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Old 12-16-2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Kindle survived 75 MPH motorcycle crash

Recently, I had my Kindle 3 in my saddle bag on my bike, and wound up getting in a high speed wreck on the highway. The bike was in pieces, saddle bags spilled open, and I went about 150 feet through the air and across the highway.

When I got out of the hospital and went through all my belongings, the kindle was one of the goods recovered off the side of the road, along with some other stuff. Much to my surprise, I recently turned it on and it works flawlessly!

I had a cover for it, but I am shocked that the impact didn't kill it (or me).

Love this thing.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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I'm glad that you survived. It is great to hear your Kindle did too, but it is easily replaced while a life is not.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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crap, forget the Kindle - how are you doing?
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Old 12-16-2011, 06:00 PM   #4
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Yay for the Kindle surviving, but wow, you're a lucky man to have survived that. Glad to hear that you're doing okay.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:03 AM   #5
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Recently, I had my Kindle 3 in my saddle bag on my bike, and wound up getting in a high speed wreck on the highway. The bike was in pieces, saddle bags spilled open, and I went about 150 feet through the air and across the highway.

When I got out of the hospital and went through all my belongings, the kindle was one of the goods recovered off the side of the road, along with some other stuff. Much to my surprise, I recently turned it on and it works flawlessly!

I had a cover for it, but I am shocked that the impact didn't kill it (or me).

Love this thing.
Wow Someone was watching out for you! Happy to hear you are okay!

What type of cover do you have?
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:31 AM   #6
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WOW ... Good to hear YOU survived ... But I think your Kindle deserves a NEW book being bought for it in celebration of you both being here to tell the tale !

Have a great Christmas,
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Old 12-17-2011, 06:35 AM   #7
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:39 AM   #8
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Glad you are ok!
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:17 PM   #9
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So good to hear that you made it and hopefully in one piece! Even better that you get to recover and read with your war-buddy Kindle.

Ugh. I really dislike riding in windy weather. That only gets compounded by having to pass a semi on the freeway.
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:03 PM   #10
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I'm glad that you survived. It is great to hear your Kindle did too, but it is easily replaced while a life is not.
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Yay for the Kindle surviving, but wow, you're a lucky man to have survived that. Glad to hear that you're doing okay.
all of the above!

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Old 12-17-2011, 09:32 PM   #11
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I am glad you survived. And I am glad that your Kindle survived too.

Let's not put the pair of you through anything like this again, okay?
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:14 AM   #12
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Old 12-19-2011, 04:14 AM   #13
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I agree with the others. You sound like you were very lucky. Hope you make a complete recovery and have a Merry Christmas.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:18 PM   #14
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^ Thanks to all for the wishing me well, I'm glad to see another Christmas. I'm recovering quite nicely, lost a few brain cells but am walking and working again. Having nearly unlimited reading material on hand makes tedious and painful evenings a joy.

Life is good!

Kindle was in an Amazon case with slide out light. I've been very happy with the K3 since I've purchased it, and was impressed with its resilience.
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