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  •  I believe an experiment is in order. (1+ / 0-)
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    Bill W

    I've never seen those sleeves, but would be interested to know if they actually work.

    Perhaps reading underwater could be the great breakthrough of e-readers!

    I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

    by David Harris Gershon on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 07:29:54 AM PDT

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    •  Or in the shower! nt (0+ / 0-)

      I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

      by David Harris Gershon on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 07:30:11 AM PDT

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    •  They are made for kayakers (2+ / 0-)
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      The Troubadour, slksfca

      to carry their electronics over the falls, so they are pretty darn sturdy. I have one for my kindle, because I like to read in the tub. Works great! It gets splashed a bit, no problem. I've never actually dropped it into the tub but it would be fine, I'm sure. You can still click the pages through the plastic, but it's a bit difficult to manage the power switch. So I turn it on before inserting it into the sleeve.

      One piece of advice which I think is very smart--before opening the sleeve again to remove the e-reader, use a tissue or absorbent cloth to wipe the hard plastic top. If a little moisture has accumulated there, it might drip on your electronics when you open it. You can't always see this because there's a bit of a crevasse along the top.

      ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~

      by sillia on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 08:41:08 AM PDT

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    •  waterproof testing (1+ / 0-)
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      The Troubadour

      My daughter did one experiment before we left -- she put a few tissues in the sleeve, sealed it up, and immersed it in water for a few minutes.  No water got in, but that was the extent of our testing.  Nobody felt the need to actually read the thing underwater.  Maybe if it had a color display and someone put together a guide to the flora and fauna of coral reefs...

      •  In all honesty, underwater coral or flora guides (2+ / 0-)
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        evergreen2, feeny

        or even fish guides could be a really interesting (albeit narrow) application of such technology.

        I can imagine there are plenty of divers who would love to have a digital guide with them for identification purposes.

        I'm "THE" Troubadour," and not "Troubadour" without the article. We're different people here at DK :)

        by David Harris Gershon on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 08:48:06 AM PDT

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        •  Even I have to admit that would be pretty cool. (0+ / 0-)

          Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves. --Jane Austen

          by feeny on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 10:51:53 AM PDT

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