Interesting news that Amazon is selling a waterproof Kindle, and that previously Jeff Bezos used Kindles in a one-gallon Ziploc bag in the bathtub.
I worked on the Cloud backend for the discontinued Ricoh eQuill waterproof business tablet. There are myriad uses for a waterproof work tablet:
- hotel room staff maid and minibar reporting
- fairground employee and mechanical supervision notes
- healthcare biological samples recording and hospital charts
- since there’s no resale market for a serial-numbered industrial tablet, theft is reduced.
Ricoh Waterproof Ewriter Tablet (2011)
Amazon finally made a waterproof Kindle
Disclaimer: I have worked on tablet Cloud software for Amazon, Apple and Ricoh.
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