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

4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (832 customer reviews)

  • Official book cover designed by Amazon for Kindle DX (9.7" Display)
  • 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 12.3 ounces, allowing you to read comfortably for long periods of time without adding excess weight
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B002Y27P6Y
  • Item model number: A01100-Blk
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (832 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Kindle DX 9.7 in. Leather Cover- Black


Protect Your Kindle DX in Style

Designed by Amazon, this official leather book cover offers optimal protection for your Kindle DX (9.7" 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 DX
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 DX (9.7" Display) into the cover, apply the strap, and rest assured it will stay firmly in place even when you're on the go.

Customer Reviews

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237 of 244 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with cover July 9, 2010
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My new Kindle DX2 graphite came yesterday and immediately I realized I needed a cover. I was nervous when putting the DX down and picking it up fearing that I would drop or scratch it; and there's no great way to carry the Kindle around without a cover. Also I found the bare Kindle to be a bit fidgety to hold while reading and I was hoping a cover would give me a better grip.

This cover was just released and I like the fact that it has the elastic band to hold it closed like the original Kindle 1, as I had read that the older DX cover did not always stay closed. I got the cover with 1-day local delivery and it just arrived.

The cover weighs a bit more than 11 ounces so the Kindle with cover is 30 ounces. This makes it significantly heavier than just the Kindle alone (18.75 oz), however the cover gives you several better ways to hold the Kindle, including open like a book or folded back. If you rest the Kindle on something to take the weight off, it is definitely more comfortable to read with it. My preference is to lie on the couch with the Kindle balanced on my chest/stomach and my left hand holding the top of the left part of the cover open at about 90 degrees.

I'd give it 5 stars if it was lighter, but so far I really like it.
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207 of 217 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Eventually Your Kindle Will Crack September 17, 2010
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The reason people give it 5 stars is because they don't give the product enough time before they review it. I purchased this along with my kindle dx on August 12, 2010. I can honestly say that I don't recommend this product as it will damage the kindle. The hinge that attaches to the kindle will eventually put pressure on the kindle front plastic cover and soon you will see it crack. To avoid this, you have to make sure the kindle doesn't rock back and forth from off the back cover causing the hinge to bend more and crack the front plastic further. This is hard to do if you open and close your kindle many times a day or simply lend it to someone else who doesn't know better. One thing I can honestly say is that I really wanted to like this product. I really wanted it to work. I'm looking for a slip cover now.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Cover Issue July 25, 2010
By LoriC
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This cover is a replacement for the initial cover that broke my kindle frame
where the top hinge goes into the Kindle. The metal on the original hinge system was too light weight to withstand having the cover fold all the way back on the Kindle and after just over a year resulted in the hinge becoming bent up towards the frame and it cracked the frame on my Kindle.

I understand this new Kindle cover is supposed to have corrected that problem
but the hinge system looks identical to the one that was on my old cover. I hope that over time, again, about a year plus it won't crack the frame in the same place again on my new Kindle.

I am so thankful that Amazon replace both my Kindle and the book cover as a result of this problem.

I would recomend that after about 6 months use it would be wise to remove the cover from your Kindle and see if the top hinge is beginning to bend upwards towards the frame and if so contact Amazon before the frame of your Kindle breaks where the top hinge inserts into your Kindle.
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54 of 57 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great at first, warped within 3 months October 3, 2010
I, as well as other Kindle lovers, have noticed that although we have taken great care with the cover, it has warped and has bubbles and is not durable. Within 3 months, and I only started using the Kindle with the cover in the past 2 weeks, noticed the cover has become warped and bubbled under the leather. No idea what would cause this, I have taken great care not to put it near any source that would have done this damage, not sunlight, heat, moisture or anything. I will be requesting a replacement, but Kindle manufacturers of the cover need to do their homework and come up with a better product, especially for the price we paid.
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Product appears to be updated July 28, 2010
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I found this cover to be quite handsome in appearance (EVERYONE who sees it comments on how "cool" or how "nice" it is!), very simple, and very functional. It's VERY easy to attach the Kindle DX to it and the fit is perfect. Most importantly, it appears Amazon has solved the older problem with this cover somehow damaging the Kindle if one opened the cover from the back too far. Now, there is a small magnet embedded in the back of the cover that gently keeps the back cover snug to the Kindle DX and serves to gently remind you, with a gentle tug, if you accidentally attempt to open your Kindle backwards. For me, it's an elegant and well-thought-out solution.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very classy cover! July 25, 2010
By David
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I have this cover in black and my cover does indeed fold back on itself. Not sure why the other review stated that the cover does not... I wrapped the elastic band around the back part of the cover and this works great to keep it secure and out of the way. The magnets on the back help to stop from opening the cover the wrong way, but I used a small piece of two faced tape on the back of the Kindle and no more trouble opening it the wrong way now, works great! I am very happy with this cover.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love my Kindle July 31, 2010
By wawasee
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This cover is a must have for your Kindle reading device. I purchased a different case initally and had to come back to get this case. It is so handy to close when reading so your screen is always protected. The Kindle is secure/locked into the case so you don't have to worry about it falling. If you buy a Kindle you MUST this case!
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