Waterfi Has Shut Down

Waterfi Has Shut Down e-Reading Hardware

I was in the middle of updating my post on waterproof ereaders earlier today when I discovered that one of the companies mentioned in the post, Waterfi, had shut down earlier this month.

Waterfi was a company that offered an aftermarket waterproofing service. They would waterproof your gadget for a fee, and they also sold a limited selection of waterproofed gadgets including iPods, tablets, and the Kindle Paperwhite. The company had the distinction of offering a waterproof Paperwhite even before Kobo released the Kobo Aura H2O, the first waterproof ereader in the US market.

I had never used their services but it is unfortunate that we are losing the option.

Here's the notice from their site:

Hello Everyone,

Unfortunately, due to declining sales we have reluctantly decided to close down Waterfi.

It has been an amazing honor to get to play a part in helping swimmers enjoy their tunes in the water since 2010, and I am so proud that we have had the opportunity to benefit so many people. We will miss serving you.

Thank you greatly all for your support and friendship,

The Waterfi Team

6/3/2019

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.

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