When I first got my Kindle, I bought a really cheap cover to go with it because I didn’t have the extra money to spend on a decent one. It lasted less than a week before the magnet that closes it fell out, and a few months later the whole thing started coming apart. Still, it served my needs. But it’s time to upgrade to a decent case that’s a little less bulky and a lot prettier. The Acme Made Skinny Sleeve 7 is both.
The Skinny Sleeve is designed to stretch, so it fits a variety of eReaders, including the Kindle 3 and Nook, as well as 7-inch tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The stretchiness is in the sleeves stitches rather than just in the material, so it doesn’t look all skewed when you stretch it out. The overall design is really sleek, so you can pop it in your purse and still have room for your wallet and other essentials. The Skinny Sleeve is also water resistant. While I wouldn’t go dumping an entire cup of coffee on it to test that out, if you do happen to get caught in the rain while carrying your Kindle, at least you know you’re pretty much covered.
I like that the inside has protective padding that keeps the screen safe. You can feel it in there, so you’ll know which way to put your eReader in. It’s firm and enclosed in the inside fabric, so it won’t scratch your screen, but it gives it a little added protection. I also love the color. I went with the glossy purple, because I have way too much basic black and wanted something a little more exciting for once. It’s a really pretty shade, like a juicy plum. It does come in black for those who want something that matches everything.
If you’re planning on getting a Nook or Kindle for someone this holiday season, or know someone who is getting one, this would make a great gift to go along with it. The Skinny Sleeve retails for $24.95 on Acme Made’s site. For those lucky enough to have an iPad2, Acme Made also makes a really cool case for that, called the Orikata. You can use the case to stand the iPad2 up when you’re watching movies or using a keyboard with it. It usually retails for $49.95, but as of the time I’m writing this (Black Friday), it’s on sale for $24.98.