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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2017, 03:55:58 PM »
The Amazon covers are still available

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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2017, 08:08:56 AM »
Ive got a Moko coming, and am hopeful. Anyone else having problems with the Fintie case?

My Fintie does't seem insecure, but its weight bothers me. My memory is that the Fintie Voyage cover was a very lightweight shell. According to the stats on the product pages, the Moko isn't enough lighter to matter, but everyone who has one seems to think it's light, and the figures they post seem to verify that so I'm considering trying one.

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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2017, 01:06:08 PM »
My Fintie does't seem insecure, but its weight bothers me. My memory is that the Fintie Voyage cover was a very lightweight shell. According to the stats on the product pages, the Moko isn't enough lighter to matter, but everyone who has one seems to think it's light, and the figures they post seem to verify that so I'm considering trying one.

My Moko arrives tomorrow, so I can compare the weight vs the Fintie; and let you know what I think.
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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2017, 03:30:32 PM »
I got a Kobo hard shell case delivered yesterday and IMO it is much better than the Amazon leather case.  The Kindle Oasis 2017 snaps into the rear half and is fully cradled except for small cutouts for the USB port and power switch.  Provides much greater protection for the reader and the back of the reader is fully covered.  Definitely an improvement in my opinion.

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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2017, 06:30:59 AM »
Got my Moko. Really like it. Both the Moko and Fintie are heavier than the Amazon cover. Not too much difference between the two of them.  Once you get used to using one of these covers exclusively, the weight doesnt seem that big a deal. For me, the Moko works better than the Fintie. The Fintie cover easily opens, thus turning on the Oasis, when Im carrying the Kindle in a bag or briefcase. Ive noticed that when I close the Fintie, the top doesnt align perfectly with the bottom, which might explain my cover problem. The Moko and the Amazon cover dont have this problem. Right now, its the Moko for me.

Since Amazon has stopped offering their covers (some used ones are available from third party sellers), I wonder if they will eventually come out with a new cover design.
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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2017, 10:45:47 AM »
Thanks for the Moko information, kschles. I will try a Moko case eventually, but if the weight difference isn't noticeable, I'll wait and see if they put out more design choices as what they have now doesn't appeal that much. My Oasis 1 will be the one that leaves the house, so falling open in my purse isn't a problem with my Fintie cover.

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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #56 on: November 27, 2017, 04:34:34 AM »
I have been using the Fintie cover for over a week.  Can not get comfortable with it ...too heavy for me .  It weigh 143 g and the oasis 2 weighs 191 g.  It just seems bulky and clunky.  Ill be going back to a sleeve I think.  The padding on the front cover makes it even bulkier for the weight .  It does hold securely.
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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #57 on: November 28, 2017, 05:50:08 AM »
I had the Fintie case that was padded and didn't like it so I ordered the below.  I just got it a few days ago and like it a lot.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0777HMXBM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #58 on: December 01, 2017, 04:50:17 PM »
I bought the Fintie and sent it back. There was a sizeable chip in the plastic frame that fits around the Kindle. Also, I was not happy with the quality of the construction. The front cover didnt meet the edge of the back cover when closed. It gave it a cheap look. The padding gave a cheap shiny vinyl look to the PU leather and the magnet was weak.
I ordered the MoKu and am much happier with it.
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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2017, 08:55:03 PM »
I found some really pretty ones on Amazon.
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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #60 on: December 05, 2017, 02:27:37 PM »
I saw the regular folio Finite case and while bringing it up on Amazon discovered this one

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077NZFSWZ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and decided to order one as I occasionally like the stand feature.

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Re: Oasis 2017 -- options to the Amazon cases
« Reply #61 on: December 17, 2017, 08:50:24 AM »
I ordered a MOKO case for my O2 that will be delivered Tuesday. I have  MOKO case for my FIRE that has held up well, though my FIRE has had little use the past few years. I have noticed that Decal Girl sells  a matching decal to the MOKO case. I will wait to see if I want to cover up the black with a decal.

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