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Old 05-17-2009, 08:07 AM   #1
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Device: PRS-700
Review: M-edge Genuine Leather Cover For the PRS-700

The M-edge Leather Covers come in 12 different color patterns, and they make them for both the PRS-505 as well as the PRS-700 (and the Kindle2 Too).

• Marbled Ruby Red
• Smooth Sapphire Blue
• Smooth Jade Green
• Smooth Black
• Smooth Mocha
• Pebbled Navy Blue
• Pebbled Grey (Black Strap)
• Pebbled Cream (Saddle Strap)
• Pebbled Mocha (Saddle Strap)
• Pebbled Saddle
• Pebbled Purple
• Pebbled Fuchsia[/left]

They cost 29.99 at Amazon with free “super saver” shipping and is tax free assuming you live in a state other than where it is shipped from. I bought the Marbled Ruby Red, and received it 5 days after payment using Supersaver shipping.

The first thing you notice when you pick up the cover is the wonderful leather smell, it is most defantly leather. It feels great in the hand as well, the grey suede interior is very similar to the interior of the original kindle’s included cover. In fact the build quality is very similar, I loved the cover that came with the kindle 1.

There are five pockets on the left of the cover, two for memory cards, two for credit cards, and one large pocket. The Large pocket can fit a regular sheet of 8 X 11 if you fold it twice.

The pen holder in the spine is attached firmly, but there isn’t a whole lot of space in the spine for a decent writing pen with some weight to is. Anything thicker than a pencil or a Bic will make the cover not close all the way, or close on an odd angle. I’m using a mechanical pencil which fits just fine, even when closed.

The dimensions of the cover is not much larger that the stock cover. it’s a little bit thicker, and a little bit wider when closed, but it still fits in my pocket, which is probably the most important feature to me besides being a leather cover in itself.

The color of the red is very nice, it’s a nice sharp red, not pinkish in anyway, one might call it a red the color of smeared blood on paper if that appeals to the Hannibal Lector side of you.

The cover feels great in the hand. My gripes with the original cover are, the edge the sticks out when you have it folded back, which hurt my hand. The crappy plastic feel of the stock cover, and the material they lined the inside with. I am happy to say the M-edge cover has fixed all these things, Due to the corner straps, the leading edge of the cover is flush with the reader. The cover consists of a Leather exterior and a suede interior, on the leather side there is a bit of padding under it, and then a nice stiff piece of cardboard. The cardboard insert did not bend with a moderate amount of force applied, it also seems to be tapered in the center slightly which lets the cover close evenly without making the spine even bigger.

Speaking of the corner straps, the bottom 2 straps are pure leather, the top two are leather and rubber strapping (sort of like underwear) they are all different lengths and attach slightly differently due to a number of factors. The 700s leading edge of the right is sharp and tapered, and the left is rounded. The bottom has a sound toggle, the top has a Stylus holder as well as the power switch. The straps don’t get in the way of any function or button or switch on the reader. I find that the cover holds it very securely, and if there is a weak point, it is the top left edge, which is the smallest strap of them all and may have a tendency to flip over and fall off if you brush it, the left strap doesn’t seem to have that problem due to its larger size.

The Buckle that holds its closed is both secure and easy to open and close. It just works right. I also find it nice to wrap my finger around while holding the reader on the right side. This is the same way I would hold my PRS-500 in the stock cover and the Kindle, but the extra material on the 700 made holding it like that very uncomfortable. Holding the reader like this I find to be the most sturdy of them all.

Also holding the reader like a real book is possible with the M-edge Jacket. The thinness of the stock cover led to hand pain if I tried that, or the cover would even bend. The weight of the Jacket makes the reader even sturdier. Just like a real book.

You can View More Images Here.

You can Buy them for the PRS-700 Here

And the 505 Here
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