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Old 02-13-2008, 04:51 PM   #61
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I know I said I had lost interest, but the price drop reKindled my interest and I ordered a black D&B for my silver 505. I'm very happy with it.

The texture of the leather is very nice. I was afraid it would be very, I'm not sure what the word is (processed?), and feel like vinyl. It doesn't. Both the inside and outside have a great, soft, leathery feel. This feels so much better to me when the cover is folded back compared to the original pleather cover. I liked the outside of the original but I never liked the feel of the tacky artificial suede on the inside of the original when folding back that cover. I love the feel, when folding the D&B back, of soft, real leather in back and metal up front. It smells great as well.

The only downsides are the high price, the fact that it offers no more protection than the original cover, and there are either no magnets or weak magnets inside so the D&B doesn't adhere to the Reader the way the original does. But these would not keep me from buying it again. The upside to having no more protection than the original is that the Reader retains it's great, slim profile. Highly recommended.
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:07 PM   #62
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I know I said I had lost interest, but the price drop reKindled my interest and I ordered a black D&B for my silver 505. I'm very happy with it.

The texture of the leather is very nice. I was afraid it would be very, I'm not sure what the word is (processed?), and feel like vinyl. It doesn't. Both the inside and outside have a great, soft, leathery feel. This feels so much better to me when the cover is folded back compared to the original pleather cover. I liked the outside of the original but I never liked the feel of the tacky artificial suede on the inside of the original when folding back that cover. I love the feel, when folding the D&B back, of soft, real leather in back and metal up front. It smells great as well.

The only downsides are the high price, the fact that it offers no more protection than the original cover, and there are either no magnets or weak magnets inside so the D&B doesn't adhere to the Reader the way the original does. But these would not keep me from buying it again. The upside to having no more protection than the original is that the Reader retains it's great, slim profile. Highly recommended.
I know it's been a while since this was posted but thanks for the review. I just got my 505 and, while the tan cover is serviceable, it begins to dig into my arm after a couple of minutes of reading (I hold it resting on my arms) and it doesn't feel comfortable. After seeing the dropped price on the D&B ($75), various feedback and this review I bit the bullet and ordered today. I like D&B products as does my wife so I'm looking forward to migrating my 505 to a nicer home...
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Old 08-05-2008, 10:10 AM   #63
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Here are some nice bargain for dooney and bourke at macy check it out.

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/ind...+Bourke*-1

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Use :REDACCEPT for $10 off over $75--expires 7/31/08.
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Old 08-06-2008, 02:46 AM   #64
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Here are some nice bargain for dooney and bourke at macy check it out.

http://www1.macys.com/catalog/ind...+Bourke*-1

Examples:
Hearts Bucket Bag: $175 now $76.12
http://www1.macys.com/catalog/pro...AdID=48373

Girly Tassel Zip Bag: $150 now $78.75
http://www1.macys.com/catalog/pro...AdID=48373

Use :REDACCEPT for $10 off over $75--expires 7/31/08.
Thanks for the though, mycarmen, but the links seem to be expired. My wife and I love D&B...
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Old 08-09-2008, 07:52 AM   #65
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Hi - just got my sony reader and found this forum! I've just read all the threads on the D&B covers and really really want to get the black one......it's available on the Sony site for USD75....but they don't ship to the UK!!!

Does anybody know where I can get hold of a black D&B case in the UK?? (I've already had a look at ebay..)

Thanks.

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Hi - just got my sony reader and found this forum! I've just read all the threads on the D&B covers and really really want to get the black one......it's available on the Sony site for USD75....but they don't ship to the UK!!!

Does anybody know where I can get hold of a black D&B case in the UK?? (I've already had a look at ebay..)

Thanks.

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May I make a suggestion? Get the lightwedge case for $70. It's a lot more functional and useful.
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May I make a suggestion? Get the lightwedge case for $70. It's a lot more functional and useful.
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