- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- ASIN: B001T0HYCM
- Item model number: A00600
- Average Customer Review: 475 customer reviews
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- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 6, 2009
Amazon Kindle DX Black Leather Cover (Fits 9.7" Display, Latest and 2nd Generation Kindles)
- Official book cover designed by Amazon for Kindle DX (9.7" Display, 2nd and Latest Generation)
- Secure Kindle in place with patent-pending cover hinge and strap
- Sturdy and stylish genuine leather exterior protects Kindle
- Soft charcoal grey suede interior protects screen from scratches
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Designed by Amazon, this is the official leather book cover for Kindle DX. This unique book cover is not only stylish, but offers optimal protection and comfort. A patent-pending hinge secures your Kindle DX to the cover. Simply attach Kindle DX into the cover and rest assured it will stay firmly in place even when you're on the go. The genuine black leather is sturdy, offering the best protection for your Kindle DX; and the soft charcoal interior protects the screen from scratches.
This cover is contoured to fit Kindle DX's smooth, rounded edges. Reading with the cover on, you can easily access Kindle DX's navigation features and power switch, while still enjoying a perfect fit in your hands. Fold back the cover and read the Kindle DX comfortably. The black leather is textured with a traditional pebbled grain, giving your Kindle DX a sophisticated look.
Premium black leather exterior
Custom hinges lock Kindle DX securely in place
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Top Customer Reviews
The DX cover has a strong magnet that keeps it shut (no need of straps etc). Also unlike the competing M-edge cover that sells for the same price this locks along the hinge instead of using straps at the four corners which I think lead to a much cleaner and nicer looking interior. The hinge system is very easy to use and I recommend that you don't buy other covers that don't have this technology. The DX has a relatively big footprint so I like the minimalist nature of the cover, it doesn't really increase the footprint of the device any more than it has to and fits nice and tight.
The cover can be folded back completely if you want to read one handed (although the DX is quite heavy and not easy to hold with one hand unless you lean it on your arm).
The interior is a nice soft suede material and feels nice on the hands. This is great when you've folded the cover on itself, something that I like to do.
I give it four stars rather than 5 because the look and feel of the leather is not that good, it looks a little plasticky. But this is still, in my mind the best available option as a cover.
Do not buy this product! It will damage your new Kindle and Amazon will not honor their warranty.
The biggest improvement comes from the magnets that 1) hold the Kindle to the back cover and 2) keeps cover shut. It doesn't take a lot of force to open, but holds it shut securely enough in normal situations.
I read the other reviews about the weight of the cover, but disagree. The cover itself is actually fairly light weight. I have a hard time imagine it being any lighter unless it's made out of a different material or made smaller. It's basically just leather, thin padding, and a felt-like inner surface plus the magnets and the clasps. While the DX is much heavier than the Kindle 2, most of that weight is from the DX itself and not from the cover.
I like this cover for its simple and understated design. The padding is thin, but thick enough to protect the DX. The felt-like inner surface is soft and won't scratch the screen or backing.
As both form and function were compromised, Amazon quickly replaced the unit and cover. Ten days after new kindle had arrived, I noticed a slight crack and bulge on the surface. I immediately purchased a cover without prongs.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Has protected my Kindle DX just fine for more than six years. The pebble grain black leather has always looked great. There are magnets holding the cover closed front and back. Read morePublished 7 months ago by K. Driscoll
I've had this for a few years now. Before the Kindle fire was out or tablets were popular for this purpose. It served its purpose but now, they have lights and are in color.Published 9 months ago by Able Wood
The metal clip that holds the cover to the kindle cracked the case of my beloved reader. Not impressed!Published 13 months ago by Michael Pearce
A. Appears to have the same issues frequently mentioned by others regarding the left side clip holders. Problem should have been corrected before being marketed.Published 19 months ago by James