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Old 08-28-2010, 12:37 PM   #1
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My kindle 3 is on the way and should be arriving in like 2 days .
Any suggestions for a good leather cover for my kindle 3? Is the amazon one good enough or is the Medge or other brands better?

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Old 08-28-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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I think the lighted K3 cover is very nice. As well made as my Oberon cover that I have for the Nook but less bulky and more practical - although much less cool looking.

Some people don't like it though so it's a preference thing.
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My kindle 3 is on the way and should be arriving in like 2 days .
Any suggestions for a good leather cover for my kindle 3? Is the amazon one good enough or is the Medge or other brands better?

Cheers.
Haven't seen the K3 leather one yet, but the Amazon K2 leather one is pretty nice IMO, it's pretty basic and some folks like a fancier cover (like Oberon) but it dos it's job.. As far as I can tell the K3 version is pretty similar.
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Old 08-28-2010, 12:57 PM   #4
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I really like the lighted Amazon case. It's $$ but the built in light is very nice. Plus the front cover folds back flat and makes it easy to hold while reading.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:02 PM   #5
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I hope I picked the right cover I went with the 35 dollar Amazon cover for my new K3. I do not understand why I will be getting my cover almost a month befor I get my K3 but that is life I guess.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:30 PM   #6
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I can only recommend the Amazon cover. I got the unlighted version and the feel and look of it is great. I also don't really get why people complain about the price. It's a solid piece of real leather. That will never be cheap...

Work out yourself if it's worth it to you, but I can assure you, the money is well spent.
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:42 PM   #7
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I really like my Amazon lighted case. It looks good, and the built-in light is really slick.
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I can only recommend the Amazon cover. I got the unlighted version and the feel and look of it is great. I also don't really get why people complain about the price. It's a solid piece of real leather. That will never be cheap...
That's the way I feel, too -- although I only have the cover, not the Kindle (yet). It's handsome yet sturdy, and the front cover bends nicely all the way around the back.

My only concern at this point is that the Kindle only fastens on its left side. The cover instructions include the following warning:

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When using your Kindle with the cover, be careful to open the front cover only. If you open the back cover and pull the cover away from the Kindle, that may cause the attachment hooks to bend and could result in cracking or other damage to the Kindle.
That's a little unsettling. I'll be carrying the K3 around in my backpack, and I don't want to walk (and read) in fear of damaging the thing. I'm going to wait and see how it works in practice. If it feels tenuous, I'm going to look into alternatives, including the forthcoming Oberon covers, which attach more securely.

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That's a little unsettling. I'll be carrying the K3 around in my backpack, and I don't want to walk (and read) in fear of damaging the thing. I'm going to wait and see how it works in practice. If it feels tenuous, I'm going to look into alternatives, including the forthcoming Oberon covers, which attach more securely.
Opening the back cover shouldn't be a problem unless you're opening it blindly somehow. The back is blank except for the light in the corner, if you have the lighted cover. The front has a distinct smooth edge and the elastic string running down a groove in the cover. The string has a large flap attached to it. The difference between front and back are very noticeable, even by touch alone.

In normal operation you'd have to reach around to the front and release the elastic string before opening the back. I wouldn't worry as long as you're even minimally careful.
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Opening the back cover shouldn't be a problem unless you're opening it blindly somehow. The back is blank except for the light in the corner, if you have the lighted cover. The front has a distinct smooth edge and the elastic string running down a groove in the cover. The string has a large flap attached to it. The difference between front and back are very noticeable, even by touch alone.
Good point. That covers most situations. I'm thinking of the scenario where I take a break from reading and put the reader down on my lap, front cover down and elastic not fastened. I might then absentmindedly open the back cover to resume reading, as if it were a p-book (half-century-old reading habits die hard). I know, the short answer is "Don't do that", but I wouldn't want to have to think too hard about it. After all, I bought the cover to protect the Kindle. I don't want to have to handle it as if it were a ticking bomb.

I'm not getting lathered up about it, though. I'll just wait and see how it works in practice.
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Old 08-28-2010, 11:47 PM   #11
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I'm going to look into alternatives, including the forthcoming Oberon covers, which attach more securely.
I just looked at those, they are pricey, but look to be worth it. When are the covers for the the Kindle 3 going to be released.
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:43 AM   #12
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Thank you for all the suggestions . I am kind of leaning towards the Oberons, they look so cool, especially the Red Sky Dragon . The price is kind of steep though, like half of the actual Kindle itself Hopefully the Kindle 3's Oberon cover will have a price reduction haha.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:11 AM   #13
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Regarding opening by the back cover, Amazon has placed a bungie cord to keep it closed which you would have to pull on and place behind the back flap when reading like a book or over both flaps when folded over. The bungie is only accessible from the front, it it has a tab on it to make it easier to lift. If you use the bungie, it's difficult to see how you would open the back cover.

Also, I run to work carrying my Kindle in my backpack about 2 miles. No damage so far. I only carry my lunch and a change of clothes tho.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:18 AM   #14
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I have the lighted cover and tested out the light last night. I love it! it works really, really well.
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:35 PM   #15
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I have the lighted cover and tested out the light last night. I love it! it works really, really well.
Is the leather quality good on those lighted covers? And one more thing, does the cover weigh significantly more due to the light? Thanks for the help guys
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