The Kindle Voyage is a sturdy little device, and it doesn’t need a case. That being said, I’m very happy that I bought the unimaginatively named Amazon Protective Cover for Kindle Voyage (I have the “royal” cover, though I think I’ll be giving that to Marisa and replacing it with a black cover).
I fell in love with this type of cover when I got one for my Kindle HDX (Amazon called those covers Origami covers, which is a far better name). It converts from a cover to a little stand, like so:
This solves one of the big problems I had with my Kindle: reading as I’m eating lunch. I used to prop the Kindle up against whatever was laying on my desk. Now I can just use the cover!
It is a little odd, I suppose, that the cover flips up and over inside of opening like a book. I actually like it because it makes me feel like an old time reporter opening my notebook to take some notes for some important story. That might just be me though.
There is one minor disappointment, though it is more of a failing with the Kindle’s software. The Kindle DX (yes, I owned both) had an auto rotating screen. Turn the device on its side, and the screen would rotate. You could even turn it upside down and the text would rotate.
The Voyage doesn’t auto rotate, but you can set it to Landscape Mode which is handy. Sadly, you can’t rotate the screen 360 degrees. Why does this matter? While the cover is nice standing upright, you can lay it on another angle like so:
Which would be great if the screen wasn’t upside down. Sad Panda.
That being said, I like the cover and I’d buy another one!
2 responses to “Amazon Voyage Cover”
Hi I appreciate your review, as I am right now going through hundreds of opinions to decide if I should get origami or not. I just want to comment on your last point – even though you cannot rotate the text, I guess you could still use this “low angle” option – I suppose since the case is magnetic it would be quite easy to turn the kindle in it upside down? Thanks!
Hey Joanna, I just tried putting the Kindle into the case upside down and the magnets aren’t proper aligned when the Kindle is upside down… so it doesn’t really work all that well. 🙁