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Old 12-10-2012, 01:30 AM   #136
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re #129 - can you manage PW collections via Calibre? I thought the collections manager plugin didn't work for the PW.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:44 AM   #137
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Vmurph, thank you. Thanks to your very precise instruction,
AKA: long winded. (LOL, a little habit of mine...one that isn't quite so appreciated here at home)

Anyway... You're very welcome.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #138
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^ Not at all long winded: I have two left hands and mess everything up that I touch, so it put me a but at ease. Of course, I have mone of the tools I would need for this, so I am thinking of trying a nail file on that corner :S
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #139
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My purple case from the OP link has just arrived (10 Dec), I'm in the UK and bought it on 30 November. For just over £10 I think it's great, a big saving on the official cover.
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:48 AM   #140
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That looks very nice, and a much nicer shade of purple than the official cover (which I have). Mine is way too dark. Hard to tell apart from black, when my readers are stacked up.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:03 PM   #141
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Yes, that same ebay seller has covers for all of the current kindle models. For some reason he's listing the different colors separately, so you'll have to browse through his listings to find a color you want. The K4 ones are only $9.90.

I'm typing this from my iPod, so I don't have a link for you. But his user ID is "googleproduct". Just go to his eBay store and search the word "kindle" along with the number "4".

He even has lighted covers for just $19.99.
Thank you for this info! I have been looking for a cover like this for my Kindle Touch. I'm going to pick one up, these covers look really nice!
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:47 PM   #142
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There is a screensaver you can choose that is different than even the ads. Hold on/off button for about 6 seconds to switch to a completely white background. You can call it snowstorm in the snow.
ROFL! Thanks for the tip, DuckieTigger

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@Lyn2012: nice photos! Now we know that the purple really is purple. Unlike the Amazon version, which looks like vivid ROYAL purple in the photos and is actually an extremely DARK plum.

@Sparklemotion: you're very welcome
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:38 PM   #143
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@Lyn2012: nice photos! Now we know that the purple really is purple. Unlike the Amazon version, which looks like vivid ROYAL purple in the photos and is actually an extremely DARK plum.
Actually, I like the darker purple better. Not so much red or pinkish purple. Mine from Amazon looks close to the pictures online. Maybe your monitor is a bit too bright or saturated?
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #144
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I found an alternative to the official kindle case in nicer colors on Ebay and ordered two as presents. They cost $12.

They do not seem to have a wake function, so I'll try to add a magnet to them and see how it goes, and I am not sure this is real leather.

I figured others may be looking for either a cheaper price or a real red

CORRECTION: in the youtube video, it looks like it may have a sleep/wake function.
I bought the one in pink-red and the quality is good. Just a bit thick.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:32 PM   #145
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Mine from Amazon looks close to the pictures online. Maybe your monitor is a bit too bright or saturated?
That's exactly it. I've been viewing them from my 5th gen iPod Touch and my husband's iPad (both retina displays), and the colors are more saturated and brighter. However, only the images provided by Amazon look that way. The images uploaded by customers look normal (less saturated and darker).

I just viewed them from my laptop and the Amazon ones look normal now. Weird. I've seen saturation and hues vary from one display to the next, but it's always affected *all* images, not just certain ones. My guess is that Amazon's images were saved using a different palette than the others (like CMYK instead of RGB) and that those colors just appear brighter on Apple's displays.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:50 PM   #146
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That's exactly it. I've been viewing them from my 5th gen iPod Touch and my husband's iPad (both retina displays), and the colors are more saturated and brighter. However, only the images provided by Amazon look that way. The images uploaded by customers look normal (less saturated and darker).

I just viewed them from my laptop and the Amazon ones look normal now. Weird. I've seen saturation and hues vary from one display to the next, but it's always affected *all* images, not just certain ones. My guess is that Amazon's images were saved using a different palette than the others (like CMYK instead of RGB) and that those colors just appear brighter on Apple's displays.
Yes I believe it has something to do with color space. But I would not go as far as cmyk for amazon. Even in rgb there is different versions - see http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_space for example. Not sure if apple screws that up on purpose, or maybe ios default translation from one space to the display color space is overcompensating. I only know for sure that there is a reason why calibrating a monitor is so damn expensive - especially if you depend on it for a living (e.g. printproofing).
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Yes I believe it has something to do with color space. But I would not go as far as cmyk for amazon. Even in rgb there is different versions - see http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RGB_color_space for example. Not sure if apple screws that up on purpose, or maybe ios default translation from one space to the display color space is overcompensating. I only know for sure that there is a reason why calibrating a monitor is so damn expensive - especially if you depend on it for a living (e.g. printproofing).
Ah! That makes sense. So Apple devices probably have wide-gamut displays.

Thanks for the link. Very informative.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:24 PM   #148
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The cover I ordered just 3 days ago from ebay (post#27, or here) arrived today per usps. They originally said it would be here dec 22-27. So for a speedy delivery. The cover is beautiful, love the color. I made a few pictures with side by side of the official Royal Purple cover. As you can see, the brown cover has a significant smaller footprint (hope it shows enough in the pictures), weighs only 2/3 - the Amazon cover weighs in at approx 150 grams, while the brown one is about 100 grams. Without the device in it, only the Amazon cover shuts correctly, as in the other cover you need to have the PW, as there will be gaps all around sort of. The color I ordered is Coffee, and it is a really nice dark brown, but very far away from beeing black. I am glad I did not order the lighter brown - this one is perfect for me The Amazon one is perfect too, but for my wife.

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The cover I ordered just 3 days ago from ebay (post#27, arrived today per usps.
Mine arrived today also! Same color, too. I used the same auction, but mine was ordered 5 days ago. He took 3 days to ship it.

I actually got two of them...a brown and a black. The black one is fine, but the brown one's lid won't close. The leather hinge is a smidgen too short (narrow?) and it won't allow the lid to go all the way down. It only goes about halfway, sitting at a 45 degree angle! I'm going to see if I can figure out a way to stretch the hinge a little, to see if that'll help.

Btw, how is the closure flap on yours? On both of mine, the magnets are so weak that it's like they're not even there. The flap just flops over like a loose piece of leather. There's a hint of magnetism in it, but I could probably blow it open with my breath, lol.

Other than that, I love the deep brown color. I went ahead and removed the closure flap from the brown one. I didn't cut the flap, I just used a stitch remover and snipped out the stitches in the back and it came right off. It left a row if tiny holes where the stitches used to be, but it's hardly noticeable.
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Btw, how is the closure flap on yours? On both of mine, the magnets are so weak that it's like they're not even there. The flap just flops over like a loose piece of leather. There's a hint of magnetism in it, but I could probably blow it open with my breath, lol.
Mine seems to be alright. Unless the flap lays flat against cover it won't stay shut. Magnet is barely strong enough to hold cover shut, but that is what it is supposed to do. I can open the cover without opening the flap first.


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Other than that, I love the deep brown color. I went ahead and removed the closure flap from the brown one. I didn't cut the flap, I just used a stitch remover and snipped out the stitches in the back and it came right off. It left a row if tiny holes where the stitches used to be, but it's hardly noticeable.
Glad you like the color as well. I will leave my flap on at least until I get my Kindle to see if it stays shut with it hn there, but looks like it will.
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