One Kindle case was announced and another released this week, both designed to toughen up the ebook reader, and in regards to the M-Edge Guardian case, take it swimming.
M-Edge touts its Kindle case as “the world’s first waterproof, floating case.” The molded plastic polycarbonate housing is waterproof up to 1 meter and maintains the full functionality of the Kindle buttons. “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,” M-Edge CEO Patrick Mish said in a release.
The Guardian is now available in black, red and blue for $80.
Clearly not impressed by the Guardian, the folks behind the KlearKase claim their Kindle protector is the best because it costs half as much and weighs three times less.
“The Guardian is a wonderful case for those who want to read while submerged under water,” said KlearKase CEO Bob Mckenzie, who also claims his group of friends and family have broken six Kindles between them. “It is rugged and innovative, but it is also heavy and expensive. For the Kindle owner who wants to read by the pool, or even in it, the KlearKase offers protection all day, every day, at a fraction of the cost of the M-Edge Guardian.”
The KlearKase weighs six ounces and will cost $40 when it launches later this month.