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Old 11-08-2018, 12:54 PM   #1
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How to improve grip on reading device

I'm wondering what suggestions folks have to improve grip on a reading device. Specifically I'm using a Kindle Oasis. It has a metal back and can actually get a bit slippery. I've tried using clear cello tape, but that doesn't do much. The earlier Kindles had more of a plastic back so this wasn't an issue.

Not interested in using a case. But would prefer a solution that didn't prevent using a case in the future.

Bonus points if it is some regular household object I'm just not thinking of. I had the idea to contact cement some fine grit sand paper to the back, but I'm concerned with loose sand scratching things.
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Old 11-08-2018, 12:59 PM   #2
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I used Gaffer Tape on my Oasis while I waited for a cover. There are some skins that help, but the one I tried didn't offer as much grip as the gaffer tape.

Skinomi is the brand of the skin I bought. I didn't buy gaffer tape, I found some in the video recording room at our church.

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Old 11-08-2018, 01:45 PM   #3
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A rubber band?
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:08 PM   #4
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You might take a look at this:

https://www.amazon.com/TFY-Security-...ereader+holder

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Old 11-08-2018, 02:31 PM   #5
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I use a Talon Grip sheet, rubber texture. Very nice and comfy.
https://talongungrips.com/ (Products -> Other Grips -> Material)
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:41 PM   #6
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I had a similar problem with my hand getting cramped from holding my reader. I picked up one of these ring stands at my local dollar store. Works great!
I use the ring to hold the reader and it doubles as a stand on my desk. Folds flat and doesn't get in the way of the cover.
Worth a try for a buck!


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Old 11-10-2018, 11:40 PM   #7
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Shower strips

Or maybe two or three of the bathtub strips (the ones so you don't slip in the shower).
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Or maybe two or three of the bathtub strips (the ones so you don't slip in the shower).
Oh, that's exactly the kind of thing I'm thinking about.

Thanks for all the ideas.
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Old 11-15-2018, 05:41 PM   #9
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The lack of a decent case that gave me something to hold and protect the device is just one of the things that got me to return the Oasis 2 and use my Paperwhite 3.

The problem cited in this thread isn't with ereaders but with the Oasis.
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:47 PM   #10
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What about a popsocket? Not sure they are big enought to work as a stand with an e-reader but maybe. I am surprised but I kinda like the one I have for my phone, just wish it worked with wireless charging.
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