If you snatched up one of the hard-to-find Nexus 9 Magic Covers by getting in a pre-order at Amazon way back in October, check your inbox. At least one Android Police reader reports that his cover has shipped. Given Amazon's extensive and speedy distribution network, it's likely that most of the other pre-orders are shipping as well, though that might depend on which color you chose. And speaking of colors...

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Amazon still has at least some of the first-party Nexus 9 covers in stock. That's the good news. The bad news is that you can have any color you want... so long as you want "Coral Amethyst." That's the sort of pastel pink option with a purple felt interior. The other color options, black, lime, and mint, are all currently out of stock on Amazon's page. The price is $34.81 (just under five bucks off of retail) and it's eligible for Amazon Prime shipping.

Amazon isn't the only option for the official Nexus 9 cover, though it is the cheapest (and probably the fastest). The Play Store is still selling all four color options with the covers "leaving the warehouse in 1-2 days." HTC has the covers in its official online store as well, but only in the Mint color option. On both Google and HTC stores, the US price is $39 before shipping and taxes.

Source: Amazon - thanks, Mike Thompson!