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Kindle Leather Cover, Black (Fits 6" Display, 2nd Generation Kindle)

3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (760 customer reviews)

  • Official book cover designed by Amazon for 6" Display, 2nd Generation Kindle
  • 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
  • Weighs only 6.5 ounces, allowing you to read comfortably for long periods of time without adding excess weight

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Designed for Amazon Kindle (2nd Generation)
This cover is designed for the 2nd generation 6-inch Kindle. It does not fit the latest generation Kindle.

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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • ASIN: B002Y27P6O
  • Item model number: A01200-Blk
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (760 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 9, 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Designed by Amazon, this official leather book cover offers optimal protection for your Kindle (6" Display), while displaying your style. Contoured, pebble-grain leather surrounds your Kindle in sophistication, while the soft charcoal interior protects the screen from scratches.


Protect Your Kindle in Style

Designed by Amazon, this official leather book cover offers optimal protection for your Kindle (6” Display), while displaying your style. Contoured, pebble-grain leather surrounds your Kindle in sophistication, while the soft charcoal interior protects the screen from scratches.  

Travel with Kindle
Weighing only 6.5 ounces, this lightweight cover is perfect for taking Kindle wherever you go. The sleek and sturdy leather ensures the ultimate fit and protection without adding bulk and weight.  

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

Secure Your Kindle
Our patent-pending hinge system secures your Kindle to the cover, with a strap to keep the cover firmly closed. Simply attach Kindle (6" Display) into the cover, apply the strap, and rest assured it will stay firmly in place even when you're on the go.
Protect Your Kindle in Style

Customer Reviews

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85 of 89 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Scratched my Kindle! May 2, 2010
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I was really hoping this cover was going to be "it" for me. I currently have the Patagonia cover (which I love) but wanted something a bit "nicer." I put my Kindle in this cover for 2 weeks and although it did not "crack" my Kindle, it certainly left deep scratches and knicks along the side where the hinges clipped into the Kindle. No one will see but me, but STILL! I was afraid over time it would damage it more. What drew me to this, was the elastic on the cover, which I did like. By the way, the Patagonia cover is the way to go when travelling. It is well padded, water resistant and fit into a carry-on nicely. I just ordered the M-Edge platform for my "nicer" cover...hopefully this one will be the one I am looking for. I would definitely NOT buy any cover with the hinges ever again. If you want to protect your Kindle, get a cover that holds it in with elastic edges.
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yep! February 17, 2010
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Just got the black one. I have an M-Edge Platform cover in 'sapphire'; wanted something a little more grownup in appearance for the commute, since I don't really use my booklight in transit.

For my purpose, this is the perfect cover. The overall styling with the pebbled leather gives it a 40's vintage appearance -- grown up and serious, but cool -- not corporate. The cover is pretty rigid. The little channel that holds the strap (which is like a bungee), works well to keep the strap neatly in place. This cover is exactly as I had imagined it would be: except that it's a little more padded, which makes it even better; and it's *very* lightweight. I just threw it onto the not-very-accurate kitchen scale. It weighs about 6-3/8 oz. (180g) -- even lighter than I'd expected; but it's still very slim despite having more padding than I'd expected. It is only very slightly larger in dimensions than the Kindle, and fits the middle pocket of my small messenger bag perfectly.

The lining is heathered charcoal, and is more synthetic flannel-like than suede-like. What's especially good about the color, is that it seems unlikely to show hand-grime over time. I like how it looks with the device, because it's closer in color to the words than it is to the page background.

As another reviewer noted, it would be difficult to mistake the back for the front. I agree with that statement. This cover does have the same hinge system as the original Amazon cover, and comes with an explicit warning not to lift the back cover. But this design also provides the means of preventing the famous 'evil accident', if one is conscientious about using the strap.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why is it still on sale??? January 21, 2011
WARNING: this item will crash your Kindle. The metal hooks which slide into the side cause the Kindle to crash and reboot. When you leave the Kindle down then go to wake it up, instead of waking it reboots from scratch. As soon as you take your Kindle out of this cover, it behaves normally. I am returning the cover to Amazon: it's a real shame because I loved the cleanness of the attachment (no little straps over the corners of the Kindle) - but what an incredible design flaw. So the question is: why is it still on sale?! There are loads of 1 star reviews here and independent forums elsewhere full of people wondering what's wrong with their Kindles. Get it off the market until the metal hooks are replaced with ones which don't conduct electricity.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is not what I expected June 12, 2010
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The smell, the feel, the color, the strap I expected.
But this cover caused my Kindle to crack where the brackets attach to the kindle.
I've owned this cover for almost four months now and Amazon is replacing my Kindle because of this damage.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice but hurt the kindle. March 22, 2010
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The cover is nice. When I made he purchase I was already worried about the hooks(hinges), i decided those "accidents were user caused." and ordered anyway. to my shock i noticed small cracks or indentations around the slots base from simply putting the cover on! I will be keeping an eye on them and see if they grow as it could simply be scratched paint(caused by the hinges) and an illusion.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Newer but not better May 17, 2010
By Pixel
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I ordered my wife the original Kindle cover and it is great, nice soft leather that folds back flat with ease for reading. When I got my own Kindle I thought I would order one as well only to find out that they weren't shipping them anymore and that the only option left was this "newer" version. I ordered it and was optimistic that it would be just as good as the original, even though it has been receiving numerous negative reviews. My mistake. It fits the Kindle perfectly just like the original one but that is where its good points end. The leather is stiffer and not as nice to the feel. It actually feels like fake leather that is embossed. Its also very stiff like cardboard. The strap was a pain and had to fold over the backside when you want to read your Kindle. Although you can fold the cover over flat it isn't easy because the leather isn't soft. It made a crackle noise and sounded like the internal material was cracking. I don't think this is an improvement on what was already a great product. I shipped mine back the same day I got it and have been trying to find a decent original one ever since. I hope Amazon intends on giving its customers the choice of getting the original cover again. There hasn't been any literature to suggest that the original is being discontinued but due to its unavailability it makes you wonder.
I would stick with the original cover if you can get one. Amazon...IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT!!

Having said that, Amazon is still a great company and has great customer service. The return process was easy and my money was returned promptly.
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