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Old 12-06-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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No other cover choices??

I would really love to see some alternative cover choices...similar to what the Nook is showing available on its site. There are a couple on there I would even pay the outrageous cost of because I like them so much.

I also saw on Amazon where there are Neoprene "pouches". I am considering getting one of those because while I like the look of the reader in the case it came with, I prefer reading with the ereader unclipped from the case. That way I can turn pages easily from either side of the device depending on how I'm holding it at the time.

And while this has nothing to do with the case at all...call me weird...I am in love with how this thing feels in the hand. From the soft touch paint to the size and weight. Very impressed.
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Stylzworld has some leather covers. I've already ordered one for myself to see.
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Stylzworld has some leather covers. I've already ordered one for myself to see.
Oh thanks for that!! So which one did you order?
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I would really love to see some alternative cover choices...similar to what the Nook is showing available on its site. There are a couple on there I would even pay the outrageous cost of because I like them so much.

I also saw on Amazon where there are Neoprene "pouches". I am considering getting one of those because while I like the look of the reader in the case it came with, I prefer reading with the ereader unclipped from the case. That way I can turn pages easily from either side of the device depending on how I'm holding it at the time.

And while this has nothing to do with the case at all...call me weird...I am in love with how this thing feels in the hand. From the soft touch paint to the size and weight. Very impressed.
Pocket Pros come with a cover and it's a pretty good one. Obviously opinions vary on taste but Stylz sells some covers as Sunspark wrote, above. They were developed for the BeBook Mini which does not have a cover when it's sold. But BeBook Mini and Pocket Pro are the same device rebranded by two different companies, one in the EU and the other one in the US. The Stylz covers should work equally well with either eBook reader.

To me, the default cover with the Pocket Pro works well enough that the cost of another cover seems unwarranted unless it is dramatically better. A company called Oberon makes covers for eBook readers that is interesting and unique enough to justify the cost (in my mind) but they don't make one for the Pocket Pro & Mini. They may make a model for us someday though.

This is probably obvious, but I'll say it anyway: with a device as new as the Pocket Pro is, it will take some time before 3rd party products for it emerge. Astak lacks the market strength of an Amazon or Barnes and Noble, so things like 3rd party covers were not ready at its release. It's a very good eBook reader though, so we're hoping that changes.
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:25 PM   #5
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Something I overlooked in your question. The original Pocket Pro cover does not interfere with page turns with either your left or right hand: you can easily fold the cover back and out of the way, so there's no reason to take it off. If you use a book light, the cover gives a solid platform to attach it to. The original Pocket Pro cover really is quite good.
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:57 PM   #6
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I also saw on Amazon where there are Neoprene "pouches". I am considering getting one of those because while I like the look of the reader in the case it came with, I prefer reading with the ereader unclipped from the case. That way I can turn pages easily from either side of the device depending on how I'm holding it at the time.
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I emailed Built NY a couple months ago and they indicated that their hoodie style cases were in line to come out sized for the Sony 300. Those will work for the Pocket Pro as well.

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I emailed Built NY a couple months ago and they indicated that their hoodie style cases were in line to come out sized for the Sony 300. Those will work for the Pocket Pro as well.

I tried sliding my pocket pro into a Built NY Hoodie, probably not the model Phogg is referring to, but there was a problem. Built NY narrows around the middle of the case for a snug fit and a great look, but the little lever on the right side of the Pocket Pro tended to snag on the Hoddie's fabric.

It might be wise to try sliding your Pocket Pro into one at the store before buying.
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I tried sliding my pocket pro into a Built NY Hoodie, probably not the model Phogg is referring to, but there was a problem. Built NY narrows around the middle of the case for a snug fit and a great look, but the little lever on the right side of the Pocket Pro tended to snag on the Hoddie's fabric.

It might be wise to try sliding your Pocket Pro into one at the store before buying.
The one you tried was likely the one for GPS units. aside from being too small overall the screen side won't be flush against the rigid protective surface. Need about a half inch wider and 3/4 inch taller I think.
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I have a bebook mini on my Christmas list, so this thread is of great interest to me -- particularly the prospective hoodie.

I did wonder if anyone had tried a PocketPro in one of these M-Edge cases?
http://www.amazon.com/M-Edge-Latitud.../dp/B002VTP8OQ
http://www.amazon.com/M-Edge-Touring...dp/B002VTIG1I/

The "Jacket" looks as if it would be precisely fitted to the PRS 300's shape but the touring sleeve loked as if it might work
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Cute, but I'm fundamentally opposed to cases with zips. I had a case with a zip like that for my old mac and over time pulling my mac in and out has resulted in scratches on the casing from the zip.
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I have a bebook mini on my Christmas list, so this thread is of great interest to me -- particularly the prospective hoodie.

I did wonder if anyone had tried a PocketPro in one of these M-Edge cases?
http://www.amazon.com/M-Edge-Latitud.../dp/B002VTP8OQ
http://www.amazon.com/M-Edge-Touring...dp/B002VTIG1I/

The "Jacket" looks as if it would be precisely fitted to the PRS 300's shape but the touring sleeve loked as if it might work
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