Because free shipping is just the best thing ever!
M-Edge is offering free shipping on e-book jackets and accessories until Valentines’ Day. Just use the code MEDGE214 when you check out. While you’re at it, get me the New Yorker Bookopolis jacket! I can’t bring myself to buy another jacket but I wantsssss the preciousssss.
And for you nookies, their B&N Nook jackets are available now too. They have several different options, many of which are compatible with their book light. Make sure you get the appropriate book light – it looks like there’s one for the Kindle jackets and a different one for the Nook jackets. Anyway, the Kindle light is white and the Nook light is black, so you have no excuse for mixing it up!
Also they have the new Guardian which is meant to be “the only floating waterproof case for Kindle”. Sounds exciting, but I would be way too scared to test it out. I think I need a video where they dunk that baby in the water to ease my discomfort. It’s not meant to be out until “Spring 2010” and apparently will be available in six colours. There’s only one picture so I can’t tell exactly what will be coloured but it sounds neat anyway.
I can just imagine reading with my Guardianed Kindle in the bathtub…
Ok I know I already have a Kindle cover, but those New Yorker jackets by M-Edge ($49.99) have me drooling! I have this serious love for The New Yorker, and these jackets are really beautiful! I can’t decide which I love best – though I’m a really big fan of the Bookopolis one. These are made of genuine leather and hurrah, use the hinge system and elastic straps. They’re also compatible with the M-Edge book light – super important for an in-bed reader like me!
Also it seems that today M-Edge is offering a buy one, get one 10% off deal! Sooo tempting, except I have no reason to buy two jackets…
Yesterday was mercifully lovely in Ocean City, MD (Sunday was flash floods and lightning… apparently a tornado touched down a few towns over!) so we were able to test out the beach. The water was FRIGID. So obviously I settled down to read because I have approximately 800 pages of Infinite Summer to read…
I was, of course, concerned for the well-being of my Kindle 2. After all, he has a name and you just can’t throw something around if it has a name. (Take my poor env2, for example. I never bothered to name it so it is often thrown to the bottom of my purse and I don’t pay attention to it unless I receive a call/text or need a makeshift flashlight.) I decided to stick Guy, with the front cover folded back, inside a gallon-sized Ziploc bag to protect him from the elements. Another anecdote (AKA evidence of my irresponsible behaviour towards electronics) – my dear old pink Sony Cybershot met her untimely and inglorious demise after I took her to Wildwood Crest with me last summer and happily took photos right and left. She got a lot of sand in her no matter what I did and eventually the zoom lens was ruined and would’ve cost a lot more money to fix than I was willing to spend. Sad, sad story. So you can see why I was worried for Guy’s safety.
Long story short, the Ziploc-ed Kindle worked; the on/off switch and buttons were all accessible! Sure, it wasn’t attractive, but who wants to be attractive on the beach?1 I did notice, however, that the Ziploc bag perspired a little bit on the inside – definitely not enough to damage anything, and I suspect it still kept out more humidity than it let in so I feel certain Guy was all right.
I also took Guy out of the bag to check to make sure the screen was still easy to read in the brightest sunlight – and I promise, it was really freakin’ bright out – and it was! There was no glare and I could read it just as well as a paperback. In fact, I’ve had problems with reading paper books in bright sunlight before because of how white the pages are, but not so with the Kindle because the background is a bit grayer! I got a fair bit of reading done, worked on my tan (being an untanned Filipino in the summertime is shameful!), and didn’t have to worry about ruining Guy!
Of course, you could avoid my conundrum completely by getting a case that’s more meant to withstand the elements – I unfortunately have nothing to recommend because I haven’t really seen anything that I think would be ideal. Something like the Leisure Jacket by M-Edge would be perfect, except it’s only compatible with the Kindle 1. I am also quite certain that I’d never pay for two different cases for my Kindle, but maybe I’m just cheap like that. I’m much more of a Ziploc kind of person.
1 *smirk* See what I did there? That’s a literary device called irony. I’m sure you know that because you’re reading a blog devoted to literature right now.
Whoa, M-Edge’s new website is quite sexy! They’ve also added two new Kindle cases: the Sleeve jacket and the Latitude jacket. Both are $29.99 and the sort that zip around the Kindle, the Sleeve made of neoprene and the Latitude made of nylon. The Sleeve comes in several different colours while the Latitude is in black only. Also, the Sleeve is just what it sounds like, the Kindle slips into it, but the Latitude uses the four-point mounting system.
Also to update, since I’m still obsessively checking whether the book light is available yet: it still says “Summer 2009”. And by the way, I can’t remember for sure but wasn’t it $14.99 before? Now it says $24.99.
M-Edge has posted their new cases for the upcoming Amazon Kindle DX, which is scheduled to ship June 10. The case ships 3-5 days from the order date and comes in the Executive or Platform style, basically the same as for the Kindle 2 but sized accordingly. There does not seem to be a DX version of the Prodigy, which I have and love. That’s the one with the hinges – the Executive and Prodigy both use four loops at the corners.
These both also have pockets inside for business cards and the like AND a pen loop. As always, you have access to all the ports even while the Kindle is in the case and they are compatible with their e-Luminator book light (which is STILL not available!) Both are $49.99 and come in the following colours:
- Genuine Leather Marbled Ruby Red
- Genuine Leather Sapphire Blue
- Genuine Leather Jade Green
- Genuine Leather Smooth Black
- Genuine Leather Smooth Mocha Brown
- Genuine Leather Pebbled Navy Blue
- Genuine Leather Pebbled Saddle Brown
- Genuine Leather Pebbled Purple
- Genuine Leather Pebbled Fuchsia
- Synthetic leather Red
- Synthetic leather Black
The one thing I find strange is that the genuine and synthetic leather covers are the same price. There doesn’t seem to be a reason for that, especially when it’s a pretty expensive cover (not to mention an expensive device!)
Yup, still waiting for M-Edge’s booklight. I know I’m not the only one who checks for updates often! And I swear, I know it sounds like I’m complaining but I like M-Edge enough that I really want to buy from them and not anyone else. So it’s a compliment, really.
Anyway the “Available for pre-order May 26” has mysteriously disappeared and was replaced with “Available Summer 2009”. Now that tells me it’s going to be later than May 26.
-Alors, on y va?
[Ils ne bougent pas.]
I’ve been meaning to blog about this lately but it’s slipped my mind – M-Edge has been quite the busy beaver lately. They’ve put out a “GO! Jacket” for the Kindle 2, presumably because people were complaining about how bulky their Prodigy, Executive, and Platform jackets were. Personally, I’m quite happy with my Prodigy, but I suppose for some people the slightest tweaks like smaller size are important. The GO! comes in only leather (so far) in Pebbled Purple, Pebbled Fuschia, Smooth Mocha, Pebbled Black, and Smooth Red. To be completely honest, I think it looks pretty much exactly like the official Amazon Kindle 2 leather cover – it’s even the same price at $29.99. Keep in mind that it still uses the hinge system + two corner straps and seems significantly smaller, but does not have a strap to keep it closed or pockets inside. I know people were saying that the pockets were useless, but I find them quite handy, as I’ve mentioned before for keeping my student ID and a few business cards.
Also I received an email from M-Edge about their e-luminator, which I have been patiently awaiting for months! For the record, the GO! Jacket is NOT compatible with their light. Anyway the website says that it’s available for pre-order on May 26! So far away! Here’s part of the email:
Dear M-Edge Customer,
We know many of you are excited to hear about our new 2nd generation e-Luminator. Well, get excited — it’s almost here!!
We’ve worked hard to make this product even better than our first e-Luminator. Based on your comments and suggestions, we have redesigned the 2nd generation e-Luminator to include the following features:
* “Super bright” LED light that operates at two brightness settings
* Optical grade lens provides smooth lighting
* Rotating support arm allows users to position the light from the side or top
* Compatible with M-Edge Prodigy, Executive and Platform Jackets for Kindle 2
(as well as some new surprise Kindle 2 products coming soon!)
* Also, compatible with our Kindle 1 Executive jackets
* Requires only one AAA battery which provides more than 20 hours of use
e-LUMINATOR DISCOUNT FOR YOU!
The e-Luminator will be available for pre-order on May 26. As a thank you for our customers’ patience with the release of this new light, we will be offering a special limited time promotional discount code for your M-Edge e-Luminator 2 purchase. Please keep an eye on your e-mail inbox for this upcoming eNewsletter with discount code!
*Please note: : We expect to begin shipping all e-Luminators in mid-June. We will fill all preorders as soon as possible in the order they were received.