- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- ASIN: B00332FL6K
- Item model number: A01100-Blu
- Average Customer Review: 41 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 7, 2010
Kindle Leather Cover, Steel Blue (Fits 6" Display, 2nd Generation Kindle)
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
- 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
The cover works nice though the warning about not opening from the wrong side and damaging the spine is disconcerting. A simple google search shows people damaging the spine of their kindles through this simple mistake. Makes me wonder why they didn't include something in the design to make that harder than it is. Simple velcro or some kind of edge clip would eliminate the problem easily without changing the aesthetics or the great design.
The nice cord keeps the cover closed when not in use.
Don't know why they don't offer something on the kindle or on the cover that would allow you to stand it up. I guess most people want to hold it, but when eating cereal, it'd be nice to prop your kindle up for some morning reading.
If you are at all worried about losing that homey feeling of reading a book, get this cover and get over it and leave the past behind. (Yes, I'm serious, I think this will be the reading method of the future). This cover makes you feel like you are holding a book and even makes your Kindle look like a slim volume. Comes in a variety of colors so pick your favorite.
As excited as I was by the prospect of a Kindle (and I've been wishing for one for years, since they were first introduced), I was a little wary of the same thing so when I saw this cover looking so book-like, I jumped at it. It does make it feel like you're holding a book open and gives you the tactile feel of a book cover, while it protects your Kindle from scratches, etc. as you tote it about.
However, I must admit that I was very quickly switching to folding the front flap back during reading (it is designed to do that but also to comfortably hold open book-like if you like that; whoever designed it certainly understands what that book feeling means to us book lovers) for ease of use and greater comfort. I still liked its booklike feel in my hands and how easy it is to protect my Kindle. When I stop reading and fold it over, it closes with a tabbed band that fits into a ridge on its edge. This gives you the same satisfying feeling that placing a bookmark does when you put your book up for the night or aside for the moment.
So if you are curious about the Kindle but feel you'd be deprived of that book feeling, put your fears aside and just get the cover too. It holds the machine securely in place and makes it feel wonderfully like a book even as you push the next button instead of flipping a page.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't know why Amazon does not have a built in light for this Kindle Leather cover 2nd Generation KindlePublished on September 29, 2010 by Lomein
I purchased the blue cover for my new Kindle. It works well. It locks in at the binding. If you drop it, your Kindle is protected. Soft inside to keep window from scratching.Published on September 28, 2010 by Erna Doos
Got the blue of this it's great not a vibrant blue but still good,use it on bus in and out of work it's very handyPublished on September 25, 2010 by Trice_ie
Dear Amazon, We have been pleased with all of your Kindle products. My family owns a 1st generation Kindle and two 2nd generation Kindles. Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by Kindle fan
This Kindle cover opens like a book and makes the Kindle much easier to hold. Feels more like I am reading a paper book. The color is true and deep but not too bright. Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by Amazon Customer
The case is a great addition to the kindle. Keeps it safe! It is hard to keep the kindle in the case sometimes. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by Susan
I ordered a 3rd. generation Kindle and on the same order requested a 6 inch cover. I received a 2nd. generation cover which will not fit. Read morePublished on September 17, 2010 by robert powelson