Trident Kindle Fire Case Review

Being able to use technology in our homeschool is great. But as you can imagine, all those "smart" devices can take a beating. I recently had the chance to review a Kraken A.M.S. Case for the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 from Trident Case. I had just gotten a Kindle Fire a few months ago and rarely let my children use it as I didn't want something happening to it.

Trident Case makes cases for iPads, iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones and Kindle Fire. These cases are made in the USA and are stated to be military grade and able to withstand quite a beating. They armade from bio-enhanced plastic that is recyclable, degradable and compostable. The cases come in a variety of colors you can pick from. I typically stick with black but decided to try something different and went with pink so it would be easy to find when it was inside my purse or diaper bag.

The case came in a see through packaging with a little direction book inside the case (probably would've been better outside the case as I didn't know how to open the case and was afraid I would break it trying to pry it open to get to the directions). I took the case apart and noted it was made up of 3 pieces; an inner-silicone shock absorbing layer that was flexible and the 2 hardened polycarbonate pieces, one for the back and one for the front which also had a built in screen protector.

Trident Case; Kraken A.M.S.

When I opened the direction book to see how to assemble the case around my kindle, I saw there wasn't any directions for how to put the case together but rather how to use the various attachments you can purchase to use along with the case. I tried several ways and finally after becoming quite frustrated, I researched online and found Youtube videos on how to assemble it. First you take the inner silicone and wrap it around your device. Then you snap the front of the cover on and finally snap the back piece in place. It was easy to do but sure would've been nice to see that specifically on the directions with the case. Also just to note, there is a place on the back where you can attach a stand for the kindle but it does not come with that part. It has to be bought separately.

Once my kindle was in the case, you could tell the kindle was secure and not sliding around in any way. All the external ports (such as the earphone jack and charging port) had rubber pieces that covered the holes when not in use. The screen protector covered the entire front of the screen except for where the camera was. The thickness of the case provided extra grip and making it less likely to slip from your hands.

Not that it was intentional but my kindle did get dropped off my night stand during the review and it was fine. I have no doubt any device in a Kraken A.M.S. case would be well protected from a drop. I admit I wondered about their claim that it can withstand 7.9"/hour of rain with 40 mph winds for 1 hour because it wasn't a fully enclosed case with a hole around the camera, the speaker holes as well as the piece of plastic in the center back wasn't tightly sealed. I certainly didn't set out to try and test this claim but unfortunately it happened. My kindle was in a tote bag with some other odds-n-ends, one of them being a capped water bottle. In the 10 minutes it was in there together, my water bottle leaked getting some water on the case. As I started wiping it off, I noticed there was water that somehow got inside the case. I immediately took off the case to wipe the kindle and noticed it wasn't working right. All I can figure out is that with as tight of a seal the case made around the kindle, it drew the water into the device rather than it just pooling on the outside. Sadly, after sitting in rice for several days, my kindle no longer works. 

Overall, this is a sturdy case that can be used by anyone of any age and I had no problems letting my children use my kindle while in it. The Kraken A.M.S. Case for Kindle Fire HDX 7 can be purchased in a variety of colors for $59.95

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