Originally Posted by babyd
Hi, I have just taken the plunge and ordered the Kindle 3 and the lighted cover....after years of being a Sony girl
Having looked further into the Kindle I have seen there was an issue with the hinge system on the previous kindles. It appears to have been resolved with the newer cover on the Kindle 2............this has plastic clips on the hinge system
I am wondering if the new Kindle 3 lighted cover will be okay or if it will cause problems as that has a metal hinge, to help conduct the current needed to power the light, I presume. Does anyone think it may cause new breaking issues if the hinge is metal going into a plastic case? I had a look on the non-lighted version but cannot see a pic of the hinge on that, so can't see if that is metal or plastic......
Just wondering if I may have made a mistake getting the lighted one, though I heard it was good from one preview, and seemed a convenient option.
I currently use a mighty bright with my sonys, but sometimes its a pain having the extra bulk, so this seemed great.
I can only speculate on the K3 covers, but my KDXG cover has metal clips even though it does not have a light nor the need to conduct.
The covers damaging Kindles is probably blown out of proportion. The problem is that the covers are made to open from the top side, that is when you open the cover you should see the Kindle's screen. The hinge is situated where if you try to open it from the backside you could damage the Kindle if you put too much pressure on it. A bit of common sense and watchfulness will prevent any harm. And one trick you can do that will ensure you never accidentally open the case from the backside by mistake is to use a small amount of velcro to secure the back of the Kindle to the inside of the back cover.