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New Amazon design tool makes own Kindle covers

There are a tonne of great Kindle covers and skins on the market, but if you're looking for something a little more special, Amazon has just the thing for you.

Just in time for the holidays, the web giant has launched an all-new service that allows customers to personalise Kindle covers and skins, and purchase their jazzed-up creations for the same price as a standard cover.

You can design your own Amazon Origami cover by uploading your own photos or choosing from a library of "hundreds of images, logos, designs and patterns." Amazon's photo library includes many popular comic, movie, and television show graphics from Peanuts, National Geographic, Breaking Bad, Star Trek, and more.

The Origami covers have a stand for portrait and landscape positions, and attach magnetically so they can easily be removed. The service is available for covers and skins for Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HDX, as well as previous generations of Kindle e-readers and tablets.

"With this new service, we're making it possible for customers to dream up virtually any design and seamlessly turn it into a Kindle cover — at no additional cost," Amazon Kindle vice president Peter Larsen said in a statement. "We've also created designs exclusive to Amazon that work perfectly with our new Origami covers to give customers even more options. We're excited to bring this all-new technology to Kindle accessories and we can't wait to see what customers come up with."

For other gift ideas, check out Amazon's new Black Friday deals store, which has discounts on thousands of items from the likes of Hasbro, Samsung, Canon, Belkin, and more through Black Friday weekend.