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Old 10-11-2018, 01:01 PM   #61
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All my devices have cases because:

* I drop things. I don't mean to, but I do.
* I don't travel as much as I used to, but we've taken many road trips and airplane flights in the past and a case is so nice when you've got to put your Nook in one of those scanner trays at airport security, when you just need to toss it quickly in your carry on, etc.
* My wife and I both have the same make/model of e-readers so having different cases is really nice when you want to tell at a glance which one is on the coffee table and which one is the one you still can't find because maybe the cat knocked it off the table.
* I commute by bicycle, in all sorts of weather, and it's nice to know my e-reader (and phone) are covered in a case during uneven travel conditions.
* I've had my phone come out of my jersey pocket while riding down a hill and the phone bounced and skidded about a hundred feet before coming to a halt. Thanks to the case, it still worked, and though the case looked like it'd gone through the ringer, the phone was (and is) still fine.

Caveat: I like a case that my phone/ereader "wears" all the time, like a snap-on cover that you just flip back to use, I don't like a case where you have to extract the device to use it. For me, that just means I have two things to keep track of and/or lose, rather than just one.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:19 PM   #62
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Whether or not the reader is easier to hold with or without a case depends on the size/shape of the person's hands and the size/shape of the specific device.
True. I actually bought a few different cases for my Kindle Paperwhite. Even got one that had an elastic band on the inside cover where you can insert your hand. All of them added too much weight and thickness to my reader to be comfy. Honestly, I really like the feel of the PW3 sans case particularly with its "soft" matte back. Chassis may be plastic but it feels pretty solid/sturdy and it's actually withstood a several drops (granted all on carpet).

Mind, it's the opposite with my iPhones and iPads. Never been fond of the aluminum or glass back. Those just seem to slip easily from my fingers.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:44 PM   #63
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True. I actually bought a few different cases for my Kindle Paperwhite. Even got one that had an elastic band on the inside cover where you can insert your hand. All of them added too much weight and thickness to my reader to be comfy. Honestly, I really like the feel of the PW3 sans case particularly with its "soft" matte back. Chassis may be plastic but it feels pretty solid/sturdy and it's actually withstood a several drops (granted all on carpet).

Mind, it's the opposite with my iPhones and iPads. Never been fond of the aluminum or glass back. Those just seem to slip easily from my fingers.

Also, my ereader is a device used most often while sitting in my home where it's not in too much danger. My phone is carried out and about and has a much higher potential of being dropped on a hard surface, so I keep it in a sturdy case at all times.
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:27 PM   #64
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All my devices have cases because:

* My wife and I both have the same make/model of e-readers so having different cases is really nice when you want to tell at a glance which one is on the coffee table and which one is the one you still can't find because maybe the cat knocked it off the table.
This made me smile, thanks It also reminded me of my browsing ebay for sleep covers for my new Clara HD. My Paperwhite (now my Dad's Paperwhite) is in the official Amazon sleep cover, and the extra weight and sturdiness is good for protection - first from my CP-induced clumsiness and now from his clumsiness, induced by 85 solar orbits. I do have the official Clara sleep stand cover, and like it a lot, but the Shenzhen clones offer some very interesting options visually that I think I might buy just to liven up the place from the sea of black/dark blue device covers everywhere

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Old 10-12-2018, 04:35 AM   #65
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All of them added too much weight and thickness to my reader to be comfy.
I use a case just for the opposite reason. The devices are too thin to hold comfortably.

And yes, especially my ereader is a lot easier to spot with a bright red cover on it
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Always with a case.
I have a soft spot for turquoise, so a cover in such color adds to my Kobo's beauty

Borrowing a concept from IT, the question is not IF you will ever drop your eReader; the question is WHEN it will happen.
Hence my advice is "Always have a cover" (just like "Always have a backup of your data").
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Have never used a case (unless you count Sony PRS-505 cover) for ten years now and daily carry my reader in a backpack. Have yet to break a device. My only damage comes from a small scratch on a Kindle PaperWhite2 when I brought it to the beach in Cuba and a grain of sand got between my finger and the screen when I swiped.
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