I first learned about Octovo, a company based in Ireland, when searching for a simple, no-nonsense sleeve for my Kindle 2. I found that they made a nice variety of cases and covers, available for order through Amazon.com and other retailers, for that version of the Kindle. My first Octovo case ended up lasting the lifespan of my Kindle 2, while the OEM Amazon case that I’d gotten with my first e-reader collected dust in a drawer somewhere. I never did like having to fold the cover of the OEM cover over backwards to enjoy reading, and it was quite bulky considering the Kindle’s slim profile.
If you’re like me and enjoy reading while on the go or during downtime while traveling, but also like to protect expensive gear and gadgets with slim, low-profile cases and covers – then the new, lightweight Octovo “Tirim” splash-proof case for the latest generation Kindle may be for you.
The primary benefit of the case is that it makes the Amazon Kindle 3 virtually “everything-proof”. Splashes, spills, sand, dirt and any other environmental contaminant or unfortunate accident you might come across on a long-haul trip – or with kids around – are worries of the past. The case is also very slim, light and unobtrusive.
Design & Construction
The Tirim splash-proof Kindle 3 case employs a smart, minimalistic design. The edges are velvety smooth, except for four small strips of highly-grippable silicone, which are conveniently placed atop the buttons used for navigating forward and backwards through your favorite books, newspapers and magazines.
One can operate all the usual functions of the Kindle 3 without obstruction or compromise. The only thing that I’d say is a slight drawback is that the clear covering over the Kindle screen can cast a tad more glare than is the case with the amazing Kindle anti-glare display itself. However, this is a small tradeoff to ensure that your kindle stays squeaky clean and damage-free through all the spills, splashes and scrapes you can throw at it.
Don’t Leave Home Without It
The Tirim splash-proof Kindle 3 case is a perfect lightweight and water resistant companion for the Kindle 3, and is everything an outdoorsy person, frequent traveler or accident prone person needs for their favorite e-reader. Whether you’re taking your Kindle e-reader on a gnarly climbing expedition or just letting the kids play with it, it’s a “must-have” for those who like to keep their gadgets in pristine condition.
Please note, the Amazon Kindle 3 comes in significantly different dimensions that previous Kindle models – and so cases for the Kindle 3 are generally not compatible with older models, such as the Kindle 2.