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Subject: Skins for E-Readers?
Date Posted: 1/1/2011 11:26 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/1/2011 11:38 PM ET
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It was a hard decision. I'm sure I'll buy another at some point, but this works for now. :) I have wallpaper that matches now, I just haven't uploaded a pic of that yet.

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 5:28 AM ET
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I was on that site last nite Kelly.....But I didnt look to much as I couldnt find the Price!   So What do they cost??

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 6:22 AM ET
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Ooooh, Kelly I like the colours one, although they are all very pretty!

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 7:13 AM ET
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Date Posted: 1/2/2011 8:09 AM ET
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Megan, from what I've read, you can re-apply the skin, using a hair dryer to soften it.

I have a skin on my K2, but my Sony 350 is so small (and silver chrome-like) that I don't want one on it.  I was afraid that my white K2 would start looking dingy from finger prints. 

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 12:14 PM ET
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I have this one:

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I like it but there is a bit of overlap on the rounded corners of the nook. It is staying on very well.

ETA: it was $10 including shipping on Amazon.



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Date Posted: 1/2/2011 1:15 PM ET
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I tried taking the skin off and reapplying since B&N had to replace my defective Nook. No, it wasn't going back on and yes I tried the hair dryer trick.

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 2:09 PM ET
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Barbara, the decalgirl website has them listed at $14.99. I don't know if they charge shipping though.

Sheila, that one is really pretty!

I'm trying to pick one that I won't get bored with after time. Also, since I'll be using it in my case, I probably won't see the back of it very often. So I'm trying to choose based more on the front of the skin.

Date Posted: 1/2/2011 2:22 PM ET
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I love the decalgirl skins!  If you "like" them on Facebook they often offer specials to fans.  Here is the one I have:



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Date Posted: 1/3/2011 1:07 AM ET
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Yea, they had to replace it a couple weeks after I received it. The 3G suddenly stopped working. They couldn't fix it with the trouble shooting, so they replaced it with another refurb. No issues with this one so far.

Date Posted: 1/8/2011 1:34 PM ET
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Hmmm.  I have a leather book like cover for my Sony, but the top flap doesn't stay together with the back very well in my purse, and I don't like the idea of purse dust and scratchy stuff getting into my reader.  Maybe I'll make a cloth cover with a tab to keep it shut.  I've found it's really more about feel than looks while you're reading, and I've made suedecloth covers before for paperbacks.  It has a cozy feel to it, and I like the slightly retro look, especially on electronics.

The only time I wish my sewing machine did embroidery is when I make book covers.  I like the idea of making a book like cover, and putting a "title" like War and Peace on my skinny reader, or covering a trashy potboiler with a leather-look cover of The Iliad.  Take that you book snoops!

Date Posted: 1/8/2011 5:48 PM ET
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You can try http://www.skinit.com/ .  They have a variety of styles and you can even load up your own images to skin your device as you like.  They have designs for laptops, phones, e-readers, and all sorts of electronic devices.