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Old 01-25-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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I made this gadget for my PRS 505 a couple of weeks ago and find it really useful. It is obviously handy when reading at a table but I find it also easier to get a comfortable grip when held in the hand, which can be a problem the way the reader is designed.

It’s made from Kydex which is a thermoplastic material used for knife sheathes and gun holsters. It has a leathery look and is available in several colours. It can be moulded to just about any shape by heating it to 300 deg F. The size required will cost about $5.00 and is available from knife makers supply shops.

The design is of course very basic and the photos should be self-explanatory.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:09 AM   #2
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Great gadget there and pics.

Now if only ereading devices came with remote controls so you could sit back in a chair and read while the device is propped up for you. Or is that a bit lazy?
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:12 AM   #3
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Nice job there.

I had to sit and stare at it for a long time because I thought it was protruding from a seat back. I didn't see it was a glass table for a long time.
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Old 01-25-2010, 02:05 PM   #4
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neat idea
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:37 AM   #5
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Nice job there.

I had to sit and stare at it for a long time because I thought it was protruding from a seat back. I didn't see it was a glass table for a long time.
Ha-ha, glad you pointed that out because I also thought it was magically attached to the back of a chair.
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LOL! I made one of these when I first got my reader, then stole the Kydex back when I needed to make a sheath! Now I use sheets of Kydex in between layers of neoprene for the carry case for my Sony 505. Kydex is great stuff!

For a reader holder, I now use a folding plate display holder made of thin wood, hinged in the middle. Folded, it fits in my shoulder bag behind the reader.

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Old 01-26-2010, 02:25 AM   #7
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Thanks Edbo,

Thanks for pointing out the bit about the table. It never occurred to me at the point of posting but looking at it with fresh eyes I realise it must appear strange to the uninitiated.

At least it caught your eyes
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