I’ve had my beloved Kindle since October of 2009 sans the accessories. I know! What have I been thinking? I did I finally purchase a pretty skin but that’s been it for accessories. Part of the reason my poor Kindle lacked all the pretty accessories every girly Kindle needs is my inability to make a decision on what I want. I couldn’t decide if I wanted a jacket, or sleeve. Did I want leather, neoprene, or a cutsie one from Etsy? There are just so many choices out there I couldn’t decide.
I finally decided that I wanted a protective sleeve for my Kindle for taking it on the go. I didn’t want the extra bulk of a jacket while reading but wanted some protection for my Kindle when I put it in my purse or bag. I’ve shopped all over the internet and decided I really liked M-Edge products. When Mother’s day rolled around, my sweet husband surprised me with a pretty purple M-Edge Page Leather Kindle Sleeve .
He also threw in a handy dandy Ozeri Kandle LED Book Light so I can read in bed while he sleeps. I’m no longer banished to the couch for late night reading!
My M-Edge leather page sleeve is beautiful and well made. It fits the 6” latest generation Kindle. The interior is very soft, nothing to scratch my Kindle when sliding it in or out. The fit is was snug at first but after a bit of use it has loosened up some. Still a nice secure fit so the Kindle will not slide out even if the leather closure strap was not tucked over the top though.
At first I was a little disappointed that there was no opening at the bottom to allow for charging while the Kindle was in the sleeve. But I realized if I just put my Kindle in the sleeve in the opposite direction, and leave the closure strap open I can charge while the Kindle is in the sleeve. Not really a big deal at all. The leather page sleeve comes in several very nice colors and is reasonably priced. It is also available in synthetic leather at an even more affordable price.
Kandle LED Book Light by Ozeri has been a very welcome addition to my Kindle reading. I’m a late night reader and to be able to take my Kindle to bed with me has been wonderful!
The book light clamps securely to the top of the Kindle but not so firmly that you risk any kind of damage. The clamp surfaces are padded so they won’t scratch the Kindle or leave marks. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t add much weight to the Kindle when attached. When reading in complete darkness using the Kandle book light the LED lighting seems a little harsh, however the light arm is adjustable and moving it at different angles seems to soften the lighting a bit. My Kandle book light came with two standard 3V CR2032 lithium batteries installed and with two additional batteries. I’m not sure how long each set of batteries will actually last but I’ve been using my book light regularly since Mother’s Day and the original batteries are still going strong. Replacement batteries seem reasonably priced and fairly easy to replace although you will need a small Philips screwdriver. The Kandle book light comes in black and white.
So far a I am very happy with my new leather sleeve and book light and can’t think of anything else I really need to make Kindle reading more pleasurable. However, I am always open to suggestions. Tell me about your favorite e-book accessories.