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Background : I'm a senior in high school, and I travel every weekend for debate. When looking for a case, I set out criteria:
 1. It had to be protective. As stated, I travel frequently with a group of high schoolers. Any case I purchased would have to protect the Kindle against certain death.
2. It had to be well constructed. I like leather and dislike plastic.
3. It had to be stylish. I'm a seventeen year old girl who also happens to be a MacHead. I don't like garish, ostentacious items, but anyhing I spend money on would have to be aesthetically pleasing.

I had two contenders, M-Edge and Oberon.     

I bought a M-Edge Platform first because I liked the simple, professional look of the case.

As a case, it's quit nice. Slim, quality materials, and protective. They provide a space for their light (capitilist  :P), and a small pocket in case you happen to come across a Kindle sized piece of paper that you can't live without.

Overall, well constructed for a fair price. However, I'm returning it now that I have an Oberon.

Though more ornate, I think Oberon provides a balance between design and construction. It is more decorated and doesn't lend itself to the streamline style of the day. But for that reason, it has immense character. The character aspect won out and I crumbled, buying a used Roof of Heaven on the boards.

Both cases are lovely. Both meet my criteria. The Oberon had a character advantage. To put it simply, I like the Oberon more.   

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Introductions & Welcomes / Re: New member from Normandy, France
« on: January 25, 2010, 06:44:27 AM »
Bonjour monsieur, Bienvenue!  :)

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Introductions & Welcomes / Re: Hi from Texas!
« on: January 25, 2010, 06:36:12 AM »
Hello from the Tyler/Longview area  :)

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Introductions & Welcomes / Re: Hi from near Seattle
« on: January 25, 2010, 06:34:44 AM »
Hello  :)

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Introductions & Welcomes / Re: Hello from Texas
« on: January 25, 2010, 06:33:54 AM »
I haven't met strangers with Kindles, but I did convince a friend to purchase one for Christmas and another to ask for one as a graduation present. So I have a very small Kindle meetup everyday at school  :)

Commuter trains in Texas are a wonderful experience if you like trains (because you stay on so long), but horrible if you need to be somewhere on time. The last train I took was Ft. Worth to Longview. The train was three hours late getting to the station to pick me up and then had several delays down the track. It was a pleasent experience for me because I had ample time to read. But had I scheduled anything of importance on that day, it would not have turned out well.

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Kindle Accessories / Oberon Watch - Roof of Heaven
« on: January 20, 2010, 07:22:17 PM »
It is on it's way from Down Under  :P

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Archives / Re: WTB: Kindle 2 case/cover
« on: January 19, 2010, 08:21:07 PM »
I have to withdraw my cover, am returning and purchasing my Oberon  :)

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Apple event on January 27
« on: January 19, 2010, 06:39:21 AM »
According to some reports I've read, the tablet will be more skewed towards artists and photographers rather than eReaders. Perhaps instead of the type of newspapers and magazines we recieve on the Kindle, there will be color versions optimized for viewing on the tablet.

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I'm not asking if you think they should lose or if governmnet is actually a diabolical organization bent on the destruction of mankind, just if you think they will lose the seat.

I vote...no.

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Archives / Re: WTB: Kindle 2 case/cover
« on: January 18, 2010, 06:30:22 PM »
I have a cream and saddle Platform (M-Edge) used for a week.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Information about Washington D. C.
« on: January 18, 2010, 08:37:05 AM »
Thank you!

I'm feeling much better with every post. There are facebooks for the residence halls and the debate team, but I haven't found one (that people actually use) for inquiries from students. American has been wonderful about answering questions; there were two or three chat sessions that you could log on and talk to students and admissions people to answer anything, but the topic was skewed more towards applying than anything else.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Information about Washington D. C.
« on: January 17, 2010, 10:47:44 PM »
I've poured over the school's website and found excellent information for on campus, just not as much as I would like for around the city. Thanks  :)

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: INFINITY Game - Word Association
« on: January 17, 2010, 10:22:32 PM »
Intellect

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Not Quite Kindle / Information about Washington D. C.
« on: January 17, 2010, 10:20:29 PM »
I was accepted into American University recently and though I have been to D. C. twice, I am intensely uncertain about living there. I'm not scared of being physically harmed, just of not knowing anything of actual use about the city.

So I need information about living in D. C. For background - I live in a town in East Texas with just over 2,000 people. I've visited major cities all over the U. S. so I have seen life beyond the cow pasture, but visiting and living are two completely different concepts. The information I need pertains to subjects such as: Where do you buy groceries (I live in Walmart and Brookshires land), how does the metro work, where are places I should never set foot in, how late is it to stay out...anything you might think of use.

Thank you for any responses, it is most helpful.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: kindle - buy or wait
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:58:29 PM »
Though I am a Machead and am eagerly awaiting the iSlate, I decided to go with the Kindle. Even Apple has to work the first generation quirks. Wait for the second generation of the tablet, and in the meantime, buy a Kindle. You won't regret it.

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Archives / Re: Purple ROH Oberon for sale - Seller in Aus
« on: January 17, 2010, 06:24:27 PM »
Why does an ocean separate us?

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: I finally met a fellow Kindler!
« on: January 17, 2010, 09:55:58 AM »
I haven't met a fellow Kindler, but I have let two total strangers play with my Kindle after they expressed an interest in buying one. I'm on the debate team and we go to tournaments ever weekend, so my goal is to recruit at least one person per tournament.

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I found the board while researching the Kindle. The very fact that the Kindle had a forum independent of Amazon made my decision to request one for Christmas much easier.

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The Book Corner / Re: Recommend your favorite Dickens book
« on: January 16, 2010, 06:38:42 PM »
A Christmas Carol is simply wonderful.

Oliver Twist should be toward the front of the list if you are trying to appreciate Dickens. It's a heart warming story with plenty of action.

For Dickens at his finest, A Tale of Two Cities. I consider it his magnum opus and his Les Miserables.




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The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading in 2010?
« on: January 16, 2010, 06:29:56 PM »
Just finished this:

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Introductions & Welcomes / Hello from Texas
« on: January 16, 2010, 06:11:03 PM »
Hello, I'm Kristyana.

Senior in high school, member of the debate team, and was accepted into American University in Washington D. C. the week before Christmas.

My Kindle 2, whom I have dubbed Czar, was a Christmas present that I asked for only after researching anything and everything about eReaders for months. I'm a Machead and was going to wait for the iSlate/iTablet, but the Kindle enchanted me.

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Not Quite Kindle / Re: From PC to Mac
« on: January 14, 2010, 02:39:22 PM »
"The Great Switch" is not anything to be feared. Apple consistently ranks number one in customer satisfaction and their products are imitated across the computer, digital music player, and cell phone industries.

For the majority, the main changes are aesthetic. Instead of the minimize and close out buttons on the right, they are on the left. Instead of a start bar and desktop, there is the dock.

There are some software inconsistencies, but those are decreasing and there are multiple ways to actually run windows itself on a Mac if necessary.

Go Mac, you won't want to go back.

P. S. You can make Safari "think" it's IE by using this [url]http://www.davidalison.com/2008/05/how-to-let-safari-pretend-its-ie.html/url]

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At the risk of starting another "I want an Oberon cover" thread, here is my case.

I have a M-Edge Platform (Cream and Saddle) that has been used for one week. I purchased the Platform model because of the clean look and so I could stand it up. I have discovered that I simply don't utilize the standing up feature enough (at all really) to warrant keeping the case when I could return it and buy an Oberon. The look had the intended effect, I've received many compliments.

If anyone is in want of this particular case and is willing to part with an Oberon Roof of Heaven, PM me and we can trade, with me paying some money for the difference.

If not, I'll just send the case back to Amazon and go from there. Thank you  :)

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Washington Post Subscription Question
« on: January 10, 2010, 07:38:26 PM »
Thank you both.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Washington Post Subscription Question
« on: January 10, 2010, 07:18:25 PM »
I had a free trial of the Washington Post and accidentally didn't cancel before the trial was over. (I should have canceled it on the ninth, but was at debate tournament.) I canceled a day after the trial was over. In my cancelation email it said, "If you are past your free trial period, you will stop receiving new issues immediately and a refund for the remaining balance of your subscription will be issued if applicable."

When I googled whether the refund was applicable to the Washington Post, I found a webpage from the Boston Globe stating that they did not have any partial refunds. I could not find any information on the Washington Post, so my question is if the refund is applicable to the Post.

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