Whats a good one?
Those of you who have a Kindle and use them outdoors what case / covers have you got for them?
I'm looking at the Exped Crush Drybag at the moment but does anyone have a better idea?
Sig's are a waste of bandwidth...
Timbuk2 sleeve, 84g. Kept in a dry bag with my sleeping bag during the day.
I like the Otterbox design for my telephone, as that is far more likely to be dropped, but the Kindle is only taken out of the sleeve in far less "drop likely" situations.
Oh, found it, and now only £2.99!
They still say it is for the older Kindle version but it fits mine fine.
And for a few pounds more one for the current model:
I use an Aloksak, but I'm looking only for waterproofness; protection comes by being wrapped up in a fleece or something.
Easy to read through the Aloksak's plastic.
Kate - Good plan re Aloksac - may have one the right size but otherwise, where stocks them now? The little passport-sized ones are pretty handy but were out of stock when I last checked, some time ago.
How robust are Kindles? Had mine since May but not really used, tho it will come to Pati in November (have the Cicerone guide on it, so being able to use it in the rain may be useful...).
The 9x6" Aloksak is perfect for the Kindle and I use one of the little ones one for my smartphone. Last time I bought from fleabay, but military stores in the UK like this one seem to stock them. Haven't used that store - just found it with a quick google.
I've got the Cicerone Dolomites via ferrata guide on mine!
Thanks. Pity LP don't put the Pati guide on Kindle, but Kindle being only B/W is a drawback, at least with maps.
Will investigate the links.
I made a case out of evazote foam, the same stuff as foam sleeping mats. From memory the base is 6mm thick about 15mm bigger than the Kindle all round with square corners, then a rim of 10mm foam, a Kindle shaped ring, then a top of 3mm foam and a stiff 1mm plastic sheet from a stationary folder. the plastic is stitched to the top 3mm. All 3 layers of foam are impact adhesived together. The top has a trap door in it big enough to reach all front buttons and see the screen. The plastic sheet has a hinge to allow the trapdoor to open. There are some recessed velcro patches to hold the trapdoor shut and an extra elastic band. The side buttons can be pressed through the foam or the foam can be stretched to get a finger inside. The Kindle comes out easily by stretching a particular rounded trap door corner open to slip it in and out. We keep a plastic bag inside to waterproof the Kindle if needed. The whole thing looks like a foam book as the sheet and base are bigger than the rest. As the foam is black white black it alternatively looks like a large liquorice allsort. It also looks home made so is less likely to be nicked.
The case weighs 28 grams. I made it as I had the foam to hand in 3 hours. I felt the screen was the most vulnerable which is why I added the stiff top sheet
Jeez, Bedouin, do you chuck them against the wall when you disagree with something you're reading?!
I don't exactly treat mine with kid gloves, and it's fine.
I read this as 'the outdoor case for a kindle' as in justifying getting one to the wife as a neccessary bit of outdoor gear!
Bedouin wrote (see)
First one I was walking along with it in its case and kinda stumbled and put my kindle hand out and it sort of twisted ever so slightly cracking the screen. Seconds packed in rucksack and had too many 'pushed down' clothes on top.... cracked screen. Third taking it out of its case a bit to impatiently and slightly flexed it... you guessed it cracked the screen. Forth! just plain old dropped it Kindle and stone floor in kitchen was not a happy meeting. 5th Kindle doing well... so far!
There does appear to be a problem with Kindle screens - through carelessness on the part of owners or otherwise. However Amazon's willingness to replace is laudable. Comparison with a laptop is irrelevant.
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