Kindle Photo of the Day #20: Frank’s Kindle

Frank\'s Kindle

Frank sent me an email about his experiences with the Kindle and how had modified it to create a better reading experience. Here is what Frank thinks about his Kindle:

The Kindle met 95% of my expectations for a perfect reading device. I spend 3 – 5 days each week either on a plane or waiting on a flight. The Kindle has reduced my carry on weight by at least 5lbs of reading material. I am very satisfied with the display and easy access to obtaining reading material but the holder and all aftermarket cases left a lot to be desired. Not only were they uncomfortable to hold but made it impossible avoid that giant next page key and the device easily falls out, especially when reading in bed.

Not satisfied with 95%, I made my own personal cover with a metal clip and a flexible binding that allows the cover to be folded back flat allowing the Kindle to be held on either side.

Thanks for the email Frank!

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Hand Made Kindle Case Mod Made to Look Like a Book

Hand made Kindle case designed to look like a book

Believe it or not the above picture is not that of a fine old book, but rather a modified case cover for the Kindle! This beautiful piece was made by a user on the mobileread Kindle forum, it features a hand made leather book case, marbleized paper for the end papers, gold leaf to give the impression of gilded pages and a felt-lined holder which keeps the Kindle securely in place. You still don’t believe me do you? in that case I suggest you scroll down the page and have a look at other the images.

Whilst it does look pretty, a few readers on the forums have pointed out that there seem to be some usability issues. For instance on this particular case-mod the cover does not fold back upon itself which may cause readers to use both hands whilst reading content, however the creator of the case mod assured them that it is not a big issue. I guess the only way of telling if it affects usability is by actually using it.

This case-mod simply blows the standard case you get with the Kindle out of the water, or for that matter any other case out there. I think a commercial venture which would offer this to Kindle owners would be an excellent idea, apparently this case-mod it has already fooled some people into thinking that it is a real book!

Now here are some more picture for you to drool over:

Hand made Kindle case designed to look like a book

Hand made Kindle case designed to look like a book

Hand made Kindle case designed to look like a book

Source: user artsci on mobileread Kindle forums