Charging cables and cords… they’re everywhere. Literally everywhere. Have an iPhone? You need a 5W wall adapter and a USB cable. An iPad? You need a 10W wall adapter and a USB cable. Using a Samsung Galaxy Tab? You’ll need one of their proprietary chargers. Have a Blackberry or Android phone? Most likely you need a microUSB adapter connected toRead more
So you’re rocking a new Kindle, Sony Reader, or B&N NOOK. It rides shotgun in your bag, hangs out by your bedside, etc. But what about when you take it to the beach? Or need to bring it in a bag full of gear? Protect it with new Otterbox eBook Reader Cases!
For the Kindle 3:
For the KindleRead more
DODOcase caught many of our eyes a few months back when they brought traditional bookbinding techniques to the creation of an iPad case. The cases are highly functional AND bring some nostalgia along for the ride.
Well, DODcase has just announced their next case and it is for… the Kindle 3. Here’s what they have to say about it…
I’m a big fan of the Amazon Kindle 3. It’s become a permanent fixture on my bedside table and I use it almost religiously each night before bed. Amazon’s current version of their e-reader is slim and small. So much so that I think a case actually compliments it. Like the iPod Touch I sometimes find when devices are tooRead more
I love Amazon’s new commercial for the Kindle 3. It’s funny, a bit on the harsh side, and absolutely true. The iPad is an amazing device and it has taken over so much of what I normally do. Unfortunately when you’re outside in the sun it’s all but useless. It’s hard to read and it overheats relatively quickly in directRead more
Acme Made makes some gorgeous bags and device accessories and have now rolled out a new line of cases and covers for the Kindle, the NOOK, the iPad and more that all…
provide users with highly protective and well-designed solutions for the growing audience of compact eReader and tablet users seeking fashion-forward protection.
Here’s a quick rundown and the company’s
One of the main gripes I have always had about e-ink technology is that it has no backlighting. “You can’t read it in a dim room,” I complain. (People say, “But you can’t read regular screens on the beach!” To which I reply that I spend a heck of a lot more time inside and/or in the dark than on
Speck Products was kind enough to send me one of each of the new cases that they just released for the Kindle 2. While I have heard of Speck from Dan’s review and Judie sharing her thoughts on some of Speck’s line, this is my first hands on experience with a Speck case. Will the cases match up to whatRead more
For those of you who haven’t given up on the Kindle and switched to the iPad for reading eBooks Speck has brought out some interesting cases for the Kindle 2
First is the Dust Jacket. This one has a plush interior so it won’t scratch your Kindle and an integrated stand. Available in Black Leatherette and Red.
Second is theRead more
JAVOedge has long been known for their PDA and phone cases, and more recently they have been making eReader cases. Today I’ve got a close look at their new Kindle 2 leather Croc cases, specifically the Book Style and Flip Style. These cases are available in red, black, blue and pink leather with a crocodile skin pattern; I was sent
Not long after Julie Strietelmeier and I reviewed their Kindle & Kindle2 covers, Oberon Design announced that they would be releasing a Kindle DX version. I found this news particularly welcome, because shortly after we completed the review I purchased the DX. Of course, moving to a larger Kindle meant that the case I loved would definitely no longer
I’m one of those individuals who enjoys reading from the screen. In fact it is rare that I will buy a physical book or magazine any longer, and the other day I had to search for a good while to find a pen for someone who was visiting me in my office. As a result, there is no question that
What do you get for the reader in your life this holiday season? You can always get them a gift card, like you’ve probably done for years. Or you can step it up and give them a gift of an e-reader. But what kind? Read on for Gear Diary’s official eBook Reader Gift Guide 2009!Read more
photos by Kevin
One of the things that I love about the Kindle – its eInk screen – is also one of the things that makes using the Kindle a bit difficult when lighting is poor. It seems silly in a way to complain about not being able to read a book in the dark, because it certainly isn’t something
JAVOedge recently released a new line of cases for the Amazon Kindle 2.
These cases, called Hardwood Sleeves, are eco-friendly sleeve style cases made to protect your Kindle when you’re not reading.
The cases, which are made to look like hardwood, come in two styles, Oak or Ash.
JAVOedge was kind enough to send along both styles for me to
When we did the Kindle2 review, one of the few things that Dan, Doug and Kerry griped about was the device’s pasty white front. I didn’t really mind the slightly off-white color, but when I purchased the Kindle DX I decided it needed a bit of personalization. Since I don’t yet have a case for the oversized ereader, I
[Editor's note: This is a joint review by Judie and Julie that will be appearing simultaneously on Gear Diary and The Gadgeteer. Judie's comments will be in black, and Julie's will be in blue italics.]
Like many who own an Amazon Kindle or Kindle2, Julie and I have grown to greatly enjoy the convenience of carrying our current
I love Waterfield’s cases. They are well built, have nice style and, most importantly, are super functional. I use one of their cases with my MacBook, and have one for my HP2140. Fortunately for all Kindle fans, they offer a nice selection of cases for the Kindle 1, Kindle 2 and will have some for the Kindle DX shortly afterRead more
Chances are if you own a device with a LCD screen you fall into one of two camps: Those who protect and those who don’t. It only takes one scuff or scrape to forever scar the beautiful screen of that new device. A good quality screen protector can go a long way in helping to keep your screen looking likeRead more
It’s a common occurrence. One of shock and disbelief. One experienced by many first time Kindle 2 owners. Here’s how it goes….
They open the package. Unpack all the included items. And then, scratching their head in shock and wonder, they begin rifling through the contents of the box once again looking for it.
What is it they’re looking for
I suspect it comes as no surprise that those of us on GD who have an Amazon Kindle2 are big fans. At last count there were five of us from the site who have, use and rave about them. We love the portability, the exceptional battery life, the Whispernet for immediately downloading books and other materials, the Whispersync to keepRead more
One of the biggest issues with the Amazon Kindle 2 is the fact that Amazon cheaped out on the device by not including any sort of protective case. No, they didn’t need to include a leather case like the one that shipped with the first generation Kindle, but something – even a simple slip cover – would have been appropriateRead more
Like Judie, I unboxed my Kindle VERY carefully. The Kindle wasn’t inexpensive, and having read Rob Bushway’s tale of woe, I didn’t want a repeat. So… while I had not initially bought a case for my Kindle (hello Amazon, talk about cheap! Include SOMETHING case-wise for crying out loud), I did order the standard case as quickly as possible.Read more