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Old 11-07-2017, 04:19 AM   #16
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A cover is done primarily to protect the kindle and prevent its destruction by accident. The leather cover does not do the job in any case. The fact that she is pretty is an important detail, but a detail all the same, right?
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:47 AM   #17
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A cover is done primarily to protect the kindle and prevent its destruction by accident. The leather cover does not do the job in any case. The fact that she is pretty is an important detail, but a detail all the same, right?
I disagree - it provides excellent protection. Why do you think it doesn't?
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:13 AM   #18
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In 3 days, my kindle separated several times from the cover when he had not encountered anything more dangerous than going back and forth between my nightstand and my hands, and that's enough for me. No need to take it outside to try harder, considering the price of the animal!
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:53 AM   #19
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In 3 days, my kindle separated several times from the cover when he had not encountered anything more dangerous than going back and forth between my nightstand and my hands, and that's enough for me. No need to take it outside to try harder, considering the price of the animal!
My case did that in the first day or so, but it's been absolutely fine since then. I suspect it takes a while for the case to mould itself to the shape of the back of the Kindle so the magnets attach firmly.
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you're right, but for 60 € I prefer to wait for a cover that will be as secure as those I have for my other 2 reader ...
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Of course. Completely understandable.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:32 AM   #22
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Here's my Blue Water Safe cover. It's just arrived and I like it. Will test it out in the bath tonight. I don't get why the reviews are so bad.
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My 2016 Oasis has a merlot cover that I like very much (well, except for that whole split-battery idea and somewhat glitchy connection anyway). Itís smooth leather, not the suede type. The debossing (I think thatís what itís called) of the Amazon name is really well done; itís very subtle.) I think itís a great-looking cover.

I was surprised and disappointed by the 2017 merlot cover. The suede attracts dust and scratches and I think it might be less comfortable to hold in warm weather (I'm retired and getting ready for a move South). The Amazon name is much more obtrusive; it looks like the debossing has been filled in with a darker color. I donít think the stand feature works very well so Iíd rather it didnít exist at all. I don't think it was worth the price so Iíve returned it.

I also got the waterproof cover in dark blue. The fabric is a bit rough and the stand feature doesn't work awfully well but the color is nice and the Amazon name is much less noticeable. I think the waterproofing will be useful, and the diagonal fold line is less noticeable than it is on the suede. On the whole I think itís better looking than the suede one and it was cheaper, so Iím keeping it.

I have a slight case addiction so Iíve also gotten a sleeve from Etsy and have ordered sleeves from Amazon and Ebay and a regular book-style cover from Ebay. It's nice to not have to worry about the battery.

Iíll probably also order a matte skin to cut down on the slipperyness when DecalGirl starts making them but Iím not sure how well it will work. The back of the new Oasis is different from the older one (or any of my other Kindles). The thick part seems to have a curvier edge and thereís no lip to surround the skin. Iím afraid the skin might eventually start to come loose at the edges.

I like the screen size of the new Oasis but Iíd gladly sacrifice that for the six-inch size if instead of completely abandoning that size for the Oasis Amazon had kept it and upgraded it by increasing the thickness just enough to have the whole battery onboard and adding the waterproofing and extra storage. The size of the smaller Oasis is much more comfortable for me to hold and the plastic lip around the screen is smoother and more rounded than the metal lip on the new one and also doesnít stick up as far above the screen (possibly thatís a quality control issue rather than a design decision).
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Old 11-07-2017, 01:25 PM   #24
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I have a slight case addiction so Iíve also gotten a sleeve from Etsy and have ordered sleeves from Amazon and Ebay and a regular book-style cover from Ebay. It's nice to not have to worry about the battery.
Could you please give links to the Etsy sleeve & eBay cover? Would love to check them out!
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Could you please give links to the Etsy sleeve & eBay cover? Would love to check them out!
These are the ones I've ordered so far.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Slim-Custer...72.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Amazon-Kind...72.m2749.l2649

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1519747...home_active_11

I definitely wasn't feeling conservative when I ordered the Etsy one.
I do like it though. She has a dropdown list with all the ereader models so I didn't have to worry about getting the measurements right. It was amazingly fast too. I ordered it Friday afternoon and it got here on Monday!

I saw a couple of other Etsy sellers that listed sleeves to fit the new Oasis but I'm trying to restrain myself for now --

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5045114...is-fire-kindle

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5100783...is-case-kindle
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These are the ones I've ordered so far.
You are the kind of shopaholic that I like! Some interesting cases sleeves there. I saw this one, maybe I will get it later, I like cases with old Maps:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/5699424...f=sr_gallery_2
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I have the saddle tan leather and am very pleased. The suede-type leather is beautiful, nice to the touch and of excellent quality. The cover has "molded" nicely and the magnets seem stronger, plenty secure. I am a big fan of the origami case, for the Oasis 2 and Voyage, and use the stand regularly with both.
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Here's my Blue Water Safe cover. It's just arrived and I like it. Will test it out in the bath tonight. I don't get why the reviews are so bad.
I have the same. It's not really water proof. And the magnet is not that strong.
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For another data point, I have the same cover as joblack (indigo, water-safe) and the magnets are fine. With the case open I can hold it by the open end and shake it (over a soft surface, of course), and the Oasis does not fall out. I don't know about the water safety of it as I never tested that. It's not that important to me as I generally read the Oasis in my bedroom.
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I have the same. It's not really water proof.
I've been wondering about that but it was so expensive I'm hesitant about trying to test it.

How is yours demonstrating non-waterproofness? When it gets wet does it turn into a sodden mess and lose its shape when it dries out?
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