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Old 11-26-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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Spent a few hours researching cases, wanted to share my thoughts.

Ive probably spent 4 hours in total online and in B&N just touching them and reading forums.

I've found a lot of people recommend the industreal cover. When I saw it in person it couldnt look more boring. The black looked very washed out and no kind of design or texture. The favorite one I saw was the Dillane Plaid. The black looked more solid and sharp, the design looked cooler with the plaid, and the leather had a much nicer feel to it. almost all of the leathers I felt were too soft and smooth for my taste. The Plaid has a little texture too it and just happens to look and feel masculine as well. My main concern was that it doesnt have any locking mechanism. Could be a problem if I want to just toss it in my backpack.

My other focus was on the Madison TriFold. It looks and feels just ok. Doesnt have a leathery feel though. Kind of rough and scratchy. And its a little annoying to have to clip and un clip all of those buttons.

I didnt get to see the M-Edge or other non BN. Im really interested in the oberon too but it's $79 shipped. For now my choice is the Dillane Plaid. Can anyone convince me otherwise?
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I have 3 Oberon covers for my Nooks and they are more than worth it. They are much more substantial than the B&N fare and include a cord to hold it closed. They are also a remarkable company to deal with and are true craftsmen with pride in their work. They bend over backwards to accommodate the customer. I was so amazed at the efforts, communications, and finished products that I sent them a couple dozen cookies.

When was the last time a business made you feel like that?
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:05 PM   #3
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Industriell works for me. Doesn't have those straps that all the others have. Snug and secure, all i need.
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Old 11-26-2010, 02:09 PM   #4
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I have 3 Oberon covers for my Nooks and they are more than worth it. They are much more substantial than the B&N fare and include a cord to hold it closed. They are also a remarkable company to deal with and are true craftsmen with pride in their work. They bend over backwards to accommodate the customer. I was so amazed at the efforts, communications, and finished products that I sent them a couple dozen cookies.

When was the last time a business made you feel like that?

I'd gladly go without the service if they shaved some dollars off the price.. too much for a case imo.
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Have a cutout for the rear speaker? Due to a poor BN design, cases I have seen block the opening - I'm waiting for a case with a cutout.
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Have a cutout for the rear speaker? Due to a poor BN design, cases I have seen block the opening - I'm waiting for a case with a cutout.
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Old 11-26-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
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I have a silicone/rubber skin that I got from Amazon for $6 or $8 and then I carry/store the nook in an M-Edge zip-up travel case. I take it out of the case to read. I found every case I looked at to be very much over-priced.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:28 PM   #9
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I've got the Dillane Plaid and I couldn't be happier with it. It's attractive and very tough. I've dropped my Nook a few times and the case kept it nice and cushioned.
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Old 11-26-2010, 10:28 PM   #10
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I have a javoedge case and I really like it. Light weight and it completely covers the edges of the nook except for the page turn buttons. It cost $11.98 on amazon.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:18 AM   #11
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I went with BundleMonster on eBay, got a case, screen protector and skin for $20 after shipping, the case folds back, and snaps to itself, and it's a hard/fake leather case...works very well!!
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Whatever you do, buy from eBay's barnesandnoble site. I got a new envelope case for $9.99 shipped that is selling for $49.99 on bn.com.
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I have 3 Oberon covers for my Nooks and they are more than worth it. They are much more substantial than the B&N fare and include a cord to hold it closed. They are also a remarkable company to deal with and are true craftsmen with pride in their work. They bend over backwards to accommodate the customer. I was so amazed at the efforts, communications, and finished products that I sent them a couple dozen cookies.

When was the last time a business made you feel like that?
I also have oberon on my nook and I like it. One think I didnt think of before purchasing oberon was the weight. I think it might be one of the heavier covers.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:21 AM   #15
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I bought the Leather Writer's cover for my Nookcolor and I love it. It doesn't have holes for the speaker, but it is cut out a bit and I can hear the speaker just fine while using the case.
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