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Old 04-12-2021, 04:47 PM   #16
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To me, the sleep cover would be very inconvenient:

Open the sleep cover to wake it up.
Remove the sleep cover to read, because I think it adds bulk and I prefer to read without one.
Read.
Put the sleep cover back on.
Close the sleep cover.

IMO, YMMV.

The cover also makes it nicer to hold the Reader. So you get some protection. You get the sleep functionality. It's nicer to hold. And much less chance of waring out the power button. A win-win-win-win situation.
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Old 04-12-2021, 05:00 PM   #17
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The cover also makes it nicer to hold the Reader.
No it doesn't.
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So you get some protection.
I don't need the protection.
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You get the sleep functionality.
I don't want the sleep functionality with all the negatives it brings.
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It's nicer to hold.
You already said that in this post. No it doesn't. It adds bulk and weight making it more cumbersome to hold.
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And much less chance of waring out the power button.
But it has so many negatives. And I have yet to wear out a power button on a Kobo device. As a matter of fact, I don't recall ever wearing out a power button.
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A win-win-win-win situation.
How did you come up with that? There is nothing positive about it.
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Old 04-13-2021, 12:52 AM   #18
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The cover also makes it nicer to hold the Reader.
I know you've been asked this before repeatedly and you've chosen to ignore it, but I'm going to try once more: you don't know more about my disability than I do. That much more weight on the ereader is counterproductive for me. It does not make it "nicer" to hold. For me. The whole point of me getting a Forma would be the flexible substrate (I'm not game to use a glass-substrate device naked.)

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Old 04-13-2021, 01:43 AM   #19
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Honestly, this is the sort of personal choice that hopefully shouldn't lead to a holy war.

(And FWIW, I'm on team cover.)
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Honestly, this is the sort of personal choice that hopefully shouldn't lead to a holy war.

(And FWIW, I'm on team cover.)
It's definitely a personal choice. I've always used a cover on glass-substrate devices. And the vast majority of people don't think they know better than others what they should choose...
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:09 AM   #21
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I don't know, it seemed like it was getting a little heated a bit earlier.

Also, the Oasis 2/3 is probably approaching "too thin" if not already there.
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:17 PM   #22
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To me, the sleep cover would be very inconvenient:

Open the sleep cover to wake it up.
Remove the sleep cover to read, because I think it adds bulk and I prefer to read without one.
Read.
Put the sleep cover back on.
Close the sleep cover.

IMO, YMMV.

I totally agree. This is why I use a sleeve and not a sleep cover
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Old 04-13-2021, 03:30 PM   #23
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Pushing a button is as fast as opening a sleep cover.
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Certainly not with the Forma.
I was referring to my Oasis. But you are right, the button of the Forma is a real pain, even on the Tolino version of the Forma.
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:26 PM   #24
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With my disability, adding any weight isn't an option. Despite having broken 3 Kindles over the years, I'm not putting a cover one on. I just make sure I buy them used and (relatively) cheap.
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Old 04-14-2021, 10:59 AM   #25
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To circle back on this, I did end up ordering that cover. It's fine. Does add a bit of weight but I like the feeling of "opening" up my book and I think that if whenever we do open up enough that I'm commuting on mass transit again I'll probably like having it to protect my device when I stash it in my backpack.
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I was referring to my Oasis. But you are right, the button of the Forma is a real pain, even on the Tolino version of the Forma.
Let's hope Kobo gets it right on the second version!
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