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Old 08-05-2010, 02:50 PM   #31
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You can place the light on any corner if you are willing to change the screen orientation. For example if you want it in upper left, put it in landscape with left side down. Or lower left, portrait with top side down. Presumably operating the keyboard is not something you can do comfortably lying on your side regardless of where it is.
I had not thought of this, but now you suggest it, it would work. However it "feels weird" thinking about the book lit from below, if you see what I mean, and I think my hand holding the top side might cast a shadow on the page.

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I cancelled my cover-only order to think about this some more. I'll probably wind up getting the cover+light. It's too cool to have a reading light that you don't have to manage batteries for, and that stows away so neatly. But what color to pick...

I do wonder what happens if the LEDs burn out. Do LEDs ever burn out? Haven't seen one do this yet myself so it's probably nothing to worry about...
I agree that the self-contained light is very cool. But is it an extra 30$ cool when I already have something that will do the job? Hmmm.

What color to pick? That's easy; pick red :-)

I don't think LEDs burn out. I have had some LED flashlights and headlamps for years and I've never seen it happen.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:25 PM   #32
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LEDs can definitely burn out. They do, however, last an awfully long time.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:43 PM   #33
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I took a closer look at the product photos on Amazon. I must say, the lighting looks rather uneven - in one the table under the Kindle is brighter than the screen! So I'm definitely not going to order a cover until we have some reviews to consider. I know I could return it regardless but I can wait for more information.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:23 PM   #34
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I ordered one. I like the idea of not having to turn the bedside lamp on to read. Plus, no batteries, compact size that tucks away when you don't need it, I like the idea a lot. I hope the actual cover holds up.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:33 PM   #35
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Well - I have a mighty bright from the K1 days and the M-edge light for my K2 case. I imagine that when m-edge updates their cases, that light will fit in the new case.
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Old 08-05-2010, 07:50 PM   #36
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I prefer to hold my K2 without a case. I just have one I zip it up in for protection when I am carting it around. I have a mighty bright (and it works real well) but I found if I dim my bedside lamp, and turn the font way up, I can read without anything else. So no case for me until Belkin comes out with the K3 series.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:18 AM   #37
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I can't believe it, but I actually just bought the $35 non-lighted kindle cover. I've been perusing the likes of ebay, and the current m-edge covers for the K2, and I just don't like the looks of them quite as much as the bona-fide kindle cover. I have an LED flat booklight on my way from dealextreme, a remnant of my temporary tryst with the PRS-600 (an accessory I ordered before returning the sony) which should work well with the cover, so I don't think I need the built-in one for $30 more.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:27 AM   #38
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I have just got a Mighty Bright for less than £10 so now just have to wait for the Kindle case, and the Kindle itself (whenever they decide to send it!).

I ordered the blue case, but I want a purple one, or even a cream one....I couldn't quite bring myself to get the pink!
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #39
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I almost pre-ordered the cover with the light but then decided to wait for some reviews before making a decision. I would also like to see what else becomes available and then make my choice.
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Old 08-07-2010, 06:46 PM   #40
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Meh I've caved in and ordered the pink cover with the light even though it was more than I wanted to pay for a case.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:15 PM   #41
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When I pre-ordered my K3 I also ordered the cover with light because I figured I could simply remove the cover from my order if I changed my mind. I went with the black one because I think it's less conspicuous than the other colours.

I'm still sitting on the fence about it because it is so pricey, but I have a cover with built-in light for my Sony PRS-300 and really like it. Oh well, I still have a couple of weeks to decide.
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:54 PM   #42
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I don't like the cover because it feels like I'm going to break the clips. I like the M-edge system better.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:16 AM   #43
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At first I was leery about the clips also.....but if you just remember.....when putting your k3 in the cover, start at the bottom, with the K3 at an angle, then slide in the top.

When releasing start at the top, sliding the clip down to release.

I don't worry about it anymore.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:27 AM   #44
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Putting it on is fine. I mean when I open it. I like the Latitude anyways because it offers more protection.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:38 AM   #45
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If you plan on getting a case, definitely go with the one with the light. It's worth the extra $25 to be able to read anywhere. If you don't need a case at all, though, don't get one just for the light. For you, it sounds like your table lamps and whatever else you use will get the job done well enough.

I don't think I could manage without the Kindle case light. I like to read all over the place and the lighting isn't always ideal.

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