The team at Portenzo combats consumer plastic overload with a selection of notebook style cases. These journal styled cases are the perfect compliment to your gadget. They are easy to tote around and a joy to show off. Handcrafted in St. Louis, Missouri, these series of cases brings the old, book binding technique to life. They have a nostalgic look and feel of your favorite journal.
Posted by Unknown on Sat April 20th 2013
It was with great anticipation that I opened the flat box in which the cover arrived in. I was unsure initially but when I got it open, all my fears were laid to rest. The case was fantastically built and oh so lovely. It make me want to read my kindle all the time.
Great Great Case. Great Quality.
Posted by Unknown on Wed April 10th 2013
This case makes my Kindle into a real book - an object that I can pass down - should the device last so long.
Amazing quality and a real solid build. Like a moleskine. Can't recommend it enough.
Posted by Unknown on Thu March 7th 2013
This is everything I had hoped for. Light weight, attractive,functional. Has the best of everything I was looking for.
Posted by Michelle on Thu March 7th 2013
Oh wait, it was! I absolutely love it. I looked all over the web for a hardback Kindle cover that was frameless, lightweight, had a strap to keep it closed and could be folded back on itself; miraculously I found it - customizable and American made to boot!
Posted by David on Fri February 22nd 2013
Shipped fairly quickly for a custom made item. I ordered both the elastic band and magnetic option for my paper white to provide peace of mind and I think it works fantastic. I love the quality and design versus the competition and I think the value is great. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Posted by Nancy on Wed February 13th 2013
I've had this cover for a few weeks now, and I love it. The quality is excellent. The Paperwhite fits perfectly in it, and turns on and off automatically when the cover is opened or closed. It's lightweight, and reading is much more comfortable than with the Kindle alone. (I didn't have a cover prior to this one.) The magnet is strong, so the elastic strap is probably unnecessary, though I have it also. All in all, a great buy!
Posted by Vivian from New York on Sat February 9th 2013
I wasn't sure about getting this case for my Kindle but I am glad I did. The cover is awesome, it is well made and it feels like I'm holding a hardcover book ! The wake/sleep function works very well as does the gripstrips! I can't say enough about this well made, good looking cover !
Posted by Anne O on Fri February 8th 2013
This case reminds me of the library books we had in school (I got the blue buckram) so it's turned out to be a little nostalgic for me, which I never anticipated. That aside, it fits my Paperwhite perfectly. I'm very happy that I chose the magnet-only option as I don't care for the elastic if I don't have to get it. It stays closed and then activates the Kindle when I open it. It's also slightly smaller than most other Kindle covers I've used, as well as lighter, which means it fits in my purse much more easily. All in all, I'm delighted with it.
Posted by Unknown on Sat February 2nd 2013
My criteria: must be light, offer good protection from falls, look elegant, eco friendly if possible. This case was about the only one that met most of those, not sure about eco friendliness but it is certainly very light, keeps my kindle very secure, and looks super stylish. The thin profile is very nice in hand, and fits in most pockets surprisingly well. Love the magnetic close, but also got the elastic, mostly for style. Looks like a very elegant notebook. My only small wish was that the were more monogram options - I would have like an elegant name or initials but I didn't care for the given styles. Would give it 5 stars if it were made with recycled materials or eco friendly glues.
Posted by Justin K on Thu January 31st 2013
After using the Amazon brand case for the paperwhite I was not thrilled about the weight and texture of that case. I also wasn't happy that it was so expensive. I returned it and got the Portenzo kindle case. After buying an ipad case that I really enjoy from these guys I figured they would have a great solution for the kindle case.
I have no complaints about kindle case at all. I really like how simple and lightweight it is, and the texture just feels like holding a hardback book. The crazy magical adhesive strips work great. No residue left on the kindle if you pull it off and it will not come off easily. Really, you could stick just about any device in there that has similar dimensions as the paperwhite as that stuff will stick to anything.
Also, this case still has the auto wake/sleep when you open/close even without adding the magnets as your closure option.
Posted by Allison on Thu January 3rd 2013
I have purchased several cases for my Kindle, and after buying a Portenzo case for my iPad2 I decided to try their Kindle PW case. I have not been disappointed. The grip strips securely hold your kindle in place. At first I was worried because I stuck my Kindle in crooked and wanted to fix it, but I was able to pull my kindle out and stick it back on very easily. The gripstrips were still sticky (and they did not leave any sticky marks on the back)! The case protects my kindle and makes it feel like I'm still holding a book. I am buying one for my husband's kindle PW.
Posted by Ken Schlessinger on Thu November 29th 2012
Tried the official Amazon cover. It's nice but has an annoying metal clasp that makes it hard to hold. The magnets in the clasp weren't very strong, so always afraid it might open when carrying.
Really like the Portenzo cover. It's very light. The sleep/awake function works well. Got the magna grip as well as the elastic enclosure. Like having both. As another reviewer said, the magna grip magnets are pretty strong, especially when the cover is folded behind for reading; but I like how the front cover is held by the magnets when folded back. Having the elastic also is useful, since I know the cover will stay closed while transporting it. Very pleased with my choice (got black morocco as well as apple green interior and elastic enclosure).
Posted by Unknown on Fri November 23rd 2012
Works great. The magnets sleep/wake the Kindle and the construction seems pretty sturdy. I opted for the magnets only (no strap) and they seem to keep the cover closed well. Unless you want extra security/like the look, I don't think the strap is necessary.
Posted by J.P. on Wed November 21st 2012
I'm really picky about my device cases. I purchased the Amazon Kindle case produced by Amazon but was deeply disappointed when it arrived (the leather feels fake and the case is mostly rubber).
When the portenzo case arrived, I was impressed (though not surprised since I own a portenzo iPad case that I love!). The quality is amazing and the 3M grip for the device is both discreet and secure.
I purchased the strap and magnet option. The magnets do make the strap redundant for holding the cover, but I've found two other purposes for the strap:
1) aesthetics - it just looks right when it's sitting on my desk.
2) grip - I read while I'm walking and I wrap the strap around my finger as I hold my Kindle. This already saved my Kindle once as I tripped on an uneven sidewalk and almost dropped my device. My grip on the stap is what saved both my kindle and my case.
The first review mentions the magnets are too strong. They are powerful, but I'm not sure why this would be a problem. It doesn't negatively impact the functionality of the device at all. I suppose this is a matter of personal preference.
I'd recommend this case 100% to anyone who owns a Kindle Paper White.
Posted by Mike K on Sat November 3rd 2012
A really great case! I got the magnets and strap... The magnets a super strong. I don' t know if they need to be so strong, but they are. With them being so powerful the strap is a bit redundant. I read with the cover wrapped around, and thought I'd need the strap, but the magnets do the job.
I could go five stars, but the way powerful magnets threw me. But really - this is a great case - I love it!