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They are stickers that attach to the front and back and protect against scratches and splashes.

Goodness, I don’t know what is so difficult..really.I took a cpl minutes to look at the products offered on m-edge and see that the LEISURE cover is available for the folowing modelsNookKindleIpadSony- both pocket and touchThe only one I didn’t see avail was for the Kobo, but I bet one of the others will fit it if you look at the measurments.No it’s not waterproof, but is a complete zip in cover that protects from sand, dust, drips from the bubba ect. Some are even on sale for a good price. and I noticed they state they ship via fed ex to canada/postal service for US.I have NO aff with m-edge. Just trying to share what I think is important information if you want to take your reader outside.Hope this is of some help/clarification to those that want a zip in cover. It is the only one I found in my search.

I am very happy I had mine covered during my last trip as everything else had sand in it including my bubba, but the reader was clean as a whistle!

I got a Sony e-reader last year for Christmas and took it for my 2-weeks at Marea del Portillo. I generally read about a book a day while on holidays (don’t ask), so it has made a huge difference to my luggage! I have looked at the Kobo – be aware that you will need a USB adaptor to charge it without a computer.As for a cover, I bought a ‘dry bag’ that I found on-line from TrendyDigital. It was specifically for the Sony e-reader and cost me around $15 CDN. It was well worth it. The only caution I have is that you need to take the reader out each evening and air out the dry bag as I found that the humidity could build up and cause the plastic screen to fog up if I didn’t open it for a day or two (I don’t know why). I had no problems with glare unless I was trying to read with the sun at my back, shining directly on the e-reader screen. I’m already starting to load it for next month’s trip!Overall, I would say that an e-reader is the best investment any traveller who likes to read can make.
I probably should go to Chapters to check out a Kobo, but before I do, how does an e-reader compare in size to a paperback? The idea of continously clicking to read seems a bit annoying to me… How does an avid reader handle the transition from a book to such a small device?Perhaps I should point out that I usually buy books in the book-club format (small hardcover), which I absolutely love, but which is not practical to bring on trips, given the weight…

Thanks!

jinnl Guest So, how many of us bought a kobo this week and opened it already? I opened mine in the car!Reading it in dim light is no different than a book, but this one suits my budget. I will be getting a plastic zippered cover, even if I have to make it myself.And re the skins, the rep told me not to wast my money, as they were designed primarily for when the reader only came in white; they are pretty stickers, tis all.

I’m gonna wrap the box and put it under the Christmas tree to me from me.

I probably should go to Chapters to check out a Kobo, but before I do, how does an e-reader compare in size to a paperback? The idea of continously clicking to read seems a bit annoying to me… How does an avid reader handle the transition from a book to such a small device?Perhaps I should point out that I usually buy books in the book-club format (small hardcover), which I absolutely love, but which is not practical to bring on trips, given the weight…

Thanks!

Without a word of a lie, I read a book a day when on holidays. It took about half a day to get really comfortable with my Sony e-reader (touch version). After a while, you don’t even realize you’re clicking (or touching the screen) to turn pages.I think it is smaller than a paperback (a lot thinner, perhaps a bit bigger surface area). It certainly weighs a lot less! I have anywhere between 30-50 books on it at a time, with room for a lot more.

Thank you Holly! Guess I’ll have to check out a Sony ereader at Future Shop and a Kobo at Chapters!

I guess I just don’t have the attention span that’s needed to read and read and read while I’m on vacation. There are so many other distractions for me ;). Beach walking with pleasant people comes to mind.

But I do thank everyone for their input on the e-readers. We are planning on getting one for our daughter for Christmas and really had no where to even start our research. We have gathered so much info on this thread. Thanks!

I guess I just don’t have the attention span that’s needed to read and read and read while I’m on vacation.
Me too! I am a reader, but when I’m on vacation there are far more interesting things to do. If I just wanted to lie on a chair with a drink in my hand and read, I could do that at home. That said, the e readers are interesting, but I am leery of technology that can "steal" your reading material from you. Once I’ve bought something, I consider it mine to use as I wish. Call me a Luddite.
With the exception of the automated response saying they received my query, no response yet …..
I did spend a fair bit of time rummaging through the user manual and it didn’t appear to address that issue either.
It’s been almost three days now so I suspect they won’t be responding to my query. I’m pretty sure I know what the answer is anyway. All I have to do is think about that white salt film that shows up on my sunglasses after a day on the beach. I’d treat the ereader the same way I treat my camera when it goes to the beach. When not actually in use, it lives in one of those zipper lock food storage bags and only comes out when necessary.

On another note, I caught the following in a user review. My beef is with that fact that every single ebook that I have tried to download from the Sony Reader site (or any other site for that matter) has been "Unavailable in Canada due to copyright restrictions." I definitely wouldn’t have bought it if I had know the selection would be so limited. Anyone run into this situation?

I have stated fairly plainly that I have the sony version with a protective cover… took it to the beach on a 2 weeker and the cover kept ALL sand out of it as it is completely zipped!! No need for a food storage bag, however maybe u could use one if u can’t get a cover that zips. I am certainly glad I bought a version that has a cover tho.as far as distraction rather than reading.. well I too walk the beach. just came back from cayo largo and did the whole long walk twice from playa blanca to sirenas.. absolutely wonderful!!Food for thought here.. some ppl can’t do other things. I spoke with a lady while away that could not get around, she had a walker/wheelchair at times and was quite happy to sit and read under her palapa the whole time. And for others it is simply a pleasure to be able to sit and read for hours upon end. I am not so sure I could just sit home and do that!! especially with the recent weather we have had in my area.. kinda chilly!!I am sure that these comments are just others personal experience and are not intended to offend anyone, but personally I felt as tho it is implied that we are wrong to want to sit and read vs doing alot of other stuff!! To each their own I say!!Hope everyone enjoys their holiday however they choose.
I am sure that these comments are just others personal experience and are not intended to offend anyone, but personally I felt as tho it is implied that we are wrong to want to sit and read vs doing alot of other stuff!! To each their own I say!!Hope everyone enjoys their holiday however they choose.

Not ‘wrong’ to sit and read, lovethesummer, just different ways of spending your vacation – with your nose in a book.

You are an avid reader – nothing wrong with that just as our daughter is – and you and her obviously are fast readers, something I am not, and that just amazes me.

I don’t really care how you spend your vacation – as long as you are happy. Enjoy your e-reader and your books.

The jacket you refer to may no longer be available. I went to the M-edge website and got a statement about that. They offered some alternates, but it looked to me that none of them had a clear cover that could be used while reading. Most of the alternates appeared to be covers that flipped open (one way or another) to allow use. One of the alternates looked like it would provide great protection while you were carrying it around, but you have to take the reader out to use it. See
www.medgestore.com/products/prs600-touring.psp
Any are better than nothing. The message here is that you can’t just buy the device and throw it in your beach bag and expect it to survive.
thanks bob for the update.. I don’t know where u get the message they r not avail as I am still able to add it to cart and proceed to chkout, so maybe it is after this that u get the message? However I wasn’t and couldn’t be aware of this when posting the information as I had just purchased mine not long ago.Yes I totally agree you can’t buy it and throw it in the beach bag!! Hence my earlier comments about the importance of taking to the beach that u WILL need a cover. Some others have posted other sites so maybe one of those will have a full cover.My problem was with how the post had changed from an information sharing regarding the use of/purchase of the covers to a bunch of comments about whether ppl should read or not. It is just my take on it but I have never seen/read so much about ppl having a book/ereader in the hand while on vac. Like I said I doubt anyone intended to offend another.Please enjoy your holiday to your liking!
I googled "m edge sony cover" and the first link I found took me to www.medgestore.com/products/sonyprs505-executive.pspwhich was listed as no longer available.The cover you describe sounds perfect for the beach, but I don’t think any of the suggested alternates will do anything except protect from bumps, dents and scratching. That darn blowing sand in the afternoons goes everywhere.

Is the one you bought still listed? As I said, that sounds perfect for beach use. Best take good care of the one you have …. ;D

the link i provided above has a drop down menu that lists the various ereaders and what is avail for each.. I looked only a cpl days ago and posted that the kobo was the only one not available. The cover like I have is called the leisure. I realize that some here are purchasing or have purchased this model. Maybe an email to the website to ask if it will be avail for that model could be done by the interested parties. I also noticed that the dimensions are given for each cover and I really think one of them will fit another in some cases.I was so excited to have found this cover as it truly does protect from the elements. I had sand in everything including my bubba(which is full of water) and even a drip from the condensation dropped onto the covered reader..I wouldn’t even think of taking it to the beach without it!I hope others are able to find a cover that will work for them.Thanks shirleyujest.. I sure hope that just cuz I have my nose in a book.. that others aren’t sticking their noses up at me..lol

I do many other things as u do while away..just like to spend some of the time with a book/ereader(like the day it rained the whole day)…its really not so different I have seen many ppl for many years with a book on the beach and no thinks a thing of it.. I think its the ereader idea ppl don’t seem to get.

Found it. See response #17 in this thread for the link. Funny that one didn’t show up in the list of alternates. It looks like a good solution for taking an eReader to the beach, at least for the Sony. It ‘might’ fit other brands. Note that it’s on sale right now. At that price I’d consider it, but at the regular price I’d think twice about spending $40 to protect a device that only costs $150.

I’m probably not a candidate for an eReader yet, but I can sure see the advantage of having one when you get hit with a series of rainy days. Normally I just pick up some piece of light reading from the admittedly meager selection of material at the hotel book exchange. I might end up reading one or two books since I find there’s too many interruptions and things going on at the beach. I guess I’m easily amused; I could watch the waves for hours …..

martian Guest Sometimes I’m in countries where there’s nothing – and I mean nothing – available in English anywhere. My old kindle is a Godsend, as is my laptop for downloading newspapers and news.Cheers,

Terry

I guess I’m easily amused; I could watch the waves for hours …..

Oh, it’s the "waves" you’re watching, eh Bob?

Okay, this may be the dumbest question on this thread but where do I get one of these gadgets? Do I have to get them online or can I get them from Future Shop (for example) – specifically the Kobo. Does Chapters carry them?

Stock item at Chapters/Indigo.

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