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Pimping Out Your E-Reader

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Pimping Out Your E-Reader

Post by boswellbaxter » Fri May 27th, 2011, 12:51 pm

I was in an airplane the other day and was admiring the cover and light that the woman next to me had on her Nook. So I broke down and finally ordered a cover with built-in light for Mr. Kindle (perfect for bringing him to sporting events and reading once the lights go down). Evidently, there are a lot of accessories one can buy for e-readers--has anyone else succumbed?
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Post by Misfit » Fri May 27th, 2011, 12:59 pm

I ordered a cover once I figured out I needed something to protect it from kitteh hair (she walks all over that like she does a book), but nothing else so far. Don't go to sporting events thankfully so haven't had a need for a super secret light. I'm still busy looking for free books to stuff it with, but from my feeds at GR I think Jemidar is putting me to shame :D
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Post by Vanessa » Fri May 27th, 2011, 1:41 pm

Yes, I have a Kindle cover with light. Mine's bright pink! :D
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Post by Mythica » Fri May 27th, 2011, 1:44 pm

I figured a cover was necessary for protection and since I pre-ordered the newest Kindle, the official Amazon cover was pretty much the only thing available at the time. The built in light is awesome.

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri May 27th, 2011, 2:49 pm

I was given a fancy leather cover for Christmas. But it made the whole heavier and was cumbersome, and didn't do the one thing I wanted, which was put a cover on the keyboard so I don't grab it accidentally. So I gave it to Jay to use on his kindle. He likes it.

I use a clip-on LED light that I have used to read so Jay can sleep and while backpacking for years. It's better than the one they sell with the kindle, and lighter too.

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Post by SGM » Fri May 27th, 2011, 3:25 pm

I decided a cover was necessary because I kept on hitting the page forward/back button by mistake whilst on the underground or bus or something. But I thought the price of the Amazon one ridiculous so bought one from Ebay at approximately 1/10th of the cost and it suits me very nicely. I will buy more books with the money saved.
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Post by Brenna » Fri May 27th, 2011, 4:18 pm

I bought a pretty purple cover for mine. I received the a battery light that was recommended by amazon for my birthday.
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Post by Divia » Fri May 27th, 2011, 9:50 pm

I'm searching for a cover right now for my nook. :)
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Post by Telynor » Fri May 27th, 2011, 11:12 pm

I've had a cover and protective screens for my Nook ever since I got mine. Pretty much a necessity with our trio of cats about. The clip on light I'm not crazy about, but it does work in a pinch when I need a bit more -- problem is that the light reflects off of the surround, so it's pretty much useless at times, which annoys me to no end. On the other hand, in one of my needlework catalogs, there's a canvas blank cover available for the Nook, so I'm thinking about putting my SCA coat of arms on it.

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Post by LoveHistory » Sat May 28th, 2011, 5:39 am

[quote=""Telynor""]I've had a cover and protective screens for my Nook ever since I got mine. Pretty much a necessity with our trio of cats about. The clip on light I'm not crazy about, but it does work in a pinch when I need a bit more -- problem is that the light reflects off of the surround, so it's pretty much useless at times, which annoys me to no end. On the other hand, in one of my needlework catalogs, there's a canvas blank cover available for the Nook, so I'm thinking about putting my SCA coat of arms on it.[/quote]

Awesome idea, Telynor! If I ever get as far as registering arms, I'm totally doing that!

My parents are going to chip in to get our boys the Nook Color and I think a cover is pretty much a must for it. Been looking at the options. Think I'll check eBay and see if they have a better selection.

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