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M-edge GO! Jacket -- review and photos
« on: May 27, 2009, 08:06:25 PM »
Submitted for your approval, my review of the M-edge GO! leather jacket.

Amazon link is here (Scroll past text for my photos).


My GO! is in red marbled leather.  The leather is a beautiful shade of bright red -- very nicely made, with precise white stitching at the edges.  Inside is completely lined with soft silvery gray felt. I would have guessed the inside was suede, but I'm told M-edge uses felt.  At the center, a strip of red leather holds the Amazon-patented hinges.  Black elastic corners hold the top and bottom right corners of the Kindle, with red leather trim covering the corners of the device itself.  The corner supports are attractive, but seem unnecessary since the hinge system is very secure.  If the corners had been optional, I would not have chosen them, but at least they give me another touch of my favorite color.

I ordered this cover because it was compact, and I'm very happy with its slim profile.  The GO! is only the tiniest bit taller and wider than the Kindle: 8-5/16" tall and 5-7/8" wide. With my K2 inside, it is only 3/4" thick.  The M-edge web site shows dimensions of 8.25 in. x 5.25 in. x 0.66 in.  My ruler didn't agree with the first two dimensions; I measured the thickness WITH the Kindle inside, so that's why my third measurement differs.

This is a no-frills cover.  There is no clasp, no pocket, and no extra space in the fold for the M-edge E-luminator book light.  The only unnecessary features, IMHO, are the two elastic corners.  A clasp, pocket(s) and/or a spot for the E-luminator would add width and weight, so I'm happy not to have them.  People who want something to keep the cover closed could use an elastic band. I'm satisfied with my Mighty Brite book light, so didn't need the space for the E-luminator. It would have been nice to have just one small pocket, just large enough for a business card, but I can live without it.

When the GO! jacket is folded back for reading, the suede-like felt on the fold feels good in my hands.There are no sharp edges on the right side where the two cover edges come together, so that feels comfortable, as well.  

No part of the GO! jacket obscures menu buttons, mini-USB port, power switch, earphone jack or volume control slider.  However, with the corner supports in use, the speakers are held tightly against the back cover.  When I tested the Text-to-Speech feature, I adjusted the volume to compensate, and I could hear just fine.

I've read reviews with complaints about the smell of M-edge leather covers. This one is not odor-free, but the odor is not unpleasant... it reminds me of a new car with leather seats.  The "new car" smell seems to be fading as quickly as it does on a new car, too, so it will probably be gone soon.

At $29.99, the Go! shares the same price as Amazon's black cover, but as Amazon should and may yet learn, color choices are a good thing!  All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase.  

Photos below show the GO! jacket closed, open, side view and folded back.  My skin is Zen Revisted, by DecalGirl.  I bought the bag on a trip to Chinatown in San Francisco.









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(edited to add Amazon link -- thanks, Octochick!) and because M-edge now calls it a "jacket" instead of a "cover"
« Last Edit: May 28, 2009, 06:48:25 AM by BK »

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Re: M-edge GO! cover -- review and photos
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 08:36:46 PM »
I love it and Thanks for the great review!

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Re: M-edge GO! Jacket -- review and photos
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2009, 06:10:35 AM »
Nice pics and review. Maybe just add a link? I think if they do this cover in green, I might just get one!
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2009, 12:05:23 PM »
Very pretty!

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2009, 01:51:53 PM »
Pretty!!

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2009, 02:12:40 PM »
Nice pics and review. Maybe just add a link? I think if they do this cover in green, I might just get one!

They have it in jade green now. They just added all there leather colors to the Go line. Check amazon for them.

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2009, 02:35:11 PM »
Great review,

I also have the M-Edge GO Cover in Purple and I love it. I previously had the Amazon cover, as the Go cover came out later. Was happy with the Amazon cover but felt the Babee needed the Purple cover to go with her Lily Decalgirl skin. A Lady must always look her best.  ;)
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Re: M-edge GO! Jacket -- review and photos
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2009, 02:37:24 AM »
That's beautiful. I've been trying to decide on a cover, and that one, in exactly the same colour was right at the top of my list. I have ordered a skin from Decalgirls (Wavedancers) and I think the red case would complement it beautifully.
Thanks for the wonderful review and the photos. They are a lot better than the ones I've been looking at, and the colour is the exact shade of red I'm wanting.

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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 04:42:49 AM »
I bought myself a Go, although I couldn't order from Amazon as they wouldn't ship internationally. M-Edge seemed to be able to handle that but I got properly bushwhacked for shipping charges. Nevermind - the cover is great, makes my Kindle much easier to handle and read, and keeps dust and idle scuffs and scratches from ruining my usual good humour.

I got the Go as supposed to any other because frankly, the notion of strapping an enormous light to my Kindle is ridiculous. If I want to knock off a chapter in the dark I use my iPhone!

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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 09:34:02 AM »
I got the Go as supposed to any other because frankly, the notion of strapping an enormous light to my Kindle is ridiculous. If I want to knock off a chapter in the dark I use my iPhone!

One reader's ridiculous is another's necessity - I love my reading light for reading after my husband's rolled over to go to sleep.  I use the iPhone occasionally but really prefer reading on my Kindle. 
Glad you like your cover!
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« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2009, 01:13:29 AM »
One reader's ridiculous is another's necessity - I love my reading light for reading after my husband's rolled over to go to sleep.  I use the iPhone occasionally but really prefer reading on my Kindle. 
Glad you like your cover!

Agreed!! I might get a Mighty Bright light just to have on my bedside tableit looks like it stands up by itself.

Either that or have LEDs embedded in my forehead. ;)

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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2009, 08:03:19 AM »
Agreed!! I might get a Mighty Bright light just to have on my bedside tableit looks like it stands up by itself.

Either that or have LEDs embedded in my forehead. ;)

I should add that I use a Mighty Bright - I didn't want the M-edge cover with the built-in light because I don't want to carry a light around all the time.  Maybe one day they'll perfect Sony's idea of a cover with a built-in screen light. 
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Re: M-edge GO! Jacket -- review and photos
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2009, 09:55:25 AM »
Agreed!! I might get a Mighty Bright light just to have on my bedside tableit looks like it stands up by itself.

Either that or have LEDs embedded in my forehead. ;)
Yes, the Mighty Bright light will stand up by itself. :) I have also used the Mighty Bright as a hands-free flashlight by clipping it to my clothing (usually pocket or waistband).

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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2009, 03:34:12 PM »
Nice pics and great look
like the way how it matches the carrier
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 03:51:28 PM »
This post inspired me to buy a red leather Medge for my K1 and I love it!

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« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2009, 05:54:51 AM »
I bought the case for my DX, and the DX version does have the pocket for the light - the light sits on the outside of the case, though, so not the greatest for tossing in a bag willy-nilly, but it's just fine for reading in bed.

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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2009, 02:45:05 PM »
This post inspired me to buy a red leather Medge for my K1 and I love it!

awesome, one more happy KB member
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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2009, 06:12:48 PM »
I bought the case for my DX, and the DX version does have the pocket for the light - the light sits on the outside of the case, though, so not the greatest for tossing in a bag willy-nilly, but it's just fine for reading in bed.

Get him naked for the bed  :P

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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2009, 10:00:32 AM »
how do you comment to that
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« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2010, 04:54:28 PM »
how do you comment to that

Not supposed to, that's the point.

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« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2010, 06:14:56 PM »
I should add that I use a Mighty Bright - I didn't want the M-edge cover with the built-in light because I don't want to carry a light around all the time.  Maybe one day they'll perfect Sony's idea of a cover with a built-in screen light.  
doubt that will happen, with the way sales are on the Kindle vs Sony
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2010, 01:20:07 PM »
doubt that will happen, with the way sales are on the Kindle vs Sony

I do like my Sony pocket reader, and I got their cover with the built-in light - but it works well for that one because it's all smaller - the reader, the cover, and the light.  The front folds back flat for reading.

Here's the Sony Touch edition - now if Amazon would come out with something like this....



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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2010, 02:49:32 PM »
Im sure there is an aftermarket company that is out there that makes the same.
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2010, 02:55:43 PM »
Im sure there is an aftermarket company that is out there that makes the same.

Haven't found one yet (M-edge is closest) - maybe I should just invent it....
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« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2010, 06:04:22 AM »
Great idea, and give a price break to KB members, LOL
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2010, 05:28:51 AM »
Does this have a hinge in it? I have the amazon cover with the hinge and have been told that some peoples kindles have cracked.So now I wont use it and am looking into purchasing something else

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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2010, 09:15:19 AM »
Does this have a hinge in it? I have the amazon cover with the hinge and have been told that some peoples kindles have cracked.So now I wont use it and am looking into purchasing something else

The cracking problem happens when people try to open the cover "backwards" - i.e. they pick up the cover upside down and try to open it - it puts too much stress on the hinge.  If you like the Amazon cover, just keep that in mind and it should be fine.  You could add a dot of velcro or double-stick tape between the back of the Kindle and the back cover to help keep that from happening.  The Go cover does use the hinge system.  

I just got one of the new Amazon covers in hot pink, I like the hinge system a lot.
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« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2010, 11:33:48 AM »
The cracking problem happens when people try to open the cover "backwards" - i.e. they pick up the cover upside down and try to open it - it puts too much stress on the hinge.  If you like the Amazon cover, just keep that in mind and it should be fine.  You could add a dot of velcro or double-stick tape between the back of the Kindle and the back cover to help keep that from happening.  The Go cover does use the hinge system.  

I just got one of the new Amazon covers in hot pink, I like the hinge system a lot.

Yea, you right, it can probably be avoided.

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« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2010, 03:20:12 PM »
everything is avoidable and correctable
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2010, 07:04:59 AM »
The cracking problem happens when people try to open the cover "backwards" - i.e. they pick up the cover upside down and try to open it - it puts too much stress on the hinge.  If you like the Amazon cover, just keep that in mind and it should be fine.  You could add a dot of velcro or double-stick tape between the back of the Kindle and the back cover to help keep that from happening.  The Go cover does use the hinge system.  

I just got one of the new Amazon covers in hot pink, I like the hinge system a lot.

Yea. 

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« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2010, 03:24:11 PM »
Dont want to bend it backwards
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« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2010, 11:11:39 AM »
The cracking problem happens when people try to open the cover "backwards" - i.e. they pick up the cover upside down and try to open it - it puts too much stress on the hinge.  If you like the Amazon cover, just keep that in mind and it should be fine.  You could add a dot of velcro or double-stick tape between the back of the Kindle and the back cover to help keep that from happening.  The Go cover does use the hinge system.  

I just got one of the new Amazon covers in hot pink, I like the hinge system a lot.

IT just needs careful planning and nothing should crack.

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« Reply #32 on: April 29, 2010, 08:25:26 AM »
Im thinking about getting one just to see
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« Reply #33 on: April 29, 2010, 02:44:00 PM »
Just to see?  Wow, lol

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« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2010, 08:46:59 AM »
I have been a fan of M-Edge to try for a while and i have form gift cards just laying around
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« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2010, 06:39:48 AM »
It's a beautiful jacket.  I've had my jade green Go cover for almost a year now.  I agree with the reviewer about everything except the elastic corners.  I think the elastic corners are important.  For one thing, they prevent you from opening the cover the wrong way.  I have never accidentally opened the cover from the back in all this time.  The elastic corners covered with the leather are attractive, don't interfere with anything, and ensure that the Kindle is never just hanging from the hinge without extra support. 

As much as a I love the jacket, I just ordered an M-Edge Trip to replace the Go.  I'm hoping it will close more tightly so nothing can get in between the jacket and the Kindle.  Also, it is lighter, so it may work out better for me. It is made of canvas, so I doubt it will be as beautiful as the Go jacket though.   :-\

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« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2010, 11:57:31 AM »
I love my green Go! cover.  I've had it 3 weeks.  At first the very strong, offensive smell was horrible and gave me a headache but with some good, fresh air and some pleasant smelling perfume, it is very much better.  I also don't need the elastic corner holders.  As a matter of fact, :'( I don't use them since I noticed the felt separating from the cover in the area of the top holder.  After reading this post I guess I should say I love the color and style of the cover.  What should I do about the flaws?

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« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2010, 03:30:24 AM »
Looks great with the matching bag too. Definitely a winning combo.
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« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2010, 10:32:14 AM »
I've had the Smooth Mocha Go! case on my K2 since I got it back in the $109.99 refurb deal last month.  I really like the case.  Well padded, looks nice, K2 is very secure with the hinge system and corner straps.  Also those corner straps should eliminate the cracking issue of the Amazon case hinges, even if opened upside down since the K2 is secure.

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« Reply #39 on: December 05, 2010, 02:00:08 PM »
I finally got ready to purchase the M-edge Go, but when I looked at the website photo's it appears that the top corner with the elastic is pulling the lining from the back.  Anyone had any problems with this?

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« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2011, 03:57:47 PM »
I finally got ready to purchase the M-edge Go, but when I looked at the website photo's it appears that the top corner with the elastic is pulling the lining from the back.  Anyone had any problems with this?

What you're seeing there is the opening for the M-Edge Illuminator book light.  It slides between the lining and the front of the case so there's a hole there, and it's not the elastic pulling it open.