- Product Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 0.6 inches ; 4.3 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 5.1 ounces
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B004SD249A
- Item model number: 515-1059-04
- Average Customer Review: 1,233 customer reviews
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- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 22, 2011
Amazon Kindle Touch Leather Cover, Olive Green (does not fit Kindle Paperwhite)
- Sleek, lightweight design protects Kindle Touch without adding bulk
- Premium leather exterior looks and feels great
- Cover folds back for easy one-handed reading
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Amazon's Kindle Touch Leather Cover
Protect Your Kindle Touch
Our sleek, form-fitted leather cover is perfect for protecting your Kindle Touch wherever you go. The premium, all-natural leather exterior looks and feels great, while the soft microfiber interior protects the screen from scratches. The cover is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.
Secure Your Kindle
Our innovative cover is designed specifically for Kindle and secures your device without any hinges or straps. Simply place your Kindle on the form-fitted interior of the cover and then gently press the device into place.
Read Comfortably with One Hand
Reading with the cover on, you can easily access Kindle's home button 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
Thin, lightweight, and durable, this cover is perfect for taking your Kindle Touch wherever you go. The stylish, genuine leather exterior and form-fitting interior provide ultimate fit and protection without adding bulk.
Amazon's official Kindle Touch leather cover features a genuine leather exterior and microfiber interior, and comes in four different colors.
Read comfortably with Amazon's protective Kindle Touch leather cover.
The innovative, form-fitted interior design secures your Kindle Touch without hinges or straps.
Protect your Kindle Touch and read easily with one hand while you're on the go.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is perhaps not what people expect- the leather is not soft, but is rather pressed and almost polished. However, this cover does NOT feel cheap to me. It is stylish, super light, and fits the kindle without those annoying elastic loops or hooks on the corners. It fits within a rubberized groove on the cover, which not only gives it a very tight and secure fit, it also adds protection to the corners of the device and cover. It also feels quite secure in the hand.
So, to sum up: Light, secure, well made and unobtrusive. The $40 price tag could be debated, but I actually don't find it to be overpriced. I'm quite happy with it!
It's too expensive. I don't understand why Amazon is charging so much considering they'll be offering another cover with additional functionality for half the price (AmazonBasics Leather Folio Cover with Multi-Angle Adjustable Stand for Kindle Touch, Kindle (Black)). What the heck?
On the good side, it's very light: at 4 oz it is noticeably lighter than the previous generation of covers. My Kindle Touch fits in very snugly with no wasted space.
On the negative side, it looks and feels rather plasticky. I ordered the plain black version and the front and back outer covers are a shiny black leather. At first I thought the back exterior was simply black plastic, and it took a close examination to realize it is the same leather as the front cover. The front inner cover is a soft felt. The inner body where the Kindle sits is plastic. There is no fastener or band to hold the cover closed.
This is my fourth Kindle and cover. The Touch cover looks much more like a "gadget" cover than the earlier ones. It looks rather like an old Palm PDA cover I had, or like some ipod covers. The previous Kindle covers had a textured leather appearance and they looked more like book or notebook covers.
Right now I am having rather mixed reactions. I definitely like the fact that it adds so little weight to the Kindle. However it does look rather cheap. For $40 I was expecting a little more.
I think I am going to have to use this for a while before reaching a final conclusion.
Update November 29th: Tastes will vary, but in the end I decided that this was not the right look or feel for me and I have switched to a different cover (the Splash SAFARI). That is similar to the old Kindle 3 cover, with a textured leather appearance and an elastic fastener strap.
- I really like the solution Amazon came up with to lock the Kindle in place; sort of a rubberized cup that grips it on all four sides and holds it VERY securely. No more metal-prong slide-release gizmo.
- It looks quite nice and is genuine (if untextured) leather like the last one.
- Flimsy. The leather is extremely thin and unpadded. Won't stand up to much abuse. scrape it even lightly on a rough surface and you'll likely ruin it.
- The actual cover that folds over the front is incredibly floppy and delicate -- it's about the thickness of a piece of notepad cardboard. I could bend it in half with almost no effort, if I had the notion.
- Cover has no lock/closure mechanism (like the elastic strap on the last gen model). It should have SOMETHING.
Oh, well. It is what it is. I never read with the Kindle in the case anyway so it's not such a big deal to me, but I was expecting more. Especially for this price!
The only real reason I wanted this case over the others is because every other case holds the Kindle in with straps around the edges, and this is the only case that holds the Kindle in while letting you see the whole front side. It holds it in perfectly, neither feeling loose or too tight to get it out. The black leather is genuine leather and smells nice, and while the front cover is very thin (if you tap on it you get a hollow drum sound, and it can be bent without much effort) it takes mild amounts of abuse without a problem. Also, the flap folds back perfectly and when you are reading, you hardly notice the Kindle has a case on.
My main complaint is the quality of the leather. If you compare this to the case for the Kindle 3 (keyboard) the leather is a little thinner but much less durable. I sometimes lightly hold my Kindle between my teeth when I run out of hands, and after a week I can still see my tooth marks (whereas on the K3 case I couldn't). Also, even a mild scratch will either take several days to disappear. UPDATE: Most scratches will mostly disappear so its not as big a problem as I originally thought.
The only other complaint is of course the lack of anything to hold the cover closed, but this has actually not been much of a problem for me. Quite often I like to frisbee toss my Kindle onto a nearby soft surface (like carpet or a pillow or bed) and I was afraid the cover would flap open every time, but 10 times out of the 11 I tried it stayed shut just fine.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Served it's purpose very well. I bought this along with my Kindle about 2 years ago and they both are still in tact in moderately to good shape. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Jared M.
cant describe how wonderful it made my kindle feel. Just too smooth, with an Army color where I retired from after 33yrs svc. Read morePublished 28 days ago by paxx4all
My Kindle fits in the cover but is loose inside. My wife has a kindle Fire and hers fits snugly into her cover, if you flip it over the kindle will not come out whereas if I were... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer