Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Sony Reader

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
NoHolyGrail
Connoisseur
NoHolyGrail began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 67
Karma: 10
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: Kindle 3 (previously owned PRS-500, PRS-600)
Protection: sleeve versus cover

Do you think the standard Sony leather cover for the 600 or the sleeve that comes with it would provide better protection for the device? I'm always very careful with all my devices, so it's not much a practical question as a matter of curiosity.
NoHolyGrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #2
FizzyWater
You kids get off my lawn!
FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.FizzyWater ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
FizzyWater's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,892
Karma: 5613301
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Device: Dell Axim, PRS350/650, Nook Glow, PB Touch Lux 623
I think in general the cover is better protection...however, I say this as a woman who throws hers in her purse! It gets banged around a bit in there!
FizzyWater is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Enthusiast
Old 08-18-2010, 09:52 PM   #3
sabredog
Geographically Restricted
sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.sabredog ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
sabredog's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,592
Karma: 14933353
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
Device: Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T3, Kindle 3, iPad2, Nexus7v2
I am most suspicious about the level of protection offered by a sleeve vs a case.

As such I treat a sleeve as merely a dust cover and scratch protector, while a case provides the above and impact protection necessary if one takes the ereader outside or is more mobile.
sabredog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2010, 10:38 PM   #4
quillaja
Connoisseur
quillaja began at the beginning.
 
quillaja's Avatar
 
Posts: 79
Karma: 42
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: sony reader touch (prs-600)
The included sleeve works just fine for me. I carry mine around in my backpack with stuff like my laptop power cable or my compact camera. I've never had any problems with it.
quillaja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2010, 12:30 PM   #5
Starbreaker
Member
Starbreaker began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 13
Karma: 10
Join Date: Apr 2010
Device: Sony PRS-300
I think the cover gives much better protection on the Sony devices. It's also very comfortable to hold.
Starbreaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2010, 01:17 AM   #6
Mike_73
Guru
Mike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheese
 
Posts: 736
Karma: 1123
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: PRS-505, PRS-600, iPad 16GB Wifi
I think the cover works pretty good in a protection point of view, except for the parts where you have the cover open (I mean the rim of the device could get damaged by keys in a purse or so). For this, I think a sleeve is better suited. There are sleeves available in pretty sturdy material and thickness, so I think it's more a question of usability. I rather like folding the cover open and to the back than getting the reader out of a sleeve. And once it's out of the sleeve, you sometimes have to set aside the reader and putting it back into the sleeve for just a second doesn't seem practiacl to me.
So I go with the cover and never went backt to the supplied sleeve that came with the reader.
Mike_73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 12:38 AM   #7
NoHolyGrail
Connoisseur
NoHolyGrail began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 67
Karma: 10
Join Date: Mar 2009
Device: Kindle 3 (previously owned PRS-500, PRS-600)
Personally, I always liked the cover on my 500 but the leather cover for the 600 seems a little too loose for me. I often find myself taking it off for a more comfortable read. So I was just wondering if maybe it was still useful from a protection point of view.

Now that I think about it, I guess both are ideal in different situations--sometimes spongy does a better job, sometimes stiff.

That's also a good point about the cover opening up, although I would never put keys in the same compartment of a bag as my reader anyway. Still important to take into consideration.
NoHolyGrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 06:09 AM   #8
Mike_73
Guru
Mike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheese
 
Posts: 736
Karma: 1123
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: PRS-505, PRS-600, iPad 16GB Wifi
Quote:
Originally Posted by NoHolyGrail View Post
Now that I think about it, I guess both are ideal in different situations--sometimes spongy does a better job, sometimes stiff.
Needing different cases to fulfill different jobs....
That's why I made different DIY cases for my iPad, too (I know it's not about the iPad, but I allready had cases for my Sony...)

If you want you can check the cases out here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wooden-iPad-case/
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...oleskin-style/

I hope no one gets this wrong. I'm not about bragging about the stuff I made, but I surely am proud it turned out like it did. So no offense please
Mike_73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 09:35 AM   #9
narbeauchamp
Groupie
narbeauchamp has learned how to buy an e-book online
 
Posts: 170
Karma: 98
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: New York,NY
Device: PRS700BC/PRS505/TZ350N/MacBook/Aspire One/iPad/iPhone/BB 9630
I find I prefer the sleeve in the sense that it took up less space in my bag.When getting a cover for the prs600 I went with the cover with light,since its a feature I missed terribly after my prs700 went bonkers and stopped working. But the cover does feel sturdier,its only when I have a small bag that I worry.Plus,when I'm not in need of the light,I somehow prefer to have the reader in hand without cover...which was never really the case with my 505 or 700
narbeauchamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 09:55 AM   #10
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 36,617
Karma: 17734032
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
A sleeve can only protect as long as the reader is in the sleeve. Once you take the reader out of the sleeve, the protection is gone. A cover has protection all the time. The amount of protection depends on if the cover is open or close. But with a cover on and open, there is still more protection then a reader with no cover.

As for carrying around a reader, those that like a sleeve, if you get a sleeve that will fit the reader with a cover, then you can have the best of both worlds. Most sleeves do not fit a reader with cover.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 10:16 AM   #11
Ea
Wizard
Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Ea ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Ea's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,498
Karma: 5169119
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denmark
Device: Kindle 3|iPad 2|iPhone 4|Sony 600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike_73 View Post
If you want you can check the cases out here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wooden-iPad-case/
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-...oleskin-style/

I hope no one gets this wrong. I'm not about bragging about the stuff I made, but I surely am proud it turned out like it did. So no offense please
I think you've earned the bragging right for those cases. They are beautiful.
Ea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 01:09 PM   #12
Mike_73
Guru
Mike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheeseMike_73 can extract oil from cheese
 
Posts: 736
Karma: 1123
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: PRS-505, PRS-600, iPad 16GB Wifi
Thanks for the warm words Ea
Mike_73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sleeve for prs600 + book cover/light bigvahe33 Sony Reader 7 03-01-2010 07:07 AM
Sleeve That Fits Pocket Edition Cover qpid360 Sony Reader 3 09-27-2009 11:56 PM
5" screens need a cover not a sleeve JSWolf News 41 08-04-2009 02:04 AM
DIY protection cover Juggle4Evr Sony Reader 4 03-29-2009 08:19 PM
Protective cover VS sleeve maxfacs iRex 5 05-07-2008 04:50 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:06 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.