3 thoughts on “Case Logic KSW-320 Koskin 336 Ability CD/DVD Prosleeves Wallet (Black)

  1. Frosty Cold One
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost, but not quite, October 23, 2013
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    Frosty Cold One (Seattle, WA USA) –
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    This review is from: Case Logic KSW-320 Koskin 336 Capacity CD/DVD Prosleeves Wallet (Black) (Electronics)
    Just got this and it seems nice enough at first glance, but it appears to have one fatal flaw. The material fastening the zipper to the binder cover is cheapo crap, so if you use this binder to lug your CDs around, be prepared for this to rip eventually and the zipper to become non-functional. I haven’t yet filled this one up with CDs, but it seems so far that the zipper is less functional than my older Case Logic binders that are sturdy and have not caused any buyer’s remorse. At the moment I am wishing that I had purchased the slightly more expensive Case Logic ENW-352 Nylon Binder, because the pictures on Amazon for the ENW-352 show that it doesn’t have this flaw. Given that the superior model is only a few bucks more, Case Logic should consider pulling the plug on the KSW-320 to avoid tarnishing their well-earned reputation.

    Another disappointment (which may not be a concern for you) is that most of my CD booklets didn’t fit comfortably into the pockets… I had to jam them in, if they would fit at all. On the other hand, smaller pockets probably help to keep the CDs more snug and less likely to wander out.

    As far as people complaining about the brown stitching… OMG. Do you keep your CD binder on a pedestal in your living room, with spotlights showing it off? Or do your friends express horror at the stitching when you bring the binder to their place? (if so, you may want to find new friends) Consider seeing a psychologist to help you find enough meaning in your life that the color of the stitching on your CD binder is not something to complain about.

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  2. AG Pym
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Does the Job, August 23, 2010
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    AG Pym (Bookland) –

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    This review is from: Case Logic KSW-320 Koskin 336 Capacity CD/DVD Prosleeves Wallet (Black) (Electronics)
    Most of the negative reviews for this Case Logic 336-Disc CD Wallet seem to be coming from people who liked features on the older model that Case Logic either altered or got rid of on the more recent model. I have only ever used the new model, so I can’t speak to whether it’s better or worse than it used to be, but only to what I encountered when I recently (August 2010) purchased 3 of these units.

    Like most people, I’d imagine, I’m buying these because I got sick of CD jewel cases taking up so much space in my house. With their 336 disc capacity and nice sale price on Amazon, these Case Logic CD wallets seemed to be the solution. They arrived last week, and I spent a day interacting with these wallets quite a bit as I organized my CDs and put them into the wallets, so here’s what I think:

    1) Unlike some other reviewers, I don’t find the brown stitching on the black wallets to be a big deal. I think these wallets are a bit better looking than many others on the market, even with the brown stitching, but in any case, let’s get real – they’re CD wallets, so they were never going to be beautiful. The color of the stitching isn’t really what’s holding them back from being an aesthetic asset to your home. CD wallets are depressing to look at no matter what. You will be happier if you store them in a cabinet out of sight, whatever color their stitching happens to be.

    2) These wallets have an awesome capacity, and they are able to lie impressively flat almost to the last few pages of a wallet that has been filled with liner notes and CDs stored in the same pocket (i.e. making it overstuffed, since they recommend separating them, but I have too many CDs and didn’t like to waste the space). I also really like the flat file portion in the front of the wallet, which is great for storing those fat booklets that sometimes come in CDs instead of standard liner notes, or just CDs that you want to be able to access quickly. Being able to remove this flat file wouldn’t have added anything to my experience, but I understand why people who enjoyed that feature on the last model might be bitter that it’s been removed. I would never have taken it out, though, so it’s no biggie to me personally that it’s no longer removable.

    3) The handle seems really sturdy, and these store really nicely, keeping your CDs neat and dust free. Perhaps it would have been nice to be able to label the handles, as someone suggested you could on a previous model, but I tend to use our P-Touch Label Maker for stuff like this anyway, since it looks neater than handwritten labels, so again, no real biggie to me, and frankly the profile looks neater without the plastic sleeve on the handle that you’d need for a label.

    Bottom line: My expectations were pretty basic: I just wanted a functional and durable-seeming CD wallet that held a lot of CDs and didn’t cost too much loot. This Case Logic model fit the bill, so I’m happy with my purchase.

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  3. Pedro
    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good price, good storage option, December 21, 2008
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    Pedro (San Francisco, CA United States) –

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    I have a lot of CDs and wanted to get rid of the jewel cases to reclaim some space in my living room. I read a lot of reviews before buying this case, and here is what made me choose it.

    PROS
    * Space for a lot of CDs (208 in the pages, 16 more up front) but not so many that it’s a pain to carry.
    * CDs are inserted from the top, *not the side*. This is huge because otherwise all the CDs would shake loose when carrying the case by it’s handle.
    * The handle is a definite plus for a case this size when more than half filled.
    * Despite what manufacturer says, you *can* fit both the CD booklet and the CD into each pocket. Have not filled all the pockets yet, but have done so with another similar CaseLogic case. Some reviewers said that the pages filled with booklets and CDs will exceed the capacity of the binder. Again, have not filled this one to capacity yet but did not have this problem with the other similar case. Case Logic CD-R ProSleeve® Binder – 192 Discs
    * Exterior is nice-looking black faux leather, smooth so easy to clean.

    CONS
    * Like every other CD wallet, the zipper comes nearly all the way to the edge but leaves a gap for dust to get in. I get that this is pretty unavoidable, but why not put the gap on the bottom rather than the top. That way no dust would get in, and way too small a gap to lose a CD.

    OTHER
    * The “binder” does allow pages to be pulled in and out for rearranging but I don’t really plan to make use of that. Some people don’t like that it only opens in front (so that all pages in front of the one that you want to remove must also be removed), but hardly a concern because I’m not going to be doing this several times per day.
    * Some people complained that the binder is a little flimsy. Have not had problems with it but have not really stress tested it yet either.

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