- Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 12.7 x 1.6 cm ; 159 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 159 g (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B008BQH36O
- Item model number: 53-000459
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5,843 customer reviews)
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- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Oct. 2012
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Case, Ink Blue - fits all Paperwhite generations
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- Designed by Amazon to protect and perfectly fit all Kindle Paperwhite generations
- 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 closed securely
- Textured leather exterior protects with style
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Colour: Ink Blue
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Top Customer Reviews
The leather is textured and has been applied as a surface covering to both the front section of the cover and the plastic tray at the rear. The leather doesn't have the lovely, soft tactile sensation that went with Amazon's Kindle Keyboard covers but doesn't seem to mark as easily as the Amazon leather covers for the baby Kindle/Kindle Touch models (a fingernail is enough to leave a permanent scrape on those). The purple colourway I ordered is disappointing - much darker than product photos suggest.
The cover bends back easily enough for one handed reading, but the 'spine' section on the latest version of the Amazon brand cover does seem to have been reinforced, so that it doesn't flop awkwardly backwards if you prefer to hold the cover two-handed. The microfibre lining of the interior is very shallow-piled and resembles black denim.
The biggest problem I had with the last generation of Amazon cases - the lack of closing mechanism - has been addressed here, courtesy of a lightweight magnet. This works simply, engaging when you shut the cover, and requires no extra fiddling.
The cover isn't cheap, but is comparable in price to cases currently offered by Verso and Marware.Read more ›
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However, after a couple of weeks of careful use (I always carry the case in a laptop bag or rucksack), I noticed that the plastic/rubbery film/paint around the corners started flaking off revealing a coarse dark plastic corner - which meant that the case no longer looked as attractive.
This would probably be less noticeable if I had a dark colour case - but in the honey (more like lemon/lime colour) the dark corners were really obvious. I queried this with Amazon and they speedily sent me a replacement. The finish on the replacement is not as good as the first - the leather cut-outs that are attached to the plastic case shell are unevenly shaped/crinkly on corners and there is a small tear/nick on the leather - so doesn't feel really premium. I think that the issue with the plastic film peeling off from the corners is a design fault and will reoccur on the new case.
The magnetic catch works OK - but it has a lip on that means if you store in a bag with other things such as books/tablets - these catch on the lip of the catch. The case does trigger sleep/wake as expected.
I chose this case because it protects the edges of the Kindle with an all round sleeve - I am not so keen on those with corner grips/elastic - but I now think this case will not wear well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great case fits very well. Arrived with the kindle so very happy.Published 15 hours ago by Sarah Connor
Very happy with the leather case for my kindle - very stylish.Published 2 days ago by ~DerMan, Derbyshire
Excellent item. I looked at cheaper ones and so glad I got this one.
It looks far nicer than the phot suggests. Read more