There are a few reasons I decided to go with the Amazon cover for my Kindle 2. The first was obvious - Amazon made the Kindle and the cover so they would most definitely work together well. There are, however, a few issues....
First the good - I like how it snaps into the Kindle at the spine, it's a great fit and I've never had my Kindle fall out of it. I like the soft interior, I feel like my screen is protected very well. The big selling point for me was how slim it is. It doesn't add much weight to the Kindle and it doesn't add much bulk.
The bad... It doesn't clasp closed. Even velcro or a snap would make me happy. It's always flopping open on me, I use a rubber band to keep it closed or a tie or something, but it's crazy that it doesn't snap closed or something. It also doesn't have some way to keep the Kindle against the back cover, so when you open it the wrong way, I feel like I'm going to break it from the hinge. It also has a funky smell the first week or two, whatever process they use in manufacturing, well - stinks.
Overall though, I'm happy with my choice. It protects my favorite toy without being obtrusive.
I knew when I pre-ordered my Kindle that I would want a case. I thought about waiting until after the release date so that I would have a bigger selection to choose from with 3rd party companies making them, but in the end I went with this one direct from Amazon. It's designed specifically for my Kindle, it seems to be of good quality and so far it's been useful when I just need to toss it in my purse as I don't worry at all about damage. It's thin, lightweight and the bungee … more
I'm the type of person that treats books very gently; I don't even leave creases on their spines when I'm done reading them. To me a book is something very special, so when I received my Kindle 2 as a gift from my family, they were well aware of my penchant for book handling and added the cover to the gift. I really believe that this is an essential accessory to the Kindle. Not only does it protect the device, but it makes it feel like a paperback or smaller hardcover book. … more
This is a decent, well-made cover for the Kindle, but it has one serious design flaw. The cover is sturdy and holds the Kindle securely in place. You can easily have your Kindle charging while in the cover, and it folds back neatly when you're reading. The problem, however, is that if you're holding in your left hand, as I do, the corner of the cover digs into your palm. If you hold it a little higher, it won't, but for me at least, that's … more
I'm the owner of OffAssist, a virtual bookkeeping company. I like what I do, most of the time ;) - My husband and I got married in '93, we have 2 kids born in 2000 and 2003. I truly love my life. … more
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Designed by Amazon, this is the official leather book cover for Kindle (2nd Generation). This unique book cover is not only stylish, but offers optimal protection and comfort. A patent-pending hinge secures your Kindle to the cover. Simply attach Kindle (2nd Generation) into the cover and rest assured it will stay firmly in place even when you're on the go. The genuine black leather is sturdy, offering the best protection for your Kindle; and the soft charcoal interior protects the screen from scratches.
This lightweight cover is contoured to fit Kindle's smooth, rounded edges. Reading with the cover on, you can easily access Kindle's navigation features and power switch, while still enjoying a perfect fit in your hands. Fold back the cover and read comfortably with just one hand. The black leather is textured with a traditional pebbled grain, giving your Kindle (2nd Generation) a sophisticated look.
Premium black leather exterior Custom hinges lock Kindle (2nd Generation) securely in place