- Item Weight: 4 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- ASIN: B002Y27P6O
- Item model number: A01200-Blk
- Average Customer Review: 768 customer reviews
- Date first available at Amazon.com: February 9, 2010
Kindle Leather Cover, Black (Fits 6" Display, 2nd Generation Kindle)
- 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
Protect Your Kindle in Style
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this but it's really too small for my kindle 2nd gen e-reader. My kindle is 8"x5.33" and this case is just slightly too small unfortunately , otherwise it's a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. S. Berg
Was purchased when the Device (KindleWireless) was brought. Still in very good condition.Published 15 months ago by Audrey H