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OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
« on: June 16, 2009, 05:17:52 pm »
Well, I received it today. I first found out about this amazing case when I searched Kindle DX cases on Amazon, and it popped up. I then posted it on here to ask for people's opinions for the K2 version. No one ever heard of it, so I decided to go ahead and get one. Well, it's a perfect fit. It came in a fancy OCTO packaging envelope type deal, and it looked very nice before I even opened it. After I did, I realized I no longer had any fear for damage to my KDX, unless I dropped it pretty hard.

It comes in two colors - black and red. Though, the red is nice and bright (and my favorite color too!), I decided that it would most likely clash and seem out of place with all my other things, so I opted for black. It has a real nice smooth texture (kind of like Spandex, but a lot thicker with padding). I actually thought it would be even thicker than what it is, but I'm glad it's not because than it would be too bulky. It's so slim and doesn't seem to be adding any extra weight at all, like a cover would.

The design itself is very ergonomic, with the opening on the top back, with a Velcro closure. It fits tight against the KDX, with no added baggage to the shape. There are places for all the buttons, so you know where exactly to hit one, when you need to turn the page, scroll, go to the menu or home screen, etc. It would definitely fit with a skin, if you decide at a later time to get one. Though, you wouldn't be able to view it anyway, unless it was the front face plate one - and even then it would just be the keyboard part. The front is a clear piece of pliable plastic, that gives a great view of the screen. There may be a few glares when reading in bright light, but other than that, it does great. One of the other things is that it protects it from any dirt, dust, liquids (temporarily at least), etc. from damaging/dirtying the KDX.

I also need to add that, in addition to the labeling of the buttons, there is no way to access the power switch, speakers, headphone jacks, basically anything on the side exteriors, unless you open the top flap or completely take it out (for the USB) - which is no big deal to me, but may be a nuisance to others. Thought that I would throw that out there, in case it influences anyone's decision to buy the case. Also, the 5-way controller is a tad bit hard to maneuver, but with some practice and mad skills (JK!), it can be done. I've thought about cutting holes for easier access, but I'm a bit hesitant on doing that. The buttons work perfectly fine the way they are (IMHO).

I really like it as an alternative to a cover because it's not bulky or heavy at all. I could slip it right into my messenger bag, and know that it's safe from scratches and other little things that can happen when it's in a bag full of stuff. I don't plan on using this for very long, just for a month or so until the hard crystal cases come out for the KDX. But, it's a great case until then! Hope this review is helpful.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2009, 07:33:10 pm by Annie »


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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 10:43:08 am »
    Thank you for that indepth review! Sounds like a nice cover.

     

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 11:30:32 am »
    My concern with that case is a lack of protection for the screen.  Against bumps, I mean. . . .
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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 02:06:15 pm »
    I slip it into a BB sleeve wherever I go. So, that protects the screen. The reason why I have the case in the first place is that when I take it out and leave it lying around the house, it doesn't get dirty, or it protects it when I set it down on something that may cause it give the KDX a scratch.


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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 10:51:40 am »
    I just found this case online too. I'm trying to decide if it offers enough protection for beach reading. I'm also looking at the Trendy Digital Waterproof case. Anyone have experience with either?

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #5 on: November 18, 2009, 04:21:27 pm »
    Hi all

    OCTO here, just to let you know we have our 2nd generation OCTO Splash Proof Case available for the Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX. Its getting great feedback. This case was redesigned based on customer feedback so thank you for helping us make better products.

    Kindle 2 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QDBU4O
    Kindle DX - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QDFZPE

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009, 02:47:22 pm »
    Glad to see OCTO can help out KB
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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009, 06:12:12 pm »
    Um, cool that Octo staff is around!

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #8 on: December 21, 2009, 09:59:13 am »
    Hi all

    OCTO here, just to let you know we have our 2nd generation OCTO Splash Proof Case available for the Kindle 2 and the Kindle DX. Its getting great feedback. This case was redesigned based on customer feedback so thank you for helping us make better products.

    Kindle 2 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QDBU4O
    Kindle DX - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QDFZPE

    Best,
    OCTO

    You should post your contact info in case anyone wants to contact the company directly
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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010, 04:44:05 pm »
    Contact info is included on their website.

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #10 on: January 07, 2010, 07:54:51 pm »
    Just a little easier if it was posted in the thread
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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #11 on: January 07, 2010, 08:00:01 pm »
    I purchased one of the 2nd generation cases for the Kindle 2 I sent to my friend who is stationed in Iraq.  I felt like it was extra protection for the sand. 

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 09:29:34 pm »
    I purchased one of the 2nd generation cases for the Kindle 2 I sent to my friend who is stationed in Iraq.  I felt like it was extra protection for the sand. 

    LOL. 

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 11:17:52 am »
    I purchased one of the 2nd generation cases for the Kindle 2 I sent to my friend who is stationed in Iraq.  I felt like it was extra protection for the sand. 

    You would be surprised where sand can get. When I was over there a little over a year ago, I had to keep my laptop inside all the time. And there was still sand getting on my keyboard and everywhere because it is so fine it just blows in the wind
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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #14 on: January 09, 2010, 12:40:12 pm »
    Gotta shake it up a bit, just like with bread crumbs.

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #15 on: January 09, 2010, 02:51:49 pm »
    ?
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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #16 on: January 09, 2010, 08:43:22 pm »
    I purchased one of the 2nd generation cases for the Kindle 2 I sent to my friend who is stationed in Iraq.  I felt like it was extra protection for the sand. 

    Or bullets...

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #17 on: January 11, 2010, 05:55:06 pm »
    Or bullets...

    no soldier ever takes electronics of of their sleeping quarters, to many elements with the sand and heat, i have videos of it being 90 degrees out and nickel size hail at the same time
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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #18 on: January 11, 2010, 05:59:30 pm »
    It doesnt seem to be available anymore though, through Amazon, anyway.

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #20 on: January 11, 2010, 07:24:03 pm »
    It doesnt seem to be available anymore though, through Amazon, anyway.
    Ok, amending that to it isn't available to an Australian address thru Amazon.

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #21 on: January 12, 2010, 02:10:48 pm »
    Ok, amending that to it isn't available to an Australian address thru Amazon.

    really?

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #22 on: January 12, 2010, 03:27:17 pm »
    cant pay extra for shipping, weird?
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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #23 on: January 12, 2010, 09:54:24 pm »


    I just clicked on that link again in Octo's post and this is a copy of what I get:

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    OCTO Splash Proof Case (Fits 6" Display, Latest Generation Kindle) - Black (2nd Generation)


    Currently unavailable.
    We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
    Request this item from another seller.

     

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    Re: OCTO Splash Proof Kindle DX Case
    « Reply #24 on: January 13, 2010, 06:05:42 am »
    You would think Amazon would be willing to ship anywhere to make a sale. Have you contacted Amazon support to see if they might have and answer?
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