How to choose a Kindle cover

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When you are sitting on the train or in the local library with your Kindle, the case will be the first thing that captures the attention of those around you. Your case will serve as one of the most important accessories you will possess for your Kindle. This dual purpose fun gadget will look good and protect your device.

Kindle Covers: What do you want from them?

A few things should be taken into consideration before choosing the first cover you fall in love with:

  • The available features v style
  • Is it heavy or light?
  • Quality v price
  • A case light in colour or dark in colour
  • Stand v no stand

FEATURES V STYLE

The initial question to ask yourself is what do you consider to be more important in Kindle cases? Are you more interested in the style and look of the product rather than its features?

If want a cover to complement your accessory wardrobe then you will find a huge choice available in extensive designs. Whereas a cover which must contain specific features unfortunately the choice will be limited.

HEAVY OR LIGHT

If you are already a Kindle owner it should come as no surprise that the Kindle weights approximately 15 ounces depending on the model in question. Consider when shopping for Kindle covers especially if buying online that some of them are much heavier than others so this is additional weight to be added to an already heavy tablet.

Also take the time to look at the picture (if purchasing online) to see if there are any additional features included such as a stand or pocket.

Buying heavy is not necessarily a bad choice; extra padding can give you adequate cushioning in the unfortunate scenario you were to drop your tablet.

QUALITY V PRICE

According to Kindle Cover site Case Happy not all Kindle covers are equal; some are cheap in price and some use quality materials. Avoid buying a cover which a magnetic or elastic (cheap) closure as this feature will be quickly lost the more you use your Kindle.

Read reviews or examine the products. Word of mouth is often the best form of marketing. Speak to your friends and family or research forums/reviews on the internet.

COLOUR

For many the colour of the case is extremely important. The classic colours including black, brown and red are popular as these darker colours will hide any smudges or dirt. It is worth bearing in mind a lighter colour case will show any stain or minor dirt mark. Not the look you want if you are a fashionista.

A STAND?

There are many Kindle covers that have built in stands to help hold up your Kindle when you are on the move. The best way to determine whether you would benefit from a case with a stand is to ask yourself when you use the Kindle and whether you would benefit from having a freestanding Kindle.

Use the guidelines provided to help you find the perfect Kindle case for your needs.

3 Kindle Voyage Cases with a Stand

The Kindle Voyage is not a cheap e-reader, but it is quite a lot of fun to use to read e-books. You are going to need a decent case to keep your expensive e-reader protected though. These 3 Kindle Voyage cases not only protect your gadget but also serve as a stand for it:

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MoKo Amazon Kindle Voyage Case: gives you access to all the features and controls. It also has a built-in origami stand that folds into landscape or portrait orientation. Read the rest here

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Use Your iPad as a Second Screen {2 Products}

The iPad is already a pretty powerful tablet you can use to get things done. But you may be able to do even more when you use it as a second display. Here are 2 accessories that let you use your iPad as a second display:

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Twelve South HoverBar: an adjustable arm for iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Mini. It clamps to almost anything for hands-free use of your iPad. Read the rest here

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3 Fire phone Accessories for Travel

The Fire Phone has not been as popular as Amazon was hoping. But many folks still have bought one. If you have a Fire phone and plan to spend some time with it on the road, you may want to check these accessories out:

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iOttie One Touch XL Windshield Dashboard Mount: it works for the Fire Phone, iPhone 6 Plus, and other large smartphones. It is fully adjustable and supports portrait and landscape views.Read the rest here

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Hemingwrite Distraction Free Digital Typewriter on Kickstarter

Remember the Hemingwrite? The distraction free digital typewriter we covered here a while ago? The Hemingwrite is now on Kickstarter. It combines the simplicity of a typewriter with cloud integration, an e-paper display, and a mechanical keyboard. With this device at your disposal, you can leave your laptop at home and type anywhere. The product has a rugged design and features 4+ week battery life.

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Kindle for iOS Helps New Customers

The Kindle app is pretty popular these days. Many of us have learned how to use it over the years. But Amazon is attracting new customers all the time. So it makes sense for its latest Kindle app update to target new customers. The app helps them get started right away by selecting their favorite genres and rating books. It will provide them with personalized book sample suggestions powered by the Goodreads recommendation engine.

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The updated app now offers better Goodreads integration as customers can now share book progress, selected quotes and more from Kindle. The Book Browser for iPad provides customers with additional information about books. The update is available for free.

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Amazon Prime Now: One Hour Delivery

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So you thought Amazon Prime’s 2-day shipping was convenient? With Amazon Prime Now, you can now get items in under an hour. You can now get paper towels, toys, books, and batteries under an hour. Sure, not everything is covered, but this is a good start. Amazon is launching Prime Now in select areas of Manhattan today. Here is how it works:

All Prime members can immediately download the Prime Now app, available on iOS and Android devices, and will be notified when the service is available in their local area. Prime Now is available from 6 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week. Two-hour delivery is free and one-hour delivery is available for .99.

Amazon promises to roll out the service to additional cities in 2015. No word on which other cities will get this service.

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Amazon Kindle: $59 + $30 Gift Certificate

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We have seen some amazing Amazon Kindle offers in the past. Staples happens to be offering the device for before a gift certificate. That means you can get a Kindle for . This is not the first time Staples has offered deals like this. The deal expires on December 27.

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Kindles & iPads Are Not Good for Your Sleep

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It goes without saying that we all need to get proper amount of sleep each night to stay sharp the next day. Reading at night can be a lot of fun, but did you know that your Kindle or iPad could be contributing to your sleep issues? A recent study has shown that people who use e-readers and tablets at night sleep fewer hours. The blue glow emitted by these devices can mess up your body’s natural cycle.

During a two-week study, 12 participants used e-books and printed books for four hours before bedtime. The iPad readers experienced reduced levels of melatonin, which plays a role in inducing sleepiness. Penn State and Harvard universities are behind this study. I would love to see more data on this, but the effects of blue light on the human body are well known.

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How to Train Yourself To Speed Read {Infographic}

Speed reading is one of the most underrated skills to have. The faster you can read, the better are your chances of finishing more books and learning more. This infographic from Mindflash.com shows you how to train yourself to speed read:

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You could also rely on various speed reading apps we have covered to learn how to speed read properly.

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