Don't Use That Kindle Case Or You Might Kill Your Kindle!

Posted: Dec 22 2010, 4:21pm CST | by , in News | Portable Devices

 
Don't Use That Kindle Case Or You Might Kill Your Kindle!
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Say what?

You might think putting an electronic device, especially a Kindle, into a leather protective case could be just about the least risky think you could ever do. Guess what? That's not the case.

The black "Kindle Leather Cover" is reported to cause some Kindle owners a whole lot of headaches. While reading a book with the e-reader in the case, it crashes and reboots. These users have to simply stop using the case.

While no one's quite sure what could be causing the problem, Amazon support forums have lit up with the suggestion that the case's metal hinges are causing the problem. Users posit that the metal is somehow interfering with the Kindle screen, causing it to have a complete meltdown.

Interestingly enough, it's only affecting those who bought the standard case, and not those who purchased one with a reading light built-in.

While it may seem easy to think that these users are just doing something wrong to the Kindle and blaming the case, Amazon has come forward to recognize the issue. It's offering a replacement or full refund to everyone who bought one.

Hopefully everyone out there has a very merry Christmas, but if you're getting someone an official leather Kindle cover from Amazon, you might want to warn them after they open it.

Via Absolute Gadget

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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