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Old 03-11-2010, 05:10 AM   #1
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Question about Irex DR-800 official cover

Hi, all!

I was thinking of buying the irex cover, but now I'm worried because someone posted the following in the official irex forum:

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I have bought the Luxury Leather Cover
It's really ugly and if you bend it, the reader drops out of the cover.
I usually bend the cover in my old but loved sony prs-505, so can anyone please test if when bending the cover the reader drops out?

Could it be that he got a defective cover?

Thanks in advence.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:33 AM   #2
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Hi, all!

I was thinking of buying the irex cover, but now I'm worried because someone posted the following in the official irex forum:



I usually bend the cover in my old but loved sony prs-505, so can anyone please test if when bending the cover the reader drops out?

Could it be that he got a defective cover?

Thanks in advence.
I can bend mine, without the reader dropping out. But still, the cover looks cheap and the build quality/material is mediocre at best.

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my reader neither drops out , however I would have preferred a cover with clasp...
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:01 AM   #4
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Due to lack of alternative covers I also bought the original Irex cover.

But I do not think it is that bad. It does it's job of protecting the screen when closed and you can fold it completely over when reading on the device. Build quality is ok for me, but I can understand if someone dislikes the relatively coarse stitching work.

And hey, it's genuine leather and made by Castelijn & Beerens
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:33 AM   #5
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I've never had my DR800 drop out. I don't know what "bending" they were doing. I would guess they were not just bending the cover back, but actually "bowing" the spine. That might make the pin system pull away from the device. I can't see anybody bending it in that way during normal use though.

Whether you think it's ugly or not is subjective. I don't think it is, but some people seem to. I don't see any issues with the build quality.

For me, the most important thing is how much it protects the screen. eInk screens are really expensive to replace if they get broken. The leather cover has MUCH better protection than any of the other "official" options right now.
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I think that having the cover just in white is not the best decision, but my main reason for a cover is protecting the reader, and I'm not using my new dr800 as much as I'd like due to the lack of it.

As there are no other choices right now, I'll go for it.

Thank you all for your replies.
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I think that having the cover just in white is not the best decision
I would have preferred black, but white does make some sense since it matches the device itself.

There are color options for their other device covers (iLiad, DR1000), and the DR800 is still pretty new. It could be that just the initial one was white but they have plans for other colors later.
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Any place in the US selling the cover?
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Any place in the US selling the cover?
Not that I know of. I asked them that question on 2/24 and they said "not at this time". However, they've also added some more US retailers for the DR800 since then, so I don't know if that has changed. I haven't seen any place that carries it yet though, other than ordering it directly from iRex.
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