I received my M-edge platform cover yesterday. Mine happens to be the pebbled purple. The color is rich and I'd say the best way to describe the shade of purple would be grape. I really like this color, I was afraid it was going to be more on the lavender side, but it isn't. I hope the color shows in the picture above. I had to take it with my cell phone since I've misplaced the power cord for my digital camera.
The leather feels and smells great. I like the padding underneath the leather. The padding give plenty of "cushion" without making the cover too "bulky". The edging is sewn well with a white thread. The contrasting white thread definitely shows up on the stitching, but doesn't bother me. I have seen in some of the threads that some don't care for the contrasting stitching, but it doesn't bother me.
The cover is lined with the soft gray suede material. I'm sure over time that will darkening from "oil" on the hands. Might be nice if they'd put in a darker material to avoid this issue. There is one large pocket in the top part of the cover with a smaller, business card, size pocket. It has a pen/pencil elastic holder in the part right above where the Kindle sits. The bottom part of the cover has a small pocket space to allow for the M-edge light (when it comes back out for purchase). And then there is about one inch of space running along the left side that is covered in the purple leather. This space will allow for the light when folded and provides a space to hold the cover while reading. The platform has 2 purple leather straps on the bottom and 2 elastic straps covered with purple leather to hold the Kindle securely in place.
The top part of the cover flips over when opened. I put the small strap into the tab when it is opened. It's comfortable to hold when reading. I had the Amazon cover prior to getting his platform cover. The Amazon cover did fold back nice and flat. The M-edge is thicker when folded open.
Overall, I like the M-edge cover. The leather and the padding is great. I did like the "hinge" system in the Amazon cover, so I'm sure I'll order the M-edge Prodigy model somewhere down the road, but till then I'm happy with the Platform model.