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I have had no issues with my 2012 PW  (Knock on wood) LOL  I absolutely love it.  The firmware on mine shows Kindle 5.3.9   I read A LOT so wasn't sure whether the new one was enough to upgrade.    Thanks for all the input.

I have the original paperwhite and I love it.  I do a lot of reading at night or in low light situations.  I have been thinking about upgrading to the new paperwhite and was wondering who had upgraded from the original to the newer one and if it was worth it.     

Kindle Fire HD reviews / Re: Fire HD 7" - First Impressions
« on: September 26, 2012, 03:33:30 am »
I have the original Fire and I have the new Fire HD on order.  I am wondering if its worth it or not to "move up to new and improved".  I use the original for watching movies/tv (Netflix/Hulu), playing a few games, night reading, and a little bit of surfing the web.   

Those of you that had the original and moved up to the HD version is it worth it? 


Is this still available and what are you asking.  Thanks

Caroline ~ I will take the wallet.  Sent you a pm.  Thanks


I pm'd you.  Thanks

Fire Talk / Got My Fire!! Coupe of questions??
« on: February 20, 2012, 02:04:50 pm »
Hubby went and bought me my Fire yesterday and I love it!!   Ordered an Oberon cover for it this morning and a decal girl skin :)  

How do you remove apps on it that you don't want?  

How do you download movies on it for use where there is no wifi and then how do you remove them once they are watched?  

I also want to buy a few additional chargers.  Where would be the best place to purchase them? 

Thanks so much :)


Fire Talk / Re: Kindle Fire...Some Questions
« on: February 17, 2012, 01:18:24 pm »
Our local hospital has wifi so that wouldn't be an issue there.

A couple more questions that I thought of.

 How hard is it to download movies?  If this is easy to do then not an issue really of having a wifi spot in the dr's office. Set of earphones and I am good.   

Does the Angry Birds App need to have wifi to work?  LOL  (yes I love Angry Birds)

Where is the best place to purchase the Fire?

Fire Talk / Kindle Fire...Some Questions
« on: February 16, 2012, 02:13:49 am »
I keep hearing wonderful things about it and I am thinking my Kindle Keyboard needs a buddy.  LOL  

Here is what I would like to do with it and some questions on each:
Watch movies ~ Do they play well or are there a bunch of pausing to catch up streaming?  Is Netflix available on the Fire?

Play a few games

Manage my email~ Are the only emails that work on it hotmail/yahoo/ etc or can I use my Road Runner email?

Facebook ~ Just general updates, maybe play my games from fb and chat.

Online shopping ~

My son has an ipad and I just don't like it as its too big for me.  I want something that is smaller and much more portable.   It would be used at home, in the vehicle (when someone else is  and places where I am waiting (dr's office, hospital, kids school, etc).  I don't travel outside of the U.S.  

Thanks for your input.

Archives / WTB : Oberon photo album
« on: July 15, 2011, 02:42:04 pm »
I am looking for an Oberon Photo Album   

My mom has Alzheimer's and its just a matter of time before she will fail to recognize her loved ones (already seeing this with confusing grandsons).   I was told a photo album with pictures and name/relationship would be a good thing.  I know the Oberon leather would stand up to lots of handling as well as provide a tactile experience for her as time goes on. 

If you have one you would like to sell or know of where I can find one I would greatly appreciate it.


Let's Talk Kindle! / Can you put pdf files on a Kindle
« on: June 27, 2011, 01:18:09 am »
My son would like to know if he can download pdf files (books) to a kindle.  He has many of his D&D books in pdf files and was thinking about a kindle for them.  .

I have removed ink stains with hairspray on several items.  I would try a very small spot and spray it on a cloth to do it.

Kindle Accessories / Re: Lack of DX covers
« on: May 20, 2011, 10:23:52 pm »
Oberon still carried DX covers.

Kindle Accessories / Re: ~ Your Opinion Counts ~
« on: May 20, 2011, 07:59:30 am »
I love them all  But the first and last give me a masculine feel more than the middle.  The Middle DaVinci Oberon is classy with a feminine feel in the skin. 

Kindle Accessories / Re: Kindle Beach Cover?
« on: May 11, 2011, 05:12:38 am »
I found a cheap cover called Trendy Digital WaterGuard Waterproof Case on Amazon for under $20.
Looks like it would work without spending much.

I have the Celtic Hounds in Wine Kindle3 cover with a decal girl skin  "The Window" in matt'

Kindle Accessories / Re: DecalGirl skins
« on: May 10, 2011, 04:28:09 am »
Here is the Oberon Kindle3 cover Celtic Hounds in Wine with the Decal Girl "The Window" in matt

Kindle Accessories / Re: Happy Oberon Customers Post Here!
« on: April 14, 2011, 06:44:37 pm »
I have a beautiful Kindle3 cover Celtic Hounds in Wine and my son has the Sky Dragon cardholder in red.  Love them both~

My wish list ~

Large Organizer Tree of Life in Saddle
Large Journal Celtic Hounds in wine or green
Cell phone sleeve in Paisley red
Check book cover ~ undecided on style/color
and it continues to grow each web site visit.

Hopefully I can get my order in for my organizer soon.  First time I went to order my son's motor went out of his truck, then I was ready to order again and got slammed when another son's loans were short being the end of year and I helped with rent and utilities.  LOL   It will get here eventually. :)

I've just found this board and am a new Kindle user.  I've stumbled across the Oberon website (after planning on spending $20 for a "basic" cover!), and am now trying to decide between a red or purple Paisley cover.  I know it's totally a matter of personal preference, but was wondering if anyone has the purple cover and if it's "garish"; it's hard to tell on the site what the colour will actually look like, and I don't want it to look cheap.  I also saw someone mentioned that there are charms available for the covers, and was wondering if these come with the covers, or if they have to be ordered separately.  If so, is there any purpose to the charms, or are they just for decoration?  Thanks, and I will post a pic of my cover once I decide on colours and get it ordered!

If you go back through this thread you will find many wonderful photo's but be forewarned it could only make your decision harder. :) 

If you are on Facebook  Oberon designs has a page where you can see many pictures posted by those have purchased the Paisley in both red and purple.  I find both equally as beautiful.

Kindle Accessories / Re: "Free" Fabric Sleeve for Reader in Cover
« on: April 02, 2011, 12:47:06 pm »
Awesome idea.  I will have to look when I go to town next time if they sell pillowcases in a fabric bag.  I know that I have bought sheets that way and I use the bag to keep the sets in.  I have also used those bags to slide shoes into when traveling to keep other objects around them clean.  If you couldn't fit the kindle in it, I bet it would also make a great accessory bag for your kindle charger, light, etc. 

I believe if a product can't be shipped overseas there is normally (but not always) something stated saying so. Example ~ "Sorry, but due to customs, the type of product, etc this product is not available to be shipped internationally or to the following countries".   If there is any question as to whether they can ship the Cadillac lotion or not and to be 100% sure before ordering I am sure most places would welcome your phone call/email regarding your concern.  They might also be able to tell you where you could purchase the product locally or an acceptable substitution.

Basket Lady ~ Very pretty...

Kindle Accessories / Re: Oberon Cardboard vs. Plastic Inserts (photos)
« on: April 02, 2011, 11:12:56 am »
As with anything in print, each reader interrupts what they are reading in many different ways.  While one person may read a comment and find it to be just a fact stating comment another person my find that comment as a personal attack on their issue/feelings.  It's almost impossible for everyone to read the same information and come away with the same meaning/feelings.

We all have things we love about the products we buy and its upsetting when there are changes to that product.  Sometimes we understand why the changes were made and other times we don't and most certainly not everyone is going to agree.  And not everyone is going to agree on whether the explanation on those changes were good enough or properly addressed.   I have seen both the pros/cons on these pages of the board to why some prefer plastic, others cardboard and others that don't care either way because they are fine with both or throw them away regardless.   On the consumers side there is going to be someone unhappy with the decisions made, which is understandable, and with the company there is just no way to please everyone, understandable as well.  What is to us a small matter to a company can be a major factor that could just snowball into other major issues.

While I most certainly agree that it would be nice if they could offer, in this case, both cardboard, plastic, or a no insert option.  I also understand that it probably wouldn't be cost effective for the company (and the customer) in order for them to do so.  As in most things if you order less of a product (which if offering both plastic and cardboard) they would be ordering less of both products so their purchase price would increase.  On top of which if they have a person in charge of final inspection and inserting the stabilizers into the final product, if they have to stop and read each order (no insert, plastic, cardboard) the time per item at inspection would also increase.  All of this would directly, of course, effect the price of their products.   I looked at a lot of covers before deciding on an Oberon kindle cover and although a little more costly than others felt that it was well worth the extra few dollars, as I am sure most would agree.  But if the cost of their product had to dramatically increase due to trying to carry both types of inserts (their cost, man power of customized orders, etc) I may and many others may not be able to see that purchasing their products as an affordable option.  For a small company, this could be disastrous. 

Whether you choose or not to order from Oberon is like everything thing else a personal matter.  It is what it is. It's basically a we choose to agree that we disagree on this matter.  Our personal opinions are what makes us all unique and who we are.  As far as the company thanking someone for a post and not someone else,  it might not be because they felt that the person who was upset was wrong or out of line or their opinions and feeling didn't matter but because the person that posted in favor or gave explanation was able to get a point across in wording that they couldn't.

In my own opinion I can't see not buying a quality product because of an insert that is not a permanent part of the product and I can in effect change it out by making my own.  I also can't see not buying a product because I personally didn't agree with how the explanation was handled by a company representative.  Especially if up to that point I had been nothing but happy with the products I had purchased and with the company. 

Kindle Accessories / Re: Oberons and skins.
« on: April 02, 2011, 09:39:06 am »
I picked out my cover first and then found a skin (actually a couple of skins) that went with it.  Like Cindy said you seldom see the cover and skin at the same time so they don't have to match and there is no reason you can't have a cover and also a skin that you love.  I am just weird that way and like things to "match" in some way in my mind but I have seen skins that don't match the cover and its a nice surprise to see a contrast and also shows the owners personality coming through.

I say get what you love and just enjoy that you have made it personally yours.

Kindle Accessories / Re: Oberon Cardboard vs. Plastic Inserts (photos)
« on: April 02, 2011, 09:04:12 am »
My thoughts on customization. Please note that  I have no clue how the Oberon produces its products or nor am I involved with the company in any manner but I am simply throwing out ideas why customization is just not feasible on so many levels.

As far as customization goes on the bungee and pewter button.  I could see where this would not be possible if the design is done in a press type tooling because more than likely the holes are cut into the cover at the same the design is pressed/tooled into the leather so the holes are perfectly aligned.  Tooling leather in any manner is not easy. And for color choices. in order to maintain even and consistent color dying they probably dye in small batches. It also could be that the dying process is done at the same time as the pressing/tooling, so for each color they have to have a different plate to avoid the mixing of colors. (You wouldn't want to find red on your beautiful blue). Plates are extremely expensive to have made.  If they would have only one plate and have to extensively clean it each time they change colors it would be very time consuming to do just one custom color. Therefore the cost of the products would have to raise or the cost of a custom color would be outrageous.  The wool being left off is just a matter of not being sewn onto the inside leather piece of the cover.  

You have to realize this is a small company and if they would get into doing customization, its going to add many man hours just to have someone take care of dealing with billing of each item accordingly. To you and I asking for something a little different might seem like a very small request but when your a small company, as Oberon is, dealing with thousands of orders any type of customization means additional man hours, an increase of cost in order to maintain the same excellent quality (if the cost would not be transferred to their customers it would mean a decrease in the quality of materials), additional equipment/supplies they have to maintain,  as well as orders taking a lot longer to produce before they can be shipped out to you. Instead of getting your product shipped out to you within a few days of your order it might be weeks.  

Oberon is a small company that offers an excellent, high quality, beautifully crafted product at a very reasonable cost.  By staying that way, they are able to maintain these standards for their products that you and I have come to know, love and enjoy.  


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