Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Onyx Black (does not fit Kindle or Kindle Touch)

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.

Product Features

  • Designed by Amazon to be the lightest and thinnest protective cover for Kindle Paperwhite (will not fit Kindle or Kindle Touch)
  • 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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3 Responses to Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Onyx Black (does not fit Kindle or Kindle Touch)

  1. Michael Gallagher

    Great Quality and Styling, Protects Paperwhite Well from Drops This is a very nice and lightweight cover that goes above and beyond what previous versions of Amazon-branded e-Ink Kindle covers have done: it is super-compact, lightweight, and holds the Paperwhite about as snug and secure as you can imagine – they have made this cover so that the Kindle fits into a recessed pocket in the cover for a snug fit that you won’t have any fear of falling out (like the Kindle 1), the hinge wearing out over time and your Kindle dangling or falling out (like the Kindle 3 / Kindle Keyboard), or some type of fabric wearing out from use (like the Kindle Fire and the Kindle DX).What is really neat is there is a sensor in the Paperwhite and the cover that allow the Kindle to know when the cover is closed and automatically puts it into sleep mode to conserve battery power – upon opening the flap to read, the Paperwhite automatically wakes up. I’ll bet some of you have tried cocking your head at an angle and put your eye up to it to see when the Kindel hits sleep mode and / or wakes up as you close and open the cover (I did!).I have used this for a little over a week now and it has been able to withstand the rigors of back and forth in my briefcase, numerous sessions of starting and stopping reading, and, unfortunately dropping it on its side twice – and it protected the Kindle like a champ.It feels good in your hands and compliments the reading experience with your new Paperwhite. The outer cover is a basic leather that feels good and you can get it in a variety of styles – I got the regular black as my other Kindle readers have different colors and I wanted to be able to recognize it quickly from across the room as “mine” vs. another family members’ Kindle.Please note this holder only fits the Kindle Paperwhite and does not fit any other e-Ink Kindle as the dimensions are different.As I type this review, the price of this cover in black is $39.99 which is a pretty good deal when you compare it to the pricing of the covers for other models of Kindle. I would highly recommend this one in the color of your choosing – you want to protect your investment, and my two drops already in one week show this was a good protection of that investment.

  2. A. Dent "Aragorn"

    Protect your Paperwhite in style I am not an Amazon promoter – my Kindle Fire review was a 3 stars – but I’ve always preferred Amazon’s official Kindle covers to ‘third parties’ when it came to Kindle readers because of their hard to match quality and the way they integrated with the Kindle they were tasked to cover and protect.This Paperwhite cover is no exception. It’s not as technologically sophisticated as the cover for the Kindle 3 (Keyboard) which seamlessly incorporated a pull-out reading light within the cover’s body while drawing power from the Kindle itself but the quality is exquisite and it almost literally fits the Paperwhite like a glove.There’s not a lot to say about a ‘cover’ but here are some of its more notable features, starting with the positives.- Magnet keeps it closed.- Some built-in sensor will turn the Kindle on whenever you open the cover (neat).- Textured surface guarantees a good grip when holding it.- Flip cover design allows front cover to fold back for one-hand reading (nice).- Light as a feather. Yes, it does add a little weight to the Paperwhite but only a little.- With the cover on, the Kindle is significantly smaller, thinner than a paperback and lighter than most.- Some of the better quality leather I’ve seen in a ‘cover’.And then, of course, it’s the price – not exactly pocket change. Amazon’s Kindle covers tend to be expensive but I always felt that it was money well spent for the protection, the added functionality and the stylish design.And, one more thing. Once your Paperwhite sinks into its cover the two become practically one body which is what this design was intended to accomplish. It is certainly possible to separate them again but it’s not quick or easy. This design fits my Kindle-using habits – I never removed the covers off the other Kindles except once on ‘day one’ just to see that it is possible to do so. If you believe that you are going to take your Kindle in and out of its cover than you should not consider this one.

  3. An improvement from the Kindle Touch cover In the past, I have always gone with Amazon covers solely for the reason that I need the built in lights, and lighting options from other companies are terrible. With the Paperwhite’s new built-in lighting technology, I’m no longer forced to use Amazon and can finally evaluate their covers solely for design and functionality.FORM FACTORThe cover design is very similar to the . It is a very tight fit, and can take some getting used to to learn how to remove your kindle from it. Although I originally didn’t like the Kindle Touch cover because it was such a tight fit, this shouldn’t be a problem if you plan to leave your Paperwhite in the cover all the time. It has an area cut out at the bottom for the power button and ac port. The front of the cover is leather, but this time it has a cross-cut textured pattern in it. It looks fairly stylish, and this is an improvement over the Touch cover, which showed scratches and pits in the leather very easily. All of the covers appear to be fairly true to Amazon’s images (I have not seen the saddle tan version yet), although the actual Ink Blue cover is a little bit lighter and more distinguishable as blue than what you see in the image. There is a soft felt back on the front of the cover to shield the display when closed.USEThe Paperwhite pops in to the rubberized back of the case, which hugs it fairly tightly, so there’s no chance of it slipping out. Amazon has added a magnetic clasp to the side to keep the cover closed. This was missing on the Touch cover, but I never really found it to be much of an issue with the cover staying closed. The magnet in the clasp is not very strong at all, but it does seem to do the job. It takes almost no force to open it though. The best part about the clasp, is that opening the cover will turn on the Paperwhite, and closing it will put it to sleep, so you never need to use the physical power button at all. If you are left-handed, the cover actually makes it easier to hold the Kindle since you can open it like a book and use the front cover to support it.PROS- Opening/closing the cover turns on/off the paperwhite without having to use the power button.- Completely protects the Paperwhite. I can’t see any real way for it to get damaged when it is on.- Makes holding the Paperwhite a bit easier.- Adds color and makes your Paperwhite a bit more stylish.CONS- Expensive versus value- Very tight fit which can make it difficult to remove.- Adds weight and bulk to the Paperwhite and makes it less “pocketable.”CONCLUSIONAlthough I purchased a cover for my Paperwhite to try it out, I don’t really like how much bigger the covers make my Kindle. The size difference is fairly small, but that little difference changes the Paperwhite from something I can easily fit in my pocket, to something I can “somewhat” easily fit in my pocket. I also don’t like that it covers over the rubberized back of the Paperwhite and effectively makes it a little more difficult to grip, since your hand is holding the felt back which has less friction. But mainly, I just don’t like the added size. I think the Paperwhite is almost the perfect form factor on its own and the cover takes away a little bit of that. If you are pretty rough with your electronics or you travel a lot with your Kindle, it may be a nice option, but if you’re like me and leave yours on the nightstand a lot, I would recommend holding off on purchasing a cover until after you’ve spent some time with the Paperwhite on its own and can decide if you really need one. Unless you have the Paperwhite 3G, the price of these devices has gotten so low that the cost of the cover and its intended function should be measured against the cost of the device it is protecting. But it’s a very nicely-designed cover and it will keep your Paperwhite in mint condition if that is your main goal.

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