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    I got a new KlearKase for my Kindle but I wanted something to protect the plastic against scratches in my purse. Here's what I came up with - super fun and my first time working with a sewing machine (my mom has a hi-tech quilters machine too, talk about intimidating). I don't think I did too bad - I plan on making more now it was fun and i saw a bunch more fabrics I'd like to have, including some seasonal stuff. I used a thick fleece liner on the inside. I wasn't worried about thick padding because I really just wanted to protect against scratches on the KlearKase and the soft leather. I don't know if it fits my Cole Haan cover (that gets delivered Wednesday) but the KlearKase fits nice and snug inside and the elastic closure will keep it from falling out if I pick it up the wrong way.







    My mom was excited I finally showed an interest in sewing too. She's been trying to get me into it for years. She even said maybe she'd get me my own machine for Christmas if I'm serious about it.

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    those are awesome! You did a great job. I like your skin, too. I only have an Oberon cover (which I love), but seeing your skin has me thinking...
    There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. ~ The Thirteenth Tale

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    I was looking at a new skin, but then decided to make a sleeve and now I'm addicted. I bought 2 more fabrics tonight to practice sewing and a lady on Kindleboards.com has asked me to make her one so I'm going to do that too. It's cheaper for me to make sleeves than buy skins

    I really hesitated putting the skin on but after I did, I really liked the look of it. I thought it would be distracting but it was actually the opposite.

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    Very nice! Once I get my sewing machine uncovered I am thinking I will make a few covers for my nook.
    Lisa, Mommy to Peyton Beth 6-25-07 and Calvin Lucas 8-3-11


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    what do you think of the KlearKase? Is it possible to clip a light onto it? We recently got a hot tub and I've been reading with my kindle in a ziplock bag. I guess my biggest concern about the KlearKase is that its not guaranteed to protect if you immerse it in water. I've never dropped it in the tub or hot tub yet, but there's always that risk.
    There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. ~ The Thirteenth Tale

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    I love the KlearKase. There was a minor flaw with the jeweled design on the first batch they sent from Amazon, but their CS was awesome and my new jewels should be here Monday. (the problem was the 5 way controller wouldn't go left, or down - kinda annoying when trying to find a book or use your dictionary). I sat out in our kiddie pool with it the other day and it was much more comfortable than using my Ziploc and I felt more protected than my Ziploc too.

    Someone on Kindleboards.com gave a great review of it http://www.kindleboards.com/index.ph...html#msg522749

    All in all, for the price and what it does I'm totally happy. The reason KlearKase won't guarantee it as waterproof is because user error could forget to put the silicone covers back on the on/off switch and charger ports. I'm very careful to make sure I get them on good when I'm sitting in water. Considering the 2 cases out are the Guardian ($80 - fully immersible but no access to on/off button) or the KlearKase ($40 - splash proof) the choice was easy for me. I just needed something that I didn't have to worry about squirt guns, dirt, suntan lotion, and if it happens - a quick drop in water. I've also opted to leave my KlearKase on the rest of the summer since we are outside almost every day and it's just easier to leave it on vs taking it on/off all the time although it's very easy to put back on.

    Forgot to add that on their website, they did a test with several different popular lights and listed the ones that worked. I have the Verilux light and it doesn't work but I often don't read in bed so it wasn't a huge deal for me.
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    good to know. Sounds like the way to go if I get tired of my zip lock. LOL Oh, I just read this morning that someone had an issue using the Guardian with a skin. They were out in the sun and the plastic must have heated up and fused to the skin. Now they can't get it off. Besides, for that price I'd rather get another Oberon cover instead.
    There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic. ~ The Thirteenth Tale

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    The on/off access would bug me the most with the Guardian. I am always with my son who easily distracts me so it's always going to sleep on me. What a pain to have to open that up all the time. And I couldn't justify the $80 cost anyway since we only have a kiddie pool and bath tub. Maybe if I was constantly floating in a large pool or the ocean, but not for me.

    I heard about the lady with the skin. I saw an update that she managed to pry it off with a stick from an air compressor can or something like that. I've also heard lots of stories of the keyboard cover blowing up like a balloon in direct sun/heat. I haven't had any issues like that with the KlearKase.

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    Love the covers you made! Especially the white/pink/black fabric!

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    Here's where me and my Kindle spent the day. DH figured out that the chair fit in just perfect to stay cool enough while I'm reading.

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