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First Kindle Voyage cases coming soon

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

The Kindle Voyage is Amazon’s best e-reader yet, with a higher-resolution flattened screen and an adaptive backlight. If you’re upgrading to the new model, then you’ll want to pick up a new case that’ll keep your Kindle protected from scratches and drops. Today we’re announcing our first bespoke Kindle Voyage case: the Encase Leather-Style Folio Case, in four colours. Take a look!

Encase Leather Style Amazon Kindle Voyage Folio Case - Black    Encase Leather Style Amazon Kindle Voyage Folio Case - Black

The Encase Folio Case is made from a synthetic leather material, which provides the classic look of leather without the expense or ecological concerns of the original. The slim padded design ensures that your Kindle Voyage is protected but the package still remains light and thin enough to easily hold with one hand. You’ll be protected from scratches and minor impacts, so you won’t have to treat your new Kindle with kid gloves.

Protective cases are no good if they make big sacrifices elsewhere. Thankfully, that’s not the case with the Encase Folio Case – you’ll find that all buttons and ports of the new Kindle are left freely accessible with cutouts where necessary. In addition, a magnetic snap closure ensures that your Kindle is safely ensconced at all times.

Encase Leather Style Amazon Kindle Voyage Folio Case - Brown    Encase Leather Style Amazon Kindle Voyage Folio Case - Brown

The Encase Folio Case is also quite practical with a small interior slip pocket for holding onto important bits of paper or plastic – ideal if you’re taking paper notes on what you’re reading, or you just need a place to keep your train tickets.
Encase Leather-Style Amazon Kindle Voyage Folio Case - Purple    Encase Leather-Style Amazon Kindle Voyage Folio Case - White

The Encase Folio Case is available for pre-order now from Mobile Fun, in four colours. See more information and pre-order the colour of your choice via the links below:

Thanks for checking out the article and be sure to let us know what you think of the case in the comments below!

How to identify your Kindle model

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Amazon have released quite a few Kindle e-readers and tablets over the years, and sometimes the differences between models can be hard to spot. It is important to know which Kindle you have, as you want to be sure you are getting the right cases and accessories. If you’re not sure what Kindle you have, then you can use the strategies below to answer the question “What Kindle do I have?” and identify your Kindle.

Check the Serial Number

You can find this sixteen digit code in the box your Kindle came in or when you click on Settings and go to Device Info. Find your specific generation or type based on the first four characters.

  • Kindle 2: B002, B003
  • Kindle DX: B004, B005, B009
  • Kindle 4: B00E, B023, 9023
  • Kindle 5: B012
  • Kindle Keyboard: B006, B008, B00A
  • Kindle Paperwhite (2012): B024, B01B, B01C, B01D, B01F
  • Kindle Paperwhite (2013): B0D4 or 90D4
  • Kindle Touch: B00F, B010, B011
  • Kindle Fire (2011): D01E
  • Kindle Fire (2012): D026
  • Kindle Fire HD 7(2012): D025 and D059
  • Kindle Fire HD 7(2013): 00D3 and 00D2
  • Kindle Fire HD 8.9: B0C9, B0CA, B0CB, and B0CC
  • Kindle Fire HDX 7: D0FB, 00FB, 00FC, 0072, 00FD, 00FE, 0073, 006C, 006D, 006E
  • Kindle Fire HDX 8.9: 0018, 0057, 005E, 00F3, 0019, 0058, 007D, 007E, 007F

Note the Appearance and Size of Your Kindle

Inspect the keyboard and interface. Another helpful indicator would be the size of your Kindle. Here are a few key traits.

  • Kindle 2 & Kindle DX - While both look very similar and have a keyboard, the Kindle DX has a larger screen, 9.7” diagonally compared to the Kindle 2’s 6” display. The Kindle DX also supports simple PDF files.
  • Kindle 2 & Kindle Keyboard - Refer to the serial number by selecting Settings > Device Info. The Kindle 2’s first four digits will be B002 or B003. The Kindle Keyboard’s will be B006, B008, or B00A.
  • Kindle 4 & Kindle 5 - Both the Kindle 4 and Kindle 5 have a 5 way controller, as opposed to the keyboard of the earlier versions.
  • Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Touch - While both don’t have the same 5 way controller that other Kindle models have, the Paperwhite’s defining feature is its built-in light that can be adjusted manually.
  • Kindle Fire & Kindle Fire HD - The Kindle Fire HD has a micro HDMI connection and its headphone and charging ports are located on the bottom of the device. The original Kindle Fire HD from 2012 also has a front-facing camera. The updated 2013 version of the Kindle Fire HD does not have a front-facing camera.
  • Kindle Fire (2011) & Kindle Fire (2012) - While they look the same on the outside, one main thing to look out for is the operating system that the Kindle runs on. The Kindle Fire 2011 runs on an Android 2.3-based operating system, while the 2012 version runs on a 4.0-based operating system.
  • Kindle Fire HD (2012) & Kindle Fire HDX (2013) - Released in 2013, the Kindle Fire HDX looks very similar to HD but it’s smaller, 5″ wide compared to the older HD’s 5.4″ width. The HDX 8.9, also released in 2013, differentiates itself from the HD 8.9 by having a rear-facing camera.

We hope this information is helpful! If you have any questions not solved by following the steps above, then please let us know in the comments below or by writing to us on Twitter @mobilefun.

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Top 5 tablet cases to look out for

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Here are five recommendations for tablet cases that you should be looking out for; good models and brands that’ll keep your tablet safe. There are both universal cases (use with any tablet of the size provided) and specific cases (use with the device named) included here, but the specific cases are available in many varieties to suit different cases… so either way, you should be able to find most of these for the tablet of your choice! Let’s get into the article, shall we?

5. SD TabletWear Stand and Type Case (Nexus 7 model pictured)

SD TabletWear Stand and Type case Google Nexus 7 - Carbon Fibre Black SD TabletWear Stand and Type case Google Nexus 7 - Carbon Fibre Black

SD TabletWear have been producing quality tablet cases for some time now, and the Stand and Type is one of their most popular creations. The case is a standard folio form factor, with the back, sides and bezels of your tablet protected by a durable faux-leather material. The beauty of this case is that the flip cover can be pushed back around to form a stand, either at a high angle for watching videos or a low angle for writing. It’s a competent combination that works well for almost all tablets on the market.

4. Case-Logic Universal 10 Inch Tablet Sleeve

Case Logic Universal 10 Inch Tablet Sleeve - Black    Case Logic Universal 10 Inch Tablet Sleeve - Black

Our next case is this universal option for ten inch tablets, which includes all of Apple’s full-size iPads and Samsung’s ten inch Note tablets. Of course, smaller tablets can also fit inside but you’ll find they may move around a bit. The Case-Logic Universal is a simple zipped case, which covers every side of your tablet to provide good protection while you’re traveling – against both scratches and impacts, thanks to the soft inner lining and thick shock absorbing padding.

3. SD Tabletwear Frameless Case (Kindle Fire HD model pictured)

Marware Microshell Folio Kindle Fire HD Case - Black    Marware Microshell Folio Kindle Fire HD Case - Black

Another great SD Tabletwear case to be on the lookout for is the Frameless Case, which offers a much slimmer signature compared to the traditional folio form factor. The thin case doesn’t include much impact protection, but you get a much lighter and smaller case. Screen protection is still provided here, with the cover also flipping around to form a helpful stand. A good choice for anyone short on space.

2. Kit Universal Bluetooth Keyboard Case for 7-8 Inch Tablets

Kit Universal Bluetooth Keyboard Case for 7-8 Inch Tablets - Black    Kit Universal Bluetooth Keyboard Case for 7-8 Inch Tablets - Black

A Bluetooth keyboard is one of the most useful accessories you can add to your tablet, allowing you to write and work much more effectively. The Kit Universal adds just such a keyboard, while also protecting your tablet with a svelte cover. The beauty of this case is that it provides that useful laptop-like working position with its built-in stand.

1. Proporta Quiksilver Pouch Case for 7-8 Inch Tablets

Proporta Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Union Jack    Proporta Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S4 - Union Jack

Our top-rated tablet case is the colourful Proporta Quiksilver Pouch Case, which offers both style and protection for seven and eight inch tablets, including the iPad Mini, Samsung Note 7/8 and the Google Nexus 7. Scuffs, scratches and light impacts are no worry when this case is installed. The case has a cool eye-catching design on the outside and a soft lining inside; the best of both worlds.

Conclusion

That’s all for now folks! Have a look at our full site for cases and other tablet accessories, and be sure to let us know what you think of the selections above.

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The ultimate smartphone and tablet car charger: the Kensington Powerbolt

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Modern smartphones and tablets are definitely power-hungry beasts, requiring up to 2.1A to charge at full speed. While you can get car chargers that’ll dispense the necessary power, usually they’re 2A split between two USB ports – not enough to charge a tablet and smartphone simultaneously at full speed.

That isn’t a problem for this Kensington Powerbolt Dual Car Charger, though – it dispenses a mighty 3.4A all told, with 2.4A on the top port and 1A on the bottom. That’s more than enough to charge even the latest iPad and iPhone at full speed – no more waiting around for the iPad to charge, or even having it lose charge faster than it gains it back!

This Powerbolt also comes with a rather useful extra – a free Lightning USB cable that’ll allow you to charge any of Apple’s latest devices, including the iPad 4, iPad Mini and iPhone 5. The cable is a meter long too, so it should be quite convenient to use as an iPad charger or for other devices too.

You might worry that you’d mix up which socket is which, but Kensington have thought ahead and included labels on both USB ports to ensure that you’re always going to be charging at maximum speed.

The Kensington has a simple, professional looking design, with a very small size that’s only as big as is necessary to include the two USB ports. That means it’ll never get in the way of other nearby connections or buttons. It’s so small and light that it’s easy to toss in a bag or take on holiday without issues.

All in all, the Kensington Powerbolt 3.4A charger is a complete in-car charging solution, particularly for Apple devices as you’ve got that extra Lightning USB cable. Of course, the USB ports will work fine with your own cables for Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone, as well as other USB charged items like e-readers and headsets.

What do you think of the Kensington Powerbolt – do you reckon it’s the best iPhone 5 and iPad 4 charger? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and have a good one!

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5 Kindle accessories to celebrate the one day Kindle price drop

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Amazon have kicked off the week by cutting the price of the Kindle to just £59, a savings of 15%. That price is only good for today, so if you’ve been wanting to pick up a Kindle this is the time to do it!

In this article, we’ll be looking at five Kindle accessories to complement that new purchase. All of these will fit the new Kindle perfectly and will add a lot of functionality to the e-reader. Let’s have a look, shall we?

5. Omnilight Clip-on Reading Light for Kindle

The only real issue with the Kindle is that, unlike the Paperwhite, the regular Kindle doesn’t include an integrated back light, making it hard to read in low or no light situations. This Kindle light eliminates that weakness, offering a clip-on solution that evenly lights the page and won’t decrease the battery life of your Kindle.

4. FlexiShield Skin for Kindle

If you’re worried about your Kindle getting scratched or knocked but don’t want the thickness inherent in a folio form factor, the FlexiShield Skin is an ideal solution. It covers the back and sides of the device to protect them, and also provides a lip that will protect the screen if the Kindle is dropped. Definitely one of the most useful Kindle covers on the market!

3. 3-in-1 Charger Pack for Kindle

The Kindle no longer ships with an AC adapter, so if you want to charge your Kindle from a wall socket you’ll need to pick up this kit. The pack also includes two other items – a replacement USB 2.0 cable of a good length that you can keep at home or at work, as well as a car adapter that will allow you to easily charge your Kindle on the road.

2. M-Edge Go! Jacket for Kindle

This is our most popular Kindle case, offering a slim and sleep protection for your Kindle in a convenient folio form factor. With a durable exterior and a soft grey microseude interior, your Kindle will be fully protected. This is definitely one of the best looking Kindle covers, with a cool modern look.

1. Amazon Kindle Gift Pack

If you’re not sure what to get, why not get it all? This Gift Pack is the perfect accompaniment to the Kindle, offering a book-style case, silicone case, screen protector, charger and reading light all in one box. With 130 customer reviews averaging 94%, you can’t go wrong!

Conclusion

I hope you found these selections useful. Please feel free to share your feedback and questions in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and have a good one!

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