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Old 09-04-2013, 02:27 PM   #16
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But it does come with a cover, which looks as though it offers decent protection. The Paperwhite at £109 is supplied with no cover at all and the official cover will set you back another £31.
Dunno about the Sony covers but I only paid US$9 for the leather cover for my T1. It's not an Oberon designs masterpiece but after 18 months it's still in near mint condition.
It looks a lot like this:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Leathe.../dp/B007CIBVC4

The same source provided me with a $12 cover for my FireHD8.9.
Bundled covers are high-margin profit boosters.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #17
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Is it possible to detach the cover? With cover it's. 200g of which the cover is 80g.
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Only 4 hours of page refreshes? Does that mean only 4 hours of battery life for reading?
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #19
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Just got my answer from Endgadgets hands on http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/04/sonys-prs-t3/
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #20
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Dunno about the Sony covers but I only paid US$9 for the leather cover for my T1...
It is not leather, on the amazon page it says "man-made leather."
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:36 PM   #21
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Only 4 hours of page refreshes? Does that mean only 4 hours of battery life for reading?
It's their way of saying it can go up to 600 pages (if I remember correctly) between full-page refreshes (aka, The Black Flash).
For some folks around here it would be closer to 15 minutes.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:40 PM   #22
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It is not leather, on the amazon page it says "man-made leather."
Leather or pleather, mine feels like the pricey stuff and smells like it.
As far as I'm concerned, if it's not an OD cover, I see no reason to pay any more than $10-12.
(shrug)
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:18 PM   #23
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But it does come with a cover, which looks as though it offers decent protection. The Paperwhite at £109 is supplied with no cover at all and the official cover will set you back another £31.
I know it comes with a cover as standard, but the lighted cover is extra. I was comparing the price of buying a lighted reader (Kindle Paperwhite £109, Kobo Aura £119) saying it's good that the Sony is cheaper at £99, but if you want to have the light with it, it's going to end up being more expensive than both of those.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #24
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I guess Amazon can afford to make less margin on their readers as they can expect most people to then buy eBooks from themselves.

I was comparing reader + cover + light total price, except we don't know the price of the lighted cover. However, it could be up to £41 and still equal an equivalent KPW. Does the Aura come with a cover?

Personally I'm looking for a new ePub reader with cover and it's looking like the T3 or an Aura. I'm not too bothered about a light so I'm edging towards the Sony, especially as my PRS-300 has been so good.

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Is the e-ink display the same as the new paperwhite carta display? Anybody know?
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Is the e-ink display the same as the new paperwhite carta display? Anybody know?
No, it's a Pearl display like last years Paperwhite and Kobo Glo, but without the light.
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I'm seeing $130 in the Canadian store, shipping on the 6th. The lighted cover is $50. A (refurbished, I think) white T1 is now $60, down from the $80 I thought was a bargain... (including the snap-on case). They also have white T2's for $100.
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It LOOKS nice.

But that isn't enough to justify its existence.
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In UK 117€, en deustchland 139€, in Spain 149€.

Cover light 50€.

Too much expensive, very nice, but 70 more € Than Paperwhite 2...
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