Author Topic: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom  (Read 5642 times)  

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I've had my Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover for a week now (as long as I've had my Kindle 2) and thought I'd post my thoughts.  The first is that the exterior is glossier than the pictures on Amazon show.  This resolves a concern I had that the leather would pick up stains easily; it does not.

The interior is goatsuede and feels as soft as it looks.  This is the best feature of this cover -- holding the Kindle wrapped in this soft suede adds to the pleasure of curling up with a good book.  As does the aroma of the leather.  It's really wonderful in these regards.

The business card holder looks better than I expected.  Having no use for it I wasn't sure if I was going to keep it but I think I will.  I've read on the Amazon boards that it can be removed if you are careful.

One problem that I and others have had with this cover is that it takes a bit of stretching to get the front flap to completely cover the Kindle.  Some are claiming that this is probably intentional as the leather will likely stretch with time.  I have no way of knowing if this is true but it is an issue and wanted to mention it.

The cover folds completely back when reading.  The weight is listed as 11.2 ounces on Amazon and I can confirm that the Kindle feels about twice as heavy when held in the cover.  Another thing to consider if weight is important to you.

Now for the skins.

I purchased the Disarray skin while I wait for Decal Girl to get Quest stocked for Kindle 2.  These are two of the few skins that coordinate well with a brown cover.  I have to say I was very pleased with the color on this skin.  It is even more vibrant that I had hoped.

My partner (AACO on these boards) purchased the Dots Grey skin for his Kindle 2.  He is still waiting for WaterField to send his gray sleeve for Kindle 2.

Pictures for all are below.  This is the first time we've skinned any of our electronics and we both found the placement surprisingly simple, requiring only minimum patience to carefully place the decals.

All-in-all we both agree that these products have made our fantastic Kindle 2's even better!









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« Last Edit: March 13, 2009, 07:19:27 am by Leslie »

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009, 02:30:31 pm »
    Great pics and review.  I like the simple design for the cole haan case...if they weren't that much more in price.
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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009, 02:34:30 pm »
    Beautiful combo. The skin is beautiful with the case. Great review.

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #3 on: March 05, 2009, 02:42:13 pm »
    Thanks for posting! That Dots Grey DecalGirl skin looks pretty mind-blowing with the dots being about the same size as the keyboard buttons.

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #4 on: March 05, 2009, 02:47:08 pm »
    Great pictures! thank you so much. I do like that Disarray skin.

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #5 on: March 05, 2009, 03:34:05 pm »
    I love the look and feel of the C-H cover. I have two concerns:

    1. The leather is in contact with the K2 screen...oils?

    2. no "hard" barrier to prevent an object hitting the screen
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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #6 on: March 05, 2009, 03:53:15 pm »
    It's actually the goatsuede that comes in contact with the screen.  I haven't noticed any problems with the suede leaving residue on the screen.

    The case is a soft cover and I would suggest something additional for travel.  Either a sleeve to hold the Kindle while in the cover or a second, hard(er)-shelled cover, preferably with a clasp.
    « Last Edit: March 05, 2009, 03:54:55 pm by ZomZom »

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #7 on: March 05, 2009, 10:21:43 pm »
    Great pics and review Zom, Just curious about applying the Decal Girl, is there much of a problem with air bubbles?

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 10:52:44 pm »
    No air bubble problems to speak of.  The material is easy to work into a smooth surface and the adhesive is sticky without being gooey.

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 12:58:22 pm »
    Looks good. How does the leather feel to the touch?

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #10 on: March 09, 2009, 02:42:11 pm »
    The leather does not feel like book leather, but rather feels like a leather jacket.  The interior goatsuede is even softer, and both smell wonderful.

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #11 on: March 12, 2009, 12:39:31 pm »
    The shipping weight is 11 ounces not the cover weight. I have this cover and the amazon cover which is 6 ounces and the cole haan cover is definately lighter. I haven't weighed it but I would guess at about 5 ounces. So its really one of the lighter covers you can get. I found even the amazon cover a bit to heavy for my tastes so this cover has a nice feel to it.

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins
    « Reply #12 on: March 12, 2009, 06:11:35 pm »
    It's actually the goatsuede that comes in contact with the screen.  I haven't noticed any problems with the suede leaving residue on the screen.

    The case is a soft cover and I would suggest something additional for travel.  Either a sleeve to hold the Kindle while in the cover or a second, hard(er)-shelled cover, preferably with a clasp.

    I have a bag (case or whatever you want to call it) from Target.  It's a Belkin black quilted bag.  I have the M-edge cover on my Kindle.  It fits in the bag without any problem.  Just gives it that extra protection and easier to carry.  Has an adjustable strap.   It works for me.




     

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom
    « Reply #13 on: March 14, 2009, 01:22:17 pm »
    Thanks for your great review and pictures.  I already have an MEdge cover which is firm for travel.  I was on backorder for the other also firm Cole Haan so have cancelled that and ordered the lovely soft one you have.  I expect it will be a joy to curl up with at home where the extra protection is not necessary.

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom
    « Reply #14 on: March 15, 2009, 05:57:40 am »
    I had this cover and really liked it, except for the fit. I also ordered an Oberon and as soon as I got it, I decided to return the Cole Haan. That was just personal choice... I just wanted to point out that I made a small card with my contact info and saying that there was a reward if my Kindle was found. This is the best and only use I see for the card holder. Most people, if they came across your K, would not even know what it was. I think having the card will up the odds of getting it back.
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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom
    « Reply #15 on: March 15, 2009, 08:53:34 pm »
    Nice pictures! I ordered the Autumn Dots skin for mine.
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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom
    « Reply #16 on: March 20, 2009, 02:16:45 am »
    I've had my Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover for a week now (as long as I've had my Kindle 2) and thought I'd post my thoughts.  The first is that the exterior is glossier than the pictures on Amazon show.  This resolves a concern I had that the leather would pick up stains easily; it does not.

    That is likely the most gorgeous cover I've seen.  I just love that color and I like the texture of it, though I'd worry about protection if it fell on the floor. 

      Those are really superb pictures!  Beautiful job.

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom
    « Reply #17 on: March 21, 2009, 06:21:52 am »
     only did this review so you could showoff two k2's  ;)

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom
    « Reply #18 on: March 21, 2009, 07:46:15 am »
    That is likely the most gorgeous cover I've seen. 

    That's high praise!  It really is a fantastic cover.

    BTW I found a use for the pocket.  I've been keeping a microfiber cleaning cloth in it.  Turns out to be pretty handy:
    http://www.amazon.com/elago-Microfiber-Cleaning-Cloth-iphone/dp/B001IASKOO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1237646647&sr=8-4

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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom
    « Reply #19 on: March 21, 2009, 08:28:53 pm »
    I just got the Rosewood skin for my K2 today and installed it right away. Not only does it look great, but it helps the screen stand out from the case. I don't like the white case, it distracts me. A lot.



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    Re: Cole Haan Saddle Tan Cover/Dissaray & Dots Decal Girl Skins by ZomZom
    « Reply #20 on: March 27, 2009, 08:05:12 pm »
    decal girl covers rock
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