|10-03-2012, 03:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: IPad Mini Retina, Kobo Aura HD
Anyone got Glo sleepcover?
I have not seen it in the shops, and I was wondering how it attaches to the reader? Does it use corner straps (ugh), or is it more sophisticated, e.g., attaches to the spine?
|10-03-2012, 05:47 PM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2010
Device: Sony PRS 505, 600, 350, T-1, Kindle PW
It would also be nice if Kobo would post some additional images of the cover from other angles.
|10-03-2012, 07:40 PM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Device: Kobo Touch & Mini,Sony T1, Galaxy Tab 10.1,Samsung S2 phone,iPod Touch
There appears to be a large number of cases already available for the new Kobos! This Squidoo article lists a large Number for the Glo (with illustrations and links to selling sites).
Tuff Luv, Gizmo Dorks and Case Crown cases...
Last edited by Cdesja5; 10-03-2012 at 08:57 PM.
|10-03-2012, 07:46 PM||#4|
Lost and clueless
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: PRS-T1, Kobo Glo, Kindle for Andriod, Kobo for Android
I'd suggest that you pick up a cheap cover for now and then get a Glo designed cover when they become available. Or you could get a quality cover that you like and simply position a magnet on it to cover the bottom right hand corner of the screen, they you'll have a sleep cover you like
|10-03-2012, 09:03 PM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: Auro H2O, Kobo Glo x 2, Asus Tablet
The one I pre-ordered with my glo looks like it uses plastic clips at the corners which looks better than the corner straps on my touch cover, but I don't know for sure as the reader arrived but the cover is still on backorder.
|10-04-2012, 12:39 PM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Device: Kobo Aura HD, Nexus 7 (2013)
I've sort of got a sleep cover. I hacked the book style case from my Kobo Touch: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...32&postcount=6
|10-04-2012, 02:58 PM||#7|
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kobo Wifi, Kobo Glo, Sony PRS-950
I would be careful about cases. I have been looking tirelessly for one. The stores keep telling me to just buy a touch case but the Glo is slightly smaller than the touch so I suspect the case wont hold it as securely as I would like. I have yet to see a Sleep Cover in any store (I have checked daily). As of yesterday our Chapters in town just finally got the Glo instock but nobody has the cases (Walmart, Chapters, Best Buy).
It seems like Kobo and it's partners have flubbed this launch. I worked at different levels of retail for years. You never launch a device in such a ridiculous patchy pattern as this. Normally they are all shipped in advance with a "street date" for sale. You certainly don't give up all the high margin case and accessory sales to the knock offs by not getting those to stores with the devices.
I realize that Kobo is still working to build relationships with it's partners but they should have managed this better. How many customers have walked out of stores now with $20-$40 cases made by knock off companies because Kobo's official cases are missing in action? These are almost pure profit. It is quite likely that Kobo makes more money off the sale of a sleep cover than it does off the Glo device itself.
Not having a street date has also completely annoyed and confused preorder customers. People are sitting wondering when their devices will arrive and many preorder customers are finding that their friends were able to get their devices earlier by walking into another store.
What is especially troubling is that Chapters who had been Kobo's biggest partner in Canada seems to have gotten the short end of the stick. Chapters customers are book readers who will buy books and Chapters provides a large space just for Kobo. It boggles the mind that Best Buy would end up being first to market by days.
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