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Old 07-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #46
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I refuse to buy any cover that has elastic anywhere, including holding a reader in place. It always stretches out eventually (and I just hate the look and feel of the elastic on the front of the reader when it's also used to hold it in place). And for the Kobo, the way they extended the four corners past the reader made it bigger than it needed to be.

I've had original covers on my Sony for 2.5 years now that are as perfect as the day I bought them... they have no elastic.

It's not the "sleep" function that adds any significant weight to the reader, the only difference is the tiny magnet. It's the fact that you have full protection for the reader, including the screen, so I don't mind the extra weight. The neoprene cases usually just fit around the reader and don't cover the screen at all. You will eventually end up with scratches and probably a broken screen in just a neoprene cover.

The 3 covers I've used and can recommend:

Magnetic Ultra Slim Sleep Cover - this is the cover being discussed in this thread and it's my favorite, great price, great protection, although a few have had problems with the correct magnet placement.

Gecko Slimfit Cover - great cover even though pricier, but the flap used to close it bothered me, it's just something I wasn't used to before.

Magnetic sleep cover - great cover if you like that design (the reader will actually slip inside so it really adds another layer to the cover making it a bit thicker than the other), great price, great protection for the reader.

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Old 07-26-2013, 04:22 PM   #47
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The 3 covers I've used and can recommend:

Magnetic Ultra Slim Sleep Cover - this is the cover being discussed in this thread and it's my favorite, great price, great protection, although a few have had problems with the correct magnet placement.
I got one of those, and mine is not good quality. I would not recommend it.

Edit: I contacted the Amazon seller and they are sending me a replacement.

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I refuse to buy any cover that has elastic anywhere, including holding a reader in place. It always stretches out eventually (and I just hate the look and feel of the elastic on the front of the reader when it's also used to hold it in place). And for the Kobo, the way they extended the four corners past the reader made it bigger than it needed to be.
That makes me glad I sold my official Kobo cover!
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My ideal case would be Gecko slimfit style, but with a wide, very hardy, replaceable (even if it involves sewing!) elastic. I found the idea of the elastic the best bit of the Glo, because when I flipped it back while reading my hand fit comfortably there to hold the reader without having to grip it. In reality, though, it wasn't going to last long. But there are elastics that could.
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I just got one of these covers Amazon link and it's ok...don't know how well it will hold up. And the magnet was too strong, but luckily, several layers of foil between the back of the Kobo and the cover blocked it.
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I just got one of these covers Amazon link and it's ok...don't know how well it will hold up. And the magnet was too strong, but luckily, several layers of foil between the back of the Kobo and the cover blocked it.
That's the same cover as in my first link above (Magnetic Ultra Slim Sleep Cover) except that you found it in blue! It's my favorite cover, the one I had to file a bit because the USB cord I use was a bit too bulky around the connection to fit while in the case, but otherwise it's been perfect.

Now I might have to order another one so I have it in blue! hehe

Edit: Yes, I just ordered it! It's even the same price as the one in black (actually was $.99 more when you added in shipping). Thanks for the find!

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Old 08-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #52
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No, your first link is sold by "coodio." Though they do look like the same case. I have the coodio in brown, and they are sending me a replacement.

The link I used is one sold by GMYLE and that's the blue one I got today.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #53
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Since you have them both now, can you check them? Don't they look identical except for the color? I realize they are sold by 2 different people, but the images sure look the same except for the color.
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Since you have them both now, can you check them? Don't they look identical except for the color? I realize they are sold by 2 different people, but the images sure look the same except for the color.
Actually, yes, they do appear identical in every way.
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Well, if you re looking for a specific color, maybe check this seller, he is proposing various colors (black, red, light blue, hot pink, purple,brown):
http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/29092638...84.m1439.l2649

I would have liked a yellow color, or flashy green, to avoid to sit on my ebook while laying somewhere, but well ^^;
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Well, if you re looking for a specific color, maybe check this seller, he is proposing various colors (black, red, light blue, hot pink, purple,brown):
http://www.befr.ebay.be/itm/29092638...84.m1439.l2649

I would have liked a yellow color, or flashy green, to avoid to sit on my ebook while laying somewhere, but well ^^;
Those are the same identical cover colors as the cover linked above, but he never had a true blue in those 6 colors. I would suspect it's probably the same seller in fact that set up at another site for sales.
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My blue cover came today, very quick shipment on it. I think the multi-colored covers shipped from China so it took at least 3 weeks; the blue one ships from California so it's a matter of days.

It's a nice dark shade of navy blue. It actually looked a bit lighter in the images, but I prefer the darker navy, so I'm very happy with it, I love it. I did have the problem in this one of it shutting off the reader when I flipped the cover back, but folding some aluminum foil and placing it behind the reader in the lower right corner stopped that easy enough. The magnet seems in the same exact position as the black cover, maybe one is stronger than the other.
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Yes I am having the magnet issue. I thought I had fixed it. I need to put in more foil.
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Yes I am having the magnet issue. I thought I had fixed it. I need to put in more foil.
Aluminium foil will only increase the distance to the magnet; aluminium is not magnetic...

Maybe a small piece of iron or steel, which would ensure the case would stay open...
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The aluminum foil folded over several times does indeed work. Without taking the reader out again, I'm pretty sure I folded a thin strip of it 3x so it was 8 layers thick and that did the trick. Only 4 layers still let some of the magnetic pull get through, that's when I folded it once more and the 8 layers worked perfectly, the light never shuts off anymore when I fold the cover back to read.
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