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Old 02-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #331
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How does the "Lion August" case compares to other cases discussed here in terms of bulk and quality? I also don't understand how it secures the lid when closed, is the flap magnetic? Thanks!
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #332
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It seems that the flap / clasp is magnetic.

While I don't have this case, I like how it looks. I dislike the flap, though... it probably is in the way when reading.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:46 AM   #333
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How does the "Lion August" case compares to other cases discussed here in terms of bulk and quality? I also don't understand how it secures the lid when closed, is the flap magnetic? Thanks!
Yes the flap is magnetic, the magnet and corresponding counterpart are invisible - you can feel the magnet inside the flap. It is not very strong - just strong enough to keep the lid shut. When I read with it one handed in my right hand, I use the flap to rest between thumb and index finger. This way I don't have to grab the PW hard at all and it won't fall out of my hand.

As far as quality goes, it is very good. There was no chemical smell at all from it when it arrived. I also appreciate very much that it doesn't have Kindle printed on it - the only covers that should be allowed to have that are the official ones from Amazon.

Small warning: keep this cover out of reach from grandkids - or you end up with a sticker collection on it. My wife's official cover suffers from the same problem.
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #334
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Have you guys seen these yet? http://www.aliexpress.com/item/kindl...673891158.html

They're an even more blatant knockoff of the official one and they do look pretty close.
Have anyone ordered a cover like this? If so, what is your opinion about it? I've recently ordered my Kindle PW and I'm looking for a cover which is cheaper than the original one. This looks quite nice based on the pictures, though pictures and reality sometimes differ.

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Old 02-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #335
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Have anyone ordered a cover like this? If so, what is your opinion about it? I've recently ordered my Kindle PW and I'm looking for a cover which is cheaper than the original one. This looks quite nice based on the pictures, though pictures and reality sometimes differ.

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Based on the good feedbacks on aliexpress I've ordered one in brown-yellow color. I'll post some pictures when it arrives.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #336
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I've got a Lion August case in coffee color and am very impressed with quality, lightness and looks. Magnetic flap doesn't get in a way as I was initially afraid and actually makes holding device while reading more secure.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:53 PM   #337
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Yes the flap is magnetic, the magnet and corresponding counterpart are invisible - you can feel the magnet inside the flap. It is not very strong - just strong enough to keep the lid shut. When I read with it one handed in my right hand, I use the flap to rest between thumb and index finger. This way I don't have to grab the PW hard at all and it won't fall out of my hand.

As far as quality goes, it is very good. There was no chemical smell at all from it when it arrived. I also appreciate very much that it doesn't have Kindle printed on it - the only covers that should be allowed to have that are the official ones from Amazon.

Small warning: keep this cover out of reach from grandkids - or you end up with a sticker collection on it. My wife's official cover suffers from the same problem.
They decorated it for Grandma huh.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:45 PM   #338
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Have anyone ordered a cover like this? If so, what is your opinion about it? I've recently ordered my Kindle PW and I'm looking for a cover which is cheaper than the original one. This looks quite nice based on the pictures, though pictures and reality sometimes differ.

Thanks!
I ordered this cover and just received it - I got a purple one. The quality of the "leather" (well, it is probably not real) is very nice and the build seems solid. My paperwhite fits perfectly and I was able to pop it in and out of the case with no modifications needed. It came with some small scratches on the metal clip on the side, but I am okay with it. The only downside I noticed is that the magnet does not keep it shut very strongly. The on-off function when opening the cover and closing it works fine. Overall, very glad I picked this one! I haven't seen the official cover, but I think this must be very close.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:07 AM   #339
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@rinibird, thanks for sharing and welcome to MR. When opened, it actually looks better than the official case, because the rim around the kindle is black.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:00 AM   #340
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I'm still using the Lion August case without the flap but similar to rinibird's case and am very pleased with it (for photos see this thread, page 19, post 277) . Even though the rim is coloured, it is very thin and I don't find it distracting at all. The magnet keeping the case closed is fairly strong so it doesn't come open when in a bag or rucksack. Even though I originally preferred the case from the OP, I have come to appreciate this one as I can be certain that when I toss my PW onto my bed, or carry it in my handbag, it will not come open and keep waking up my device unnecessarily.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:56 PM   #341
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How about smell with Lion August case?

Have anybody experience with waterproof cover? Is it worth purchasing?
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:45 PM   #342
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Have anybody experience with waterproof cover? Is it worth purchasing?
I find them a bit too large and too expensive. I usually put my kindle in a zip lock/ freezer bag when I take it to the beach, to protect it from water AND sand, but I have not tried this with the PW yet. I hope the touch screen can still be operated through the bag.
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How about smell with Lion August case?
I have this one, and it has a pretty faint, nice leather smell (when you stick your nose to it), otherwise not noticeable. I don`t know if it might vary from batch to batch, though.

I really like it, turn on/off on cover open/close works nicely, and it can be held both as a real book, or folded back (I didn`t take it with folding back in mind, but now I find that way pretty enjoyable for reading, too).
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Thank you for answers.
Tested my touch (PW not yet arrived) in zipper bag but it acts very ... Think, that bag are too soft.
Ordered THIN FOLIO SMART PU LEATHER CASE COVER FOR AMAZON KINDLE PAPERWHITE 3G/WiFi from ebay and with waterproof cover (think, that I can use it for somthing other thing, if cant normally operate kindle through it).
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They decorated it for Grandma huh.
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