Electronics Cases / Covers

Discussion in Computers, Electronics & Gadgets started by Diane Lane • Jun 19, 2016.

  1. Diane Lane

    Diane LaneWell-Known Member

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    How much do you typically spend on a case for your gadgets? I know the prices can vary a lot, and some people have the ability to pay a lot, or don't mind spending more if they think the product is worth it. I have several gadgets right now, and I always use cases that will protect them from falls, since I'm clumsy. I also tend to use silicone cases, because although they don't usually advertise them as such, they have protected my gadgets in the past when exposed to water.

    I paid about $10-12 for the case on my tablet, and much less for a smaller device, although I just received that, and it's much less substantial than the Head Case I paid $10 - $12 for, so I guess it's true that you get what you pay for. I had to buy a cheaper case than I wanted for my Kindle Touch, so it's a bit cumbersome, but it does serve the purposes of protecting the device and providing light so I can read in the dark.

    I usually purchase my cases / covers on eBay, although I have purchased a few in the past at Best Buy, Target, and Walmart.

    How much do you typically pay for your gadget cases? Where do you buy them?
     
  2. Ke Gordon

    Ke GordonWell-Known Member

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    Well interesting you should bring this up Diane Lane. It seems like you can spend as much or as little on cases for these gadgets as you want. I recently bought a case for my kindle at the 5 below store. I cheaped out on the case,,because I am not really sure how necessary they are. However, one time I had the kindle in my purse, and got some sort of gum or something on the screen, so I thought I should get something. I paid only 3.49 for the case, and at the time I thought I was being clever, but I broke a couple of the elastic bands in trying to get it off the cardboard so now it is only half functional. I am too far away from the store to try to exchange it, so now, I have no option but to live with it. I think a happy medium between the ultra cheap and the overly expensive is the way to go.10 to 12 per case sounds good.
     
  3. Diane Lane

    Diane LaneWell-Known Member

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    Which Kindle do you have? I got the case with the light on it, since I have a Kindle touch, which doesn't have the backlight. I think the PaperWhite does, but that was too expensive for me, at least right now. I'll probably ultimately upgrade to one with the backlight, so I can get a less bulky case, or I might just upgrade my case to the official Kindle case that has the built in light. That was a little more expensive than the one I got, but it looks much more streamlined.
     
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    It is a Kindle fire. I don't intend to spend any more money on cases. I don't take it out in public that often anyway. IF I do, I can put it in my laptop case, or the case I bought, which is better than nothing. I use my kindle at home most of the time..but soetimes if I want to look something up or kill some time...or make a quick online entry, I will take it out of the house. It can be useful.
     
  5. Diane Lane

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    I'm not sure I'd keep my Kindle in the case if I took it out of the house, because as I mentioned, this case is somewhat bulky. It has an accordion type piece at the bottom that folds so you can stand it up, but I don't really use that, since I hold the reader in my hand, so it gets in the way, but occasionally it does come in handy, otherwise i'd simply lop it off. If I were stuck in a line at a store or waiting in a doctor's office, I wouldn't need the light anyway, so could just slip the kindle in my purse and go. I don't think I'd drop it. Actually, I have dropped it, of course on the tile floor, when out of the case, and it still works fine, thankfully. I don't bring my tablet with me when I go out usually, because even though it's a small one, it's heavy and larger than I'd want to be carrying out. Mainly I'd be using it for reading, so the Kindle solves that issue.