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Old 07-01-2021, 11:33 PM   #1
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I sure hope someone comes up with a 3rd party cover.

The one that comes with it is so heavy. The elipsa is 397 or so grams and the cover is 348. So the cover almost doubles the weight. And it feels so ungainly with the cover. Even if you unsnap the cover from the shell the shell adds weight with the magnets (or iron) at the top and bottom.

I would pay a premium for a nice light cover.
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Old 07-02-2021, 12:08 AM   #2
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I sure hope someone comes up with a 3rd party cover.

The one that comes with it is so heavy. The elipsa is 397 or so grams and the cover is 348. So the cover almost doubles the weight. And it feels so ungainly with the cover. Even if you unsnap the cover from the shell the shell adds weight with the magnets (or iron) at the top and bottom.

I would pay a premium for a nice light cover.
Yes i got mine today and haven't even opened it and won't use it.
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Old 07-02-2021, 12:17 AM   #3
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I feel nervous just laying the ereader down anywhere without the cover to protect it.
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Old 07-02-2021, 01:08 AM   #4
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I find the cover very convenient as a dock to the left of my computer, on a slope thanks to the fold on the back. And I will use it as a protection in a suitcase when I drive away to my holidays next week.

With a car the weight doesn't signify, but I won't take the Elipsa with me when on the go in planes, or trains, or commuting - the Libra is perfect for that.
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Old 07-02-2021, 04:43 PM   #5
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I really like the cover, very high quality, well-designed, and the fold option allows for the perfect position (for me) to write/read/doodle on a hard surface. Optionally, the top cover easily detatches. The slot for the stylus is well thought out. For casual reading from a chair/sofa, I use the following with the Elipsa as well as my other Kobos:

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Old 07-02-2021, 09:41 PM   #6
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I really like the cover, very high quality, well-designed, and the fold option allows for the perfect position (for me) to write/read/doodle on a hard surface. Optionally, the top cover easily detatches. The slot for the stylus is well thought out. For casual reading from a chair/sofa, I use the following with the Elipsa as well as my other Kobos:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have similar feelings. The cover adds to the heft of the device, that is for certain, but it also contributes to the positive experience I am having with my Elipsa for many of the reasons the two of you have pointed out.


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Old 07-02-2021, 10:38 PM   #7
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I thought I would dislike the vertically-opening cover, but I've discovered that I quite like it, especially since it is magnetic, which makes it easy to detach and reattach. I remove the cover to read, then reattach it when I'm done. Very nicely designed.
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Old 07-03-2021, 03:18 PM   #8
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I thought I would dislike the vertically-opening cover, but I've discovered that I quite like it, especially since it is magnetic, which makes it easy to detach and reattach. I remove the cover to read, then reattach it when I'm done. Very nicely designed.

I’m used to the vertical-opening cover because I have the official Kobo Clara cover, but sometimes that magnet is so strings that the folds in the cover can get connected while I’m trying to flip it over. Small inconvenience.

I had my Clara near my Elipsa last night and for a moment worried something was wrong with my Clara. It kept going to sleep. It was late, I was tired, and I was placing the Clara on the Elipsa without realizing its closed magnetic cover was the culprit. That problem was solved by going to bed. LOL

When I’m jotting notes or writing in a notebook, I’ve come to appreciate that hefty cover. Especially with the ability to prop. I can jot with ease. The Clara allows one to prop up the device using Kobo’s cover, but the magnet is so weak that the propping is wobbly and unstable.

However, if one isn’t using the Elipsa as a writing device, I can see that the cover’s weight might not be desirable.


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Old 07-03-2021, 11:26 PM   #9
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Yes i got mine today and haven't even opened it and won't use it.
Sort of similar here; I started using the elipsa without the cover and it's amazingly light given its size. Then after a day or so I remembered the cover and put it on and then my reaction was, "Dern, this thing is heavy."
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Since my Elipsa is defective, I took it out of the case to prep it for shipment. The case does indeed add weight. That made me wonder. Of the folks here who don't use the case, how many of you are utilizing the stylus with notebook & annotation features on your Elipsa?
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Old 07-06-2021, 09:03 AM   #11
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Since my Elipsa is defective, I took it out of the case to prep it for shipment. The case does indeed add weight. That made me wonder. Of the folks here who don't use the case, how many of you are utilizing the stylus with notebook & annotation features on your Elipsa?
I've been using the notebook feature without the case. I keep the stylus in a pen holder with normal pens.
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Old 07-16-2021, 09:12 PM   #12
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Hah, Nate nailed it:

https://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/20...epcover-review
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