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Old 12-05-2012, 12:33 AM   #74
Vmurph
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Location: North Carolina, USA
Device: Kindles PW2, K3, K4 / Nexus 7.2, iPodTouch 5
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Originally Posted by mobilewilier View Post
Just received an unofficial PW black leather case for about USD 10.

http://hk.f1.page.auctions.yahoo.com...ion/1132969185

It works and has the sleep function. The leather is likely fake (doesn't smell like 100% leather, but still feels ok). The magnet to keep it closed is very weak and sometimes the cover does not remain as firmly closed as with the official cover.
Those look (and sound) exactly the same! But you say yours has a magnetic closure?? I'm intrigued. Mine doesn't have one, but the description says they do. Maybe they do, but mine is just too weak?

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The leather doesn't have the same build quality. The original's leather is overall more sophisticated, being textured and softer.
I totally agree. But would you necessarily say that your non-official one looks or feels fake? I have a hard time believing they're genuine, but by the same token, it doesn't actually look or feel fake to me, either. Is it possible that they're simply made with a lesser quality leather?

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Also, the PW clicks into place at the corners by four hard plastic corner brackets, and it's very very tough to extract the PW once it's in.
Ha, that's an understatement! Impossible is more like it. It took me almost a half hour (and a near panic attack) to get mine out.

However, I eventually came up with a fix for that. (described in post #42) Now my kindle comes out with no trouble.
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