When I bought my Kobo Touch I had a look at the available cases which were dedicated Kobo Touch cases. Suffice to say they were all either horrible design, horrible colour, impractical or a mix of all three, and quite honestly far too expensive for (let’s face it) a case. So I had a browse around online. And I have to point out that I did not browse through the many thousands of choices on every website available to me, therefore, far be it from me to say there are “NO good official Kobo Touch cases available”. HOWEVER, I will venture to say that of the ones I looked at, about 98% seemed to have a weird elastic string thing going on. Rather than describing it I’ll just include a picture below:
Which, to me, looks pretty flimsy. I mean basically there are just these 4 bits of string between your Kobo and certain e-reader death. Plus elastic wears out over time so surely this is not a long term solution. However, as I DO NOT ACTUALLY HAVE ONE, nor have I used one (apart from trying it in the shop), I can’t say how well this works or how long the elasticity lasts. But I wasn’t about to risk it.
ANYway, this design did not impress and I was looking for a sturdy, practical case for my Kobo as
1.) – I tend to drop things a lot so it needs to be protected
2.) – I want to take my Kobo most places I go, so it must survive being shoved in a bag with keys and money and other stuff
After searching unsuccessfully for some time I discovered an extremely crucial and vital detail. The Kobo Touch and the 4th Generation Kindle are ALMOST exactly the same size!! The Kobo Touch measures 165mm by 114mm (6.5″ x 4.5″) and has a depth of 10mm (0.4″) while the Kindle 4 measures 166mm by 114mm (6.5″ x 4.5″) and has a depth of 8.7mm (0.34″).
So in a box it’s something like this…
Aha! The scope was vastly expanded due to Amazon’s stock of cases for it’s own e-reader.
My final choice was the CaseCrown Regal Flip Case for Amazon Kindle 4th Generation. The case itself is advertised to measure 165mm by 121mm (6.5″ x 4.8″) and has a depth of 13 mm (0.5″). I have heard reports that this is too small to completely cover the Kindle 4 but it is perfect for the Kobo Touch. Continue reading