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Old 10-29-2019, 11:03 PM   #1
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Libra H2O case

Hello,

I've been using my Libra H2O without a case since I received it a month ago. But I'll be doing some traveling for the holidays and don't want to damage it.

Is anyone using the Kobo case, and if so is it worth $40 since there are no 3rd party cases available.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:49 AM   #2
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Not sure where you are, since you didn't put your location in your profile, but I got this 3rd-party case from Amazon a couple of weeks ago.
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Aliexpress cases 1/4 price of Kobo case for same thing?
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:28 AM   #4
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Amazon UK and ebay have a selection of cases (fairly recent listings)

This is the one I got yesterday

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:59 AM   #5
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"This item does not ship to Ireland."
Same answer on amazon.de
There is no Irish Market place. Amazon send Irish customers to .co.uk
EVEN if you are logged in on .com, .de (which does English) or .co.uk, the search returns items that do not ship to Ireland.
Ireland uses Euro, UK uses GBP, £ Stirling. Shortly there will be customs.

Amazon is treating Irish customers badly. Also Irish book sales are lumped into UK sales.
Only very recently they changed that you could use USA Kindle store for ebooks (may not apply again), normally if you have an Irish address the eBooks can only be purchased at .co.uk
Also while Courier and postal charges from UK to Ireland are similar to Germany to Ireland, the "free" shipping on larger orders is UK site only.
They DO offer Euro at the checkout, but it's their own hedged exchange rate to Sterling. Also sometimes you only find the item doesn't ship at the last stage of checkout.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:47 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I haven't searched Amazon in a while and when I did in the past there were no cases available.

I ended up getting the "other" 3rd party case that was available. When I get it I'll post my thoughts about it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:52 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I haven't searched Amazon in a while and when I did in the past there were no cases available.
I had a similar experience and have been waiting to find a decently priced case. Really interested in how good the one you ordered is.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:36 AM   #8
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ebay now has them priced around 12USD. What I'm waiting for are vinyl skins.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:23 AM   #9
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ebay now has them priced around 12USD. What I'm waiting for are vinyl skins.
Contact DecalGirl via facebook, ask them if they could please pass along a request to the team that you want skins for the Kobo Libra, tell them it's a smaller version of the Forma, and provide a link to the Libra product page.

They're usually good about responding, though obviously only in business hours, and I've had nothing but success with them every time I've asked for them to support a new Kobo model. Granted I've only asked twice, for the KA1 and the Forma, but still 100% .
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Hi MGlitch, already did last mid Oct, though I'm planning to just go the DIY route. I'll just buy a printable vinyl sticker paper (plus photo top to make it splashproof).

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Old 11-11-2019, 03:52 PM   #11
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I had a similar experience and have been waiting to find a decently priced case. Really interested in how good the one you ordered is.
First the pros:
It works just as advertised. The magnets aren't too strong but they hold the cover well in both the closed position and the folded position. The case has the hole cut in the back to access the on/off switch. The cover is thick enough that it would protect the Kobo if it fell in the closed position.

Now the cons:
Only one really, and it might just be a personal bias. The photo in the ad on Amazon makes it look more charcoal than black. I would be fine with either. But the actual finish on the cover has this super-slick, imitation leather wallet/briefcase feel. Most the time I have the cover open anyway, but if it continues to bother me I'll probably take some fine steel wool to it to break the glossy finish a little. I was hoping more for the finish on the one I bought for my Paperwhite - OMOTON Kindle Paperwhite Case (10th Generation-2018), Smart Shell Cover with Auto Sleep Wake Feature for Kindle Paperwhite 10th Gen 2018 Released, Navy Blue - which is really soft and a pleasure to hold.
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