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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Onyx Black
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Onyx Black

by Amazon
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)

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This product is designed to fit Kindle Paperwhite. (Does not fit Kindle)

Product Features

  • Designed by Amazon to be the lightest and thinnest protective cover for Kindle Paperwhite (will not fit Kindle)
  • Wake or put your device to sleep by opening or closing the cover
  • Secures your device without straps covering the front
  • Magnetic clasp ensures cover is securely closed
  • Premium natural leather exterior protects with style

Product Details

Product Description

Amazon's Leather Cover for Your Kindle Paperwhite

Better Together

Our genuine leather cover was engineered to be the lightest and thinnest protective cover for your Kindle Paperwhite. A fusion of soft, premium textured leather and an innovative, form-fitted interior secures Kindle Paperwhite without any hinges or straps.

The cover automatically puts your Paperwhite to sleep when it is closed and wakes your device upon opening making it so easy to jump back into your latest book.

Lose Yourself in Your Reading

Our top design objective is to make Kindle devices and accessories disappear, just like a physical book, so you can get lost in your reading.

We achieved this with a form fitted cover that does not require straps over the front of the device, enabling the cover to wake your Kindle or put it to sleep by opening and closing it, and a subtle woven nylon interior perfectly colored to disappear along with the device. Additionally, the cover is designed to fold back, so you can read comfortably with just one hand.

On the Go

Thin, lightweight, and durable, this cover is perfect for taking Kindle Paperwhite wherever you go. When you are finished enjoying your content, simply close the cover to put your Kindle Paperwhite to sleep and you are good to go. The integrated magnetic closure will ensure your cover stays shut while in a backpack, purse, or briefcase.

Kindle Cover Colors
  Reading Kindle with a Leather Cover

Kindle Cover cover in Handbag

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Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
61 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paperwhite Kindle cover Jan. 26 2013
My Kindle paperwhite was purchased in the US and I then ordered the cover, specifically made for the paperwhite once back home in Canada. The cover is just fantastic. Like it says, fits the paperwhite to a "T". And the idea that a magnet (somewhere) keeps the cover closed securely, is super. Also when opening the cover it "wakes" up your kindle OR in reverse closing puts it to sleep which eliminates having to push the button to turn on and off. Lightweight, easy to handle. I LOVE my paperwhite leather cover.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cover but a bit heavy May 5 2013
By Mercedes TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Pros: protection and convenience
Cons: weight and price

I love the light weight of the kindle itself, my hand doesn't get tired holding it for hours. But this cover nearly doubles the weight of the Paperwhite, and that's cumbersome. It also does add some bulk. I'm not sure it could be made any lighter and still do what it needs to do, but it is something I notice.

All in all, the weight sacrifice is worth it. I love the convenience of snapping it shut and throwing it in my bag, no worries about the screen getting scratched, and no fussy clasps or elastics to muck around with. The cover allows you to charge with it on, which wasn't so with the ultra lightweight sleeve I made myself from awesome neon chartreuse spandex :)

I also love the way the cover wakes the Kindle when I open it. Not like the button is so hard to push, but that extra little feature just makes it so much easier. I often used to put my previous Kindles down without sleeping them, since they would go into it on their own eventually and it used no power to sit on the page. But now with the backlight, there is some power drain when I'm not looking at it, so being able to really easily close it and turn off that light for a couple minutes is nice.

I got the purple and it's a lovely colour. I previously had a black cover purchased in-store, but I decided to liven it up a bit with the purple. The black was nice because you couldn't see any border around the Kindle. The purple is dark enough that the slight border difference isn't distracting. Once you get into a good book, you don't notice things like that at all.

My only other complaint is the cost. At $40, it's over 30% the cost of the device itself. Because of that, I've never bothered with cases for my previous Kindles, but with the Paperwhite I think they finally got it just right and I'm not intending to replace it any time soon, so I bit the bullet and bought a decent case this time.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This case is a must have for Kindle Paperwhite owners. The case holds the Paperwhite very snugly, and doesn't add a lot of bulk or weight to the Paperwhite. The cover can comfortably fold behind the device for a comfortable reading experience. My favorite feature by far is how the magnets in the case give the Paperwhite a "close/open awareness". When you close the case, it puts the Paperwhite to sleep. Likewise, when you open the case, it powers the Paperwhite up. Overall, adds a fantastic aesthetic to the Paperwhite and adds protection as well!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars should be even lighter March 17 2013
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I wanted this cover and I am still using it for the magnet that turns the kindle on and off. But I feel it adds too much weight and volume. Admittedly, the kindle paperwhite is very light and thin so that may be difficult but I think it should be possible. It's mostly the back of the case that adds weight and I guess it's to add also protection but I don't see that as necessary and I would gladly compromise on that for less weight.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cover Jan. 31 2013
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I previously owned a 3rd generation Kindle, the keyboard version, and had the lighted leather cover for that. Got this cover for my new paperwhite and I'm very satisfied with it. Unlike the old lighted cover I had, this is MUCH thinner and lighter, it adds very little bulk to the paperwhite. It is also very comfortable/easy to fold it back on itself for one-handed reading. The magnetic latch is far more convenient than the old strap, it's powerful enough to stay shut but I don't feel like it slams shut at all. Wake/sleep screen works as advertised and saves you a bit of time hitting the power button. The paperwhite fits very securely in the case, however I did not find it hard at all to put it in. Taking it out is not horribly difficult but does take a bit of effort, but it's such a compact, convenient case that I can't imagine removing my kindle from it. I have the black cover, and it looks very professional and clean; physically, the leather has a nice feel to it, and I find I have a better grip on it than just the back of the paperwhite without the cover.

Overall, I'm really pleased with the case, I think it's worth the price even if it seems high, this is a really well-made, classy-looking product and stuff like the automatic sleep/wake do save you time. Also, I'd recommend not worrying about size/weight with the case, it is much more compact and lightweight than the old covers so I'd recommend it without hesitation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not loving the extra weight April 8 2013
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I like the practicality of my cover and the fact it keeps my Kindle safe from damage, but it adds significant weight.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple is elegant Nov. 8 2013
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The ability to protect the Kindle device, save the page marker and put the unit to sleep by closing the cover is just so simple and convenient. The magnet fastener works and the low gloss finish of the leather doesn't show fingerprints or marks. Simple. classy, elegant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Like It Sept. 11 2013
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It works just as described. It is nice that it folds back completely when you are reading. It loses a star in my eyes because the texture of both the leather and the fabric lining feel rather rough to my hands.
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