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Brand: Cath Kidston / Type: Wallet - For camera

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      17.07.2013 22:06
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      A pretty camera case for the girls.

      I'm reviewing my Cath Kidston camera case.
      This was a Christmas present but I'm told they cost around £5-£15.
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      Mine is a different pattern to the one pictured above .
      It is bright red with a rather mind-blowing psychedelic floral pattern. Very 60's/Mary Quant looking actually.
      It measures 13cms x 8cms x 3cms and comes complete with a white strap that can be attached to a small D ring situated at the top edge of the case .
      It has a white sturdy zip that covers just over half the edge of the case and the zip has a Cath Kidston logo tag attached for easy grip when using the zip.
      The fabric appears to be a sturdy cotton coated with shiny waterproofing on the outside, but with a soft white inner backing.
      There is a small inside pocket for spare memory cards.

      ***MY OPINION***

      To be honest I really didn't need this because I had a cheap little camera case that suited my small digital camera just fine. But this was among a bag of Christmas goodies from my niece and because I see her daily (I child-mind her two children) I felt obliged to be seen using it.

      My Samsung digital camera fits into it just nicely though, so that was a good start , but I must say the pattern is not one I'd choose for myself. It is called "Electric Flowers".
      Because of the recent hot weather my camera has had a lot of use during garden fun time and the nylon zip has taken a lot of abuse in the rush to get the camera out at special moments and then back in it's case for safety, but so far it has caused me no problems with sticking or breaking.
      I haven't used the strap at all. First of all I don't fancy the camera dangling around prone to knocks, and second I think a white strap on an item like this a bad idea . It will be filthy from handling and look disgusting in no time. So the strap has been set aside.
      The outer plastic coating has been handy though, because the camera has been in the vicinity of splashing and dripping toddlers and so far none of the minor water splashing has penetrated the coating.

      I don't have a spare memory card, but I can see that the inner pocket is handy for those who need that extra safe place within the case for a memory card. I just keep a tiny cloth from hubby's old glasses case folded in there to clean the screen or lens if needed.
      Like I said, the pattern on mine is rather garish, but that has strangely become a plus for spotting it in a hurry in the jumble in the glove compartment of the car or in the even more jumbly sideboard drawer.

      All in all this has been a useful item and the pattern shouldn't be an issue if you are planning to buy one, because Kidston products have a good choice of patterns.....mostly ditsy-cutesy ones though and very girly in my opinion.

      I do find the impractical white strap idea annoying though and because of that I'm being harsh and removing a star.


      Thank you for reading ~~~myloh.

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        20.06.2013 13:54
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        a lovely and trustworthy gadget case!

        I take my camera most places with me and therefore need a case to protect it from scratches or breakages, and I have found that this case does all that perfectly. I bought this in the Cath Kidston shop on student discount for about £8, but it usually retails at £9. I find that this is quite expensive but since it is a branded product, and seeing as it is such good quality, then it can be said to be justified. It also comes in all of the usual Cath Kidston patterns available: I bought it in a light blue with a floral pattern, which I think is a popular design of theirs and one of my favourites.

        It is made of the usual 100% PVC coating with the cotton pattern underneath and this is of the usual high quality that you'd expect from Cath Kidston: it is well put together and after having it for over a year, has shown no signs of wear or tear. The pattern hasn't been affected by usage and the colours haven't run: I say this as I have had a bag from Cath Kidston which was ruined when the colours ran and it ended up with a massive pink stain on the cotton. However, the rain hasn't affected this case in any way and there isn't a stain on it: the pvc is easy to wipe and so stains would be easy to remove.

        It fits my camera perfectly, which is a Panasonic Lumix and around a standard size for a digital camera: even with the the big lens on the front of the camera there is still plenty of room in the case. I reckon that it'd fit most average sized digital cameras, though obviously not bigger dslr types or ones with bigger lenses. The dimensions are 8 x 13 x 2cm. It also fits inside my handbag very easily, which is a plus since my handbag is quite small to start with.

        Inside the case there is a small pocket for memory/sd cards, which is useful and means there's less chance of losing such cards, since they're quite small. It also comes with a detachable lanyard to keep it safe when not stored away in a bag. The lining of the case is memory foam and therefore very protective: I definitely trust this case to keep my camera safe. You could drop this case on the floor with the camera inside and not worry about the contents being broken.

        All in all, this case is the usual high quality that you come to expect from Cath Kidston and even though it retails at £9, it is justified since it is so well made, pretty and can be trusted to protect its contents. Also, there's a sale on the site at the moment and some designs for this case have been reduced to £7!

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        03.02.2012 16:34
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        A definite hit from Cath Kidston, great design and well made gadget case

        I really love all things Cath Kidston, I like the quality as well as the designs they do. After the long month that was January come pay day I treated myself to this gadget case for my mobile phone to stop it getting scratched and damaged as well as the excuse to have a cute and fashionable case to carry about.

        The gadget case is made of 100% PVC coated cotton that feels really tough and durable. The case is thick and padded which is perfect for holding precious items such as phones and cameras, I wouldn't worry too much about accidentally dropping something in this case. There is a small rubber tag on the case with the Cath Kidston branding on it and on the top a small hook that you can attach the included string or a charm of your choice to. Inside the case is a plain lining with a mini pocket to hold something very small!

        The pattern I have on mine is slightly different to the picture, it's called Birds and has an ivory background colour with tiny cute little robin redbreast like birds sitting on branches and some pink, red and blue simple flowers surrounding these. It is a more modern design than some of their others. In the Cath Kidston shop they had about six different designs for this case, which were all very nice in their own right, so there is a lot of variety to suit individual tastes.

        The cases dimensions are 8cm x 13cm x 4cm making it perfect for my phone with room to spare (HTC Desire size). On the top half of the case is a thick zip that goes right the way around half of the case, this is quite chunky and again shows its quality. The case is stated as being made from oilcloth and the PVC lining means that is it both waterproof and wipe clean, so you don't have to worry about it getting grubby in your bag and ruining the patterning at all.

        I bought my gadget case from a Cath Kidston store, but they are available online too and in some store like John Lewis and Debenhams, priced at £9 it makes a lovely gift idea as well as a little treat for yourself.

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          01.06.2011 04:49
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          After buying a new camera, i was in search of a decent camera case that would keep it secure, but would also look nice. I looked around on Amazon but couldn't particulary see anything that took my fancy, so had a glimpse on the Asos website as i'm aware that they sell a range of accessories. It didn't take long before i saw this, which is designed by Cath Kidston. I was attracted to it purely because it was a gorgeous floral, vintage looking case and very girly and summery - ideal for the upcoming summer months. Ofcourse the fact it's a cath kidston product was another of the reasons i instantly bought it, as i'm a huge fan of her products because of the great designs and good quality.

          The case is 12cm long and 8cm wide, which is pretty small for a camera case, but big enough for an average digital camera or iPod touch/iPhone/blackberry. The material on the exterior of the case is pvc coated cotton which adds a shiny look to it and the inside of the case is a hundred percent polyester, adding a cushiony softness to keep the camera secure.

          It's high quality and obvious that it's good quality just by the touch - it's got a sturdy feel to it.

          The case is available in 2 patterns - both floral. One is white with a gorgeous pinky/red shade rose pattern (complete with green stalks), and one is baby blue on the front and back with a mixed-colour floral pattern on it, on the sides it's white.

          The case has a simple zip which has a little rubber tag on it with cath kidston's name in red handwriting, the zip goes half way down either side, making it easy to open and close quickly. There is a detatchable strap included which you can sling around your neck and it's good for when you're out for the day and want to keep your camera handy. I can't fit the case into my jean pockets as it's a bit too long and sticks out the top, so usually just put it in my handbag when going out.

          I bought the case from Asos.com for £6, saving £2 as it was in the sale. This is alot more than i'd usually pay for a camera case but because it's a cath kidston product i wasn't too bothered as i feel the quality of her items is up to standard and a majority of her items are alot more than £6 so i felt i got somewhat of a bargain!

          I'm really happy with my case. I have the blue one which i love and i'd certianly get another one either for myself (if i ever get another camera), or as a gift for a friend. It's unique, versatile, girly, in season and is ideal for any vintage-style/floral print fan!

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            01.11.2010 13:18
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            Don't be fooled by the nice designs

            I am a great fan of Cath Kidston's designs and products, but I am not a great fan of her prices. So as a special birthday treat earlier in the year, my children (aged 3 and 2, so perhaps too young to select their own gift for me!) bought me this gadget case for my digital camera - one of the cheapest items on her website.

            It can actually be used to store any sort of gadget such as a mobile phone, ipod, camera...as long as the item falls with the size of the gadget case (which is approx 9 x 13cm with a depth of 4cm - so it's fairly sizeable).

            I was fed up of using my boring black camera case, and I thought this jazzy oilcloth case would brighten up my life a little bit. I was quite prepared to exchange £8 for the item because I thought it was a bit different to your usual camera case, and the pretty pattern was worth it.

            As stated above, the case is big enough to hold many different types of small gadgets we are now all so familiar with and rely on in our everyday lives. It also comes with a long detachable strap, long enough to have round your neck so you can carry the gadget case like a bag, if you wish. I have actually detached mine because I just find it irritating and would never carry a camera around my neck because I spend most of my time bent over fastening shoes, picking up dropped toys...so it would just drag on the floor if I did.

            The case has a zip fastening with goes half way down either side, so you have plenty of space for retrieving your 'gadget' from the case. It's also a zip that stays closed, not one of these that gradually works its way undone until 'crash' your gadget is on the floor in pieces.

            Inside the case is a small pocket, well I say pocket because that's what it's advertised as, suitable for storing memory cards. It's just a 'slip-in' pocket with no closure, so it really serves no purpose, well not for me anyway. I have a spare battery for my camera which I like to keep in this pocket in the gadget case, but most of the time when I open the case and get my camera out, the battery usually comes flying out too. I have actually nearly lost this battery several times because of this. It would have been a lot better if they had put a small amount of Velcro on the pocket, or perhaps a small zip. Then this 'pocket' would actually function as a useful extra.

            To say that this item was a treat for myself (from my kids of course!) it's not really something I have been totally happy with. I've had it for 6 months now and to be honest, the quality is very high because I use my camera every day so the zip has been opened and closed more times than I care to count, the camera has reamined intact despite my clumsiness. The case has been everywhere with me, yet it still looks brand new; the design is brilliant, I just love the colours and the whole look of the item

            But as a functioning camera case it's really not that good. To be honest, it's a bit big for my digital camera and it tends to rattle about in there, the inside pocket is rubbish, and the long strap I found irritating.

            So it's not really something I would buy again or recommend, and I'm actually beginning to think that Cath Kidston items are really not worth the money!

            Available in 6 pretty designs for £8 each on the Cath Kidston website.
            www.cathkidston.co.uk

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