|02-25-2009, 03:49 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: I need one bad
Kindle 2 In Real Life
So, I would like to somehow find the money to get a Kindle, however I have a few questions pertaining to summer conditions:
I'm a clutz, these are all real-world situations to me. Any insight would be appreciated.
|02-25-2009, 03:52 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
2. Yes, it will survive especially if you have the cover closed while not reading.
3. I would think it would survive a drop on the sand.
4. It might or might not survive. It depends if it's covered or not and how hard it drops and what part of the K2 hits the concrete.
|02-25-2009, 04:21 PM||#3|
Enjoying the show....
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: A K1, Kindle Paperwhite, an Ipod, IPad2, Iphone, an Ipad Mini & macAir
gotta disagree a bit with Jwolf here.
1. In the sun, okay, but keep the cover closed when you aren't reading.
2) I wouldn't want to test it to hard here....its not anywhere near waterproof. There is a leisure case sold for the k1 with a clear plastic cover that people like. Sold by M-edge, and you can find in in Amazon under "M-Edge Leisure covers"
3) UH UH.........sand is a big no no, especially when its said there is no protective screen over the eink screen. Again, however, lots of great feedback using a 1 gallon baggie zipped..easy to manipulate, and protective.
4) Do so at your own risk. I wouldn't give it a chance. IF its in a case, maybe.
|02-25-2009, 06:33 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2008
I'm going on vacation with my Sony soon, and I'm bring a few ziploc baggies so sand doesn't hurt it (or water).
I've noticed fading in direct sunlight, but it clears after you shut the unit off (this is for the sony, but I'm sure the same applies for the Kindle).
|02-25-2009, 07:14 PM||#5|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Device: Sony 950, Kindle Graphite DX, iRex iLiad
I've used mine at the beach many times. I did keep it in a big zip lock bag when not in use, but just used it normally while reading.
|02-25-2009, 07:45 PM||#6|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Snowpacolypse 2010
Device: Amazon K4, Fire, Droid 2
I used mine at the pool all last summer and the occasional random water drop didn't hurt. Dropping is a quick way to break it. I strongly suggest keeping the Kindle in a good case and keeping the cover closed when not in use.
The main reason I bought an eInk screen was to read outside in the sun. It's great!
|02-25-2009, 09:08 PM||#7|
Join Date: Feb 2009
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