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booksbysteph says "Heed My Warnings"
on September 20, 2012
I would call this a "good enough" product.
1.) I saw other reviews regarding the leather. NOTE - it is not leather, if you look at the product description it tells you what it is really made of (I cannot think of the word off the top of my head).
2.) Purple - it is a deep purple. I, personally, LOVE the color.
3.) NOOKColor = tight snug. The bottom, where you slip your NOOK into is not 1 long piece that makes sure your NOOK won't fall out. It has 2 pieces, not even an inch wide, that keep your NOOK from falling out of the bottom. It is snug in the sense that you cannot put anything thicker in it. My NOOKColor fits snuggly (is that a word?), to the point that I had to use extra force to push it all the way in.
4.) Too short - I pushed my NOOKColor in as far as I could without the fear of ripping the bottom holders and the top of my NOOKColor sticks out. It is not alot, I cannot even give a measurement to it, but if you are the type of person that notices those things, you will see it.
5.) The top elastic bands are so tight, I thought I was not going to be able to use them (then I would return this product), but after wrestling with them, I finally got them on. They are light grey in color. Remember, purple holder, black NOOKColor that juts out a bit with light grey elastic bands...if you did not care about this product being a tad to small, you might care about this. It clashes in the color scheme. We are working with dark, deep colors and they throw in light grey elastic? Come on!
6.) It has a magnetic closure that you sometimes have to force. When closing up, you definately have to pay attention to feel the magnets attach.
7.) The material looks and feels durable, great stitching. I do not have worry in that area (but I only got this this morning).
I bought this because I needed something to tide me over until I could afford a fancy, designer case from Barnes & Noble. It is inexpensive and it will do the job I bought it for. It is good enough, for me, to protect my NOOKColor for a few weeks. Those who are looking for something more longterm...remember, you get what you pay for. If you are the type of person who is really nit picky, well, above is the list you will encounter. I, however, am not when it comes to this product. That is why I am giving it a neutral rating.
(If something negative happens in the future, as I use it more, I will update you)
Hope this helps!