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My original choice of kindle cover didn't last very long before it looked horribly tatty, so when I decided to upgrade I was looking to move away from the (fake-looking) leather that scuffed so easily. Using that as my search on Amazon, the funky fabrics from Lente Designs really caught my eye.
The single downside for me is that the 'book' opening style seems rather redundant with a kindle. You can fold it back on itself, though, and the snap-fastener will click back into itself to hold it in place - albeit with about an inch gap between the front/back covers, which can be handy for your fingers! This 'gap' happens because the spine of the cover is so nice and sturdy, and thus shows no ill-effects from being repeatedly bent backwards in this way - all good!
Likewise, the strap that holds the magnetic (but safe) snap-fastener is thick and robust and looking just as good and still as firmly attached as the day I bought the case! In fact, the whole cover still looks great more than 6 months on, so I'm 100% converted to the fabric finish.
By fabric I mean a tough canvas, but still a soft and pleasant feeling under my fingers. Okay, you are going to have to be a bit more cautious than with wipe-clean 'leather' in terms of liquids or stains - but you were being that careful with books and/or electrical items anyway, right?! ;)
The inside is even softer, with a suede-like feel. There is a pocket 'fold' inside, and this is the only bit showing any kind of wear at all on mine, as the extra thickness pushes/rubs against the keys on my kindle and they've left a slight worn impression - not something bothersome, however.
The cover attaches to the device with four corner straps - two fixed at the bottom, and the top two elasticated, but very firmly. It doesn't even wiggle, but is easy enough to remove if you want. My kindle has been well-protected.
Mine is the daisy-pattern one shown above, but there are several varieties in bright colours, stripes or spots to suit most tastes - and also most devices, from the different kindles to iPads.
I love mine: for just £15 it's doing it's job, lasting brilliantly, it's nice to hold (feel and weight) and fun to look at - completely recommended!