Kindle cover strong enough to take a beating from my 8-year-old

Big wanted only one thing for his eighth birthday: a Kindle. He knowing his love of reading, the lack of space on his bookshelf and the many expenses we incurred keeping up with his reading habit, we obliged, gifting him a Kindle in August of 2011. But on December 26, after a roadtrip, he took his beloved Kindle from his backpack to find the screen was shot. Not shattered. Not even broken a bit. But the graphics were illegible. We think this was caused by him stuffing his Kindle to the bottom of his backpack, under heavy items, and the bag being tossed around during our trip.

Amazon is wonderful. I called, explained the situation to ask for recommendations and they replaced it, hardly a question asked. (Have I mentioned how much I love Amazon lately?)

kindle case

A few weeks later, M-Edge contacted me about ipad covers and I shared our story, asking for a recommendation for a safer, stronger cover than the one we were using before. They sent me two, and we decided that the M-Edge Executive Kindle Jacket would be best for him, as it closed and stayed closed with a slip-buckle. The case is very hard, very firm. It’s still light enough to be like a book and it folds back so that the cover will lay open.

 We’ve tried a couple covers for kids. There are likely some out there that are heavy as steel and protect like carbonite. But that’s not practical for a child to read a book with. The Executive offers flexibility and a harder cover than most that we’ve tried.


mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel ( and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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    • says

      it’s still going strong and protected… and I just found the kindle pushed under the dresser with a million other things. (so much for “you can’t go with me unless your room is clean. I meant IS clean. Not APPEARS clean.)

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