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.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Adam iWriteReadRate18 March, 2011

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

    Have a good one

    Adam Charles

    1. Nate the great18 March, 2011

      Probably. I just grabbed the first one I saw.

  2. Mike Cane18 March, 2011

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

  3. Moriah Jovan18 March, 2011

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


  4. Nancy21 March, 2011

    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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