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Old 11-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #1
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Slim Paperwhite case alternative

I found an alternative to the official kindle case in nicer colors on Ebay and ordered two as presents. They cost $12.

They do not seem to have a wake function, so I'll try to add a magnet to them and see how it goes, and I am not sure this is real leather.

I figured others may be looking for either a cheaper price or a real red

CORRECTION: in the youtube video, it looks like it may have a sleep/wake function.

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Old 11-25-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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Thank you!

This looks very nice. Even if it is not leather (at 12$ it is probably not). It is much lighter 80 gramms! So about 50 gramms lighter than the original kindle PW cover.
Yep, in the video it does have a sleep/wake function.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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Personally I prefer a gel case like this one :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/S-LINE-WAV...item3f17ee16a5

Feels better, and grip. I don't like something that close, can't see the wallpaper.
It's a Kindle 4 case though, so it's not exactly the same size, but I worked some miracles. And in the holes for the old light connectors, I fit a cordelette, in case I drop it.
Ye don't like leather cases much, especially for holding it in one hand afterward it's a bit weird.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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That looks good! But it says Paperwhite in the title and Touch down below in the description. I have written to ask which is correct.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:24 PM   #5
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I did nit even see that. I have seen similar looking cases for the Touch, so it could be that the seller used the same listing as for the Touch and that it was an oversight (it better be- I ordered two and don't fancy sending them back to Honkong for a refund!!!)

In the video and images, it is definitely a PW.

I also like that the border around the device is black, BTW.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:45 AM   #6
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Yesterday I ordered what appears to be the same cover from:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/kindl...em-description
For only $10.60 about £7
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:19 AM   #7
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Would be great if people could report back on their quality once they arrive. These cost about 25% of what the official one costs in Germany. Admittedly, it certainly is going to look a bit cheaper as well, but it's still decent enough in the video.

One problem might be that it doesn't really close that firmly. At least it looks like that in the demonstration.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:36 AM   #8
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Yesterday I ordered what appears to be the same cover from:
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/kindl...em-description
For only $10.60 about £7
Yes, that's the same one, and even cheaper! Oh well....
What color did you order?

@fauxpas: will definitely post pictures. You are right, the closure may be like the one on official the basic kindle case - or of a regular book, for that matter.

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Old 11-26-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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I decided to order one as well, btw. It's just 8€ after all. I can post pics and sort of a review once it arrives as well

The backside doesn't look all that great in the pictures, but the rest seems pretty decent. If I'm very lucky, it'll arrive in time for my Paperwhite (December 10th), but I doubt that. Would be nice to have it before Christmas, though.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:34 AM   #10
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^ where did you order yours? The ones I ordered on Ebay are scheuled to get here by 12/10.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:00 AM   #11
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Ordered it on aliexpress.com. It says "delivery time: 15-40 days", which is in line with my experience when ordering stuff from china (I think I ordered 3 things from there, one arrived in just a bit more than 2 weeks, one took about 3 and the last one about a month).

Apparently the website is still verifying my payment (credit card, no paypal) but when I added a message to the order stating my color preference I got a reply just a couple of minutes latter that it's gonna be that color and that it'll be shipped tomorrow and they're also saying I'll get a tracking number, which would be surprising.. didn't know they offered that.

So far I'm pretty surprised with the speed and service, especially if they actually ship tomorrow. How long it takes then obviously isn't influenced by them, so all I need to be happy is a good product
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #13
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I ordered one from the same seller as op, but it was for the K4NT. I love the cover. The hardcase gives it a bit more protection. It does appear to be leather with a nice, dense felt liner. The one weird thing about the seller though, is I received an email requesting 5 stars for shipping.
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I ordered one from the same seller as op, but it was for the K4NT. I love the cover. The hardcase gives it a bit more protection. It does appear to be leather with a nice, dense felt liner. The one weird thing about the seller though, is I received an email requesting 5 stars for shipping.
Not really that weird a request. The seller just wants to build up a good rating score so that others will buy from him. If he did a good job why not help him out?
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