- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- ASIN: B003S3SOY0
- Item model number: A83023
- Average Customer Review: 52 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 23, 2010
Cole Haan Hand-Woven Patent Leather Kindle Cover with Hinge (Fits Kindle Keyboard), Ruby Sugar
- Made exclusively for Kindle Keyboard by Cole Haan
- Hand-stained leather exterior featuring lazer etched floral design with flexible cover
- Goatsuede interior
- Utilizes Kindle-compatible hinge system to hold device in place
- Convenient business card holder
- Made exclusively for 6" display, latest Generation Kindle by Cole Haan
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Top Customer Reviews
The other thing I'm not loving about this case is it's size. One of the benefits of switching to the new Kindle (for me) was to get a smaller, lighter device. After I inserted the newest Kindle into this Cole Haan case, and placed it beside my second generation Kindle in its JAVOedge case, they appear to be the exact same size in dimension and weight.Read more ›
As far as appearance goes, this cover is very attractive. The color is rich, the material is high-quality, and overall it looks fairly expensive. I have received many compliments on it within the last week.
The problem is that as soon as I removed the cover from the box, I noticed that a piece of leather on the spine was snagged and starting to shred. This obviously bothered me since I just spent $100+ for an item that I assumed would be high quality. The problem with the woven leather is that if you catch it on something and tear it, the whole area could potentially start to unravel.
My other issue with this cover is that it isn't super easy to fold back. It's definitely stiff and fights back a bit, and the woven leather on the spine kind of "bubbles" out when in the folded position. This makes me nervous, so I haven't been folding it back as much as I would typically.
Although I really do love how this cover looks, I don't think I can justify spending the money on something that isn't perfect. This cover would be excellent for someone who doesn't want to fold it back while reading, and who is very careful not to snag it on anything.
When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at (a) how much smaller it was than the last version of this cover, (b) how well made it was and (c)the secure way in which it fit with the new Kindle (the last version of this cover had elastic bands at the corners). Unfortunately, I noticed that my new Kindle frequently spontaneously rebooted on its own. I assumed the problem was with the Kindle itself but when I called Amazon Kindle support they informed me that the problem was in fact with the Cole Haan cover.
Sure enough, I removed the Kindle from its cover a week ago and it hasn't spontaneously rebooted since! This, compared to every time I picked it up before (4-10 times a day) it was in reboot mode, which made for frequent interruptions when I was reading the paper or a magazine or a book.
I'm saddened that I'll have to return this cover because I like the look so much. After all, this is the second version of this thing that I've purchased! But it's nonsensical to keep this cover given the stress is causes to the Kindle itself. I'm a bit puzzled that Amazon continues to sell this item given that they are aware of the problem.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's beautiful takes up a little more room than the flat one but I like it it's nice to handlePublished 2 months ago by joan wright
I like the cover a lot, but it shuts off my Kindle when there is any pressure on it at allPublished 3 months ago by amoeba102
This case is beautiful and substantial. I would have given it 5 stars if it were easier to bend the front back. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Avid Shopper
I love it. Is amazing and I cant believe I saved that much. I love the smell of this cover. Great Great Great buy.Published 23 months ago by Ahmed
This fit my keyboard Kindle perfectly and holds it securely. The cover is very beautiful and is in excellent condition.Published on April 21, 2014 by Amazon Customer
This cover is absolutely gorgeous. It looks so classy and stylish and fits the used kindle my mom sent me perfectly. Read morePublished on April 18, 2014 by LilPea
I love it! It's a classy & beautiful way to cover & protect my Kindle Keyboard. I would definitely recommend it!Published on April 17, 2014 by Kelsey Raposa