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Old 10-26-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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Protecting a Kobo eReader at the gym?

I sometimes read while working out at the gym (e.g., if on the stationary bike). Although I'd like to use my Kobo eReader there, I'm worried about damaging it with sweaty hands. (Sorry if this is TMI!) I was wondering if there's any way to protect the device from moisture - would GelaSkins be of any use? (I've only seen them advertised as "scratch protection".) Any other ideas?
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #2
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With the Kindle you can just put it in a one gallon plastic baggie and still operate the buttons.....I'm not familiar with the Kobo, but couldn't you do the same?
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Old 10-27-2010, 12:31 AM   #3
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I have just had a holiday at the beach and put my kobo inside a ziplock/snaplock plastic bag. It worked perfectly, I could still read easily and was able to change page without getting sand or water on it. I didn't lie it down on the sand of course, it went straight back into my carry bag but I it was definitely an easy way to avoid splashes and sand.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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Just my opinion, but...

If you can read while working out - then you're not working out hard enough!
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:10 PM   #5
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If you sweat while working out - then you're working too hard!

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Old 10-28-2010, 01:16 PM   #6
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I've been reading on various readers at the gym for a long time and other than the sweat causing fading/discoloration of the page turn buttons I haven't noticed any ill effects.
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Old 10-28-2010, 09:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for the comments/suggestions, all! (An eReader might be easier to manage at the gym than some books, now that I think about it ... no actual pages to turn!)
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:17 PM   #8
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Heh - my Kobo accessories (bubble envelope and now a plastic freezer bag) aren't exactly chic, but you can't beat the price!
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