Dare to get your Kin­dle wet

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If read­ing is all you’re in for, the Kin­dle Paper­white is hands­down the best lit­tle e-reader around. But how do you im­prove on (near) per­fec­tion? Ap­par­ently, you wa­ter­proof the hell out of it.

Gad­get-water­proof­ing afi­ciona­dos Waterfi have gone and an­swered ev­ery beach and pool-side read­ing en­thu­si­ast’s prayers with a cus­tom wa­ter­proof Paper­white.

Since the treat­ment process is (sup­pos­edly) in­vis­i­ble, you won’t be deal­ing with any of the an­noy­ing screen im­ped­i­ments you’d see with the wa­ter­proof cases cur­rently out there.

But it’s not just the ca­sual splash you no longer have to worry about. You can ac­tu­ally sub­merge this thing in up to 70 me­tres of wa­ter. Will you ever need to? Prob­a­bly not. But it’s al­ways nice to have op­tions.

Of course, un­til we try one out for our­selves, we can’t be cer­tain that the Waterfi-treated Paper­white will ac­tu­ally feel as good in your hands as its less wa­ter­friendly brethren.

If it’s any­thing like some of the water­proof­ing treat­ments we’ve seen in the past, though – we’re scep­ti­cal.

That said, if you reg­u­larly suf­fer from soggy book syn­drome, a slightly funky feel­ing, wa­ter­re­pelling Kin­dle is still far bet­ter than the al­ter­na­tive.

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