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Old 04-14-2018, 08:51 AM   #1
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Just bought my wife that new 10 inch Fire Tablet

for $109 US for Prime users, a pretty good deal I think. But I have had trouble identifying cheap cases for it. I see the expensive $40 - $50 Amazon branded cases, but I'm having a hard time identifying cases from the other vendors.

The problem is Amazon's confusing "Generation" designation. They never tell the consumer which generation their product is, but the 3rd party vendors seem to sell based on the generation. Can someone with recent Fire tablet experience help me sort this out?
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:25 PM   #2
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I am using the 10" 5th gen on my 7th so I don't think it matters

https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...+Fire+10+Cases

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Old 04-15-2018, 12:10 AM   #3
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here is a guide. look under device options under settings

https://www.howtogeek.com/347384/whi...blet-do-i-own/
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:49 AM   #4
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here is a guide. look under device options under settings

https://www.howtogeek.com/347384/whi...blet-do-i-own/
Ahh Thanks! The tablet is due to arrive this tuesday, I'll take a look then.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:36 AM   #5
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Covers are device specific. Trying to use a cover that was designed for one model, on a different model, is almost always going to lead to frustration.
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Covers are device specific. Trying to use a cover that was designed for one model, on a different model, is almost always going to lead to frustration.
like he said - i have twice bought " last years" case - cheap , for "this years" amazon tablet only to find it does not quite fit and/or the auto sleep wake does not work. happened with the HD 8 and the HD 10

the amazon cover for the current HD10 is very good. last years amazon hd10 cover does not quite fit the current model - I had to give the one I bought cheap on ebay to charity.

with the HD 8, the "wrong year" covers did fit but no autosleep/wake. I actually returned 2 third party ones as "defective" before I realised that i had my years/generations muddled.

amazon has regular sales on device accessories which can save you a few £s
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:12 PM   #7
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Go to amazon and type in "case for 2017 HD10 " you will find a great selection of cases. Baloney on the old case fitting the new HD10, I have both and the new model is a bit thicker. WHY spend money for the wrong case! Enjoy the new HD 10
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[QUOTE] Baloney on the old case fitting the new HD10, I have both and the new model is a bit thicker. ...


yep, i was almost able to force a 2016 case onto my 2017 tablet , but it would not close properly - there was a constant risk of the tablet springing out of the case and getting damaged. & the auto sleep did not work.
so I gave in and bought the 2017 case, which is excellent , as I said before.

yes its a tad annoying the you need to spend 20%+ of the (black Friday) price of the tablet on a matching case, but having done that, I have no regrets.

combined cost of a black friday tablet deal & a sale price case was < £130 UKP for me.
and the video playback/ book reading quality is good enough to relegate my previous 8.9" HDX to being a backup ( i use that only if I need to take a picture, nowadays, as the HD10 camera is allegedly rubbish)

PS , when the new tablet turns up I strongly recommend googling how to install the google play store and then the google play versions of most free apps ( which are more up to date then the amazon versions ). All my news and sports news apps are the google ones, plus I install Chrome to use instead of Silk, "real" you tube and a few more specialised apps that simply are not available from amazon. Takes only about 10 mins to find, download , sideload, install the needed components, no root needed.
Yet more googling will eventually find you a side-loadable 1080p version of Netflix ( hacked only for HD playback, not for pirating) so that you can get 1080p videos via your netflix subscription instead of the 720p which is all the amzon version allows - and on that 10 inch screen you CAN see the difference. Amazon prime videos are full hd 1080p though so no need ot mess with that.

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