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Old 07-25-2008, 03:16 PM   #31
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Based on the photos, it seems like some opaque tape around the edge might be a good idea-- otherwise, the page area would tend to get a bit washed out by the edge glare. Or is that just an artifact of the photo?
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:07 PM   #32
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Based on the photos Sea-Los posted, the screen with the wedge light looks remarkably like the EB-1150 screen.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:03 PM   #33
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A word of warning. I just got back from the sony store where I exchanged my first wedge case due to scratches on the right 1/2 inch of the wedge. It was very annoying. Not sure if this is an isolated incident in the quality control, but I would suggest that if you buy the case at the sony store that they open it up for you to check. The salesperson at the Valley Fair mall in San Jose opened it on his suggestion saying "I don't want you to get another scratched one." Very cool of them to do and they didn't even question my request for an exchange.

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Old 07-27-2008, 10:41 AM   #34
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Reading without the light is fine. Didn't have any issues reading the text.
Do I understand it right, that the light screen is always on top of eInk. Even if you read at day time?
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:12 AM   #35
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I want to see more about the silicon case!
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:15 AM   #36
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I want to see more about the silicon case!
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A rugged, Water Resistant cover ideal when enjoying your Reader on the beach, in the garden or by the pool. Protect your Reader against splashes, rain and even accidental drink spills.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:26 PM   #37
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Do I understand it right, that the light screen is always on top of eInk. Even if you read at day time?
This is not the case at all. It takes but a second to remove the light portion. I've thrown in some more pictures for your enjoyment.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:36 PM   #38
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Is the silicon case only for non-us stores?
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Old 07-29-2008, 02:01 PM   #39
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WAY overpriced, but I just ordered one anyway. It's exactly what I've been waiting for since backlit e-ink devices are out of the question right now.
And backlit E Ink devices forever will be without a backlight. If they added a backlight, would you even notice? The displays are opaque.
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:49 PM   #40
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I got my lighted case today and the descriptions by others above are spot on.

It's very well designed and well made--as is to be expected from a Sony product.

The case is dark blue, the same color as the blue case included with the blue 505. I have both the blue & silver 505's and I prefer this color case to the beige one included with the silver 505. The stitching seems a bit deeper around the outside edge of the case and has a little more expensive look than the included case

It has a glass-like plate (actually plastic) which falls right over the screen, exactly the right size. The plate is ringed with blue LED's and the effect is kinda like the old neon signs. It has 2 settings: brightest and not so bright.

It should be great for someone who reads in bed and doesn't want to disturb their spouse. I don't like the LED effect myself, and prefer the warmer incandescent type of illumination, even though incandescents eat batteries.

Price seems a bit high, but a case alone is $30 and a light $25, so it is about right.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:51 PM   #41
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Thumbs up Got Reading Light

I just got mine today. I am also very impressed with the build of this unit. Has two light intensities, but the lighting doesn't appear to be completely even across the page. Not bad, but I can detect it. Pretty thin considering the package. It will be nice to carry this thing because, 1) it protects the screen and 2) illuminates without carrying bulky book lights that you have to clamp on the case. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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Old 07-30-2008, 02:02 PM   #42
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Repeating my question, now that more of you have these -- have you tried rechargeable batteries yet? Notice any difference? I ask because typical NiMH delivers a little less voltage.
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:03 PM   #43
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Repeating my question, now that more of you have these -- have you tried rechargeable batteries yet? Notice any difference? I ask because typical NiMH delivers a little less voltage.
I just got mine today and plan to use NiHM batteries. I'll let you know how it looks.

Playing with it so far I have to say that I'm very excited. This fixes the only real downside to leaving my backlit reading device almost two years ago. I tried every booklight solution and finally ended up wearing a stupid head lamp. Every time I roll on my left side in bed I shoot the light in my wife's eyes and wake her up. This is much better!

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Old 07-31-2008, 12:42 AM   #44
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I hope they have these at the Sony Store in the Dolphin mall in Miami so my girlfriend can buy it for me
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:34 PM   #45
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Anyone knows where to buy this in germany (or europe) ?
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