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KUF Official Review of the SD TabletWear Kindle Touch Case with LightOur friends at MobileFun have given the opportunity to review one of their newly stocked Kindle Touch cases. We chose the the SD TabletWear Kindle Touch Case with Light to take a look at this time because it's one of the few third party cases for Kindle Touch to include a built-in light source.
The cover itself is very nicely presented in a pleasant and not too bright purple coloured faux suede with a black leather effect trim. The workmanship is very good unlike some of the other cases we have seen in the past and the overall impression is of a high quality.
The Kindle Touch is secured in the case with the common front-mask style enclosure. This is a snug fit and holds the Kindle very firmly so there is no danger of it falling out. On other Kindle models this style of enclosure has caused some issues with page turn buttons being slightly obscured and in some cases difficult to press, but with the Kindle Touch and it's single physical button, this is not an issue. The front cover of the case snaps shut in a satisfying way and is held in place with a magnet.
On the back of the case you will find the built-in light. First impressions of this are that it adds a protrusion to the back of the case which whilst it may not look too elegant, hasn't proved as much as a problem as I had first feared although really this is perhaps a case for a Kindle on the move rather than one that spends most of its time on your bedside table.
When not in use, the light snaps to the back of the case with a magnet which prevents it from flapping about. When the light is required, you just lift it up and allow it to hang over the front of the Kindle. This seems to work fine as long as you don't have a tendency to wave your Kindle around in which case it can flip back. The light itself provides a fair level of illumination, better than a clip on solution but not quite as good as the much more expensive SolarKindle case that we reviewed for the Kindle 4. The light has a built in battery which can be recharged via a separate micro-usb socket using your regular Kindle charger. This is a good idea as long as you don't run down both the Kindle and the light at the same time.
Overall it's a very nicely made case, but perhaps only for those who really are going to use the light, otherwise the light just adds to the overall weight and bulk.
If you like the sound of this Kindle Touch case it can be purchased online here.
Thanks go out to Mobile Fun, UK supplier of Kindle Touch Accessories.