We couldn't help but be impressed with Moleskine's hybrid notebook/Kindle case. Those covers are sold out at Amazon, though, and not that cheap. Reader Tom H. shows us how to cut our own Kindle case from a Moleskine sketchbook for $US16.
Tom wrote in via email to tell us about his case, which he made because the standard stock "seemed too bulky." He used a 8.25 by 5-inch Moleskine notebook (likely this large sketch notebook) to fits his third-generation Kindle, which is about 7.5 by 4.5 inches.
His basic tips on how he did it:
- Cut out pages with exacto knife leaving a strip on the top and bottom to hold it in place.
- Glue those (pages) together.
- Optional to glue (all of them) shut. I left the first few pages in and open-able; maybe I'll use it to write some things down.
- I use it as a sliding case. I like holding the kindle bare when reading, but use the case to store it in when I put it away. The Moleskin fits small enough that it's not a hassle to not have attached.
And a few more pics of Tom's creation, which really does seem like a slim fit and fairly disguising:
Thanks for the tips and pics, Tom! Inspiring stuff for other fans of new-fangled reading and old-school notes.