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Old 10-29-2009, 02:43 PM   #1
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Temporary Cover for Kindle 2

I bought a shiny new Kindle 2, which I'm quite happy with. I want to read it all the time, including on my commute. However, as I discovered when it arrived, it has absolutely no cover! I ordered one that will take a few days to arrive.

Meanwhile... is there any way to safely transport my Kindle in my briefcase? I just want to avoid scratching the screen. Will a pillowcase do? Any other creative ideas?

I do NOT want to pay anything for the temporary cover, since the one I ordered (from Oberon), is already quite expensive. If there is no safe way to transport it I'll just leave my new toy at home until the cover arrives.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #2
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I bought a shiny new Kindle 2, which I'm quite happy with. I want to read it all the time, including on my commute. However, as I discovered when it arrived, it has absolutely no cover! I ordered one that will take a few days to arrive.

Meanwhile... is there any way to safely transport my Kindle in my briefcase? I just want to avoid scratching the screen. Will a pillowcase do? Any other creative ideas?

I do NOT want to pay anything for the temporary cover, since the one I ordered (from Oberon), is already quite expensive. If there is no safe way to transport it I'll just leave my new toy at home until the cover arrives.
I doubt a pillowcase or anything else would do the job. Wait.....maybe bubblewrap?

The problem here is that the screen can break quite easily if knocked against something else.

I think you'll love your Oberon cover........which one did you get?

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Old 10-29-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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I got the fern-colored "Forest". Should be great!
My briefcase has individual pockets, so I would hope that if the Kindle is in its own pocket it shouldn't have much chance of getting knocked around, and the bubble wrap will provide extra insurance.

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Will there be anything in your briefcase, that is loose, that can push up against the Kindle?
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:15 PM   #5
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Based on the advice I'm getting, nothing but a pair of winged angels, placed there to protect it...
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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I've put my DX in the outside pocket of my laptop case, with my laptop in it, and it seemed to be fine, that was for a short trip though.
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A temporary cover I have used for e-book devices is an old hard covered diary with pages cut put, place device inside and then a rubber band to hold closed. Better than a couple of winged angels but not as good as a secure cover.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:35 AM   #8
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I transported my new Kindle on holiday using a piece of corrugated cardboard folded like a book cover around the Kindle, inside a bubble-wrap "envelope", the whole secured with two rubber-bands. This has survived (so far) various carry-on bags, handbag etc.

I do plan to replace it with a proper cover, but so far I have found no way of getting a good one shipped to Europe without excessive shipping charges, so it's bubble-warp and cardboard for the foreseeable future.
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:26 AM   #9
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I ended up leaving the Kindle at home, most of the time, and using the original box it came in when I wanted to transport it. Sort of unwieldy, but fortunately the Oberon cover is on its way.
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About the best cheap/free slipcase for a Kindle is an old jiffy bag (.k.a. padded envelope)
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