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Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
« on: April 07, 2009, 01:09:24 pm »


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CaseCrown Kindle 2 Premium Double Memory Foam Pouch Case provides perfect protection for Kindle 2 E-book reader. This pouch is made out of premium quality shock absorbing double form and it provides extra protection even though case is very light and slim. This pouch is water resistant and Made in Korea.


I ordered the CaseCrown double memory foam Kindle case to have a pouch to protect my K2 in my purse and around the house. I decided against ordering a cover because I wanted to keep it small and thin but wanted zipper closure for protection. I also wanted a pocket to keep the cord in but didn't want it next to the screen. Thus I decided on this case.

It has memory foam that is about 1/2' thick in front and back. It has straps to hold the Kindle in place if you want to leave it in while you read. It works very well for my purposes and is well made.

I have pictures but can't figure out how to get them into the message boards. LOL

EllenR
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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 01:22:11 pm »
    Thanks for the review EllenR, I like the case. I don't know how to do photos or screen savers and have been here for 6 months.  :-[

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 01:31:11 pm »
    Thanks for the review, Ellen!  By chance, do you have a way to check the weight on this case?  That information is frequently helpful for those still trying to decide what they want, and the Amazon listing doesn't provide one.  Dimensions are also really useful.

    That case is one I've looked at as well, love the Antique Map graphic!
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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 01:44:19 pm »
    Thanks for the review EllenR, I like the case. I don't know how to do photos or screen savers and have been here for 6 months.  :-[

    Linda,

    LOL Well that makes me feel a bit better!

    and Victoria,

    The pictures I had would have been good for demonstration but I can give you the dimensions. The weight I am not sure about but it's probably about a quarter-pound or less.  It's quite light without the Kindle inside.

    Dimensions are: 9.5" wide by 7 inches tall by about 1" deep for the main pocket. The small pocket on the front is about 0.5" deep by 6.75" wide by about 5 inches tall.

    The main pocket also has zipper pulls with holes for attaching a lock or a locking cable.

    Hope that helps!

    EllenR



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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #4 on: April 07, 2009, 01:55:21 pm »
    Here's the thread about how to insert a picture into your post.

    https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,211.msg60531.html#new

    It looks like a nice case.

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 02:21:41 pm »
    Thanks for the link. I'll get my pics uploaded and post them after work.



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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 07:16:33 pm »
    I like the fact that they have a pocket for the charger. 
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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009, 08:12:26 pm »
    Here are the pictures. Sorry they are so big!

    Outside of case:


    Case closed next to the Kindle 2:


    Kindle in the opened case:


    Dent to show the memory foam:


    Closeup of the straps:


    <edited by Leslie to add width tags to the images>
    « Last Edit: April 10, 2009, 05:23:28 am by Leslie »



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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009, 09:48:04 pm »
    If you put a "width=500" or whatever number is appropriate in the first "img" tag, you'll be able to shrink the photos.

    It should look like this:

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    [img width=500]http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss344/e_remily/4.jpg[/img]
    which will make the photo look like this:


    Hope this helps!  You can go in and modify your own post, if you want.  width=600 would probably work.

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 09:55:29 pm »
    Thank you for the review, that looks like a very good case for the K2.
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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #10 on: April 08, 2009, 06:48:12 am »
    These are an interesting option, they also make them with out the outside pocket... which might be
    an option some would prefer.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=CaseCrown+Double+Memory+Foam+Thin+Pouch+Case+For+Kindle+2&x=11&y=17


     Also very good price. Some of the reviews I read have complained that they are hard to zip though (a consideration for
    Victoria, I know) Has this been an issue with yours, Ellen?


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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 09:14:18 am »
    I really like the clear corners on top.

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 09:16:38 am »
    These are an interesting option, they also make them with out the outside pocket... which might be
    an option some would prefer.
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=CaseCrown+Double+Memory+Foam+Thin+Pouch+Case+For+Kindle+2&x=11&y=17


     Also very good price. Some of the reviews I read have complained that they are hard to zip though (a consideration for
    Victoria, I know) Has this been an issue with yours, Ellen?


    I have not found mine to be difficult to zip. It does seem a little sticky at the corners sometimes, but not an issue for me personally. The tabs have a wave to them making them an easy fit for the fingers. I don't have an issue with my fingers or hands, though, so I can't say if it would be easy or hard for someone who did.

    Hope that helps,
    EllenR



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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #13 on: April 09, 2009, 08:28:25 am »
    Oooh!  I like the idea of memory foam.  But do they not make a K1 case???  :'(
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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case
    « Reply #14 on: April 09, 2009, 08:40:36 pm »
    Nice case Ellen. Thanks for the review. It seems to be a good option for someone who wants a lightweight case for someone who doesn't want a cover. I'm going to keep this one in mind :-)

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #15 on: April 11, 2009, 05:01:53 pm »
    A new note on the CaseCrown case that I want to pass along:

    After using the case for a week or so, I have found that the clear plastic holders across the top tend to stretch just a little. I wanted to post that note because if you walk around with the case unzipped, it is possible for the K2 to slide out. I have the feeling that the K1 would fit in fine because it's a little wider. This case may have been made to fit both?? The K2 is just a wee bit loose in the straps.

    In addition, while it's not affecting my use of the K2, the plastic holder on the left side partially covers the on-off switch -- which some might find annoying. Doesn't bother me at all, but it is likely to bother some. :)

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #16 on: April 11, 2009, 05:09:58 pm »
    The ones with the outside pocket seem the best bet to me as it keeps the accessories away from the screen. Here is a link to them: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=CaseCrown+Kindle+Front+Pocket&x=12&y=16
     

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #17 on: April 11, 2009, 07:57:20 pm »
    The ones with the outside pocket seem the best bet to me as it keeps the accessories away from the screen. Here is a link to them: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=CaseCrown+Kindle+Front+Pocket&x=12&y=16

    Indeed they are. I keep my MightyBright XtraFlex light curled up in mine. It works beautifully. It is exactly what I needed for something to shove in my purse on the way out the door.

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #18 on: April 12, 2009, 08:07:44 pm »
    Ellen,
    Thank you for bringing this rather affordable case to our attention.  Never even heard of this brand until now.  This seems like a great case for traveling.  Do you think the outside pocket is big enough to fit a mighty bright light?  Can you fold the cover back onto itself and read or is it to bulky to read in this manner?  Thank you.

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #19 on: April 13, 2009, 08:31:40 am »
    Ellen,
    Thank you for bringing this rather affordable case to our attention.  Never even heard of this brand until now.  This seems like a great case for traveling.  Do you think the outside pocket is big enough to fit a mighty bright light?  Can you fold the cover back onto itself and read or is it to bulky to read in this manner?  Thank you.

    I do use the outside pocket for my MightyBright light and it fits great. I love how that light folds up. That's actually the reason I bought this particular case.

    The cover does fold back over and that's how I read with it. It is a little bulkier than I would expect a leather cover to be but it sits quite well on my lap folded over. If it's in my hands, it feels wonderful because the inside is memory foam. My fingers just sink into the foam as I read and I love that feeling. LOL It is so soft and comfortable as it molds to you.

    I'm quite happy with the case. I did just order an Oberon case for the house but I prefer this case for when I leave home. It is so well padded that I feel safe with the Kindle in my purse.

    Hope that helps,
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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #20 on: April 13, 2009, 11:50:05 am »
    The ones with the outside pocket seem the best bet to me as it keeps the accessories away from the screen. Here is a link to them: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_e?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=CaseCrown+Kindle+Front+Pocket&x=12&y=16

    Thanks.  I'm very partial to that yellow map (and the weight of one that was 5 oz) but I want the
    one w/o the pouch and I don't see it in that ancient map version...

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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #21 on: April 13, 2009, 11:51:07 am »
    I do use the outside pocket for my MightyBright light and it fits great. I love how that light folds up. That's actually the reason I bought this particular case.

    Hope that helps,
    EllenR

    Very much so.  The MightyBright light - that's a great idea!


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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #22 on: April 13, 2009, 12:01:55 pm »
    Thanks.  I'm very partial to that yellow map (and the weight of one that was 5 oz) but I want the
    one w/o the pouch and I don't see it in that ancient map version...

    Here you go, all KB linked & everything!:



    Definitely looks interesting, and after I take my trip this week, I may start considering adding this to the collection.  Still working out the kinks with my various covers and cases to make sure I have what's going to work best for each particular situation. :)
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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #23 on: April 14, 2009, 01:23:04 am »
    Here you go, all KB linked & everything!:


    Whoa!  Thank  you for the linked package!  Excellent.  I just got the M-Edge
    Platform and I must say that while I had pondered getting the future one
    with no extra area for the light, I found how incredibly comfortable it is to hold
    this cover, with Kindle, by that edge/ledge !  It takes all the fatigue out of
    holding it with any cover.  I think it's because it's long and if you hold near the
    bottom (there's that 5-way down there, after all) it's top-heavy in feel so
    that holding it one-handed with case just caused fatigue.

      Now it feels as light as can be, with nothing hanging on the left and very
    flat, compared with the exec.   There's a balance that's set up with the
    triangle made in order to have it stand at any time that contributes to
    that sense of lightness.  SO, I don't lay it down anymore.  I stand it up.

      Not that I will give up using the simple, thin, flat Amazon cover either,
    though it's "plain" etc.   Strangely enough, there is something beautiful
    to strange-me about the sheer simplicity of the Amazon cover and its
    effective functioning. 

    There are times I'd really rather not draw attention to the Kindle and it's probably
    the thinnest combo kindle/cover around and extremely secure while not
    roping it in, though M-Edge has done a good job with the corners on this
    M-Edge Platform.

      The hinge could not work better.  Nor could it bend back more easily. 
    But the M-Edge wins (of the two)  for that holding space along with the
    triangle formation,  all making it just great to hold for long reading.

      An excellent bus companion if you have to be standing, though I haven't
    taken a bus or train for some time.

      But I remain interested in this yellow holder because it is so CHEERFUL.

      And I can just pop it in.   Thanks to Ellen and to you for the direct
    link to this thinner one.
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    Re: Review of CaseCrown Memory foam case by EllenR
    « Reply #24 on: June 11, 2009, 02:56:16 pm »
    Thank you for the review!

    I need want an Oberon cover for my Kindle DX but have been looking for something to protect it until those come out.
    I ordered one through Amazon today and it should arrive about the same day!
    I ordered the black one with the external pocket.

    Thanks!

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