In which I show you my new toy from an independent seller, only very slightly related to my goal to buy clothing or accessories from one (#94).
I recently bought this sleeve for my new Kindle. My sister and I both got the Kindle 3 from our parents for Christmas. My sister quickly purchased a sleeve from the Free Moment Etsy shop. She liked hers so much that I soon followed suit and got my own cover.
I think that the best thing about these particular sleeves is the neoprene flap on the inside to hold your Kindle in. I don’t know how it would fair at protecting the Kindle from a shock from being dropped, or if it could really cushion it if a weight were placed on it. These things don’t worry me, as I am not commuting with my Kindle. I plan to use the sleeve when I’m not reading it around the house and when packing in a suitcase. I think that it is plenty sturdy for those purposes.
I really like the idea of shopping on Etsy and more limited retailers like Modcloth. I haven’t done it much, but I’ll be looking to increase my purchases over the course of the 101 project. I am looking forward to spending a bit more money to get things that match my personality, rather than depending entirely on the affordability of places like Target. I am hoping to have more of a balance of goods and clothing in my life. My kindle cover is the first purchase on that road. It certainly fits the spirit of the goal, if not the letter.