eBook Reader Case Review: Noreve Sony Reader PRS-T1 Tradition Leather Case
Reviewed by Tong Zhang
Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: High quality material and craftsmanship, form fit yet slim, very functional.
What's Not: Takes extra days to get the case for made-to-order. The rough cut surface tends to attract dirt and lint.
Classy and quality are the best words to describe the Noreve Sony Reader PRS-T1 Tradition Leather case. Designed specially for the eReader, the Noreve Sony Reader leather case is very protective of the entire device, and it's very easy to use. As with other Noreve cases, you can order this handmade case in different leather finishes/textures and in many color options. Noreve, a French case company, ships their cases worldwide; and online retailers such as Amazon offers certain cases models from Noreve as well.
The Noreve Sony Reader PRS-T1 Tradition Leather Case is a portfolio style case that includes a reader holder on the right and front cover on the left. The device holder is actually molded into the shape of the device and reinforced with inserts that provide extra protection against pokes, bumps and even drops. There are clamps on three sides of the device to hold it securely in the case, and they are easy to work with. The case has a closure lip extending from the right side to wrap around and secure the front cover with a magnetic snap.
The front cover on the Noreve Sony Reader PRS-T1 Tradition Leather Case also has strong insert that can protect the front of the eBook reader just as well as the back. The front cover has only a small metal branding piece on the front but offers a large pocket on the inside along with two card slots as well as a clear photo ID pocket. If you store bills in the large pocket and credit cards and an ID in these built-in storage compartments, you can turn the ebook reader case into a wallet.
The elegant case uses very high quality leather and has excellent stitching. Noreve offers several cuts and surfaces for the case including Vintage Rough Cuts, Hi Gloss cuts and more grainy Sleek P C12 cuts. The surface on our dark vintage rough cut case has a subtle vintage look but attracts small dirt pieces. The interior of the Rough Cut case is smooth and doesn't attract dirt or link like the exterior surface. These three special material cases offer different leather grains and textures in select color options. You can also order the more easily available Napa leather style in a dozen colors.
The Noreve Sony Reader PRS-T1 Tradition Leather Case is a completely functional case while protecting the ebook reader. The bottom clamps of the ebook reader holder leave out the Reset hole, microUSB port, 3.5mm audio jack and the power button exposed for easy access even with the front cover closed. So if you need to charge the eReader or listen to audio books, you can keep the front cover closed. When you open the front cover, you have access to all the front control buttons on the Sony Reader PRS-T1. You can fold the front cover back when reading on the ebook reader.
If you are looking for a slim and stylish leather case for your Sony Reader PRS-T1 or as a gift, the Noreve Sony Reader PRS-T1 Tradition Leather Case is a great choice. It's very slim, form fitting and provides great protection for the ebook reader. It comes in a nice gift box, and the quality of the material is top notch. The Noreve case is very functional and comes in various textures/finishes with different color options, and it should last as long as your eBook reader. And as it's handmade, it takes about 10 days to ship a made-to-order case from Noreve, or at least until online retailers such as Amazon starts to stock this case.