02-11-2010 12:17 PM
There is one design feature that I don't see on the Nook....a handle. I need something to slide to insure that i won't drop it on the ground. Maybe a little jacket with a strap or have a strap running length-wise on the Nook so I can slide my hand through and keep it steady and secure in my mitts. Or at least be able to put a strap through so I could hang around my neck. I'm just not ready to pay for something I could easily drop on the ground.
02-11-2010 01:16 PM
I have been searching and searching for a cover with a strap. My fear is reading on the subway platform and having someone knock into me sending my nook crashing to the platform. m-edge has a sleeve with a strap. I have been also trying to figure out how to add a strap to my current cover. The nook should have been designed with one of those tiny little strap attachment thingies like cell phones have. Then you could add the strap if you like.
02-11-2010 01:32 PM
Barnes and Noble sells a book cover that is ment to transport a conventional hard bound book, that you are currently reading, to and from work say. It is made of black nylon canvas and has a handle (strap) on the spine side with a zipper on the other three sides. There is also a zippered pocket on the front face of it to store head phones, charger, book light, etc.
My Nook with its leather (sinclair) cover fits perfectly inside. It costs about $14.00
02-11-2010 02:06 PM
Is this is what MerlinCA is talking about? It would be ok for transport. I own this type of cover for my hardcover books. The design won't allow you to read with this cover on a nook. I am looking for a cover that has a wrist strap and open for reading while the wrist strap is still on my wrist.
02-11-2010 02:33 PM
I have the Bleecker cover...when the top flap is folded back, it secures with the elastic strap. I usually slide my hand under that strap to secure the nook to my hand.
It's the best solution I've found so far.
I've considered attaching a velcro loop to the back of the naked nook, so I could slide a finger through the loop, but don't really want to glue anything to the nook.
02-11-2010 04:30 PM
The Oberon covers (which, I understand, are expensive and not for everyone) has a flap on the front cover that I slide my hand into when the cover is folded back while I am reading. I have found this to be a great solution and very secure. (Sorry the pic is so big!)
02-12-2010 09:15 AM
I was thinking about the possibilities of a carrying strap, and might (key word is Might) have an idea. Since the back of the Nook is actually designed to come off, and snap on tightly, you could order something like this (cell phone wrist strap) http://www4.dealtime.com/xPO-Cellet-Hand-Strap-wit
02-12-2010 11:20 AM
I really like the Oberon. It's simple, but functional. The nook looks like it fits pretty snug in that casing. I purchased a vinal cover for my nook for a little extra color. Do you know if the nook will still fit in the Oberon with a vinal cover?
02-12-2010 11:42 AM
"has a flap on the front cover that I slide my hand into when the cover is folded back while I am reading."
jnicho, using the flap is such a good idea!
02-12-2010 12:08 PM
Do you know if the nook will still fit in the Oberon with a vinal cover?
Do you mean the silicone cover? Before I got my Oberon, I had the silcone cover in grapefruit and used the neoprene sleve to protect it when not in use. The silicone cover will not fit in the Oberon cover - the Oberon is designed to be very snug, and it will not accomodate anything except perhaps a skin.
I really love my Oberon, and have gotten many many compliments on it in the two weeks I've had it - and since I discovered the hand-in-the-flap thing, reading has been even easier and comfortable for me. I know not everyone likes the designs (some find them to be very "busy" and not to their tastes) and they are very expensive, but I know that my Oberon will more than likely outlast the Nook, so the price is worth it :-)
11-06-2011 08:22 PM
Did you ever find it? I saw a picture someplace but cannot recall where? It was sort of flexible - kind of like the little flexible tripods for cameras. It affixed somehow to the ereader and you slip your hand in it. I will keep looking.