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Kindle Lighted Leather Cover, Chocolate Brown (Fits Kindle Keyboard)

4.3 out of 5 stars 944 customer reviews
About the product
  • 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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Product details

  • Item Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • ASIN: B003DZ166G
  • Item model number: 515-1037-01
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 944 customer reviews
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 28, 2010
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Product Description

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Amazon's Kindle Lighted Leather Cover

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

Our all-new Kindle cover features an integrated, retractable LED reading light that lets you read comfortably anytime, anywhere. The high-quality LED light illuminates Kindle's paper-like display, adding brightness without adding glare.

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

In addition to securing Kindle in place, our new hinge system conducts electricity from Kindle's battery to the reading light - when Kindle is attached to the hinge, an electrical connection is formed that powers the light.

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.


Secure Your Kindle in Four Easy Steps


Read Comfortably with One Hand


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 read comfortably with just one hand. And the retractable reading light is easily accessible with the cover open or folded back.


On the Go

This compact cover is perfect for taking Kindle wherever you go. The sleek leather ensures the ultimate fit and protection, without adding bulk or weight. Our hinge system secures Kindle in place, and an elastic strap keeps the cover firmly closed for maximum screen protection. Simply attach Kindle to the hinge, apply the strap, and rest assured it will stay securely in place even when you're 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

 


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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The way I look at this, NOTHING is going to be perfect for any device we buy.

I love the convenience of the built in light, and I think the cover does a great job protecting the Kindle.

Yes, it adds a LOT of weight to what is supposed to be a lighter device. And at first, that bothered me. However, I realized I was not really reading that much at night, so I removed it and used a softer cover I had for every day use. BINGO, we have a winner.

If you read in bed, I'd suggest adding this to the Kindle at night...it's very easy to remove and will not damage the Kindle. This way, during the day (I do work and travel a lot so only read in the evenings), you can have this really lightweight and attractive device and in the evenings, the light you want.

I did notice of course that there seems to be unevenness of the lighting.

NO, REALLY? LOL...I mean, take out any light that you've purchased that clips on and tell me you get PERFECT even lighting!! IF you say you do, I'd like to know the brand, because I have TWO lights, and both do a good job, just not perfect and it's uneven.

I did read a review where someone returned the cover and got a new one and felt it was better, so maybe that's an option, but to be honest, I live in REALITY and understand nothing is going to be 100% perfect. It does the job and does it very well.

I would give it 5 stars if not for the weight, but overall, I'm happy with it. It's an innovative product that's convenient and you have to pay for that convenience.
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Let me start by saying this cover is brilliant. Seriously! I've always found it hard buying some products online, as pictures can only show you so much and you end up often relying on the words (or sales pitch) given. It becomes even more frustrating when discover your purchase isn't completely as described. Let me say this is not Amazon. From my persepctive and in respect to this cover Amazon delivered exactly as promised and described. The leather is even real leather and not some leather look-a-like! From the moment I received this cover I was impressed, the frustration free packaging is frustration free, to the care taken to pack a cover! I'm sure Amazon could have packed it differently, but instead they took the care to pack it in a smaller but similar box to the Kindle.

How does it work?
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Attaching my Kindle was easy. There are some simple easy to follow instructions included (not like the Apple iPhone - I like the iPhone, but instructions are always handy for when you don't read them and then need too to know what to do). The Kindle attaches nicely to two metal clips and is held firmly in position. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the cover and the protection it affords my Kindle. On the inside of the cover is a felted material, which in my opinion protects the Kindle screen and isn't as harsh as if Amazon had adopted for a leather finish on the inside.

In your hands?
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Light, positive and comfortable. Although the cover weighs something (don't know what) it's still light and sits nicely in one or two hands. With the cover attached it still feels like you are just reading a book.

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Let's get to the bad news: the Power issue. This case will drain your Kindle's battery when it's off. The really is no way to keep your Kindle in the case without the two being connected through the accessory power port, and if you're like me you'll want to keep your gadgets in their protective case when they're not in use. After all, damage is more likely to occur to your precious investments when not in use and under your direct supervision.

Looks/Wear-Tear:
-- I normally wouldn't combine the two, but on an item like this they're one in the same. This is a protective case, but you're likely looking into it over cheaper options because of it's looks, leather and hard-case backing (beyond the light some cheaper options also offer). I've had this case since Dec. 2010 and it still looks like it's brand new. Sure, I've babied it as is carrying an electronic device after all, but I've quite happy with how it looks and wears over time.

Light:
-- It's standard $5 book light bright. It does the job well. I haven't had any issues with the LED light like some are claiming - no flickering or going out. If you're having issues, it's likely due to corrosion and other gunk on the connectors, which is common with the type Kindle uses. It's nothing a q-tip, iso alcohol and a can of compressed air can't fix in under a minute. Email me for for detailed instructions.
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I bought this along with the kindle. It makes reading off the kindle more like a book, and has the weight more or less of a really light paperback. i like using it since it looks like a book, and the handy pull out light in the upper right corner works really good and has the right angle and intensity of light that you could read in the dark if you wanted to, or like me just use it in low light conditions. Its well made, has a soft fuzzy material on the inside so the kindle face wont be damaged when closed . The elastic strap fits snugly in the groove on the top of the hard case and slips easily out of the way when reading. The strap keeps the cover closed when not using the kindle. It looks nice, feels nice. I was going to go with an unlighted cover, but am glad i ended up choosing this one. The kindle display has no light of its own, so reading in low light is a challenge. With this cover/holder/light combination its really convenient. If no light is needed just dont pull it out. If the extra light is desired pull it out and its on, there is no on/off button for the light, it runs off the power of the kindle. Since its a led light combo it barely drains the battery if used often, which i do. Seems like the kindle still goes for a few weeks easy if you read a lot, and use the light often. hope this helps your decision.
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