Well, that answers at least a part of the question about whether or not Amazon would allow third-party covers for the Kindle Oasis. A non-Amazon cover, the Fintie Kindle Oasis Case, is going to be available in May. Spotted on Amazon, the cover is made by Fintie, a company that makes quite a few covers for Amazon Kindles and Fire tablets.
Going by the description and the pictures, it seems that the cover does not have the battery and charging capabilities of the OEM Amazon Kindle Oasis cover. While this cover certainly provides more color choices and variety as well as an alternative cover design, especially for vegans who don’t want leather, it will not extend the battery life of the device like the Amazon cover.
From the description:
Protect your New Kindle Oasis with this Fintie Smartshell Case at all times! The Fintie Smartshell Case sports a simple and classy design. The back shell is made from durable polycarbonate material so you do not need to worry about any damages. It offers an easy clip-on application. The cover is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand. Our innovative cover was designed to specifically fit your Kindle Oasis and secures your device without any hinges or straps. Thin, lightweight, and durable, this cover is perfect for taking Kindle Oasis wherever you go.
The cover comes in a variety of colors and designs and has a wake to sleep magnetic clasp built into the cover. The cover is sold and shipped directly from Fintie and will be available May 18, 2016. Cover prices start at $5.99 plus shipping (It’s not Prime Eligible).
What do you think? Are we going to see battery cases from other vendors?
Going by the image quality, this is just one of those knockoff covers that cropped up before the Oasis officially launched. I wouldn’t take it seriously.
Nate, I am not so sure about that. 🙂 I own several of this company’s covers and they have consistently been one of the first companies to deliver on new covers for many of the devices. Had I ordered an Oasis, I would have put in an advance order for one of these.
Well, if they have been reliable in the past then the launch delay could mean that they are waiting to fit their case to the Oasis before they ship the case.
So I guess this is real.
I think most case makers may have been caught off guard by the sudden announcement of the device. There is a lot of money in cases and covers. 🙂
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