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Old 03-20-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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I know it sounds strange, but I like to read in the bath. Does anyone else do this? Or is it just me?

And, Whilst I am willing to risk a $5 paper back, I am a little scared about the risk to my (yet to be purchased) reader.

Can you get bath tub protection devices?

Any thoughts?

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Old 03-20-2010, 07:57 PM   #2
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I personally don't read in the bath, but I have seen numerous cases/sleeves (esp. for the Kindle) for reading in the bath/at the pool, etc. Search the Kindle forum for "waterproof case".
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Sneaky, some of these threads may help also. I don't read in the bath myself either.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:17 PM   #4
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folks for the linx to threads.

At least now I don't feel like such a freak.

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Old 03-20-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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It is even harder to read in the shower.
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Old 03-20-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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Hahaha,

That would really fog up your specx huh?


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Old 03-21-2010, 01:35 AM   #7
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I read in the bath quite often and double ziplock bag my Kindle when I do it. the cat actually helped me accidentally drop it in once
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:17 AM   #8
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Cool...

The old zip lock bag idea sound like an inexpensive option. Sounds like you can see through OK too.

My cat is afraid of coming too close to me in the bath ever since he he jumped in during a fit of mad running/hiding around the house, and the bath happened to be full.
So hopefully the 'helping' of the dropping won't occur.

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Old 03-21-2010, 03:45 AM   #9
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I know m-edge makes a fancy waterproof see-thru cover. Not sure how much better it is than Ziploc, though.
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:23 AM   #10
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There was a tongue-in-cheek thread running here recently called something like 'You Can't Read an eBook in the Bath', which was really about all those boring objections to readers that we hear over again.

Funny thing is, SneakySnake, that it turned out to be pretty practical after all. Many members here read in the bath and some had some ingenius ways of protecting their readers. Also, as has been said, many custom-made waterproof covers are on the market that allow you to see the screen perfectly and to operate the page turn buttons, etc.

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All it takes is one person to read it with it plugged into an outlet and then drop it in the tub. THEY would put those idiot labels on them like they do countless other objects.
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I always use the hairdryer in the bath :O
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Cool...

The old zip lock bag idea sound like an inexpensive option. Sounds like you can see through OK too.
If you put the reader in the bag, then carefully lower most of the bag in the water before sealing it, it pushes the air out and makes it easier to read through.
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If you put the reader in the bag, then carefully lower most of the bag in the water before sealing it, it pushes the air out and makes it easier to read through.
That sounds REALLY scary. One would really have to make sure that nobody is aroung to bump your arm - especially the cat. Miouw

Thanks for the good idea
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I couldn't do it. I get too nervous when it comes to even dropping the soap.
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