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1-10 Skins and Covers 24 38.71%
10+ Skins and Covers 1 1.61%
1-10 Skins 1 1.61%
10+ Skins 0 0%
1-10 Covers 26 41.94%
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:00 AM   #1
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How many skins and covers do you have? Do you make them match? Switch whenever it strikes your fancy?



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Old 02-11-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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I have just one cover, the Amazon lighted cover.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:49 AM   #3
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I'm assuming "Other" means "0", because I hate skins/covers/screen protectors with a passion. If the manufacturer wanted the device to be covered, they would've shipped it with a cover.

2 smartphones, 2 ereaders, 3 tablets, and 0 covers, skins, cases, wraps, screen protectors, or anything else. Naked is the only way to roll.
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:30 AM   #4
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No skins. Hate skins!
One cover/device for transport but most of the time I put the cover away when using them.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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1 skin, 2 covers. And I've only got 2 covers because I was mistakenly sent 2 when I ordered it.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:27 AM   #6
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I only have one cover that I bought from Gecko. It matches the red of my Sony T1. I can't see myself "collecting" any commercial offerings, since I bought the one cover just for practical purposes only.

if I want to get creative, I know how to crochet, knit, sew, to make something pretty for myself, but my laziness won over my tightwad nature when it came down to my decision to buy the cover I have now.
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:29 AM   #7
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I have three external hard drives, and they each have their own orphaned woolly (acrylic) glove to live in when not being used. My jetbook lite sleeps in an old Ecuador- or Peru-made-type bag with a zipper and an extra pocket for extra AA batteries. I keep a dozen thumb drives in another cotton bag with pockets and zippers. I have a new off-brand color ereader that I'm currently keeping in a zip-lock bag with the protection of a firm-ish foam insert that came in the box with the device and can protect the screen. Recycling is a lot cheaper than paying big bucks for fake leather. One time I bought some inexpensive clear-plastic "Griffen" screen protectors for my JBL, but they refused to stick, which was quite irritating (their website was down, so I couldn't complain). I wonder if more expensive ones would stick any better but doubt it so haven't indulged. My jbl's screen seems quite tough as it is. Oh, and I have a Sansa Fuse i keep in a baby sock
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:50 AM   #8
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I mostly agree with toddos, but I usually have at least a slip-case for my tech, to give some protection in transit. I always use them naked. And with nothing on the devices, either.

The only exception is my kobo, where a flip cover is the only reasonably-priced option I have so far found.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:02 AM   #9
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I also agree with todos. I was actually planning on never using a cover for it. I see people on buses just toss their cell phones into their bag when they approach their stop, and why should an e-reader be any different.

I dislike the principle of the thing to some extent. You walk into an accessory store and you see a bunch of square to rectangular shaped pieces of material and one is a book cover, one is a Bible cover, one is a CD cover, and one is a cover for an Ipod Touch, and each of them cost over $40 bucks.

When my children were babies, people used to freak out that I didn't have a diaper bag, too. Why should I need one when I already had a knapsack to stick stuff in? An expensive gimmick only designed to be used for the first couple years...

I've always been a "toss it into my bag and who cares" girl. My gecko cover was kind of an impulse purchase because I was constantly wiping smudges and dust and little crumbs or whatnot (people can be slobby), whenever I went out. At home I use it naked, and I mostly use the cover when I go out.

What influenced me to finally get a cover was nothing but my own paranoia that Murphy's law would happen to me, and I'd naturally be the one to slip on ice, watching my e-reader fly out of my hands and shatter into a million pieces, taking my heart with it. A couple of times I gasped as my reader almost fell out of my hands onto pavement.

But at home, I like the feel of the plain reader in my hands.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:50 AM   #10
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checked "other" becasue:
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I read naked, though I do have one nice padded case for storage and transport. Cases cover all six sides and offer far better protection, particularly from dirt, than covers which only cover 3 or 4 of the 6 sides.
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Old 02-11-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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No skins. Hate skins!
One cover/device for transport but most of the time I put the cover away when using them.
The only time I use my lighted cover is when I'm reading in the dark or traveling with my Kindle. Otherwise, I take it off when I read.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:19 PM   #12
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I have two covers. The first I bought is a simple but nice black synthetic leather cover I got on eBay when I first got my Kindle. At that time, I knew I wanted a cover but still wasn't sure what kind so I went with something inexpensive to start with.

The second, and the one that's been on my K3 since the day the cover arrived in the mail, is an M-Edge custom case. Canvas-type material on the outside, leather spine, suede-ish interior. There are pics of it in the Kindle Cover thread somewhere. I have an M-Edge E-lumintator booklight tucked into the side.

I used a have a skin, but I took it off when Amazon replaced my Kindle and haven't put one on the replacement yet. Don't know if I'm going to.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:27 PM   #13
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Exactly 1 cover (IMHO this should have been a separate choice w/2-10 as the other) per device, for transport protection
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:34 PM   #14
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Can someone tell me what a "skin" is? What part of the device is it applied to? What is it generally made of.

I confess to being quite ignorant of such things.
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:55 PM   #15
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