Octovo: Make Your Kindle 3 Everything-Proof

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.

The Octovo "Tirim" Splash-Proof Case & Amazon Kindle 3 E-Reader

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.

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4 Comments


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    avatar Claudia
    Posted March 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Do you have a picture of the back of the cover, or an explanation of the construction used to allow your kindle in and out of the case?


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      avatar Calvin Tang
      Posted March 29, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      Claudia,

      Here are a couple quick shots of the back of the Octovo Tirim case (photo 1; photo 2). The Kindle 3 is inserted through a thin opening near the bottom of the case and a small, rounded velcro flap secures it in place. It’s very comfortable to hold for long periods because the material is very soft and velvety. Hope that helps.

      Calvin


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    avatar Mystie Boo
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    the cover comes from china not ireland like you think. not worth the price


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    avatar Amy Hackmann
    Posted September 30, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I love this case for the K3, do you know of any like it for the K4 or PW?

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