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Title: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: VictoriaP on April 06, 2009, 04:29:17 pm
Due to health issues, I recently decided I needed a lightweight alternative to the Oberon cover for the K2, which is my primary method of protecting the Kindle.  I did a fair amount of research and ordered the Octovo sleeve from Amazon.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/316VZCgU3BL._SL160_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/OCTO-Sleeve-Amazon-Kindle-2/dp/B001S7DJ20%3FSubscriptionId%3D191QQXMKQHK0QVM06SG2%26tag%3Dkbpst-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB001S7DJ20)

The Octovo sleeve is a non leather product at the lower end of the price range for K2 protection.  It ships directly through Amazon, so it's eligible for either free super saver shipping (though it falls just under the $25 threshold) or for free two day air under Amazon prime.  The pictures on the Amazon listing are accurate both in terms of color and structure, so I won't be taking pics for this review.

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Overall:

For the price point, this is a reasonable choice for protecting a K2 if you prefer a case to a book-like cover and are more concerned with protection & price over style.  It's not a high end product, and shouldn't be judged as such.  It's insanely lightweight, decently padded, and I don't doubt its ability to protect the screen as well as anything else currently on the market.  Long term durability of the liner could be an issue, but again, at this price point, if it lasts a year most people will be satisfied.  I'm assuming the overly tight fit is limited to this unit as there are no complaints listed in the Amazon reviews; if this proves to be a consistent issue with manufacturing, the product would be downgraded to a "don't buy".

Edit:  I did ultimately return the Octo sleeve as the fit made the unit unusable for my purposes.  Others have noted that the problem may be limited to those who use a skin with their Kindle--the extra micro-millimeter thickness added may be too much for the manufacturing tolerances of this case.
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve -- first look
Post by: pomlover2586 on April 06, 2009, 09:30:13 pm
Awesome thanks!
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: mominsky on June 17, 2009, 05:10:06 pm
thanks for the review - this is the case i am thinking of ordering.  i am definitely one to read the device "naked"....so i want a sleeve.  it is between this and the neoprene one - but the neoprene one has a zipper and i worry that the inside of the zipper will scratch the kindle, and also that this one being more rigid, would provide better protection if things are pushed against it inside my wife's purse when traveling on and off a plane or something.
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: JetJammer on June 17, 2009, 05:14:56 pm
thanks for the review - this is the case i am thinking of ordering.  i am definitely one to read the device "naked"....so i want a sleeve.  it is between this and the neoprene one - but the neoprene one has a zipper and i worry that the inside of the zipper will scratch the kindle, and also that this one being more rigid, would provide better protection if things are pushed against it inside my wife's purse when traveling on and off a plane or something.

You might also look at the Waterfield sleeve (if you haven't already).  I have 2 of them for my K2, and they work perfectly well with my decal girl skins.


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Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: VictoriaP on June 17, 2009, 05:20:30 pm
I ultimately went with the TrendyDigital Simplicity sleeve, and I've been far more pleased with it.  It has a more elegant look, and I've had none of the issues I had with the Octo sleeve.  The review for that one is here, complete with pictures:  https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,9314.0.html 

The Waterfield sleeve would probably have been the next step if I hadn't gone with the Simplicity, they're a good company from everything I've heard.
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: mominsky on June 25, 2009, 04:50:29 pm
well, after looking at the other sleeves, i really do like the look of the OCTO one, so i ordered it.  should come in next weds - my alarm clock broke this morning and i LOVED the one i had, so I ordered the newer version of it from amazon as well, and since an alarm clock is a bit important for me to get SOON, I decided to pay for the standard ground shipping over the free super saver :-P

i will post back here with my thoughts of the case once i get it.  I also have a new Kindle coming as my 5-way controller was having a problem.
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: Trilby on July 26, 2009, 03:51:25 pm
Hi, thanks for the review. I think this is the sleeve I ordered with my Kindle. I'll know by Wednesday 29 July. I hope it fits okay, but if not, I will return it.
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: KindleKay (aka #1652) on July 26, 2009, 03:57:09 pm
my alarm clock broke this morning and i LOVED the one i had, so I ordered the newer version of it from amazon as well, and since an alarm clock is a bit important for me to get SOON, I decided to pay for the standard ground shipping over the free super saver :-P

What alarm clock do you LOVE?
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: OCTOVO on November 18, 2009, 04:52:00 pm
Hi all,

OCTO here, just to let you know we have made this case available in many different colors;

See link; http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=OCTO

Many thanks for your feedback and support,

Regards,

Elle
OCTO
[email protected]
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: cheerio on December 14, 2009, 02:46:00 pm
Glad to see suppliers here also, KB is one hugh network
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: kevindorsey on December 19, 2009, 06:13:04 pm
good review!
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: cheerio on December 21, 2009, 09:58:18 am
I have noticed that your company does sell a lot of these, must be a good product
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: R. M. Reed on December 21, 2009, 10:31:27 am
Um, Octo, Octovo - the same company? Did the reviewer type it wrong?
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: Trilby on January 09, 2010, 12:32:15 pm
I just placed an order for another Octo Sleeve. :)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31y9iFdOHlL._SS400_.jpg)
Title: Re: Octovo K2 sleeve review
Post by: cheerio on January 11, 2010, 05:55:16 pm
nice color