One may argue upon the protection given by the Kindle cover since it is smaller than the cases on the market but with mobility being one of the primary features of the Kindle it fits the description of the device like a glove. Real leather or just leather imitation it has been said that it manages to protect the device while still giving it a bit of glamour and with multiple coloring possibilities it becomes more than a cover and enters in the fashion accessory region.
First of all, the cover sold by Amazon, the Kindle brand owner, is a leather stylish one with special protective interior as to keep scratches and dust away from the display and buttons of the device. It clips into place with the Kindle 3rd generation so the device will not fall from the cover with the help of two hinges on the side and thus takes this whole concept closer to the idea of a real book.
Second, many have complained about it lacking a strap as to keep the cover closed when on the go or when inside a backpack but the manufacturers have quickly changed their design and now almost all covers come with a lateral strap. when talking about how much it thickens the device we have to think of the Kindle and double its size which is nothing compared to the Kindle case and this is a real bonus for the mobility aspect of the cover although there is a big debate here about the possibility of adding some extra travelling accessories in the case, a feature the cover totally lacks.
Furthermore, Amazon is not the only place to find covers for the Kindle and this is where the esthetical part of the covers comes into play. Leather multicolored or synthetically covered, they come in a wide variety of shapes with added glittery shapes or
All in all, the kindle is a top device. however, it is so slim and light, which is great when carrying it around and using it. But these features also make it extremely fragile, thus proper protection is a must for sure. Especially since you are going to use this machine a lot and have it with your everyday, in your backpack or bag.