over.
The wake/sleep function also works great! No problems there either.
The case itself doesn’t seem to add a lot of weight to the Kindle Paperwhite either. At least not that I have noticed.
It would be nice if there could be a few more color choices available for this case. I didn’t want just black and I didn’t like the light blue, so it came down to the orange or purple. I chose purple. I’ve noticed that they’ve added pink since I ordered my case, so I’m a little hopeful that maybe they’ll get a few more colors in. I would not hesitate to buy another cover if they do. A green or a different shade of blue would be nice.
Ofher than that, I really don’t have anything negative to say about this case. I love my TAGReat CASE!! It’s a great alternative to Amazon’s Smart Cover! Amazon wants $39 for just a Smart Cover, and with this case you get full coverage for your Kindle Paperwhite with a cover that functions exactly as Amazon’s does and for 1/3 the cost of Amazon’s cover!
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