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Old 06-28-2020, 04:16 PM   #256
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A case can help with protection but you hardly need one to keep an ereader in working order.



And the comfort and ease holding an ereader is highly subjective, which rules out “needing” a case for this.



There are more than a few people who don’t use a case and have no issues. Something that’s been pointed out many times over.
I used a case on my Kindle until the past year of so. I gave it to my wife as her case broke and I prefer no case.

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Old 06-28-2020, 04:18 PM   #257
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Do you sideload to your Kindle using Calibre? If so, Kobo plays much nicer than Kindle.



I don't think Kindles are bad devices. But if you aren't buying your books from Amazon, I don't see the appeal of Kindle (maybe the dictionary).







I use a Clara, not a Libra and mine is always in a sleep cover. But if the back starts to get dirty, likely an old dry toothbrush would do a good enough job, if you got to it early enough.
I sideload using Calibre. I just started with a Sony eReader and then switched to Kindle well before Kobo was around and just never changed.

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Old 06-28-2020, 04:30 PM   #258
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You need a ase for making the Kobo easier to hold and for some protection.
You might, but I certainly don't.
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:00 PM   #259
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One question... do those bumps on the back get filled with dirt, dust & grime? If so, can you clean it easily? I'm guessing since it's waterproof I could just run water over it and maybe use an old toothbrush if it got dirty.
I usually just brush off specks of dirt with my hand. I normally use the Libra at home, in the office or in a car so not particularly dusty.
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:19 PM   #260
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Looks better.
That must be why in all the product photos, they always show their readers in cases.

Have you ever looked at the Bookeen Saga? Now there's a reader designed for you! The case is literally built in to the reader.

I joke. But if I could find one for $50, I'd buy one.

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:53 AM   #261
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That must be why in all the product photos, they always show their readers in cases.

Have you ever looked at the Bookeen Saga? Now there's a reader designed for you! The case is literally built in to the reader.

I joke. But if I could find one for $50, I'd buy one.
Last time I looked into Bookeen, they would not sell in the US. Besides, I don't like the Saga.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:21 AM   #262
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Last time I looked into Bookeen, they would not sell in the US. Besides, I don't like the Saga.
Well, I just checked the Bookeen site, and it looks like they will sell to the US, but they want to charge 127 euros for economy shipping and 172 for priority shipping. This brings the price of the reader up to 257 euros (somewhere around 290 US dollars).

Holy crap.

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I'm a longtime Kindle owner who doesn't use the official Kindle Store and am thinking of switching from the 2nd generation Paperwhite to a Kobo Libra H2O.

One question... do those bumps on the back get filled with dirt, dust & grime? If so, can you clean it easily? I'm guessing since it's waterproof I could just run water over it and maybe use an old toothbrush if it got dirty.

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Unless you enjoy reading while mud wrestling, it's a non-issue IMHO. And as far as case or no case, that, of course, is all a matter of personal preference. As someone who has always used a cover on my ereaders, I have found the ergonomics of the Libra and Forma to be exceptionally comfortable and lightweight without a cover.

A more important consideration is the ability to customize a Kobo. The possibilities are many, thanks to the brilliant and generous people here on MR.
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