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Old 10-09-2012, 04:43 PM   #61
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I have my reservations of holding onto a leathercase that adds to its weight and makes it more uncomfortable to carry. I rather save that 40 bucks and buy some cheap pouch to carry it around.


Also, can anyone share how much did it cost in total to bring the kindle paperwhite (no ads) to singapore?

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I guess we need to wait for the actual product to appear. My experience with the Touch is that it's actually better to have the Amazon case because the device becomes much easier to hold (it's very thin by itself.)

Another reason for the case is protection. If you drop a naked Kindle on the floor, depending on the height and angle of impact, the screen may break. A case will help to cushion/spread the impact more.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:41 PM   #62
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I aborted the idea of buying the leathercase.. i ordered a handmade ewok kindle pouch...

Here.. use this to estimate the cost of shipping under the time&cost calculator

Shop Online & Shipping Internationally Singapore, Australia, New Zealand & USA
https://www.vpost.com.sg/vpost/welco...idenav_rt.html

Based on 1.5kg weight for the kindle paperwhite, it is 27.05SGD + 139usd ( no ads)
Thanks for the help!

I guess we need to wait for the actual product to appear. My experience with the Touch is that it's actually better to have the Amazon case because the device becomes much easier to hold (it's very thin by itself.)

Another reason for the case is protection. If you drop a naked Kindle on the floor, depending on the height and angle of impact, the screen may break. A case will help to cushion/spread the impact more.
Hm... you have a point too. lol. But 40USD is really too much for just a case IMO.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #63
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comgateway so far seems to be the cheapest to ship the kindle

after calculating from CGW, borderlinx and vpost. correct me if im wrong :X

The Etsy site got really a lot of nice designs! But they all look so feminine. LOL. Couldn't find one I really liked though. Haha. But I did find ur ewok one. Looks kinda cute

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The Etsy site got really a lot of nice designs! But they all look so feminine. LOL. Couldn't find one I really liked though. Haha. But I did find ur ewok one. Looks kinda cute
lol..that are tons.... cases/sleeve/skin wrap.... they are like fabrix singapore..

the ewok is cute.. my wife also says so.. the total is S$42 via paypal and includes shipping..
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:02 PM   #65
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dunno if i should cancel the order of sp and case as these two will be shipped ard nov instead of oct. tsk. dilemma. iw ill be funny if the paperwhite reaches me first then need to wait for 1 more mth foe the sp and case.
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dunno if i should cancel the order of sp and case as these two will be shipped ard nov instead of oct. tsk. dilemma. iw ill be funny if the paperwhite reaches me first then need to wait for 1 more mth foe the sp and case.
Get a cheapo pouch to Tong first?
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lol..that are tons.... cases/sleeve/skin wrap.... they are like fabrix singapore..

the ewok is cute.. my wife also says so.. the total is S$42 via paypal and includes shipping..
i also find the ewok very cute, just dropped a note to seller asking if she can make one for kindle paperwhite. if it is possible i may get one from her.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #68
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Get a cheapo pouch to Tong first?
was thinking of that too but i felt funny if my device screen is not covered with sp lol...
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:14 PM   #69
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lol..that are tons.... cases/sleeve/skin wrap.... they are like fabrix singapore..

the ewok is cute.. my wife also says so.. the total is S$42 via paypal and includes shipping..
haha yeah. I flipped through all the pages for kindle paperwhite only. All look kinda for girlish or the designs just don't appeal to me.

I didn't bother looking at cases for non-paperwhite though.

But from all the browsing, I noticed that for a case, they all need to have elastic bands to hold the paperwhite, unlike the leather case ($39) from amazon. which does away with the bands. Aesthetically its so much more friendly and less distractions when I read my books IMO. I don't have any past experience with kindles, so this is my thoughts just from browsing.

Thanks for the awesome website recommendation! I didn't know of Etsy until you mentioned it!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #70
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I just pre-ordered my paperwhite with Qisahn. They selling it at pre-order price for $179 (with-ads)

U can order yours thru the link below.

Preorder : Qisahn.com: Buy cheap PSP PS3 WII NDSL in Singapore

FYI I am in no relation to them.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #71
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E-ink displays will "flash" momentarily black when changing screen content, if I am not wrong. Its not like LCD pixels which can change instantly.

Had a Nook for a couple months last year before selling. The flash isnt distracting after a while but some people may mind it. Of course the E-ink's paper like quality is still unrivaled
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woohoo.. just pre-ordered my Paperwhite thru Amazon
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i also find the ewok very cute, just dropped a note to seller asking if she can make one for kindle paperwhite. if it is possible i may get one from her.
screen protector can buy from gmarket loh.. its still 6"... same size as the old kindle touch... or kindle 4.. 2.50 can buy a good one liao
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Bro,

How much did you pay for the order?
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woohoo.. just pre-ordered my Paperwhite thru Amazon
How much did you pay for the order?
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