The only thing I don’t like about it is that it is pretty ugly. Books can be so beautiful, the ereader is bland. It is also more fragile than a book and you can’t just throw it in your bag next to your keys unless you enjoy throwing £100+ down the drain.
An even more curious phenomenon is that this could be so easily solved by covers and skins – yet so many of these are also very ugly! Amazon’s accessory store makes me wince, both from the prices and the aesthetics of the eyesores they sell to keep your precious gadget protected.
I’ve spent much time – too much time – searching for ways to adorn my beloved and I finally think I have some of the best covers sussed. Here’s my guide to the best ‘retro’ Kindle covers you can buy.
Annie claims she sources the material for her handmade cases from authentic vintage fabrics. I have to say, I absolutely love the Liberty peacock print above. Again, more designs if you click through.
4. M-Edge, $30-40/£19.00-25.50 (and you’ll possibly need to pay import shipping)
I wasn’t going to include covers from the US, but these are so original and call to my inner book-nerd in ways I just can’t deny. I don’t see how any fan of Austen is going to resist the Pride and Prejudice one.
If you really miss the feel and look of a book in your hand, look no further than the KleverCases. There’s many designs, some based on classic books, others like the top one here more generic. They really are quite special.
And if you really want to go for budget, or you don’t like the idea of keeping your Kindle in its case, there are many neoprene slip-case designs to be found on ebay. Don’t pay £20 for the lurid beasts you find on Amazon! These two are £8.