itemprop=”articleBody”> With Sony Xperia Z Smartphone and tablet, and Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, there are already some devices on the market for consumer electronics, which have recently also a special protection against water and dust. EBook Reader on the market, there has been no such device. That changes now but with a dust and waterproof Kindle Paperwhite.
itemprop=”articleBody”> However, Amazon is not characterized solely responsible for the device, but a startup based in California called Waterfi . The company specializes on providing everyday consumer electronics devices with a water protection. The Kindle Paperwhite was also added to the program recently and can be purchased for the equivalent of around 170 euros excluding shipping.
Waterproof eBook Reader as a gap in the market?
itemprop=”articleBody”> Ideas for a waterproof ebook reader has been around longer (we reported), but are this never got beyond the concept stage. In this case, the benefit of such a device is potentially very large. Although always advertise all eBook Reader manufacturer so that you can with a digital reader can read anytime, anywhere, but actually it’s only half the truth. In the bath, at the beach or pool you always have to be especially careful if you want to use an ebook reader. Even if you sit outdoors and it starts to rain, that’s problematic. Since the good old book is often the better choice, if you do not want to rely on a usually rather complicated and feel unattractive plastic bag in eBook Reader.
itemprop=”articleBody”> The water-and dust-proof Kindle Paperwhite provides a solution – if one is willing, the costs incurred in the purchase and shipping (and duty) to take into account (see below)
itemprop=”articleBody”> How it works: The Kindle is equipped with a double protection layer. First, the interior of the device is equipped with a gummimartigen material that provides protection of the electronics against water. Thereafter, a protective coating is applied which protects the Kindle well before coarser influences such as chlorine or salt water. This makes the device resistant to 64 meters water depth, may (!) So you also more relaxed when diving excursion into the depths. The functionality of the White Paper is that is completely intact, so of course you can continue to use the backlight.
itemprop=”articleBody”> Waterfi sells the ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite version for € 170 with one year warranty. For the ad-free version of 184 € will be charged for the 3G version and you have to again pay extra 46 euros each. The shipping to Germany and Austria from 27 € and again makes possible customs charges will also experience, in approximately the same height. Bottom line, you need to waterproof Kindle Paperwhite So lay around 225 euros on the table, but this is still cheaper than buying a second device with a possible water damage.
itemprop=”articleBody”> In my eyes that is a perfectly viable deal, especially if you want to use the ebook reader anytime and anywhere without worry. What do you think?
Waterproof eBook Reader as a next evolution?
itemprop=”articleBody”> Since the question arises whether we will soon refer also waterproof ebook reader regularly and directly from manufacturers. The trend towards water-and dust-proof electronic shows at least the smartphone and tablet market, and an extension to the eBook reader market would actually only logical.
itemprop=”articleBody”> At least until the autumn, we must be patient in order to answer this question, because as usually the new device series are presented.
itemprop=”articleBody”> Click here for the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite to Waterfi
class=”c7″ itemprop=”articleBody”> Source: Waterfi