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Old 11-22-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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Kindle Touch lighted cover - my thoughts

So my black lighted leather cover for the Kindle touch just arrived, here are some observations:

- The Kindle sits very securely in the molded pocket. Much better than the gold hinges on the K3 cover.

- The swing out light is much better than the K3 version. It fires down over the screen instead of bending on a stem at an awkward angle. When I read the K3 in the dark that light would shoot all over the place.

- The front cover is very thin. I don't mind as I don't expect it to stop a bullet...just protect the screen in my bookbag.

- The leather might as well be fake/plastic. it doesn't really feel like leather at all.

Overall, I prefer this to the K3 version because it gets rid of the hinge system and better positions the light even though the "leather" is not as nice as the K3 version. I prefer function over beauty
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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So these covers actually do exist? Thanks for the review!
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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Thank you for the review. The light looked like it was going to be an improvement. The security, weight and look are what I was interested in hearing more about.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
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The light doesn't seem to illuminate the whole page and leaves a spotlight effect on the Kindle. Is it just the pic? Does it have even lighting? On the pic it looks like a really bad glare.
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The light doesn't seem to illuminate the whole page and leaves a spotlight effect on the Kindle. Is it just the pic? Does it have even lighting? On the pic it looks like a really bad glare.
It's an LED light that's on with the background light nearly equal. This is normal for LED lights. In the dark, it won't look anything like that, and will easily allow the whole screen to be read.
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It's an LED light that's on with the background light nearly equal. This is normal for LED lights. In the dark, it won't look anything like that, and will easily allow the whole screen to be read.
My Mighty bright is LED but it doesn't do spot lighting like that. I've seen a pic of it in the dark and it had the same effect. This is why I ask the OP because they own one and can say if it's just that way in the pic is or has some issues.
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My Mighty bright is LED but it doesn't do spot lighting like that. I've seen a pic of it in the dark and it had the same effect. This is why I ask the OP because they own one and can say if it's just that way in the pic is or has some issues.
Erm...I own one as well, and should have said so. The 'spot' you're seeing is simply the portion of the LED beam that's stronger than the background light -- there's much more light being thrown by the beam than you can see it the lighting conditions in those pictures. In the dark, the 'spot' is blended in with the rest of the beam, and is not nearly so prominent.
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Erm...I own one as well, and should have said so. The 'spot' you're seeing is simply the portion of the LED beam that's stronger than the background light -- there's much more light being thrown by the beam than you can see it the lighting conditions in those pictures. In the dark, the 'spot' is blended in with the rest of the beam, and is not nearly so prominent.
Oh okay that's good to know then. Thanks, Would you say it compares to the expensive Solis light? Warm or cool tint? I wonder if was patterned after that.
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Oh okay that's good to know then. Thanks, Would you say it compares to the expensive Solis light? Warm or cool tint? I wonder if was patterned after that.
I'm not familiar with that light, so I can't comment. This light is, however, better than the k3 lighted cover light. I'll try to take a pic in the dark when my son gets home with his fancy cell phone that has a cam :P
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I'm not familiar with that light, so I can't comment. This light is, however, better than the k3 lighted cover light. I'll try to take a pic in the dark when my son gets home with his fancy cell phone that has a cam :P
Thanks I'm asking for friend who wants to get it but saw the pics and wanted to know more about it.
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Yeah, it isn't as bad as the picture makes it look. I will get a "lights out" picture and try to post it.
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My single complaint about this case is the lack of a cord (which the k3 case had) to hold it open or closed.
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Here is the best pic I could get. The hotspot really isn't there and the light doesn't really make the first few lines of text look faded. The light actually works very well and is pretty uniform across the screen. There is a small dropoff towards the bottom but not as bad as the angled K3 light IMHO.

The camera does not like a dark room with a bright light, haha.

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