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    Default Protection cover for Amazon Kindle

    I want to buy an Amazon Kindle. I have already decided on the Kindle 4 model, but now I am looking for a protection cover so that it doesn't get all scratched up during transports (especially the display).

    However the search is more difficult than I would have thought. The reason is that I am apparently cheap because I am not willing to pay 35 Euro for the official Amazon leather cover when the Reader costs only 99 Euro itself and a lot of people apparently are not even happy with this cover.

    Since it seems difficult to find some good informations on the internet for decent priced covers, I thought I just give it a try and ask here if someone has a good tip for me.

    I would ideally want to have such a "book-shape" case rather than a bag so that I can keep the Kindle in and don't have to pull it out when I want to read (because god knows where I will put the bag again when I pull out my Kindle when I am reading for example in a bus ). And that for a cost of around 20 or max 25 Euro. If it is not possible to find a decent one in that price area then I will have to rethink about getting a small protection bag instead where you have to pull it out first.

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    I was unwilling to pay for the official amazon case also and found this instead. I've had no problems with it and it looks expensive.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...00_i00_details
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    Looks fine, problem is only it doesn't seem to be available on amazon.de as well

    edit: I might have finally found something, although not very cheap, but if I don't find anything cheaper I will consider it:

    http://www.amazon.de/GeckoCovers-Sch...ref=pd_cp_ce_1

    Doesn't seem to be availabe then again on amazon.co.uk, silly

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    I got a case, stylus and protective covers for my Kindle via eBay (mailed from China) for $14 and free shipping. I read that the protective covers really are not that necessary because the Kindle Fire's glass is really hard/resilient stuff (seems true so I just don't use them)
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    I thought from my experiences with my Ipod Touch that a protection case might be better, because that one is quite scratched (luckily no scratches on the actual display area of the glass yet).

    I don't know a lot about the Kindle Fire because it is not even available in Europe yet, but I think it is quite different to the basic Kindle without Touchscreen or Keyboard:

    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wi-Fi-I...9672891&sr=8-1

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    The army is pretty rough on my kindle so I did have to buy a case, I had to get one from best buy last minute for like $40 and I was upset to pay that much, but if you're rough on electronics its worth a case for sure. Almost any of them will do the job though--mine is plain too with no bells or whistles, it just closes and props up the kindle on a table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eckhart View Post
    I thought from my experiences with my Ipod Touch that a protection case might be better, because that one is quite scratched (luckily no scratches on the actual display area of the glass yet).

    I don't know a lot about the Kindle Fire because it is not even available in Europe yet, but I think it is quite different to the basic Kindle without Touchscreen or Keyboard:

    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Wi-Fi-I...9672891&sr=8-1
    There is a Kindle app for the Ipad. So, you don't need to buy a kindle at all if you have one of those. (I realize you said Ipod)

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    Yeah, sadly don't have an Ipad

    Ok, I folded now and bought the 25 Euro cover which I linked above. I looked nearly the whole day for alternatives, but the cheaper ones are either not what I want or the ratings by the customers were holding me off, and it didn't seem efficient to waste more hours just to save maybe 5 Euro more in the end. Even though I still find that there should be cheaper covers, but what can I do.

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