The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Case-Mate Tuxedo Kindle Fire Folio Case in Black
Ever wanted to say that you’re the proud owner of a tuxedo? Then Case-Mate can make that daydream come true (on a budget) with their Tuxedo case for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The folio tablet case has a front cover that folds like a smart cover into an easy to use dual purpose stand - for typing or flipping through your photos. With a smooth and elegant design made from Italian-leather inspired material, simply toss it in your bag and you’re ready to go. Available in either black or caramel.
- Very slim
- “Magic Tape” adhesive
- Built-in magnets activate sleep feature
- High price tag
- Tablet edges exposed
In men’s eveningwear fashion, the Tuxedo is classic elegance – sleek, sharp and always a head-turner. Taking this influence, Case-Mate’s designers channeled these features and came up with an inspired case: The Tuxedo for the Kindle Fire. Besides being a fashion statement for the tablet world, the case also doubles as a tablet stand case . The front cover has four segments that fold up to give you two viewings angles.
The most interesting part of the Tuxedo is its innovative adhesive material called "Magic Tape". The Kindle Fire sticks to the inside instead of having to insert the tablet into the case. Don’t worry – there’s no residue. The case cover also comes with built-in magnets that activate the tablet sleep feature when closed. They also prevent the case from opening. At $40 it is a bit more expensive than other Amazon Kindle Fire cases.
- Ultra-slim Kindle Fire case silhouette with smart magnets
- Magic Tape™ adhesive securely holds your Kindle Fire in place
- Crafted from premium leather inspired material and a highly durable brushed microfiber interior
- Available in smooth black or caramel (brown)
The Tuxedo provides auto sleep/wake function and clear access to all Kindle Fire controls and features. Its folding cover creates a stable tablet stand that supports one angle each for viewing or typing in landscape format.
Unfortunately, most Kindle Fire edges are left exposed and could easily get dinged up. Also, I’m not sure if the “Magic Tape” is trustworthy enough to keep the tablet secure if it fell off a table. The magnetic cover assures secure case closure and the nice microfiber interior will shield the screen against scratches.
The Italian, leather-inspired material gives the Tuxedo a classy touch and elegant look. Its “Magic Tape” technology is certainly interesting and a clear sign of ingenuity in Case-Mate craftsmanship.
The Tuxedo comes with ample function, protection and some sharp looks. This folio is definitely worthy of its $40 price tag.
Sharp looks, good function, generous protection, and a fair price make the Tuxedo a best case scenario for any Kindle Fire user searching for a folio.