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Old 07-12-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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How do you move around with your kobo

Hey,
First i want to say i love my kobo, as i love every single technological "toy" I've bought. My ipod, my laptop, even headphones, ... , and of course my kobo. Every single one of them are "toys" in my mind, but toy that you have to respect. (I use the word toy because i get really excited by them and i really enjoy them)

But here is my question, for all my other devices, I've found a great way to move around with them without being scared of destroying them.

But i can't find one for my kobo. I go to school everyday with a bag-pack with a couples of math books, so i am scared to put my kobo in there, even with a case. (I used the roots one + I sometime use bubble envelope for extra protection)
Obviously, i don't have big enough pocket to put my kobo in my pocket.

So, How do you move around with your kobo ?
Thanks guys
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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I've never worried, and never had any problems. Mine goes on my daily commute in my attache case.

I dropped mine (for the first time) on the ceramic tile floor in my kitchen last night. It doesn't seem to have harmed it in any way at all.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:01 PM   #3
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You might try the DVD case idea, if you're really worried about it in your book bag.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:28 PM   #4
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My back pack has a front mesh pocket that fits my Kobo just right.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:59 PM   #5
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I take my unit out to my favorite coffee shop, Horton's I am using the Roots case ... serves the purpose..

I found that propping the front up with a paperback makes it easy to use ..
One thing I have noticed is that I need a little , look, else where to give my Mk1 eye balls a rest , I do not find the black page turn any different than page turning a book

I have one question .. We have had some warm weather here in Canada .. all over ... how would the Kobo do sitting in a stinking hot car and the flip side in out bitter cold winters


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Old 07-12-2010, 02:05 PM   #6
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>> ... itting in a stinking hot car ...

I would not expect ANY electronic device - ESPECIALLY one with a screen - to properly operate after being subjected to "stinking hot" temperatures.

How about a little PlayMate cooler behind the seat for storage while you're out of the car? At minimum, place electronics in the glove compartment for minimal protection.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:41 PM   #7
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Carefully. All e-ink has a brittle glass substrate layer. My first e-reader, a Cybook, I broke by stumbling, dropping my bag and falling on top of it. Recently, I've got a small crack in the corner of my PB360 - not sure how it happened - I've been careful.

Generally, I try to avoid getting the e-reader in a position (such as in a backpack or purse) where it could twist or bend, e.g. I'd put it in vertically and if possible flat along other stiff, flat objects, like my netbook or books and such. I use covers that are stiff and re-inforced so as not to get pressure on the screen.

I once read here about a user who'd put his e-reader on a foot-stool and accidently broke the screen by putting his feet on it. Since then, I've avoided laying an e-reader on foot-stools and sofa cushions where I could accidently damage it because I was distracted. I do it because I know myself. Even if I don't want to, at some point I'll end up acting clumsily or carelessly, and prevention is better cure in my case
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:00 PM   #8
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:01 PM   #9
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I am currently waiting for a replacement Kobo as the display on mine inexplicably went "wrong" (lower half did not display correctly). Took it back to Borders - they asked if I'd dropped it - I hadn't, but reading Ea's post above makes me wonder whether my dogs might have stepped on the screen. They are well-fed (though not fat!) chihuahuas I'm glad Borders are not arguing with me though. (we could have gone on and on: "You dropped it!" "I didn't!" "You must have!" "I swear I haven't dropped it!" etc)

Apparently Kobos are still in high demand here and black ones especially and so it's going to take a fortnight or so until I get my replacement. I actually have an iPad but find I enjoy reading more on the Kobo. (eInk is way more comfortable on my eyes.)

As to how I transport my Kobo, I have been using a nylon document holder which has a mesh pocket, with the Kobo sandwiched between a folded Manila folder...
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Old 07-12-2010, 07:24 PM   #10
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I have mine in a Kobo case, and then it goes in the laptop pocket in my bag (no laptop usually), although there are a couple of other books in there (a blank notebook and Little Gamers Volume 1).

If I dont have my laptop and seeing its freezing in Adelaide at the moment, sometimes it goes in the side pocket of my Audex Field Jacket (Burton), it fits perfectly in there.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:57 PM   #11
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I have a soft briefcase and carry my Kobo in that, but I make sure to place the screen side against something flat and fairly stiff. I'm looking forward to buying a case when they become available in a variety of styles to choose from.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:01 AM   #12
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I just gave a try to the DVD case, and as already mentioned multiples times, it fits perfectly.
techie42 : Yea my bag pack has one of those pocket too, but it is to much at the front, where people most of the time hits you when you walk around.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:16 AM   #13
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Dollar store! Until I find a case that I like, I bought an agenda, and took out the pages. So I have a stiff cover. I bought elastic hair bands (with "No Metal Parts") in the same colours to hold it in place. So for $3 I have protection that is not as fancy-looking as it could be but works for carrying it around. It's about 2" too big in each direction - length and width - so it's not ideal. But - $3!
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:51 AM   #14
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I picked up this case from amazon, and I really like it:

http://www.amazon.com/Kobo-eReader-L...9032242&sr=8-1

It is not a hard case, but it seems to offer pretty good padding for average bumps and bruises. There is a link to a really amazing hard case in one of the other cover threads. The kobo snaps into it and it looks to be highly crush and impact resistant. Will copy it here if I can find it.

*edit*

Here is the link to the high impact case:

http://www.extremeinkjet.com/BookArm...karmorkobo.htm

Book Armor indeed!

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Old 07-13-2010, 01:32 PM   #15
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"double layers of molded plastic and galvanized steel create a rigid outer protective shell for your electronic reader, while foam cushions the screen and controls."

Not bad
Good idea, If i see the DVD case doesn't work as I would like it to do, I might give it a try. Did anyone already tried the High impact case?

And i went to check at the dollar store, but found nothing that was good enough, or worth it. But I guess an other dollar store could have something interesting.
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