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MineKinder said:
I received my Cole Haan bronze cover today with my K2, and I am not liking the cover at all.
Of course this is my FIRST Kindle. But the cover is too rough and stiff, for my liking. Also I don't like the 4 elastic bands, that hold it.
I am going to return it soon, and wait for a velcro Oberon. Now I know... I will go with a smoother Oberon, maybe one with a pattern just on the front, and with VELCRO for sure!

Just my $0.02!
I don't know what constitutes too rough but I have read posts from some folks that they did not like the Oberon covers because they were rough. They ended up buying a smoother m-edge and really liked them. Since Oberon's cannot be returned, you might be running a risk ordering one.

I am not trying to discourage you from ordering an Oberon, I love my Sky Dragon, just suggesting that the Oberon covers are not smooth. I don't know how they compare to the Haan covers texturally. Just tossing it out there for your consideration.
 

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ProfCrash said:
I don't know what constitutes too rough but I have read posts from some folks that they did not like the Oberon covers because they were rough. They ended up buying a smoother m-edge and really liked them. Since Oberon's cannot be returned, you might be running a risk ordering one.

I am not trying to discourage you from ordering an Oberon, I love my Sky Dragon, just suggesting that the Oberon covers are not smooth. I don't know how they compare to the Haan covers texturally. Just tossing it out there for your consideration.
I actually had an Oberon cover, I had bought when I was waiting of a K1. I loved it, it had the velcro holding system. The leather on the Oberon is rich and buttery,
and I love the floating look of the velcro. This Cole Haan's texture , for me, was not as nice.
Also I don't like the way, the elastic covers the on and off slider at the top of the K2.
After using the Cole Haan for the few days I did, the elastic bands looked sort of stretched already.
Today, I just received the black Amazon cover, and I really like it a lot! Its sleek, smooth, and feels nice to the touch.
And it does NOT shed on my black clothes, the Cole Haan's inside swede shed on my black pants.
 

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Here is a quick pic to show you how it folds back. When it sits, it is not quite flat. Though I am sure, over time as my Oberon did, it will go flatter from the weight. I usually leave it folded back, next to me, till I go to bed. But when you hold it, it does go flatter if you hold and press the spine as you read. It is so soft it takes little effort to do that and I find it quite comfortable to hold. I do wonder how the wear will show on the spine over time, but I think this is the kind of thing that just looks better, the more worn it gets.

Thanks for the pics. I appreciate it. I am going to get it. I am glad its darker as well. I thought the cover was a little too light. With the soft leather its looks like it will fold flat with time. The smooth leather cases are stiffer and while I can fold it back, it won't ever sit flat I think. But my main issue was when closed, it wouldn't sit flat like the amazon case does. That is just an ocd thing on my part I guess.



Also keep in mind, the color on the amazon page is really off. It is a much richer, carmel like brown. I am actually very happy about that. Why they describe it as tan, I have no idea?

Oh and I love the elastic corners, I think they look great, keeping it all monochromatic, just adds a touch of class to the whole thing.
 

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Oh, it does stay flat when closed... but I will add that the top left does not quite cover the edge of the Kindle unless kind of forced.
Again, this may be part of the charm of the worn style of it. However, I think it can be trained, when I pull it into place it does cover the K completely. I have a large elastic band around it to get it mold into the right position... if that makes sense? I have a feeling that this is not how they all are, just a slight fault in mine and it is very slight...

If I do decided to send it back, that will be enough of a reason... ;)

Oh and I have gotten around the problem of the strap cover the the on/off switch, just by folding it under slightly.

 

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Octochick said:
Oh, it does stay flat when closed... but I will add that the top left does not quite cover the edge of the Kindle unless kind of forced.
Again, this may be part of the charm of the worn style of it. However, I think it can be trained, when I pull it into place it does cover the K completely. I have a large elastic band around it to get it mold into the right position... if that makes sense? I have a feeling that this is not how they all are, just a slight fault in mine and it is very slight...

I heard about those issues from the reviews. They don't bother me too much. I had a hard time deciding on this case because it looked so light and floppy that I thought it would awkward to hold but looks pretty good. I am going to order it.

If I do decided to send it back, that will be enough of a reason... ;)

Oh and I have gotten around the problem of the strap cover the the on/off switch, just by folding it under slightly.
I heard about those issues from the reviews. They don't bother me too much. I had a hard time deciding on this case because it looked so light and floppy that I thought it would awkward to hold but looks pretty good. I am going to order it.
 

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I received the bronze woven cover. It is very pretty, although I should note that the color is darker and less metallic than it looks in the photos on Amazon. The elastic on mine doesn't cover the power switch as others have mentioned.

I love that I can set this on my bedside table and just slip the K in when I am on the verge of falling asleep. No messing with clips or corners. I'll use this one for travel as well. :-*
 
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