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On this blog we will track down the latest Amazon Kindle news. We will keep you up to date with whats hot in the bestsellers section, including books, ebooks and blogs... and we will also bring you great Kindle3 tips and tricks along with reviews for the latest KindleDX accessories.

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Handmade Kindle Covers

Leather Kindle CoverIf you are on a shopping spree and really feeling like dressing up your Kindle, then I’d be pleased to help you out. I find that there is something inexplicably charming, when people dress sup their gadgets in handmade accessories. Perhaps, Etsy really triggered this new fad of getting handmade covers for all sorts of gadgets.

Here are some options for unique handmade Kindle covers available via Etsy.

If you are into fancy-pants, leather covers – here is a beautiful orange Kindle cover, shipped from Hungary for $46 for the cover and $6 for shipping.

Merino Wool Kindle CoverIf soft, floral and quite expensive Kindle cover is your style then here is an option for you. That would cost $65 (holy smokes!) and $4.50 for shipping within USA. The same designer is selling a beautiful giraffe with dreamy eyes for the same (very high) price.

If spending $65 on a Kindle cover seems a bit excessive for you, then there are other fantastic options – such as this clutch style with square leather button Kindle cover for $25 with $4.95 shipping within US.

Also, this completely custom made e-reader cover (you have to specify which e-reader you have) – you can choose a button, the type of fabric on the outside and inside of the cover. This cover goes for $29.99 plus $2.50 for shipping within US.

If floral and giraffe designs is not quite your style, here is a very nice grey Kindle sleeve made from merino wool for $39.99 plus $5.50 for shipping. The same designer has a really nice hand dyed leather Kindle cover for $68.

And if you like to pretend like you are holding a hardcover book, while reading from your Kindle, then you might like this style for Kindle case for $34.99 plus $10 shipping within US.

Wooden Dock for Kindle

kindle dockI just came across a beautiful wooden dock available on Etsy that can be used for either the Kindle or the Nook.  It doesn’t mention the Kindle DX and whether it would fit, but it is worth checking into.  What a neat idea.  There aren’t many docking stations out there that is custom made for the furniture it sits on.   Supply is limited, and it is not mass produced.  The Kindle dock comes in a variety of wood and finishes: cherry, hard maple, oak, hand painted marble and rusty metal.

You can view more information about the Kindle dock here.  Each dock is $18.

Add a Vintage Look to Your High-Tech Kindle

kindleCaseBusted Typewriter is selling a collection of hollowed out books as hidden compartments, including snug cases for the Kindle and Kindle DX.  This is pretty nifty to way to read your Kindle while still retaining some of the look and feel of traditional books.  But, according to the creator, this case goes beyond aesthetics to provide a number of benefits:

Love your Kindle but miss the feel of holding a real book?

Tired of strangers asking about it while you’re trying to read?

Paranoid that neo-luddite publishing loyalists keep giving you dirty looks?

Perhaps you’ll enjoy carrying your Kindle hidden inside an old book.

All of the books/containers can be bought off of Busted Typewriter’s Etsy page.  If you find the price of $25 (plus $5 shipping) a little too steep but still like the idea, you could probably try making one yourself.  It shouldn’t be too difficult to hollow out a book and glue the pages together.  As for materials, I can’t imagine that a used copy of Spa Food would be super expensive.

Love your Kindle but miss the feel of holding a real book?

Tired of strangers asking about it while you’re trying to read?

Paranoid that neo-luddite publishing loyalists keep giving you dirty looks?

Perhaps you’ll enjoy carrying your Kindle hidden inside an old book.