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If you are hesitating between buying this, the official Kindle Paperwhite leather cover, and another generic cover, having used both I'd say this one is the one to choose! My cover, which is identical to the one above only in the "Fuchsia" pink colour, cost £10 less than the rrp from Argos. This being the official Amazon cover they do have deals though so you may be able to pick it up for less than the £30.99 it's currently on sale for on the amazon site itself.
Prior to owning this I'd been using a leather cover which was adequate but didn't have many of the features this does. The best thing about this cover is that it fits onto the kindle really snugly and doesn't add to the width or length of the kindle by more than a few millimetres. Once out of the minimal packaging it's a breeze to insert into the cover body which is grippy rubber. There is a cut out at the base so you can access the power button and also recharge without taking the cover off.
I love the fact that magnets in the cover mean that it automatically powers the screen on and off when opened. Given the small power button this is a plus and means you can open your kindle much like a book and read without waiting.
The leather on the outer of the case is really well bonded and nicely textured so it just feels lovely to hold. The back of the cover is hard where the front is book cover thick. I was a bit surprised that the inside of the front cover isn't microcloth like previous covers but a discreet grey material. I haven't noticed the screen being kept any less clean though and the clasp closes and opens with ease. There's no integrated light, as this is a feature which the paperwhite itself has. The only downside I can think of to this cover is that it's harder to remove than put on, but then once it's on there's no real reason to take it off!
The whole thing is really well made and adds to the appearance of the paperwhite without impeding its use in a way which my previous, cheaper cover did not. All in all I wish I'd invested in one of these from the off - I was very pleased to receive it as a present. It keeps my kindle protected, makes it stand out from the growing amount of gadgetry in my house and adds to the reading experience. I would highly recommend it.
Amazon paperwhite kindle leather cover
When I received my lovely Kindle Paperwhite I decided that I wanted a cover, I wanted something sturdy because I really do like to take my kindle everywhere with me, but I also wanted something that looked good. After looking around I decided to splurge and opt for one of the rather expensive Amazon's own brand kindle paperwhite covers.
Amazon only offer the one type of cover for the Kindle Paperwhite so my biggest option was to pick which colour that I wanted. Amazon do offer a good choice, but not a massive range of colours. In the end I opted for the Royal purple cover and it is a beautiful deep and slightly mauve like purple shade. Personally, I also think that it works quite well as a gender neutral colour - I'm not sure that my husband would have picked it but I don't think he would have any issues being seen carting it about, but then he's never been bothered too much about that before and even less now since we have a little baby girl who comes with her own horde of pink equipment.
I have been quite surprised by how well the case has survived regular use and I do mean regular use because I read on my kindle everyday - for as many hours as possible! And so far the cover almost looks like new, it really has handled daily use and being thrown about in busy bags well. I think it might be in part due to the textured leather design that even if it did get the odd scratch here and there it would take a lot of close up examining to pick it out. I really have been pleased with my case.
As well as the colour and the lovely textured look of the kindle cover I also really like the fact that the kindle advertising is kept to a minimum and the kindle logo only appears on the small silver clasp and on the inside cover. And even on the inside cover the kindle logo is quite discrete in dark grey writing on a grey background.
Also, I find that the kindle Paperwhite is more comfortable to hold with the cover on and the cover doesn't add all that much extra weight. It makes the kindle easier to grip and it feels more like holding a book. Furthermore, the cover does fold backwards completely so you don't have to hold it like a book.
And before I forget the cover also has a couple of fancy features. It has a magnetic catch that keeps the cover closed and so far I have never caught mine opening in my bag when I didn't want it too. And the case automatically turns on and off your kindle for complete laziness, which is a feature I like even if there really isn't anything overly complex about pressing a button. There is just something familiar and comforting about opening the kindle to find it exactly on the page where you left off.
And just one very last point and a feature that I love - the cover closely fits the kindle Paperwhite, which means that it snaps into place and leaves no straps at the corners holding it on. It's such a small thing but I personally think that it makes the look of the kindle all that much better.
Before I purchased the leather cover I was very hesitant to spend a large amount on just a case. However, now I don't begrudge the £30.99.
So (for those who haven't already figured it out) would I recommend the case?
Yes, yes and yes. And in fact I was just doing that very thing last week when my best friend updated her current kindle to the kindle paperwhite.
There really is nothing that I don't like about the Amazon's Paperwhite kindle cover and I would purchase one again or as a gift and if I ever win the lottery I would probably splurge and buy all the colours so I could change it regularly on a whim. But until then I really am more than happy to keep my kindle secure and safe and purple with the cover I already own.
Five out of five stars.
When buying my brand new Kindle Paperwhite, I knew it would need a protective cover. When you're paying over £100 for technology, you need to make sure it is properly protected. In the past I've gone for Belkin covers as they've done a fantastic job, but I spotted the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover and was quite taken with it.
This genuine Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover fits very snuggly around the Kindle Paperwhite to give it a nice protective cover. Unlike some covers, this really doesn't make the size of the Kindle much bigger and it certainly doesn't feel much heavier. Plus, once it is on there is no need to take it off. The soft, textured leather gives it a lovely feel and a premium look. It's easy to keep clean too. I think my Kindle Paperwhite now looks like a posh diary or mini portfolio!
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover is really simple to fit to your Kindle Paperwhite. You simply push your Kindle Paperwhite into the molded cover and away you go. It literally takes seconds. I was quite impressed as I was expecting it to be quite fiddly.
The inside of this cover is made of a black microfibre type material featuring the Kindle logo. The material is soft to the touch and protects the Kindle's screen from any scratches whilst in transit. However, you may want to consider investing in a clear screen protector to prevent it from scratches/dirty fingers while you are reading (They are available, however I don't use one).
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover protects the edges of the Kindle Paperwhite with a solid rubber edge that clings neatly to the Kindle. Once the cover is on, the only exposed part of the Kindle is a small area at the base which holds the USB plug and on/off button.
Talking about the on/off button, I've yet to find a need for it! That might seem a silly thing to say, but this case has a special magnetic catch. Not only does this catch keep the Kindle cover closed, but it also turns the Kindle Paperwhite on when opened and turns it off when it's closed. How cool is that?! You simply open the cover to begin reading and close it when you've finished - no faffing around pressing buttons.
When reading on your Kindle Paperwhite with this cover on, you can either hold it as you would a book (as I do with my thumb along the inside of the spine) or you can bend back the front cover so it rests upon the back (I don't do this as it reminds me of books with creased spines!). Either way, it's very comfortable and easy to hold.
The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover comes in a variety of colours (with posh names!): Fuchsia, Honey, Ink Blue, Onyx Black, Persimmon, Royal Purple and Saddle Tan (I told you they were posh names!). I chose Royal Purple and despite the colour actually being a little darker than displayed on the Amazon website, I'm happy with my choice. My Kindle looks fantastic and a little bit regal!
Of course, all this goodness does come at a price. At around the £30 mark, this cover isn't cheap. It might be one of the most expensive Kindle Paperwhite covers on the market, but when you compare it to how cheap the other covers look and feel, this case comes out tops for me.
So, to sum up, if you are after a Kindle Paperwhite cover which looks good and is robust and protects your Kindle, you can't go wrong with the official Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover. It might be a little pricey compared to other covers, but I think it's worth it.