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Old 11-01-2017, 09:59 AM   #1
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Oasis 2 - Need a cover or skin or silicone back

The Amazon cover is fine for storage, but I have to remove it to read with the Oasis inverted.
Unfortunately, I find the metal back way too slick.
In the past for various iPads and Samsung tablets we bought slim silicone backs.

For the Oasis I am thinking a non-sleek skin just to cover the bumpy part of the Oasis that one holds, approximate size 6 1/8" X 2" and just contacted DecalGirl for ideas.

Any other ideas to get a solid grip?
Soon we should see different covers from different vendors too.
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I put a piece of gaffer's tape on the back of my phone. It is a cloth tape with removable sticky-ness. It gives it a nice grip. I would do the same for the Oasis 2.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaffer_tape
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The Amazon cover is fine for storage, but I have to remove it to read with the Oasis inverted.
Unfortunately, I find the metal back way too slick.
In the past for various iPads and Samsung tablets we bought slim silicone backs.

For the Oasis I am thinking a non-sleek skin just to cover the bumpy part of the Oasis that one holds, approximate size 6 1/8" X 2" and just contacted DecalGirl for ideas.

Any other ideas to get a solid grip?
Soon we should see different covers from different vendors too.
I’ve found many grip anti-slip type decals and stickers on Amazon, as I was looking for the same thing. The new Oasis is slick, that is for sure. I’m a little apprehensive about sticking something on the back of the device.

For now, I have a wide rubber band on the side with the buttons. It gives me something to help grip the wide edge while reading with the Oasis without a cover.

One of the brands I found was Skinomi, but I’ve no idea I’d they are any good. They have their own site, and they have some listed on Amazon. E-grips is another brand of stick on grippy patches.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has used such a thing.
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Old 11-01-2017, 11:31 AM   #4
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What about attaching a grip to the device?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PopSockets-...ords=popsocket


I haven't tried it myself but it looks useful
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Cheap hack is to buy grippy or no slip hair bands and loop enough of them together to fit the reader. The ends of this looped band go over two diagonal corners. I used this system with my Nook ST when I was too cheap to buy a cover and carried the reader in a neoprene bag. But I needed a solid grip on the reader whilst standing and reading in the train so I came up with this hack. Only ditched it because I found a cover for $3 in the Staples sales bin.
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I put a piece of gaffer's tape on the back of my phone. It is a cloth tape with removable sticky-ness. It gives it a nice grip. I would do the same for the Oasis 2.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaffer_tape
Thank you, it sounds perfect. B&H Camera carries it and I will buy some silver, probably 2" wide.
All the duct tapes, electrical tapes, etc... we have here leave some residue.
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What about attaching a grip to the device?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PopSockets-...ords=popsocket


I haven't tried it myself but it looks useful
Thanks to your post I remembered a cell phone grip/holder that I bought and never used when many years ago we switched from flip phones to the first smart phone. Yes, we are electronics hoarders.

If I keep only the suction cup with the stem and cut off the rest it will work.
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Thank you, it sounds perfect. B&H Camera carries it and I will buy some silver, probably 2" wide.
All the duct tapes, electrical tapes, etc... we have here leave some residue.
I love gaffer's tape for this kind of thing. It still leaves a little residue, but very little. It is meant to be pulled up after use.
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I’ve found many grip anti-slip type decals and stickers on Amazon, as I was looking for the same thing. The new Oasis is slick, that is for sure. I’m a little apprehensive about sticking something on the back of the device.

For now, I have a wide rubber band on the side with the buttons. It gives me something to help grip the wide edge while reading with the Oasis without a cover.

One of the brands I found was Skinomi, but I’ve no idea I’d they are any good. They have their own site, and they have some listed on Amazon. E-grips is another brand of stick on grippy patches.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has used such a thing.
I used Skinomi for my Voyage and first Oasis. They're quite good for the back and sides but they do make the screen rather reflective.
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Old 11-01-2017, 12:56 PM   #10
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The Amazon cover is fine for storage, but I have to remove it to read with the Oasis inverted.
I know I'm not helping with your problem, but this confuses me. Why do you have remove the case when flipping the Oasis?
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Old 11-01-2017, 01:05 PM   #11
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I used Skinomi for my Voyage and first Oasis. They're quite good for the back and sides but they do make the screen rather reflective.
Thanks! I doubt I would use the screen protector...it was the back skin I was considering.
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I know I'm not helping with your problem, but this confuses me. Why do you have remove the case when flipping the Oasis?
If one reads with the page buttons on the right, one is holding the spine side of the cover, a solid feel.

When I flip reader so page buttons are on the left I am holding the flimsy origami part of the cover.

Part of my problem is that I never liked any origami cases, replaced the one on the Voyage with a great PU regular cover.
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[QUOTE=Ksane;3605134]Ive got these suction cup holders all over because I have aquariums. I stick one to the back of my Kindle (or any reader) and put one of my fingers through the little holder-any finger or position would work. Holds it tight & I can reach buttons or screen both.

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Yes, that is basically what I am using now, but yours is much better, mine had a hook which I removed. Thank you!

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I think Amazon really needs to give more thought to case/cover design. I am a klutz. My hands are strong but were never meant for fine work. No watch repair, fly tying, or handling thin, lightweight Kindles.

In my opinion, the best Amazon Kindle case/cover was, and still is, the Paperwhite. It opens like a book, has the wake/sleep function, and protects the device. It makes the Kindle something I can hold on to.

The cutesy Origami cover for the Voyage made me think of something designed in California. It opened like a reporters tablet and the floppy cover was, for me, a nuisance. I bought six third-party covers and they were disasters. The first one I got hid the amber/green light so you couldn't tell when the device was charged. Some of the others had wake/sleep functions that didn't work and they were all hard, smooth plastic which allowed the Voyage to start sliding as soon as it was set on a smooth surface that wasn't completely flat.

Then I got the Oasis 2. I was hopeless trying to hold it and dropped it twice. Knowing I'm a klutz I was sitting on the bed but I rarely read in bed. I ordered a cover when I ordered the Oasis but the Oasis arrived and the cover didn't. Two days later I was told the cover would be available in December, maybe. That's from Amazon.mx. Amazon.com in the U.S. refused to send me a case/cover. So, my Oasis is going back this afternoon.

I will think about whether or not I want to order one when cases are available. The only thing I really liked about the Oasis was the ability to enlarge the system font. That's great. The only thing I disliked, other than no case, was that it won't slip into my pocket. My Paperwhite in it's Amazon case will slip into a lower pocket in my Guayabera shirt or a pants pocket.
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