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Old 05-28-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite

I posted this info inside another thread and thought I should post it here as well.

A San Diego based company is selling a few waterproofed products including a Kindle Paperwhite (at a hefty price). The company is waterfi.com.

I'm heading for a vacation on the water at the end of this week. Wish I had one of these to test out.

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Old 05-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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I posted this info inside another thread and thought I should post it here as well.

A San Diego based company is selling a few waterproofed products including a Kindle Paperwhite (at a hefty price).
Leo Laporte on Tech News sent one of his cell phones in to Liquipel to have it 'dipped' so it would be water proof.

He got it back, on disregarding the advice not to get it wet, he tested it out by putting it in a glass of water.

The cell phone worked for a bit after it dried out, but then died a permanent death.

I wouldn't trust any service to really waterproof my device except the manufacturer. Then I wouldn't trust it enough to try it even then.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #3
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wow. $220 to waterproof the kindle paperwhite. that's more than the cost of the paperwhite itself.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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I assumed that the price was the cost of the Kindle and the waterproofing. Is that not the case?
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Leo Laporte on Tech News sent one of his cell phones in to Liquipel to have it 'dipped' so it would be water proof.

He got it back, on disregarding the advice not to get it wet, he tested it out by putting it in a glass of water.

The cell phone worked for a bit after it dried out, but then died a permanent death.

I wouldn't trust any service to really waterproof my device except the manufacturer. Then I wouldn't trust it enough to try it even then.
That's a different technology and is not a waterproofing treatment:
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Disclaimer: Liquipel applies a preventative coating designed to aid in the event of accidental liquid exposure, and assumes no responsibility for water damaged devices. Liquipel does not recommend your device ever come in contact with liquid.
Waterfi insulates and waterproofs select devices from the inside out.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #6
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I assumed that the price was the cost of the Kindle and the waterproofing. Is that not the case?
Correct. People are buying new Paperwhites already treated. They don't treat devices sent in to them.
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  • Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite
  • USB 2.0 Charging Cable
  • 1 year warranty fulfilled by Waterfi see details
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:14 PM   #8
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Leo Laporte on Tech News sent one of his cell phones in to Liquipel to have it 'dipped' so it would be water proof.

He got it back, on disregarding the advice not to get it wet, he tested it out by putting it in a glass of water.

The cell phone worked for a bit after it dried out, but then died a permanent death.

I wouldn't trust any service to really waterproof my device except the manufacturer. Then I wouldn't trust it enough to try it even then.
I saw that show but this is a different company. Also, you don't send your device to them, you buy one that has already been waterproofed. I think that provides a little extra comfort.

There is also a tablet (I don't remember the brand)that is waterproof that was shown at CES last year. So it can be done.

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Old 05-28-2013, 08:08 PM   #10
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No. They stopped making those years ago... where have you been?!
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:11 AM   #11
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Speaking of Waterfi, there's an Amazon Lightning Deal now available for a waterproof player:Kinda spendy, but if you're in the market for a waterproof/shockproof player for the gym or the pool, here's your chance. This offer expires in less than 2 hours; at 8:00 am PDT.

This offer is now expired.

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Old 05-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #12
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Whatever mechanism is used to waterproof the screen is almost certainly going to degrade the image quality. I'd want to see one for myself before buying.
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Do I read it right? They opened the device, pour a liquid-compound (plastic, rubber..) all over the inner of the device, seal it, put another coat of protection over the outside. It should work well, but will it overheat?
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Do I read it right? They opened the device, pour a liquid-compound (plastic, rubber..) all over the inner of the device, seal it, put another coat of protection over the outside. It should work well, but will it overheat?
I would assume not, since it's guaranteed for a year.
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I had waterfi's iPod and its lovely for swim!

But I do not see a need for a waterproof kindle.
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