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Amazon Kindle DX Black Leather Cover (Fits 9.7" Display, Latest and 2nd Generation Kindles)

3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)

  • 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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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B001T0HYCM
  • Item model number: A00600
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (467 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 6, 2009
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Product Description

Product Description

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.

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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
Premium black leather exterior
Custom hinges lock Kindle DX securely in place
Custom hinges lock Kindle DX securely in place


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298 of 302 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works well June 11, 2009
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I wouldn't call the leather on the cover high quality by any means. To my eyes it looks like cheap leather. However, the cover does what it's supposed to do well. And there are no cheaper alternatives. There are a couple of sleeves that are cheaper but these leave the DX unprotected when you are reading.

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.
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107 of 111 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning! Will Damage your New Kindle DX! July 6, 2009
By geek
I preordered this cover with my Kindle DX and liked it very much at first. After about one week the front cover of the Kindle began to bulge up and after 2 weeks it began cracking. Amazon refuses to repair the Kindle DX under warranty. The Kindle is not a cheap plastic throw away product. It is an expensive item that provides a revenue stream for Amazon and should be treated in a more responsible manor.
Do not buy this product! It will damage your new Kindle and Amazon will not honor their warranty.
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88 of 91 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice, much improved June 12, 2009
By zaad
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This is a nice simple leather cover that I would recommend. The leather has an attractive texture and the construction and stitching is neat. It does not smell noxiously like the Kindle 2 cover (does have a faint plastic chemical smell, but not that noticeable unless you hold it to your nose).

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.
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70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A POOR CHOICE July 11, 2009
THIS ITEM SHOULD BE SOLD WITH THE FOLLOWING PROVISO: This cover can at the least buckle your kindle surface and at the worst cause it to cease working. Soon after receiving the kindle DX, I noticed a buckle and crack on the surface of the kindle. Soon after, the kindle stopped working completely. The prongs in the cover had damaged the kindle.
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.
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125 of 133 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unhappy customer July 1, 2009
By Kathy
I received my kindle cover today and immediately put it on. I was horrified that this $500 product had been damaged at the level of the upper clasp immediately after I had snapped the Kindle in place. Apparently this has happened to others, but for some reason Amazon did not feel it necessary to include better instructions so that customers could avoid the development of this problem. I was told it was my fault that this occurred, bc I must have "forced the cover open from the back flap." I did not force anything. I opened the cover and the weight of the Kindle made it flop over to the front cover. I supposed this is when the damage may have occurred. I cannot understand why this cover is still produced, or why it has not been modified. I now have a very expensive item, and I fear it will have a shorter than expected life due to the damage sustained. I would not recommend this cover unless it undergoes some serious modifications.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I loved this until it cracked my Kindle July 10, 2009
I have had my Kindle DX for almost a month, and thought the cover was very well designed. But yesterday, I found a slight bulge in the case of the Kindle above the upper clasp, and a small crack. Unlike the experience of others who have commented on the same issue, I got the same excellent customer service I've always gotten from Amazon. They said it was a known problem and that they would overnight me a new Kindle. They said the cover is being redesigned. So I'm waiting to see if they come up with something new.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Prob lem with left side securing units that will break the unit, even...
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 8 days ago by James
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't like
Too bulky and not easy to handle. Kindle does not strand
well on the built in easel.
Alan
Published 1 month ago by alan
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Nothing to write home about
Published 1 month ago by R L Gans
5.0 out of 5 stars looks great.
Works perfectly, looks great.
Published 2 months ago by LeighB
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff
Very nice
Published 2 months ago by Scott Wheeler
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
ok
Published 2 months ago by R. Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars The case was fine but the the mechanism that holds the Kindle in ...
The case was fine but the the mechanism that holds the Kindle in place was bent causing the Kindle cover to pry open. Fortunately, I was able to bend the mechanism in place.
Published 3 months ago by Susan Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Very professional looking
Very stunning and professional looking. Helps keep my husband's kindle in new condition. Would recommend this to anyone who purchases a Kindle.
Published 4 months ago by TiffJeff
5.0 out of 5 stars nice case
protects my kindle from being dropped, while in my carryon bag or purse at the airport, and makes my suitcase lighter by only packing "one" book. Read more
Published 7 months ago by LindaC
3.0 out of 5 stars Got a long time ago for the Kindle DX
Sturdy, does what it needs.

My DX is old and this cover still protects it quite well. I use an updated Kindle at the moment or the app for my phone most of the time... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Nathan Venturini
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