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Old 06-17-2013, 03:40 PM   #121
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Thanks! Y'all have convinced me to get one, so I ordered one (in blue) from Skindigital. (Hoping it may get here to US/Calif. more quickly than the one from HongKong; although it wasn't clear where Skindigital ships from) Thanks to all 3 of you who posted about this cover!
mine shipped from hong kong, though i ordered directly from skindigital. on ebay, it also ships from hong kong. i don't think there is a local source in the u.s.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #122
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mine shipped from hong kong, though i ordered directly from skindigital. on ebay, it also ships from hong kong. i don't think there is a local source in the u.s.
Okay, that's good to know ahead of time; I'd wondered which source you'd ordered from. At least we know it's reliable from either source, and the same product. Thanks for the info!
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:08 PM   #123
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Got my Frieq bubble case last week. Perfect for my needs, which is just something to protect my Aura Hd when in a knapsack or hand carrying. Good price for a little peace of mind.
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Old 06-21-2013, 03:05 PM   #124
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:22 PM   #125
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I purchased a leather(ish) sleep cover from a Chinese distributor via eBay for less than $14 with free shipping. It is designed specifically for the Aura and it works perfectly.

Check it out: http://www.ebay.com/itm/390603509636...84.m1497.l2649

It also has a pen holder and a front pocket. Cheap, brilliant, fits perfectly, built for the Aura HD, and shipped quickly from Hong Kong. I couldn't ask for more. It also comes in other colors for those of you who aren't still going through your Purple Rain phase.
I received mine this past week, and I love it! Can't believe how soft and light(weight) it is! Got mine from skindigital, for $13.99 US (incl shipping, w/ no tax). Got the blue one (faux leather). Thanks to everyone who posted about this cover (from both sources, ebay & skindigital). Very happy with it
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:48 PM   #127
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I ought to have included this in my first post, but here it is nine pages later:


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My ongoing solution to the official sleep case's being sold out is a grain leather M-Edge envelope-style case which was designed for the Kindle 2. About two years ago, it was drastically reduced to something like eight bucks.

Even though more fully featured cases for the Aura are available, I haven't found any made of materials as nice or in a color that complements the espresso Aura's so well. It's a bit brighter in the photo than in real life.

The Aura doesn't slide at all and fits just under the lowest part of the U-shaped dip at the top of the case. The designer intended for the center top part of the Kindle to be exposed for the fingers to tug, but the Aura fits just out of sight, which I prefer for protection's sake. Tightened a tad, the belt strip still touches the top of the Aura and helps to secure it.

So to sum: The case protects the Aura more reliably than it did the device for which it was designed. It's also just snug enough, which means the Aura's kept in place without undue pressure. Additionally, the cinereal suede interior's unlikely to stain the screen.

Note the similarity of the blue to the dumpster's two posts up!

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Old 07-05-2013, 12:44 AM   #128
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Is there anyone that makes a skin that would approximate the feel of the Kobo Glo back, for the Aura HD? My perfect solution is something like the neoprene skin or a cheaper sleep cover, but something i could stick on the back of the aura HD so when I pull it out, it's nice to hold

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:00 PM   #129
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Is there anyone that makes a skin that would approximate the feel of the Kobo Glo back, for the Aura HD? My perfect solution is something like the neoprene skin or a cheaper sleep cover, but something i could stick on the back of the aura HD so when I pull it out, it's nice to hold
I have no idea what Skinomi skins feel like but have read a few favorable reviews. If it's anything like an Invisible Shield, the surface will have more a lot more grip than yours does currently:

Clear Skin and Screen Protector by Skinomi (shown below)

Here's the one in brown. Select the photos to the side of the main one on the product page and you'll get a sense of the possible texture from the shot of the woodgrain skin being applied. Notice the diamond pattern.

If you want more customer feedback on the quality and idiosyncrasies of the skins, search for Skinomi wood grain and clear skins on more mainstream iDevices and you'll find a lot more reviews.

Here's MR member FatDog talking about the same sort of carbon fiber skin that Skinomi makes for the Aura:

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There's also this, which always adds a bit of texture to smoother surfaces:

Decal Girl Skins for the Aura HD

I'll be picking up both over the next few days.

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Old 07-06-2013, 08:56 PM   #130
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I clearly arrived at the perfect moment on this thread.

My Kobo Aura HD (arrived yesterday) is staying in the house, so I'm looking for something to make it easier to hold. Having admired Kobo Minis and Glos, I assumed the back of my HD would have that slightly grippy, not-so-slippy texture.

Sadly no. But now I know what to try -- thank you so much forum members for doing all my research for me. I hope I can return the favor one day.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:46 PM   #131
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Got my Kobo Aura HD today - I don't mind the back as much as I thought I would! I'd much prefer to try out the skins before buying them - anyone know if they're sold at any retail stores?

Beyond that - do any of the Moleskin products work with the Kobo Aura? They always had the nicest feeling, to my hands...
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:25 PM   #132
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I got my Aura about a month ago now. Luckily the Kobo sleeve that I had purchased for my Touch a few years ago just fits the Aura so I didn't have to replace it.

Decalgirl now has skins in stock for the Aura so I'm planning on ordering one shortly as I find that bare Aura a little slippery and a bit of a finger-print magnet. I had a gelaskin on my Touch but they don't plan on making them for the Aura. Once I get my skin I'll let you guys know what I think of it.

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Old 07-08-2013, 01:40 AM   #133
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I ended up buying the all-purpose ereader one from CaseLogic, and I'm very happy with it. It's a snug fit, and I have to unloop one of the ends and slide the Aura over a smidge when I plug it into my PC, but those are minor.

I especially love the built-in "kickstand" for it. Makes reading at the dinner table much easier. =P

It is a little bit bulky, but also nothing I haven't been able to work around. And it definitely provides protection for my Aura, which is the main reason I wanted a hardbacked case in the first place; when I go out of the apartment, my Kobo comes with me in my bag every time.
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I'd bought a Neoskin Kindle Fire cover off Amazon because I'd wanted to use if with my Kindle Keyboard, but ended up using it with my new Aura instead. The fit is great, though you can tell that the Aura's a bit wider than the Fire.

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I got my Aura about a month ago now. Luckily the Kobo sleeve that I had purchased for my Touch a few years ago just fits the Aura so I didn't have to replace it.

Decalgirl now has skins in stock for the Aura so I'm planning on ordering one shortly as I find that bare Aura a little slippery and a bit of a finger-print magnet. I had a gelaskin on my Touch but they don't plan on making them for the Aura. Once I get my skin I'll let you guys know what I think of it.

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I'd imagine it will have the same texture as Decal Girl skins have always had: More grip than the all-nude Aura but a bit like the offspring of vinyl wrapping paper. That's perfectly fine for me, but I'm not entirely certain that those who seek to replicate the specific texture of the back of a Glo will be satisfied.

Now that you've reminded me, I might well pick up a DG skin in the next few moments.
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