I have a DryPak (9x12) and it's true that accessibility to the controller is impossible. If you're not going to be reading directly in the water on a raft, a ZipLoc bag will be fine for sand protection.pile of monkeys said:So I'm leaving for vacation in less than a week, and realize that I'm headed for the beach with nothing to protect my Kindle from the sand, water, and sun. The TrendyDigital waterproof case is perfect, but doesn't start shipping until I've already left for vacation. So, I need some suggestions for something I can use. My specs:
-I have a Kindle 2
-I'd like the page turn buttons to be reasonably accessible/ easy to press through the cover
-The Kindle and cover/case/pouch will likely be out in direct sun for a long period of time, and also exposed to water and sand
-It doesn't have to be pretty
-I'd like it somewhat close to the right size (not super huge)
-I need to get it in a brick and mortar store or through somewhere that offers expedited shipping to have it by Friday
-My regular cover is the Amazon (I know, boring). That's probably not relevant, but figured I'd say so just in case.
I found one that looked good on Amazon (the Kwik Tek 6"x9" Dry Pak), but the review for that product indicates the Kindle 2 doesn't quite fit. Any ideas?
I've found that in very warm weather, having the Kindle in a plastic bag of any kind produces some condensation inside the bag. Here are some tips for preventing that:
Put a handful of those silica gel paks (those dry thingies that come packed with certain products) in the bag with the Kindle. If you don't have some lying around the house you can do a search and buy them online.
If bringing the Kindle and the bag from an air conditioned environment into the hot weather, don't seal the Kindle in the bag until they are both acclimated to the outdoor heat. My engineer husband suggested this and it really does cut down on the condensation.
Hope you have a great vacation!