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Amazon Kindle Touch Leather Cover, Black (does not fit Kindle Paperwhite)

4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,016 customer reviews)

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  • Sleek, lightweight design protects Kindle Touch without adding bulk
  • Premium leather exterior looks and feels great
  • Cover folds back for easy one-handed reading

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Compatibility
(Not for Kindle or Kindle Paperwhite) This product is designed to fit a Kindle Touch.

Product Details

Color: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004SD22PQ
  • Item model number: 515-1059-00
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,016 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2011
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Product Description

Color: Black

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Amazon's Kindle Touch Leather Cover

Protect Your Kindle Touch

Our sleek, form-fitted leather cover is perfect for protecting your Kindle Touch wherever you go. The premium, all-natural leather exterior looks and feels great, while the soft microfiber interior protects the screen from scratches. The cover is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.


Secure Your Kindle

Our innovative cover is designed specifically for Kindle and secures your device without any hinges or straps. Simply place your Kindle on the form-fitted interior of the cover and then gently press the device into place.



Using Your Cover



Read Comfortably with One Hand

Reading with the cover on, you can easily access Kindle's home button and power switch, while the rounded edges offer a perfect fit in your hands. The cover is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.


On the Go

Thin, lightweight, and durable, this cover is perfect for taking your Kindle Touch wherever you go. The stylish, genuine leather exterior and form-fitting interior provide ultimate fit and protection without adding bulk.





Amazon's official Kindle Touch leather cover
Amazon's official Kindle Touch leather cover features a genuine leather exterior and microfiber interior, and comes in four different colors.


 

 

Read comfortably with Amazon's Kindle Touch leather cover
Read comfortably with Amazon's protective Kindle Touch leather cover.


Secures Kindle Touch without hinges or straps
The innovative, form-fitted interior design secures your Kindle Touch without hinges or straps.


Protect Kindle Touch on the go
Protect your Kindle Touch and read easily with one hand while you're on the go.


Product Description

Kindle Touch Leather Cover - Black

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
350 of 352 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it! November 28, 2011
By Nicros
Color Name:Black|Verified Purchase
So in reading the reviews before I got this cover I was quite worried... lots of people reported it feeling cheap, flimsy, overpriced etc. I was so concerned in fact I tried to cancel my order. I'm glad I wasn't able to.

It is perhaps not what people expect- the leather is not soft, but is rather pressed and almost polished. However, this cover does NOT feel cheap to me. It is stylish, super light, and fits the kindle without those annoying elastic loops or hooks on the corners. It fits within a rubberized groove on the cover, which not only gives it a very tight and secure fit, it also adds protection to the corners of the device and cover. It also feels quite secure in the hand.

So, to sum up: Light, secure, well made and unobtrusive. The $40 price tag could be debated, but I actually don't find it to be overpriced. I'm quite happy with it!
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262 of 278 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very light, but looks a little plasticky November 14, 2011
By Graham
Color Name:Black|Verified Purchase
The Touch cover from Amazon has some good and some bad properties.

On the good side, it's very light: at 4 oz it is noticeably lighter than the previous generation of covers. My Kindle Touch fits in very snugly with no wasted space.

On the negative side, it looks and feels rather plasticky. I ordered the plain black version and the front and back outer covers are a shiny black leather. At first I thought the back exterior was simply black plastic, and it took a close examination to realize it is the same leather as the front cover. The front inner cover is a soft felt. The inner body where the Kindle sits is plastic. There is no fastener or band to hold the cover closed.

This is my fourth Kindle and cover. The Touch cover looks much more like a "gadget" cover than the earlier ones. It looks rather like an old Palm PDA cover I had, or like some ipod covers. The previous Kindle covers had a textured leather appearance and they looked more like book or notebook covers.

Right now I am having rather mixed reactions. I definitely like the fact that it adds so little weight to the Kindle. However it does look rather cheap. For $40 I was expecting a little more.

I think I am going to have to use this for a while before reaching a final conclusion.

Update November 29th: Tastes will vary, but in the end I decided that this was not the right look or feel for me and I have switched to a different cover (the Splash SAFARI). That is similar to the old Kindle 3 cover, with a textured leather appearance and an elastic fastener strap.
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93 of 95 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slick November 16, 2011
Color Name:Black|Verified Purchase
Overall it's a nice looking cover and does it's job well. It's simple, elegant and slick. When I say slick, I don't necessarily mean cleverly devised, I mean slippery. The smooth leather provides next to no grip on the cover. I have a tendency to hold things lightly, so I can just imagine this repeatedly slipping out of my hand. Sure it doesn't have a band/clasp/etc to keep it closed, but neither did Kindle 2's cover, and neither does nearly every book ever published.

It's too expensive. I don't understand why Amazon is charging so much considering they'll be offering another cover with additional functionality for half the price (AmazonBasics Leather Folio Cover with Multi-Angle Adjustable Stand for Kindle Touch, Kindle (Black)). What the heck?

Pros:
Pretty
Functional

Cons:
Slippery
Expensive
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, but way overpriced November 18, 2011
Color Name:Brown|Verified Purchase
I don't want to get too negative on this, because it does what it's supposed to. However, I'm not sure how Amazon justifies charging $40! Half that and I'd feel a lot less disappointed. It's nothing like the last generation cover, which was hefty and substantial. That thing could take a beating! This one? Umm...not so much.

PROS:

- I really like the solution Amazon came up with to lock the Kindle in place; sort of a rubberized cup that grips it on all four sides and holds it VERY securely. No more metal-prong slide-release gizmo.
- It looks quite nice and is genuine (if untextured) leather like the last one.

CONS:

- Flimsy. The leather is extremely thin and unpadded. Won't stand up to much abuse. scrape it even lightly on a rough surface and you'll likely ruin it.
- The actual cover that folds over the front is incredibly floppy and delicate -- it's about the thickness of a piece of notepad cardboard. I could bend it in half with almost no effort, if I had the notion.
- Cover has no lock/closure mechanism (like the elastic strap on the last gen model). It should have SOMETHING.

Oh, well. It is what it is. I never read with the Kindle in the case anyway so it's not such a big deal to me, but I was expecting more. Especially for this price!
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110 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm stunned by negative reviews here. November 18, 2011
Color Name:Black|Verified Purchase
I bought one of the first Macs in the 80s. I've had 'too many to count since then.' I am an early adopter, by nature. This has been true of Amazon's Kindle product as well having owned the First Generation Kindle, K2, K3 and now the K Touch. Love the reader. And I love this case as well. I hear all of these complaints that this leather case looks cheap or doesn't have a closure, or it's too slippery. PLEASE. I find it to be a PERFECT fit for the Kindle Touch. The unit snaps in a la DoDo Case -- which is such a great product for iPad. Very similar design only on a much smaller scale, obviously. The leather is not an issue for me. I do NOT find it to be too slippery at all unless, perhaps, your hands are covered in oil This is a first class cover for a first class e-reader. And NO. I do not work for Amazon. I'm just a HUGE Kindle fan.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars great buy
bought it 2nd hand from steel city game. looks 100% new to me. light yet sturdy! better than the bulky leather cover i had before this!
Published 1 day ago by haotang song
5.0 out of 5 stars Fits like a glove
I bought this for my Kindle Touch right when I bought it, IT IS WONDERFUL! I use my kindle a LOT and this cover has saved it from countless scuffs. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Koenrad B. MacBride
5.0 out of 5 stars bought for my sister
I got it for her to go with the Kindle touch that I had bought for Christmas she just now is able to read the books that I bought for her.
Published 4 days ago by claudette tetreault
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
This leather cover is great for my Kindle. It is plain, It holds it tight, and is not bulky taking space in my bag or purse. Read more
Published 5 days ago by mayra
5.0 out of 5 stars About the most inexpensive cover in the world
I paid $0.01 cent for this on Amazon used. You can't beat that no way. Fits perfectly. Yeah its cheap stuff but what the heck, it works, right?
Published 11 days ago by D. Thornton
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted.
As advertised. The cover is what I hoped it would be. Fits, looks good, seems sturdy. Shipped as promised. All is good.
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great cover.
The saddle tan color is very true to the picture. My kindle snapped right in and I haven't had any issues since purchase (probably had for 3 months, with weekly use, including... Read more
Published 20 days ago by A. Harrelle
5.0 out of 5 stars great cover for Kindle Touch
I actually got this as a gift for my sister. I was pleasantly surprised at how nice it is and she loves it.
Published 24 days ago by lovetowalk
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice cover!
Fits the Kindle well, and appears to be very well made. Has a nice solid feel to it. I'm definitely not worried about something falling on my Kindle with this cover.
Published 25 days ago by J. Isaac
5.0 out of 5 stars So nice
I love this cover for my kindle. It really protects the kindle and opens easily and folds back for reading making it easy to hold. Read more
Published 26 days ago by foxdancer2
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