Seemingly, Cooper has created the Elementary case to meet the practical demands of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 owners. This rudimentary folio case design provides everyday function and protection all in one sturdily-built, low-cost package.
STM Bags Skinny Fire Amazon Kindle Fire Folio Case in Red
If the STM Bags Skinny Fire folio tablet case were a person, it would be a wallflower type, quietly awaiting attention from among a crowd. Once discovered, however, the finer qualities of this folio case come to light, including the solid hard cover and the pretty impressive two-angle viewing stand.
- Solid exterior protection
- Two viewing angles
- Sleek design
- No extras
- Front cover may warp in time
- Uninspiring look
The STM Bags Skinny Fire folio case will definitely appeal to some Kindle Fire users: namely, those who are interested in no-nonsense protection for their device. The synthetic material lining the outside plus the hard plastic backer in which the Fire is set makes for sleek, form-fitting protection. Users need not fear even the most extreme everyday damage when the device is encased in this one.
Of note, too, is the foldout tablet stand case incorporated into the Skinny Fire folio. This easy-to-use feature provides the Kindle Fire owner with two angles on a firm base, and the user may confidently read or type in comfort. In fact, this stand may be more than needed for the latter purpose – How much serious typing can one do on the Kindle Fire anyway?
In short, the STM Skinny Fire should make an excellent first case for the Kindle Fire user – particularly among those wanting protection first.
- Sleek hard shell back and foldable front flap protects Kindle Fire from scratches and external abuse.
- Lightweight, slim and protective construction for a comfortable and easy carry
- Snap in, hard shell back with soft lining provides enhanced protection from scratches and bumps
- Easy to access device ports and control buttons
- Foldable front cover for both typing or viewing modes
- Loop closure for quick and easy access
- Complete protection for the Kindle Fire
The integrated stand providing two angles in the STM Skinny Fire is a definite plus, but the functionality stops there. Kindle Fire users will appreciate the well-designed cutouts for their device, but the Skinny Fire offers nothing further in terms of extras.
If there’s a tougher folio case for the Kindle Fire out there, users may be hard pressed to find it. While the edges of the device are exposed when encased, the STM Skinny Fire literally bounces when dropped from a reasonable height (we tested it this way) and will surely give Fire owners confidence in everyday use.
As stated, the Skinny Fire offers great protection and a notable textured feel. The viewing stand is solid enough, but the thinness of the front cover – particularly around the edges – is a cause for concern and may ultimately detract from the overall effect of this case.
The suggested retail price of $30 makes this a good starter case for the Kindle Fire user but long-term use may wear on the closing strap and exterior edges. For protective, no-frills storage, however, this hard folio case is a bargain in the short run.
As long as the Kindle Fire user doesn’t need extra space and needs everyday defense, the STM Skinny Fire folio case is quite suitable. This much solid protection is rare to come by at this price level – just be prepared to forgive the mundane appearance.