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Old 05-10-2016, 02:34 PM   #1
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3rd Party Oasis Cases

Has anyone gotten any 3rd party Oasis cases yet? I'm particularly interested in sleeves because they're typically lighter than traditional cases.

This one looks interesting, says it is laser cut for a perfect fit.. but doesn't specify weight. Only thing I dislike is the cutout at the top, I would like it to cover the entire device:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kindle-Oasis...-/282007352349

This one on Amazon from Ceocase looks nice, but the fact that it also says it fits paperwhite seems like it isn't necessarily designed for the Oasis... http://smile.amazon.com/Amazon-Kindl...dp/B01E095Q6O/

Here's a traditional cover for the Oasis.. $9.99. Curious how much lighter it is than the battery cover: http://smile.amazon.com/Kindle-Oasis...dp/B01E5WMDGW/

I ordered the laser cut one from ebay but it hasn't arrived yet.. can report back. Has anyone else ordered any or have any impressions?
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Old 05-10-2016, 02:51 PM   #2
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Given that the Oasis has such a very, very short battery life when not in its Amazon case, I wonder how much of a market there'll be for third-party cases?
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:35 PM   #3
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The Oasis case (IMHO) was nbot designed well. The problem being is that it does bot fully cover the device.
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Old 05-10-2016, 03:40 PM   #4
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Lots of cases don't cover the whole device. As long as it protects the screen - that's the fragile part of the device.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:12 PM   #5
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Noreve is making a "horizontal wallet flap" for the oasis and it is "available soon."

http://www.noreve.com/en/kindle-oasi...ther-case.html

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I've ordered a Fintie cover. I get about six hours reading time without the cover and that's enough for most days when I'm out of the house.

I have a bit of a case addiction. I like to change them frequently. I hope the Fintie case is easy to remove.

http://www.amazon.com/Fintie-Kindle-...tie+oasis+case
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Lots of cases don't cover the whole device. As long as it protects the screen - that's the fragile part of the device.
Easy cure with a $10 Battery Boost.
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Lots of cases don't cover the whole device. As long as it protects the screen - that's the fragile part of the device.
The case for the Oasis does not cover some of the device. That means it's not giving as good a protection as it should. So you can drop it and have a greater chance of the Oasis getting hit directly instead of the case.
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Noreve is making a "horizontal wallet flap" for the oasis and it is "available soon."

http://www.noreve.com/en/kindle-oasi...ther-case.html
But it's going to be expensive and the Oasis is already too expensive as is.
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But it's going to be expensive and the Oasis is already too expensive as is.
I cancelled my order for an Oasis because of its high price and decided to stick with my PW1 for now. So, I certainly agree that the Oasis is already too expensive.

I don't know what the Noreve case will cost, although the price of their case for the Voyage is $54.48, which doesn't strike me as inordinately expensive. Perhaps the Oasis case will be signficantly more.

If I were to purchase an Oasis and wanted an aftermarket case, I would get the Fintie case that disconnected mentions. Its basic design appears similar to the Paperwhite Amazon case, which has worked great for me.
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I've ordered a Fintie cover. I get about six hours reading time without the cover and that's enough for most days when I'm out of the house.

I have a bit of a case addiction. I like to change them frequently. I hope the Fintie case is easy to remove.

http://www.amazon.com/Fintie-Kindle-...tie+oasis+case
Wow, good thing it only costs $6.99 + shipping as that looks like a major fail. First, take a look at the images they show. That is not an Oasis in that case. Look carefully, it has a flat sloping back rather than the Oasis two-thickness back. Second, look how the idiot is holding the Oasis in the case. He is holding it left handed with the page buttons on the right side! Obviously those bozos don't even understand the Oasis design.
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Old 05-11-2016, 11:45 AM   #12
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IMHO The problem with this amazon case is that it doesn't have any port to charge the case separately. This is just a huge letdown for me. I don't want not be able to read in order to charge my case. They should have added another port to that case. How could this huge company oversee this feature. I would happily support any 3rd party cases that has charge port in it.
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Wow, good thing it only costs $6.99 + shipping as that looks like a major fail. First, take a look at the images they show. That is not an Oasis in that case. Look carefully, it has a flat sloping back rather than the Oasis two-thickness back. Second, look how the idiot is holding the Oasis in the case. He is holding it left handed with the page buttons on the right side! Obviously those bozos don't even understand the Oasis design.
The major problem I see with this case and other non-Amazon cases is that by using them you seriously cut down on the battery life of the Oasis. And with the Fintie case, it looks like it wouldn't be real easy to get your Oasis in and out of the case so you couldn't transfer it easily to the Amazon case if you knew you were going to be somewhere where you'd want a longer charge.
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How about skins?

I've always put a skin on my mobile devices while they are shiny and new. They keep off scratches and minor dings and are thin enough not to interfere with putting it in a case. And they also stop the device from feeling slippery.

Amazon already has a couple of these with full body coverage made from military grade clear plastic. [Kindle Oasis Anti-Glare Screen Protector [Full Coverage], IQ Shield® Matte - Full Body Skin with Lifetime Warranty Replacements - Premium Bubble-Free HD Film with Anti-Fingerprint Coating].

Decal Girl [http://www.decalgirl.com/skins/amazo...e-oasis-skins] sells a range of skin designs for full body coverage, or they will let you do your own design.
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I have a major case addiction and tbh part of the Oasis's non appeal is the battery case and how silly (to me) it seems to be getting a third party case. My experience of third party cases, the clip in ones, is getting the device in and out of the case can be problematic.

I don't see the point in buying a device which is expensive because it has 2/3rds of its battery in a case and then not use the case.
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