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    Like a lot of folk on here I am now the proud owner of a Kindle wifi, had alook at the proper kindle leather cover in tescos today and although its very nice looking the price of £31 and some reviews on Amazon have put me off.

    So can anyone recommend a nice leather cover that isn't too bulky??:thumb::thumb:
     
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    I've looked at the covers in shops and on eBay a few times and been put off by the bulk. As I do leather work from time to time I just made myself a slip case from an off-cut. Adds virtually nothing to the bulk and keeps the Kindle clean.
     
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    Hi Graham
    And Ill bet it didn't cost £31:Smile: Thats the thing about the Amazon one it doesn't seem too bulky but at a third of the price of the kindle Ill give it a miss.
     
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    No, more like a few pence and half an hour to cut out and stitch :BigGrin:
     
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    like you and many others, i got a kindle for xmas....

    shirl also bought me a PU leather case from amazon.......TeckNet.

    slim and light c/w two screen protectors and soft wipes.

    click HERE.
     
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    I was rash and bought the 'official' cover. Its very good actually and the light is useful. Expensive though but when I bought mine ages ago there was no alternative available.
     
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    I got my kindle last xmas and bought the proper cover with light for it and love it means i can read at night with just the small light on i know you could do it cheaper but im happy with it
     
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    Well done Graham...

    I was looking for a new cash cow...

    How about you make a hundred Kindle Covers with "MotorHomeFun" on them... I will buy them from you for £1 each and move them on for a £5...

    OK?

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    I hope I get a discount:cry::thumb:
     
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    Of course you will... pre-order (with cash up front) and I will knock 50p off...

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Gee thanks:Sad:
     
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    Seriously though... I bought an "official" leather cover which I am very pleased with although it does add bulk and a little weight...

    BUT...

    if I were to buy a cover today, I would get one with the built in reading light. I didn't get one of these because I am hopeless with batteries and I didn't realise that the reading light in the cover is powered by the Kindle itself...:Doh:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    Thanks JJ but there is no way I'm paying £50 for a cover with a light in it:Angry:

    Rather pay 50p for a candle:BigGrin:
     
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    My thoughts at the time too...!

    ...then I blew that amount (and some) down the pub and wished I had the cover with a light in it rather than a hangover...:Wink:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    The cover with the reading light is superb, costs almost as much as a new Kindle, but its well designed and works very well, i had to buy two as Sian is a kindle user as well. :Eeek:
     
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    I was thinking that:thumb:
     
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    I bought a pink fabric cover off Ebay--about £4 I think and it's fine.
     
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