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Subject: Idiot with Kindle has questions
Date Posted: 7/12/2011 4:03 PM ET
Member Since: 4/19/2008
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We're vacationing at the lake next week.  I didn't think about getting a splash-proof cover until today when it occurred to me that I might like to read it while relaxing on my floatie on the water.  Here's the dumb question:  has anyone had bad experiences with, say, putting their Kindle, in a ziploc bag to keep out water while reading it?   Will that destroy the whole thing?  I've tried to do a little online research but haven't come up with anything yet.  Thought this place would have the most experts with all the answers. 

Any info is appreciated!

:)

 

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 4:04 PM ET
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I've definitely read of people doing that. I think its def. worth doing. I'd get the freezer bag (thicker plastic).

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 5:31 PM ET
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I don't think putting it in a baggie (freezer type like Anne suggested) would hurt anything.  However, I would remove it at the end of each day when I was far far far away from the water.  LOL.  I am thinking of condensation forming due to temperature differences.  Hot outside/AC inside . . .or maybe I am just paranoid.

Date Posted: 7/12/2011 11:03 PM ET
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Ziplocs are 100% water proof IF properly sealed!  Splash Protector are NOT!  They have velcro along the bottom so you can open to turn on & plug in the charger.  Water Can get in around that!   Best advice try Not to drop it in water LOL  Not sure either would let it survive from a true dunking!!   

Date Posted: 7/13/2011 11:07 AM ET
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I'll give the ziploc thing a try and will report back after vacation.  I'm thinking I'll get a whole box of freezer bags and use a new one each day.  Just to be sure.  I'm sure I can recycle the bags while we're gone. Wish me luck!

:)