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Subject: Oberon Designs
Date Posted: 8/23/2011 4:38 PM ET
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I invested in a beautiful case from Oberon for my birthday. It's leather, hand made and GORGEOUS!! I'm so pleased!

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Date Posted: 8/23/2011 5:37 PM ET
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Very nice!

Date Posted: 8/23/2011 6:49 PM ET
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Very pretty!! I'm jealous! I have three of them I can't decide between if I ever decide to splurge on one. :)

Date Posted: 8/23/2011 9:39 PM ET
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Just gorgeous!!

Date Posted: 8/23/2011 10:13 PM ET
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Oooh nice. Its beautiful!

Date Posted: 8/25/2011 8:41 PM ET
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Oh my gosh its gorgeous!!!!

They have one with a dragonfly that I want!

Date Posted: 8/25/2011 9:51 PM ET
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It is absolutely gorgeous.  

I wish they had sleeves for the mac or pc laptops, but then I probably would not be able to afford to buy it anyway.  The iPad sleeves are more than I would every pay, but it is nice to dream.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

Date Posted: 8/26/2011 2:43 PM ET
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Beautiful.  I'm so tempted.  But my concern is that it will add considerable bulk and weight, and I'm not sure how much is too much, before I'm right back to the size and weight of a book.

Date Posted: 8/26/2011 3:38 PM ET
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I've been eyeing the Creekbed Maple pattern. But I did have the same question about the weight of it as Sharla had. Is it any heavier than other leather-like covers?

Date Posted: 8/26/2011 4:30 PM ET
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I'm using one of the B&N quote faux leather ones right now.  What I like about it is that it's very light.  Two issues for me.  1) there is no closure devise -- magnet, lach, bungee chord, zipper, I don't care what.  Just something to close it.  2) the case clips into the Nook on upper and bottom left corners, but not on the right .  I really don't care for that.  I want something securing all four corners.  So far it hasn't been a problem, exactly, but I just don't like it.

I'm leaning toward the Celtic Hound design in wine.  Or maybe the Tree of Life in green

 



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Date Posted: 8/26/2011 8:59 PM ET
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It's not too heavy for me at all. The NST is considerably lighter than the previous Nook and even the Kindle, so I didn't want to add a ton of weight to it. It's still lighter than a thick trade size paperback and just a touch heavier than a mass market paperback. For me, even if it was as heavy as a hardcover book, the beauty of it had me sold. It's seriously gorgeous in person. Pictures don't do these products justice. My next Oberon will be a ladies wallet after I've lost 50 lbs. :)

Date Posted: 8/27/2011 7:59 PM ET
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Oooooo, I like your thinking for that weight loss reward.  I was looking at that wallet, too.  If only it had a wrist strap I'd be even more tempted by that than by the e-reader cover, I think.

But back to the cover.  How much bulk does it add?  Right now I can put mine (in its quote cover) in a pretty small purse. In fact, that's where I have it now.  I'm sitting in a B&N where I've been browsing in-store books.  Small purse, just my wallet, phone, a small bag of cosmetic stuff, and my Nook.  But that stuffs it.  If another cover added any more size (primarily depth) I probably couldn't carry it in this purse without ditching the cosmetics. 

Date Posted: 8/27/2011 8:18 PM ET
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Oh my, that is gorgeous!

I have a Sony cover for my Sony.  It hooks on just on the left side of the ereader but it's very secure in there.  I've never worried about it coming out of there.

Date Posted: 8/27/2011 9:09 PM ET
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My problem with the left hooks isn't a matter of it coming out.  It's that I read in one hand, my left hand.  The edges of the reader are curved/slanted to the back for a nice comfortable fit in your hand (not a corner) when reading without a cover.  But in the cover, when I hit the forward ridge on the left side of the reader, the reader lifts off the right side of the cover and tilts into my hand until it hits the back and gives a sold backing to press the page forward ridge against.(I hope that made sense, but it might not to people who don't have the Nook Touch.)  Not a problem at all if I read in my right hand, and use the ridges on the right side because the left end is secure and it can't lift off and tilt into my right hand rather than just click.  But I don't read in my right hand and don't want to.  And the reader itself has the little clasp holes on all for corners, as if designed for four connection points, but every single cover they have has only two.  What's up with that?

Anyway, either I'm going to get something with four connections, or I'll just switch to reading without the cover, and get a sleeve instead of a cover.  Oberon's sleeves are just as lovely, and are lighter and less bulky compared to the Oberon covers (and cheaper, too!).  That's what I'm considering right now.  But I'll probably try reading without the cover all week to see if I like that well enough to abandon a cover and go with just the sleeve.  Not as handy as just flipping shut, but ... we'll see.

 



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