Kindle gets waterproof case from M-Edge, begins its life aquatic
byVlad Savov||June 10th 2010 at 8:26amJune 10th 2010 8:26 am
Check this slice of molded plastic out. The Guardian case from M-Edge claims to be the world's first waterproof flotation device for the Kindle, allowing users a "hands-free" reading experience whether they're in the bathtub or the pool. Resisting aquatic incursions to a depth of one meter, the Guardian comes with three internal buoyancy chambers, a dual hinge, a four-latch closing system, and flexible button cutouts to keep the keyboard useful. Phew, hell of a wordy spec sheet for something you could fashion out of spare parts in your garage, but if you want it done professionally, the M-Edge option goes on sale today for $79.99. Bargain!
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M-Edge Launches Waterproof 'Guardian Case' for Amazon Kindle
The world's first fully waterproof, floating case set to revolutionize the e-reading experience
ODENTON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--M-Edge Accessories, the leading provider of e-reader accessories, today released their latest groundbreaking accessory for Amazon Kindle-the Guardian Case. The Guardian is the world's first fully waterproof, floating case for Kindle.
"They can read in places they wouldn't dare bring a book, but always wanted to. The Guardian Case provides the solution and is an excellent example of how M-Edge is committed to delivering problem-solving and innovative accessories that meet the needs of readers, no matter where they choose to read."
Made of molded plastic, the Guardian safeguards the device in all water environments up to 1 meter deep, from the bathtub to the pool to the ocean. The Guardian Case allows for full functionality of Kindle's navigation buttons and keyboard through flexible sealed button cutouts. Users can even read hands-free in the water, because the Guardian floats on the surface.
"The Guardian is certain to revolutionize the way Kindle owners read. Now, not only can people read by the water without fear, they can read in the water, on the water, and under the water-to one meter anyhow," says Patrick Mish, CEO of M-Edge Accessories. "They can read in places they wouldn't dare bring a book, but always wanted to. The Guardian Case provides the solution and is an excellent example of how M-Edge is committed to delivering problem-solving and innovative accessories that meet the needs of readers, no matter where they choose to read."
The Guardian keeps a secure, watertight seal around Kindle by utilizing a dual-hinge, integrated gasket and four-latch closure system. Three internal buoyancy chambers provide distributed flotation to keep Kindle afloat for in-water reading. An anti-reflective film protects the Guardian's screen area while allowing for uninhibited reading in sunny environments. Made of transparent polycarbonate, the Guardian's hard shell exterior provides impact protection while the custom molded interior and soft mounting pads provide gentle support for the device.
The Guardian comes in three colors-black, red, and cobalt blue-and is available for $79.99 on medgestore.com and Amazon.com. The case has been featured in such publications as Maxim, People StyleWatch, Forbes, and Wired.
About M-Edge Accessories, LLC
Founded in 2006 as the answer to the growing market for e-reader accessories, M-Edge's product offerings have grown to include several lines of accessories for the most popular e-reader devices on the market, including iPad, Kindle, Kindle DX, nook™, and Sony Reader Pocket, Touch, and Daily Editions. M-Edge strives to continually develop inventive and stylish products to enhance the e-reading and mobile electronics experience all while providing superior customer service.