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I have a trip planned to Florida and plan to spend all of my time on the beach sitting in the sand, probably with suntan lotion on my hands.  I have an Oberon cover as well as the lighted Amazon cover but I worry about getting lotion on the Oberon or sand in the light area of the Amazon.  I am thinking of buying a cheap Ebay cover just to take to the beach.  I borrowed a friends Trendydigital cover to try it out, but once your Kindle is snapped, double snapped and thrice snapped into the bag, you can't turn the Kindle back on through the thick plastic without undoing it all once it falls asleep.  I know I could just use a ziplock bag to protect it from the sand, but then I will have no protection for it inside my big beach bag.  What do they rest of you do when beaching?
 

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I think Klear Kase is coming out with their new K3 cover sometime this month. You might want to check out their website. I had the K2 cover for boating and it was excellent.
 

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JackieAtMEdge said:
Check out our Leisure Jacket for the Kindle 3...

http://www.medgestore.com/products/kindle3-leisure.psp

Although not waterproof, it provides superior splash and sand protection and is ideal for reading on the beach.
I got one of these to use outside when my kids are splashing in the pool or the sprinkler. It has a double zipper, so you can position it at the bottom and only have to open it a tiny bit for your finger to reach the sleep/off button.
 

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Just soooo annoying that Trendy Digital Water Guard Waterproof Case can't be shipped to Norway  ???  :mad: :mad:
 

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I have a "splashproof" case from Octovo for my K2, and it worked really well at the beach and pool last summer.  It looks like they've changed the design somewhat for the K3, and I haven't gotten around to getting one for my K3 yet, so I can't specifically recommend it.  But if the K2 version was any indication, the K3 version should be a great cover.  (and $10 cheaper than the M-edge Leisure Jacket.)
 

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I've been thinking about this as well and I think I'm going to just use a ziplock on the beach and then get a slip-cover/sleeve for extra protection in my bag (something I can just shove the Kindle WITH the ziplock still on it into). I can't imagine I'll need my lighted cover on the beach anyway, though I'll bring it along for the flight.

The Leisure Jacket from M-Edge looks good but in order to really protect the front of the Kindle while it's inside a bag, you have to open it and turn it around inside the jacket, during which time you could get sand and lotion on it, defeating the purpose. Plus I need something available in the UK - I know they ship to the UK but the problem is VAT on imported products.

So I'm thinking about something like this, which looks like it'll fit a Kindle plus ziplock and it's washable so no biggie if I get lotion or sand/dirt on it: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Pleated-Neoprene-Generation-Midnight/dp/B003VPABUK/ref=sr_1_36?s=fiona-hardware&ie=UTF8&qid=1305628121&sr=1-36
 

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I bought a 6.99 clear dry bag at Bahia Honda State Park in Florida. I put it in the dry bag when we went on a snorkeling trip.  I kept a dishtowel in my beach bag and made sure I wiped my hands well before I would get my kindle out while sitting on the beach under an umbrella.

But then again I bought the 2 year extended warranty, just in case.
 

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I have had the Trendy Digital case for a while.  I have used it a couple of times, but always in situations where it turned out to be unnecessary.  I was poolside, but far enough away that nothing every came my way is an example.  Well, Friday night I took it to a hotel hot tub.  The jets were really strong.  I had to keep brushing the water off the covered screen so I could keep reading.  Case did its job beautifully.  I was very pleased.

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Totally off topic....but where in Florida are you visiting?
I'm down here about 3-5 miles from Clearwater.
 

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The trendydigital works well with the Kindle in head first. You can access the on/off switch and unless your're some who would use it a lot, no damage to the waterproof bag.  I was actually using two pieces of bubble wrap in a zip lock for storage protection.  I've got an Oberon on the way.
 

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Good to hear! I just ordered the M-Edge Leisure Jacket since the TrendyDigital isn't delivered to Norway.
I leave for Thailand Friday. Hopefully the M-Edge arrives in time! Don't want to bring my Oberon to the beach...  :eek:
 

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Trulte said:
I leave for Thailand Friday. Hopefully the M-Edge arrives in time! Don't want to bring my Oberon to the beach... :eek:
I am very happy with the M-Edge Leisure Jacket. It has zippered storage in the back too, which is handy. If you don't receive the M-Edge in time for your trip, a zippered plastic storage bag (Ziploc or similar) will work to protect the Kindle.

Have a wonderful trip to Thailand! I hear it's beautiful there!
 

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Well, thanks for all of the advice. I ended up getting this Case Crown case for $12. It looks very similar to the M-Edge Leisure jacket, but cheaper. I know it won't compare to the Trendy Digital for ability to be completely waterproof, but I don't plan to be IN the water with it, just near it. :) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200585423426&ssPageName=ADME:L:OU:US:1123

Susan67, I will be staying in Treasure Island. A group of teachers from Indiana go down there every year as soon as school it out to relax, read and enjoy the sunshine. ;D
 

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I just Googled Treasure Island...it's about 11 miles from here! What could be better than Kindle at the beach...sun, fun, and reading. If you enjoy seafood...give Crabby Bill's a try...my favorite! I have no help with the cover question. I have been using a ziplock bag! LOL.
 
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