With Mothers day approaching, Chapters put their Kobo Touch reader on sale for $99! That's a heck of a good deal (way back when, my original was 149!). Mum bought herself a touch, but I had my eyes trained on the Sony PRS-T1 Reader. There really isn't much that's different from the Kobo Touch, I preferred some of the functions and the UI (a fancy-dancy term I learned from my research that means "User Interface"). I really liked the kobo touch, but I just preferred the Sony. So, after some mighty persistence and haggling I managed to get a really sweet deal on one at Shoppers Drug Mart! I had a heck of a time finding one because, of course, I just had to be different and wanted a white one, instead of the black units that everyone seems to carry. But, I did it! I got my ereader 1 week ago!
Here is a comparison with my Kobo
Then came the search for a cover. Most of the covers available on the market are for the Kindle Touch or the Kobo Touch, which are conveniently exactly the same size. The Sony, inconveniently, is not. It is about a cm taller and a cm narrower. So finding a case that worked well was a big challenge. Yesterday morning, however, Mare randomly emailed me a link to a page on Amazon with the caption "u need to own this."
I looked it up and realized it was exactly what I was looking for! The Kindle Fire size case is a bit big, but since it zips all around, it works quite well. I put express shipping on it and it arrived today!
WOOT! (or should I say "HOOT!)