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Kindle Leather Cover, Black, Updated Design (Fits Kindle Keyboard)

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3.9 out of 5 stars 2,275 customer reviews
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  • Updated Design [2011]
  • Soft, gray, microfiber suede interior protects Kindle
  • Hinge system and external strap keep Kindle securely in place
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
  • Lightweight, allowing you to read comfortably for extended periods of time
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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • ASIN: B004JXVOD6
  • Item model number: 515-1039-00
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 2,275 customer reviews
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 30, 2011
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Product Description

Product Description

Keep your Kindle safe from any potential scratches by making it extra stylish with this black Kindle Leather Cover.


Amazon's Kindle Leather Cover

Protect your Kindle

This leather cover offers optimal protection for your Kindle. Contoured, pebble-grain leather keeps your Kindle safe and secure, while the soft, charcoal-gray, microfiber interior protects the screen from scratches.

Lightweight, this cover is perfect for taking Kindle wherever you go, and is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.

Secure your Kindle

Our updated hinge system secures Kindle in place. An elastic strap keeps the cover firmly closed for maximum screen protection. Simply attach Kindle to the hinge, apply the strap, and rest assured it will stay securely in place even when you're on the go.

Secure your Kindle in four easy steps

Read comfortably with one hand

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 read comfortably with just one hand.

On the go

This lightweight, compact cover is perfect for taking Kindle wherever you go. The sleek leather ensures the ultimate fit and protection, without adding bulk or weight.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews
436 of 449 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cover disappears June 17, 2011
In the same way that the Kindle was designed to "disappear -- just like a physical book -- so you can get lost in your reading, not the technology," so it is with this leather cover. The cover does its job of protecting my Amazon Kindle without getting in my way. The cover is made of rich, elegant pebbled leather. It feels pleasant in my hand, I can read it with the cover open (like a book) or I can bend the cover back to read one-handed. My Kindle is securely held by two hinges or clips, leaving the entire Kindle free of encasement--a feature that I really like. The elastic strap fits smartly into a groove on the front of the cover. It also can be used to hold the cover back if I want to read one-handed. I purchased my cover from Target because I really wanted to see and feel it before I made the purchase. I recommend this cover for your Kindle.
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299 of 319 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Choice to Protect June 14, 2011
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The Good:
Very solid but lightweight, with a strong spine and easy attachment to and removal from the Kindle. Smells like real leather. Offers very good protection.

The Bad:
Can't (shouldn't?) fold it back, so you have to hold it open much like a regular book. This makes it more bulky and unwieldy than the Kindle alone. I end up removing it for reading, making my train commute a little more awkward.

The Rant:
Why can't manufacturers make their products with the cover already built in? It's obvious that the Kindle screen can be damaged if left unprotected. I know it's a rhetorical question because if we didn't pay for the cover separately, the cost would be added to the price, but somehow, that seems more honest to me.

Last Rumination:
As someone with poor eyesight, I think I should have spent more for the lighted version. I avoided it because of higher cost and weight but the Kindle is hard to read (for me) in low light. But for those with better eyesight, this is a good product and should be sufficient.

Update (6/25/11):
Based on comments to my earlier review, I tried folding it back. I was a little nervous but am happy to report that it works fine this way. That alone merits an upgrade in stars and title. Also, even with my poor eyesight, I'm able to read the Kindle in most locations, so with hindsight (which is better than my eyesight), I'm not sorry I passed on the lighted cover.
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244 of 284 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Proceed with caution!! July 24, 2011
By John
DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT purchase this item!! At first very happy with my purchase... but slowly things started going wrong with my kindle. It would stop then reboot on it's own and return to the wrong page, requiring 5 minutes more or less to get to my original page. I was constantly rebooting on my own because it would freeze. This would require keeping my reset button depressed for a minimum of 30 seconds... the problems just got worse and more frequent. I replaced my kindle twice! Then finally called for another replacement and in frustration told the "kindle specialist" ...."I can't figure out what the common denominator is".... Then she asked me to describe the cover I was using... I told her and she said ...."there's your common denominator!! She directed me to take the cover off immediately. It appears the prongs interfer with the circuitry causing the problems I mentioned before. She reimbursed me for the cost of the cover and gave me an additional $25 credit so I could purchase the same cover, but with the light. This new cover was designed differently. The light is perfect and requires no batteries. It runs off the power of the Kindle. The specialists know about this problem and apparently so does Amazon. Kindle did not design this cover... this I was told by the specialist. I fly for a living and have come across a few passengers who are using the old cover and without fail they all say they have been having trouble (exactly the same trouble I was having. I hope they took my advise and contacted Kindle. Do yourself a favor either buy the model with the light or an entirely different cover without the prongs. I love my Kindle and my new cover!! Good luck!! Kindle customer service was fantastic!!
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83 of 95 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It Destroyed my Kindle January 4, 2012
By Bob
So, I had not touched my Kindle Keyboard in months. I tried to turn it on the other day, and I get no picture on my screen, and their seems to be permanent horizontal and vertical lines on the screen. Amazon personnel tried to troubleshoot it, and said it is fried and unfixable, and nobody knew the cause. It was in mint condition, is now ruined, and I had to pay $85.00 just to get another one. Fast forward to today, I'm reading reviews on this Kindle Cover that I have, and read many posts saying the prongs on it destroyed their Kindles. I took the cover off my Kindle, and 25% of the screen came back. It is still ruined forever, but at least I found the cause.

I spend THOUSANDS of dollars on Amazon every year. The Kindle Cover they sold me, destroyed the Kindle they sold me. They should comp the $85.00 I just spent. So, I am out a Kindle, can never use the cover again, and had to pay twice just to get a KINDLE. Something is wrong with this picture.

Final Note: I put the cover back on, and the Kindle won't even partially work. I took it off again, and it partially works. The prongs designed for the slots on the Kindle, render the Kindle USELESS! I hope this helps others.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 18 hours ago by John A. Koderick
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best!
This is my second one; I wore the other one out and was delighted to find its exact replacement still available. Read more
Published 1 day ago by J. Bloom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great, sturdy cover for the kindle. I love this style (love the version with the light better).
Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Look elsewhere
Poor build quilts, not happy
Published 2 days ago by Fred Bartholomew
5.0 out of 5 stars One piece was forcibly jammed into the kindle (took me like 10 minutes...
I have had one of these cases in brown color for years. Recently i came to have a stumbling spell, where everything I held in my hands felt out of them. Read more
Published 12 days ago by AWOL
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Works great.
Published 13 days ago by Lonnie Spencer
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice quality, but no light.
No light on this one. I should've read the description closer when replacing my old lighted cover that looks the same.
Published 1 month ago by KVBR
2.0 out of 5 stars Read reviews before buying..
After reading the negative reviews I threw it away. I need the cover with the light.
Published 2 months ago by Cris P.
5.0 out of 5 stars case was exactly what I wanted and in great shape. A+
Thank you, case was exactly what I wanted and in great shape. A+ seller
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Good protection for my Kindle reader
Good protection for my Kindle reader. Light enough not to add too much weigh to the unit. Has helped the Kindle reader from damage when it's fallen.
Published 2 months ago by Zed
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Does this new cover still mess upthe Kindle?
I recently started using this cover and it hasn't given me problems. I will note that the metal contacts that slide inside the Kindle are a copper or gold color on this "new" version. After some reading I learned that the old version had different contacts that were painted black, and... Read More
Mar 25, 2014 by Aleryn |  See all 7 posts
Is this product compatible with the regular Kindle e-reader without the...
Nope. I bought this and I have a regular 6" kindle. The cover doesn't have the holes in the side where the hooks are supposed to be placed.
May 16, 2014 by R. Curtis |  See all 2 posts
Light, I want my light!
I have the same problem. I'm trying to order a new cover and I've only run into problems with someone from some country. I was on the phone with Amazon for at least thirty minutes trying to order. No luck.
What do I have to do to get a new cover with light?!!!!
Apr 10, 2014 by Arthur Pais |  See all 2 posts
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