The past couple of weeks I've been using the leather Kindle 2 flip case from Tuff-Luv (available from Amazon in black or pink for $39.99). This well-built case is truly unique, with a built-in stand that folds out like an easel to hold the Kindle in upright position.
On KindleBoards we have had a couple of excellent reviews of this Tuff-Luv cover (here and here), and I've been looking forward to trying this cover out for myself.
While I usually prefer to hold my Kindle while reading, I found it a convenience to use the stand while reading at the dining room table with my morning coffee. It's a well-designed feature that adds little to the bulk of the cover.
The cover gives open access to all buttons and the keyboard, as well as the volume control, headphone jack, and USB cable.
The inside material is a soft satin-like material.
The Kindle slides in with satisfying precision. It's not too tight of a squeeze, but makes for a secure, snug fit for the Kindle.
Below, I'm holding the cover upside down and shaking it - the Kindle won't slip out on its own.
The Tuff-Luv stitching is even and tight throughout. This feels like a very well-made cover.
On the backside, holes are punched above the Kindle's speakers. There may be a slight muffling of sound as a result, but it's not a significant concern even if you're a regular user of Kindle's Text-To-Speech or music-playing abilities.
When not in use, the stand folds in and snaps in place.
Here's a look at the packaging. It's a simple box, but I would label it gift-worthy.
I didn't expect to love this cover - because I typically favor a book-style cover. And, because my wife makes wisecracks every time she sees me with my pink cover. But this one is really well-made and well-designed, and I'd definitely recommend it. (And it is available in black, too.)
Amazon link: Tuff-Luv leather Kindle 2 flip case