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phungi
04-25-2011, 11:11 AM
I have a Kindle 3, and am looking for experiential comments on cases/skins.

I am not looking for a portfolio. A skin or cover would be best, but will consider a case/sleeve. My biggest concern is being able to easily click the page-turn buttons. A waterproof case for the beach/pool would be a bonus, and perhaps a second purchase.

Found the following skin which looks interesting:
Trendy Digital Silicone Gel Case (http://www.amazon.com/TrendyDigital-Silicone-Amazon-Generation-Display/dp/B0045LG75M/ref=sr_1_92?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1303746168&sr=1-92)


As far as cases/sleeves go, this one looks pretty good:
http://www.buy.com/prod/timbuk2-kindle3-ereader-envelope-sleeve/q/loc/16234/219956604.html

For the beach, any experience with these cases:
TrendyDigigal Waterproof case (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DQ4VDQ/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=perfebirthcel-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002DQ4VDQ)
OCTOVO Tirim Splash Proof Case (http://www.amazon.com/OCTOVO-Tirim-splash-proof-case/dp/B004FUU54C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1303747446&sr=1-1)
Zip-Loc Bags? (http://www.rickwargo.com/2010/09/02/weatherproofing-amazons-new-kindle-3-for-the-beach/)

jharvey963
04-25-2011, 03:39 PM
I have a Kindle 2 and have this (http://www.amazon.com/M-Edge-Platform-Leather-Display-Generation/dp/B001S08Y22/ref=sr_1_37?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1303763789&sr=1-37)case.

I don't know if something similar is available for the Kindle 3. It does a good job of protecting the Kindle, it will lie flat if you want to, but also acts as a stand -- convenient if you like to read while eating.

J.

Mauvaise
04-26-2011, 12:25 PM
I'm a huge fan of Oberon Designs. I have (2) Kindle 3 covers and they just came out with sleeves. Not water-proof, but gorgeous. Though I'll admit they can be pricey, but I think they are worth it (and why I have two).

http://www.oberondesign.com/Kindle.php

Eleanor of Aquitaine
04-26-2011, 01:02 PM
I bought this flip case (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ALXSTU), because I wanted to be able to prop up the Kindle so I could read it hands-free. It's slightly awkward because the case flips open from the bottom, but it's great for reading while you're eating.

Gangster Octopus
04-26-2011, 01:30 PM
It doesn't sound like what you are looking for, but the Amazon case for the Kindle 3 with a light built in is only the greatest thing in the history of the world (yes better than bacon).

Thudlow Boink
04-26-2011, 01:34 PM
When I got my Kindle last summer, I found a cover for it on e-bay that has turned out to be pretty good and was significantly cheaper than the "official" covers Amazon was offering. Nowadays, it looks like even more people are selling various sorts of Kindle covers on ebay. I don't know about their quality, but it might be worth doing a little browsing there.

phungi
04-26-2011, 02:22 PM
thanks for the comments thus far... I am more interested in a sleeve or skin than a portfolio...

Mauvaise
04-26-2011, 02:26 PM
thanks for the comments thus far... I am more interested in a sleeve or skin than a portfolio...

I know I'm going to sound like a shill, but Oberon makes sleeves also:

http://www.oberondesign.com/shop/cart.php?m=product_list&c=84

Misnomer
04-27-2011, 10:55 AM
It doesn't sound like what you are looking for, but the Amazon case for the Kindle 3 with a light built in is only the greatest thing in the history of the world (yes better than bacon).Seconded. :)

I looked at the Oberon site, and for a moment I thought about ordering the "Singing Wolf" cover (it matches one of my tattoos!), but then I realized there was no built-in light. The light rocks.

Shakester
04-27-2011, 11:00 AM
I have a Kindle 3. I bought a cheap generic case on eBay, cost me under $20 including postage. It's great, and as far as I can tell exactly the same as the ones Amazon sells for double the price.

Shakester
04-27-2011, 11:03 AM
It doesn't sound like what you are looking for, but the Amazon case for the Kindle 3 with a light built in is only the greatest thing in the history of the world (yes better than bacon).

For $60 bucks, it's a total rip off. You can buy a generic case and a clip on LED book light and still have change from $20. The clip-on won't drain your Kindle battery, either.

Wheelz
04-27-2011, 11:43 AM
I've got a Marware SportGrip Fitted Silicone Kindle Case (http://www.amazon.com/Marware-SportGrip-Silicone-Generation-Graphite/dp/B0046A8Y8A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1303921258&sr=8-3) and I really like it. (It looks similar to your first link for the Trendy, but I can't speak for that one in particular.)

It adds a bit of heft, which I like. Makes it feel less fragile and easier to grip. The page buttons press with ease and the keyboard is fully accessible.

One caveat: When I ordered it, I was expecting sort of a gel-like texture, and it's really more like tire rubber, for lack of a better comparison. I wasn't too crazy about that at first, but once I got used to it, I grew to like the feel of it quite a bit.

It's not at all waterproof, however.

Gangster Octopus
04-27-2011, 11:47 AM
For $60 bucks, it's a total rip off. You can buy a generic case and a clip on LED book light and still have change from $20. The clip-on won't drain your Kindle battery, either.

Well, that's just your opinion, man. It is and extremely high quality cover and the light draining the battery is kind of silly. Yes it drains the battery faster...from 14 days to 11 days, assuming you use is all the time. OF course the nice thing is you don't need to fumble around with batteries or such, if your kindle is working the the light is working. Are there cheaper solutions, yes, but they are not as good in my opinion.

Misnomer
04-27-2011, 11:55 AM
You can buy a generic case and a clip on LED book light...which won't come anywhere near the convenience of having a built-in light. No having to remember it, no buying separate batteries for it, no finding a good place to clip it on, no added weight, etc. And, like, Gangster Octopus said, the light hardly "drains" my Kindle's battery: it's simply there when I want/need it, in the perfect position, with the right amount of light -- every single time.

BomTek
04-27-2011, 02:57 PM
DecalGirl.com makes some pretty nifty skins. They're purely cosmetic, but they have hundreds of designs, plus I believe you can design your own. I had one on my iPod touch and loved it.

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