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Old 02-01-2013, 08:54 AM   #277
Lyn2012
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Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 1, Kobo Aura
My lovely purple case is falling apart. It has been used for 6 weeks inside my home only and never dropped. My PW was put into it when it arrived and I never even tried to remove it, until now. I didn't even file any corners like others have posted here and now both bottom corners of the case are crumbling so the PW is no longer held securely. I am so disappointed, I know it was cheap, and I didn't expect it to last forever, but 6 weeks???

I contacted the seller, googleproducts, about this about 5 days ago, but have not received either a reply or even acknowledgement. Do you think it is worthwhile pursuing this through eBay?

I know many people have the same case, but I haven't seen anyone else posting this problem, so I am wondering why my case is affected. The only thing I can think of is that I usually read lying on my side in bed, with the PW mainly supported by the bottom corner resting on the base of my palm. Maybe this explains why the bottom corners of the case have disintegrated while the top corners are fine? Even if it is the reason, I don't think the cover should be falling apart like this.

I have just bought the case with a magnetic lock which will do for now, although I still prefer the original case without. The first two photos are of the original case, the other of the new one. As you can see, the magnetic catch, while being unnecessarily long, doesn't actually protrude 1/8" from the cover as somebody else has posted, it is flat (or ever so slightly recessed) with the cover on top and protrudes about 0.5mm on the side which I find acceptable and doesn't interfere with my holding the device.
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