The cheapskate’s e-reader case

My post a little while ago about a cheap book light inspired me to see how cheaply I could make an ereader case, and it turns out I can make one out of stuff in the recycle bin. You're looking at one of my neighbor's magazines and a rubber band.

Most magazines are too big for the average ereader, so you'll need to fold the magazine around the gadget. I have my Kindle pulled out of the case so you can get a better mental image of how to do it.

I was going to do a case made from duct tape, but I got stuck halfway through.

About Nate Hoffelder (11476 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on The cheapskate’s e-reader case

  1. Hi. Nice case – does it come in blue…?

    Have a good one

    Adam Charles

  2. Bored today? And that rubber band putting pressure on the side buttons is disaster.

  3. I was going to do a case made from duct tape, but I got stuck halfway through.


  4. I knitted myself a case out of old yarn and then washed and dried it so it felted. Worked great and cost about the same as your magazine and rubber band!

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