- Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 159 g
- ASIN: B008BQH1NO
- Item model number: 53-000452
- Average Customer Review: 176 customer reviews
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Oct. 24 2012
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Onyx Black
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- 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
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Amazon's Leather Cover for Your Kindle Paperwhite
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.
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.
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
We also like the fact that it automatically put the Kindle to sleep and wakes it up when you close or open the cover.
The case feels much more durable than the prior cases, and has the sleep/wake function (similar to the iPad's Smart Cover), which also keeps the case closed and secure when not in use.
I definitely recommend this case for your Paperwhite. It's a perfect fit, it comes with the added sleep/wake functions, and it is noticeably more durable than prior cases.
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.
Most recent customer reviews
This is a durable and practical cover for the Kindle. It protects the device and it is well built. Good quality.Published 7 months ago by Avid Reader
Best kindle. Long lasting battery with regular daily reads. Great handling and lighting. Have 300 books stored so far. Thank you Amazon.Published 7 months ago by Newyork