- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- ASIN: 8862935293
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- Item model number: KND02BK
- Average Customer Review: 96 customer reviews
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- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 15, 2010
Moleskine® Kindle Cover with Reporter-Style Notebook (Fits 6" Display, 2nd Generation Kindle) Black
- Signature simplicity and style, made exclusively for Kindle by Moleskine® (fits 6" display, 2nd Generation Kindle)
- Slim profile cover with elegant black hardcover jacket, rounded corners, iconic black elastic closure, and subtle embossed logo on back
- Interior features plush suede lining and double-stitched corner elastic straps to keep Kindle in place
- Includes a Moleskine® reporter-style plain notebook opposite the Kindle
- Allows complete access to all ports and buttons
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Imagine that you are reading this on a plane/train/car (passenger of course). I typically hold books with my left hand and flip pages or write with my right so let's go with that. Do you really want to cross your line of vision to jot down notes? Even if you lay it down on the desk, you would still find it difficult to write as you read.
I thought about folding it back all the way so the notebook is in back of the Kindle and that makes even less sense because then you would have to completely take your eyes away from the screen. No matter how you think about it, this setup is cumbersome.
As an improvement, I would allow the user to choose a left-handed or right handed version. Or the product could be made modular and the user could decide where the Kindle and notepad should go. There could be fasteners for either on both sides or allow the user to flip the cover over... though that could lead to problems with the elastic band but hey, I didn't say I had the answer.
I purchased the Moleskine cover with notepad because I liked the idea of having a place to jot notes. It arrives beautifully packaged with two notepads. You have to unwrap the notepads and insert one into the inside front cover. There are 98 un-lined pages per notepad. Only a subset of the pages can be easily detached. The notepads have a black cover and first page is stiff with space to write contact information in case the Kindle is lost.
There is even printed text that reads "As a reward: $___". I thought this was interesting; what if I choose not to put in a dollar value? Would I offend a potential Good Samaritan if I didn't put in a number, or worse, if they felt the number was too low? In the end, I wrote, "reward if returned".
The construction of the Moleskine cover is very good, with rigid front and back panels and ample folding space. You can clip a pen to the spine and not feel like you're squeezing it in. A pen is not included.
When closed, the cover has a quarter-inch elastic band near the right edge that's used to keep the front cover closed. To my eye it seems a little flimsy, but in practice, it's worked well and has been easy to use.
The Kindle itself is held in place by half-inch wide black elastic bands at each corner. The bands are tight and double-stitched.Read more ›
The integrated notepad was a nice touch, it seemed. I'd actually spent the prior few days bemoaning the fact that the Kindle has a keyboard but no simple text app. There are hacks out there sure, but it just seemed silly not having this capacity. Still does, by the way. Anyway, including a nice notepad was one way to resolve this dilemma.
And Hoo! It was on the left side. I am left-handed, so I was hooked. Bought it. Boom. It just arrived tonight via FedEx so I sat down to open the package.
Remeber, Kindle owners, how much of a presentation opening the Kindle box was? The big reveal, how well put together the presentation was, the little touches? Well it's the same here. Inside the FedEx box was another 6 x 10 box with a black ink band about the middle around the box reminiscent of the Moleskine notebooks themselves. "Kindle Cover + 2 Volant Notebooks," then to the left of that a drawing of the open cover with Kindle and notepad, and below that, "Limited edition for Amazon Kindle."
Open this, and there is the cover wrapped in black crepe paper bound by a black sticker that says "Kindle Cover." Unwrap this, and there is the cover itself with the notepads inside.
First thing I noticed, the smell. I have an M-Edge cover I've used since January, and it took about a month before the chemical smell went away from that fella. This, however, has a nicer smell to it. Moreover, the smell doesn't permeate your hands like with the M-Edge. The interior is cream-colored, like a chamois. The Kindle is held in by four elastic bands that were a bit of a struggle to get on.Read more ›
I would buy this in a second if there were two versions!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
At the time I bought this cover the Kindle had just come out.(1st generation) It served its purpose , but since then there have been so many new cover in types and styles.Published on January 8, 2014 by Jan H. Montella
Perfect fit, the hard cover protects it (even in my purse), and it does not slide around in the cover even if I am holding it with one hand, like some of the other covers do.Published on May 8, 2013 by Shelly Z.
As a lefty who loves Moleskines, I weep with joy at the beauty of this design. I just wish it was available for the 3d generation Kindle...Published on June 22, 2011 by Angela Williams
I see many complaints on here about the position of the note book and kindle and how it is not ideal for right handed people. Read morePublished on December 9, 2010 by S. Sergenian
I love it:
1.-I can leave my kindle anywhere, it's discret people think this is a bible or something, so they dont smash my window to steal it.
2. Read more
Pratical ,beauty and simple use cover for Kindle. You can combine what you read and you writinng at the same time. Read morePublished on November 7, 2010 by Aloisio Sotero
I just bought this, however, when I received the item it was scuffed on one corner, so I sent it back for an exchange. Read morePublished on November 5, 2010 by skywatcher
This is a high quality product and I absolutely love it. It is a bit heavy but this is what you would expect from leather anyway. Read morePublished on November 5, 2010 by Rothko
Great quality and craftmanship; exactly what I expected to see from Moleskine at a great price.Published on November 5, 2010 by Walter Esteves Bauche