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Old 08-23-2010, 06:10 AM   #1
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There's a brief reveiw in today's Telegraph
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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"The screen isn’t in colour, either, and design-wise this, like the iPad, is a device that needs a cover to protect it from the real world. Unfortunately that will set you back nearly £50 and effectively doubles the width of the device."

Well, we all know about colour (not ready for prime time in e-ink). But I can't imagine what kind of cover they're using that doubles the width of the device. Holy smoke batman, just feel the width!

Or perhaps they meant, doubles the depth?
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Or perhaps they meant, doubles the depth?
I had the same thought
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I reckon they mean when the cover is open for reading.

Can the Kindle cover be folded back behind the unit? - someone'll have to tell the Telegraph, they won't be able to figure it out by themselves.
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People can usually figure out length - but width and depth and the difference between them often appears to be tricky
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People can usually figure out length - but width and depth and the difference between them often appears to be tricky
Oh, I don't know. A lot of people seem to have difficulty with estimating length, too. It's like the old joke "why can't women park cars?"
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Oh, I don't know. A lot of people seem to have difficulty with estimating length, too. It's like the old joke "why can't women park cars?"
Well, maybe women are better at estimating length than men...
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Good job the office is currently empty as I nearly choked on my tea at the truth of that one .....
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I reckon they mean when the cover is open for reading.

Can the Kindle cover be folded back behind the unit? - someone'll have to tell the Telegraph, they won't be able to figure it out by themselves.
I read "somewhere" that the K3 cover is designed to be folded backwards. But, I don't think that would work for the lighted version. Folding the cover would misplace the light, so I'm not sure.

Edit: Taking another look at the cover, folding the front flap backwards would work fine.

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Speaking as a consumer, I’ll be buying a Kindle; but I’ll be waiting for tablet computers to evolve before I spend any money on them.
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