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Old 10-06-2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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PRS-505 covers incompatible with PRS-700?

I was reading Mike Cane's Part 2 of the PRS-700

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Speaking of the cover, it attaches just like the one for the PRS-505. That is, there are two holes at the left side, top and bottom edges. However, the dimensions of the PRS-700 are different than the PRS-505, so existing color covers for the 505 won’t work. For one thing, the 700 is slightly thicker than the 505. It’s still surprisingly thin, just thicker than the 505.
That part really caught my attention. I had been thinking, until now, to use the Dooney & Bourke cover from my 505 next month on the 700. Now it looks like that's not going to happen anytime soon.

Is anyone else surprised about this?
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I was reading Mike Cane's Part 2 of the PRS-700

Mike Cane Part 2

That part really caught my attention. I had been thinking, until now, to use the Dooney & Bourke cover from my 505 next month on the 700. Now it looks like that's not going to happen anytime soon.

Is anyone else surprised about this?
It is clear by the image that the unit is smaller than the 505. Just look at the edges around the screen. How much smaller has yet to be determined. The web site indicated the thickness is .4"

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It wasn't clear to me that the PRS-700 was smaller.
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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after looking at the pictures in this thread, i'm trying to see how the prs-700 is smaller than the 505.

the sony style website also shows the same dimensions for the 505 and 700.

would anyone be willing to try a 505 cover on a 700?
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My impression was that the 700 is slightly bigger than the 505, wider by a finger or so and a bit thicker. When I get next to Borders or Target I will compare my 700 with a display 505
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The 700 is slightly bigger. You can get a 500/505 cover onto a 700 but then the 700 sticks out a bit from the cover. Maybe 5-8mm. I didn't measure but my other half
has both a 505 and 700 right now and tried the cover from the 505 on the 700.
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Liviu_5 and gv3, thank you both for the answers, that helped a lot.

I was especially confused why the sony store listed the same dimensions for both thr 505 and 700, yet said they were approximate. This clears everything up nicely.
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