[LMB] OT: Freezing Kindles?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Jan 10 02:49:31 GMT 2011


On Jan 9, 2011, at 3:19 PM, Gretchen Wright wrote:

> Somewhat related to the 'bathtub' thread ... as a new Kindle owner, I'm
> wondering about the warning not to store it below 14F or operate it below
> 32F. Does anyone know from sad (or otherwise) personal experience how large
> the risk is?
> 
> It's funny, the thought of reading in the bathtub doesn't appeal to me at
> all but I rather like to read outdoors ... and lately the temps have been in
> the high 20s, low 30s.


I wonder if the liquid ink could go bad at low temperatures.   That technology makes for the best print available in bright sunlight (which is what you want), but at least one such technology has liquids in the display:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_paper





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