- Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 2 x 1.2 inches ; 8 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces
- ASIN: B003DZ166Q
- Item model number: 515-1037-02
- Average Customer Review: 2,714 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
- Date first available at Amazon.com: July 28, 2010
Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Burgundy Red (Fits Kindle Keyboard)
- Light draws power from Kindle device. No batteries required
- Built-in, retractable LED reading light pulls out from the back cover when needed, and slides away to become invisible when not in use
- Stylish genuine leather exterior. Soft, grey, microfiber suede interior protects Kindle
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Our new design seamlessly incorporates a reading light into the cover, so you can carry your Kindle wherever you go and always have a reading light with you. Simply pull the light out to illuminate Kindle when you need it, and slide it away to be invisible when you don't. And since the light draws its power from Kindle, no batteries are needed.
The contoured, pebble-grain leather (available in 7 different colors) keeps your Kindle safe and secure, while the soft charcoal microfiber interior protects the screen from scratches. The cover is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.
The built-in, retractable LED light pulls out to illuminate Kindle, and slides away when not in use.
Never Be Without a Light
A permanent part of the cover, the reading light is located in the top right-hand corner of the back cover. When needed, simply pull the light out and it automatically illuminates, eliminating the need for a separate power switch. To turn the light off, slide it back in to the corner of the cover.
Since the light is powered by Kindle's battery, no batteries are needed.
How It Works
The cover's hinge points are gold-plated, to ensure a reliable electrical connection. Gold is used because of its ability to make good electrical contact even with low force, and for its corrosion resistance.
On the Go
You'll never be without a reading light, and since the light draws its power from Kindle, no batteries are needed.
Amazon’s official Kindle lighted cover features contoured, pebble-grain, cowhide leather available in 7 different colors.
Read Kindle easily in the dark with Amazon's revolutionary, all-new lighted leather cover.
The hinge points are gold-plated to ensure a reliable electrical connection. No batteries required.
Read easily with one hand, with or without the light on.
Protect your Kindle on the go, and never be without a reading light
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Top Customer Reviews
Weights are for the cover only, not including the Kindle:
Cover without light -- 170 grams or 6 ounces
Cover WITH light -- 240 grams or 8-1/2 ounces
Only you know whether the 2-1/2 ounce difference in weight is worth carrying all the time to have a light always at hand.
The most accurate depiction of the cover colors is the photograph at the bottom of the sales page.
Burnt Orange -- same shade as a basketball
Burgundy Red -- closer to a vibrant brick red as it has no purple overtone
Steel Blue -- pure grey blue which shows well on web page
Hot Pink -- deeper shade than it appears anywhere but photograph
Green -- picture a Granny Smith apple
Brown -- very deep brown, not a chocolate color
There are good things and not-so-good things about it. Overall, I am pretty happy with it. It is very pretty, compact, and most importantly, it holds the Kindle securely and it won't slide out. Plus, and the biggest plus, it has a light that pulls out from the top right-hand corner. The light is powered by the Kindle (it only lights up it it's pulled out and the Kindle is powered on), so you don't have to worry about cords or batteries. For this reason alone I recommend this cover, especially if you do a lot of reading in bed at night.
So my reservations? It's very heavy. Perhaps that's what's necessarily to keep the Kindle secure, and to also have that pull-out light as an accessory. But a big part of the wonderfulness that is the new Kindle 3 is that it is so lightweight. Well, not with this cover.
Secondly, the light comes out from the top right corner of the cover, and it does not uniformly light up the screen. In particular, the bottom left portion get the least amount of light. Note that I can still read the Kindle at night, but it's a little annoying.
If you want an attractive cover with a pull-out light that requires no batteries or cords, this is your cover. If you got your Kindle because you wanted something that weighed very little, or if you want a strong light on the screen for nighttime reading, you may want to go with something else.
Overall - I am happy with it, but just want you to know it has its problems.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I decided to pay extra for this Kindle cover since it was red and I loved the color. I was so disappointed when it arrived without the light! Read morePublished 12 days ago by owenmeany
I purchased this for my daughter 4 years ago and was gifted with a black one exactly like it for my own kindle at about the same time. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Lee
Purchased this for my Mom's Kindle years ago, great case with built in light.Published 4 months ago by Lucky