How to turn an old book into a case for your Kindle

20 days ago
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I don't like the look of the Amazon Kindle. It turns one of the most romantic acts possible on public transport - reading - into an ugliness on par with playing Angry Birds on an iPad. With this indisputable fact in mind, I decided to encase my Kindle in an old book that I found on the street in Berlin.

Here's how:

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Step 1: Find an old book on the street.

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Step 2: Cut a carefully measured hole in it for the Kindle.

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Step 3: Put the Kindle in the hole.

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Step 4: Cut a slightly smaller hole in a few pages above the hole you cut for the Kindle. These will serve as a border to hide all the artless bullshit Amazon put around the edge of the Kindle screen.

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Nice! You're done. Your Kindle no longer looks awful.

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  ·  20 days ago

haha that's a wonderful DIY idea :) and a nice way to hide your ipad/kindle, usually burglars and robbers don't pay so much attention to a book :) Upvoted and re-esteemed!

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  ·  20 days ago

Thanks for resteeming so I saw this!

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  ·  19 days ago

Thanks! And, yes, like I read the other day: "We leave the books unsupervised; because thieves don't read and readers don't steal." — Al-Mutannabi Street, Baghdad https://mobile.twitter.com/yanafarz/status/820114356327190528

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  ·  20 days ago

Really nice!! It also helps to glue some of the pages so they keep everything still.
Good job!

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  ·  19 days ago

Yes, an important step which I left out in my haste :)

Thanks!

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  ·  20 days ago

That's a great idea. Thanks for posting. I have an old Nook that you can't really find cases for anymore. When my current one wears out, I may try this out. I like your other content too. Followed for more.

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63
  ·  19 days ago

Thanks @vir :)
Glad you enjoyed it.

59
  ·  20 days ago

Das ist ein sehr hübscher Lineal hast du da. Wunderbar.

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  ·  19 days ago

Danke! :)

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  ·  20 days ago

This is a magnificent and tasteful (albeit furious) manual, analogous to the entire modern tech world. It is worthy of WikiHow. Please submit verbatim.

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  ·  19 days ago

Thank you :)
What is WikiHow and why?

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  ·  14 days ago

WikiHow is a vital modern resource: http://m.wikihow.com/Complain-in-a-Restaurant

I don't know who draws the pictures.

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  ·  13 days ago

How should one decide which book is culturally irrelevant enough to be repurposed in this way?